Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Phaidon Friends and Family Sale

Sale season is here and what better to spend your money on than Phaidon books?



Phaidon have announced their summer Friends and Family Sale and according to my spies within it's going to be one of their biggest so if I were you I'd sign up now here so that you'll be notified as soon as it starts.

I've put together a little list of books that I'm hoping will be on the list *fingers crossed* so have a look and see what takes your fancy..

Questions without Answers: The world in pictures by the photographers of VII

The world-renowned VII photographers, such as Alexandra Boulat, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris and John Stanmeyer, are leaders in their field and multi-award-winning photojournalists, activists and educators

A moving and compelling record of conflict – environmental, social and political, both violent and non-violent – through photo-stories from around the world

David Malin, Ancient Light: A Portrait of the Universe

The finest collection of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other such spectacular phenomena photographed by the pioneering astronomical photographer

Renowned astronomer David Malin invented new ways of capturing the unseen universe on photographic plates, leading to the discovery of two new types of galaxies

Paradise Lost: Persia from above by Georg Gerster

Between 1976 and 1978, Gerster was given unusual permission to record the landscape of Iran, and the pictures included in this unique archive were gathered from over 100 different flights

The photographs depict key archaeological sites from the region, as well as rarely seen images of life in modern Iran, from ski resorts to densely packed cities

Offers unique access to a side of Iran that we rarely see an extraordinary country, rich in natural and cultural beauty


Elliot Erwitt: Snaps

Containing over 500 pictures, over half of which have never been published before, Elliott Erwitt Snaps is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work.

From famous images such as Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon arguing in Moscow in 1959 and Marilyn Monroe with the cast of the movie The Misfits, to his many more personal images of places, things, people and animals, Erwitt's unmistakable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the period's finest image-makers. 

Where Chefs Eat

Where Chefs Eat is a new international restaurant guide published by Phaidon Press. Unlike other guides, we didn’t ask critics or foodies to tell us their favourite places to eat, we asked the people who know food the best: over 400 of the world’s top chefs. 

From bargain noodle joints to high-end restaurants; late-night haunts to all-day breakfasts; neighbourhood eateries to destination restaurants, Where Chefs Eat has more than 2,000 personal recommendations for where to eat around the globe.

Lebanese Kitchen

For those who, like me, Yalla Yalla is one of their favourite places to eat

The Lebanese Kitchen brings together more than 500 recipes, ranging from light, tempting mezes to rich and hearty main courses.

On the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and a gateway to the Middle East, the food of Lebanon blends textures, colours, scents and flavours from both, and has long been regarded as one of the most refined cuisines in the Middle East. 

Recipes from an Italian Summer

Delicious, easy-to-make seasonal recipes for picnics, barbecues, salads, light lunches and suppers, summer entertaining, ice creams and drinks

Perfect for getting the best out of delicious summer produce such as tomatoes, fresh herbs, peas and beans, fresh fruit and berries

A Visual Inventory by John Pawson

A selection of images from the archive of acclaimed architectural designer John Pawson (b.1949), paired and annotated to create a comprehensive and inspirational source book

Contains hundreds of snapshots taken around the world and captioned by the author of Phaidon’s successful Minimum

Paired with an illuminating caption, each image offers a different lesson in light, material, scale, proportion and many more ideas vital to creative visual thinking

Room 606

An intriguing look at the work of Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen (1902–71) through a detailed study of his masterwork, the SAS House in Copenhagen, completed in 1960

Divided into chapters that examine Room 606, the only preserved area of the hotel and a ‘time-capsule’ of exquisite woodwork, furnishings, custom fabrics and colour palette

Rediscovers a lost world of mid-20th-century form and sensation through hundreds of rare archival photographs, original drawings and sketches, and specially commissioned, new colour photographs of Room 606
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