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An authoritative and visually rich survey of the contemporary city.

• An unparalleled study of the growth of six of the World’s international cities (New York, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Berlin), encompassing key structural, economic and social factors.
• Featuring extensive research and coherent texts gathered by world-renowned professionals in the field of urban planning and development and overseen by the influential educational institution, the London School of Economics.
• The information is presented in a comprehensive and visually compelling sequence, enabling quick and efficient reference as well as offering material that is exciting to study.
• Each city is given its own identity, studied individually in its own chapter as well as comparatively within an observational chapter.

The Endless City, by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic • Hardback • ISBN: 9780714848204

1000 great works of art from all periods and regions in the world.

• Follow-up to Phaidon’s phenomenally successful The Art Book.
• An accessible, fun and informative compendium of world art, that offers an original and fresh way of looking at the whole of art history from 28,000 BC to the present day.
• Debunks art historical classifications and hierarchies by presenting 1,000 masterworks of art in simple chronological order demonstrating what was being created all over the globe at the same time.
• Only here can you find the Venus de Milo next to a mural from the Mayan civilization, Velasquez’ Las Meninas next to a jade wine cup made for the Shah of India and Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon side by side with door panels from a Nigerian palace.
• Each work has been chosen for its unique place in the history of art, and as a representative example of the art of its culture.
• By juxtaposing works of art from different cultures throughout time, this is the first book to offer a balanced appraisal of world art history, revealing the huge diversity, as well as the similarity of man’s artistic achievements.
• Each entry includes a full-page, colour image of the work and a concise descriptive text that sets the work in context, explaining its contribution to the development of art and the medium in which it was created.
• A comprehensive index, illustrated timelines and a glossary of terms and movements make this book an invaluable reference tool and teaching resource.

30,000 Years of Art • Hardback • ISBN: 9780714847894

A study of the object as seen by thirty contemporary sculptors.

• Unmonumental features recent work by thirty contemporary sculptors at the vanguard of their craft, all selected by one of contemporary art's top curatorial teams.
• Forerunners in a major new artisitic development, the sculptures in Unmonumental are powerful but patently un-heroic; assembled from bits of the world at large, they are sardonic metaphors for our time.
• The artists range from the just emerged (Tobias Buche, Claire Fontaine, Gedi Sibony) to the internationally renowned (John Bock, Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison).
• Generously illustrated in large full-colour photos, most of the artworks in Unmonumental have never before been published.
• Published in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition of the New Museum of Contemporary Art's landmark new building (designed by Seijima + Nishazawa / SANAA) on the Bowery in New York.

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, by Richard Flood
Hardback • ISBN: 9780714848297


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These are sneak previews of Phaidon Editors, they will be available very very soon. We believe that they are three extraordinary books that bring a big contribution to contemporary studies. Not only on art or architecture but on a vast field of human life issues everyone should listen to. And you can not let them go. Send us an email for more enquiries and take this titles home once their are available.

2 Comments:

  1. Anonymous said...
    30,000 years o' fart? That's what happens when you don't capitalize.
    Ana said...
    Yeah, it's a good way of see it...

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