Art Stories

African Artists and Postcolonialism

Our new book features works that capture the optimism and cultural assertiveness of 20th century independent African nations African Artists and Postcolonialism

African Artists and Religion

With both piety and parody, the works in our new book tackle the organised faiths that have taken root in this continent African Artists and Religion

African Artists and war

Conflicts across the continent have shaped all too many of the works in our new survey of African art African Artists and war

The birds that battle for mates

Our new book, Bird, shows the surprising similarities between avian and human behaviour The birds that battle for mates

The bird that played its part in an ancient ball game

This Mayan artefact has both sporting and religious significance, explains our new book, Bird: Exploring the Winged World The bird that played its part in an ancient ball game

African Artists and masks

Our new book demonstrates how the continent’s brightest contemporary artists draw on one of its earliest forms African Artists and masks

The bird that changed the way we communicate

How the cute and clever Twitter logo helped turn the social media platform into a place to pontificate The bird that changed the way we communicate

The bird that put the magic into myth

In Bird: Exploring the Winged World we take a look at the mythological creature that spans ancient civilisations and modern presidents The bird that put the magic into myth

African Artists and the photo studio

The enduring influence of posed, studio portraits can be seen in our groundbreaking new book on African art African Artists and the photo studio

The bird that's judged on its building skills

This reconstruction of a bowerbird’s nest ended up in a gallery. Maybe the distance between art world and avian world isn’t as big as we think The bird that's judged on its  building skills

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Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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