Brief Publisher Overview: Phaidon

Brief Publisher Overview: Phaidon

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”  ― Gustave Flaubert

Phaidon, founded in 1923 by Dr. Bela Horovitz and Ludwig Goldscheider, is known as the foremost global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. Currently based in London and in New York City, they have a highly regarded history as an art book publisher. You can read more on Phaidon’s history here.

My humble collection started with Vefa’s Kitchen and is slowly growing as I come across more of Phaidon’s enticing titles. On the outside of each book, you will find a unique layout that corresponds to the personality of the subject matter found within. Once inside, that flair continues and really shines. Sewn into the binding of the books, found in the Food and Cookery collection, are bookmarks that are quite handy. Depending on the title, one or two might be included.

Sewn-in bookmark
Sewn-in bookmark

Having an eye on The Art of French Baking by Ginette Matthiot, Spain: The Cookbook by Simone and Inés Ortega (previously published as 1080 Recipes) and many other titles, I know my collection will continue to blossom. As Phaidon might have figured out by now, I am in it for the long haul!

Links for the titles shown or mentioned in here, plus other various related links can be found below. Thank you for stopping by!

Purchase links (USA Based):

Bonus link: Recipes From An Italian Summer by The Silver Spoon Kitchen3 iBooks

  1. Now published as France: The Cookbook in the Phaidon store
  2. As mentioned above, this was previously published as 1080 Recipes by Simone and Inés Ortega
  3. Affiliate link

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