Art

To many people, acquiring art is a passion that channels their inner creativity for what they wish to own or how they want their home to look. For some, there is the thrill of owning something created by an artist of significance, but most of us buy art simply because we like look of it.

12 July, 2022
Phaidon Press has been one of the pioneers of the art book format since the mid-1930s. Every aspect of art is showcased in their books - photography, classical art, pop art, history of art, fashion, architecture, decorative arts, and all the major artistic movements.
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27 August, 2021
New to the world of art collecting? Use our art terms guide to help you brush up on all the lingo related to collecting art.
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10 July, 2021
A collection doesn’t have to be based around a particular author or subject matter, books themselves can be things of beauty and many collections are assembled because the books are presented as pieces of art.
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By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
It's easy to understand why people are interested in vintage airline posters that were designed to last for just a few months. The imagery, the colours, and the messaging that air travel was accessible to all still catches the eye today.
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03 June, 2021
Of course, Andy Warhol, maestro of Pop Art, loved cats. How could he not? Fifty years before I Can Has Cheezburger, Warhol was putting cute cats in front of people.
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By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party enforced sweeping social changes across most parts of daily life, and used propaganda posters to explain and promote them.
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By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
Did you know some of the 20th century's finest writers were also painters? It is not unusual for writing and art to go hand-in-hand, but these authors are primarily known for their skills with a pen, or typewriter, rather than a paint brush.
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03 June, 2021
Lithography has been around for more than 200 years after a bright spark in Germany called Alois Senefelder invented this form of printing. The term comes from the Greek words for 'stone' and 'to write.'
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By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
William Blake did so much so well that it is difficult to label him. Therefore, we're going to let bookseller and William Blake expert John Windle summarise the incredible life and impact of this particular Englishman.
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03 June, 2021
It wasn't until several decades after her death at just 47 that Frida Kahlo's art started to be appreciated in a significant way. Before that she was rather unfairly known as just the flamboyant wife of mural painter Diego Rivera. Today, Kahlo is seen as a powerful force in modern art. Learn more about this remarkable artist.
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03 June, 2021
It sounds intimidating but collecting art is one of the most enjoyable forms of shopping. Of course, people never refer to it as shopping - we shop for groceries, we collect beautiful art.
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03 June, 2021
From Egyptian wall paintings and Greek sculptures to the emergence of abstract painting and Pop Art.
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