Phaidon Collector's Edition


René Burri Photographs
Collector's Edition

Now, for the first time ever and featuring many never before published images, René Burri's remarkable and adventurous work is brought together in this career retrospective of over 400 duotone photographs. Edited and compiled by distinguished writer Hans-Michael Koetzle in close collaboration with Burri, this unprecedented retrospective is a history book of the major political events and key personalities of the 20th century seen through the eyes of one photographer.

A member of the prestigious Magnum photo agency, Burri is a photographer whose curiosity and humanity as a photographer have afforded him almost unrestricted access to the major events and personalities of the last fifty years. In this way, René Burri Photographs is a fascinating personal account of the major artists, politicians and personalities that Burri has made a part of his life. First achieving international recognition with the seminal photography book on post-WWII Germany Die Deutschen (The Germans) in 1962, René Burri has since become one of the most important figures in the history of photography, admired and respected by his peers for his sympathetic eye and his ability to capture larger-than-life personalities on film.


Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death
Collector's Edition

This major publication provides the most comprehensive overview yet of Araki’s prolific 40-year career. Araki’s key series of works are included alongside many rare and previously unpublished photographs. Featuring an interview and essays by writers from Japan and Europe, this book examines Araki from a broad range of perspectives and gives a cultural context to his work. Also included is a large selection of Araki’s writings, translated into English for the first time, as well as complete illustrated and annotated bibliography of his own books. Reflecting Araki’s principle of ‘I-photography’, the book is divided into three sections that follow the main recurring themes in his work: Self, Life and Death.

- A special luxury edition handbound and limited to 100 copies - Each copy individually signed and numbered by Araki - Texts throughout printed on different sized, pre-dyed, various coloured stock - Handbound in Japanese silk and presented in a slipcase accompanied by a unique print folder also covered in Japanese silk.


The Devil's Playground by Nan Goldin
Collector's Edition

The Devil's Playground presents a major collection of photographs by Nan Goldin. Since the 1980s Nan Goldin has consistently created photographs which are intimate and compelling - they tell personal stories of relationships, friendships and identity, but simultaneously chronicle different eras and the passage of time. This book features a significant body of new work by Goldin, including photographs from series such as Still on Earth (1997-2001), 57 Days (2000) and Elements (1995-2003), many of which are previously unpublished. Laid out in sequences by Goldin herself, like a diary, the material is both courageously candid and affirmative. The photographs are grouped into themed chapters and between these are interspersed a number of texts, poems and lyrics by prominent writers - including Nick Cave, Catherine Lampert, Cookie Mueller and Richard Price. The Devil's Playground is the first major book to be published on Goldin's work since 1996 and is her most significant to-date. It brings to light the source of Goldin's inspiration and her life as a prominent contemporary artist.


Martin Parr
Collector's Edition

Martin Parr's work has always provoked discussion and debate. A pioneer of colour photography and an insightful commentator on the commercial culture of today as well as domestic and social life, he has revitalized and repositioned contemporary documentary photography. A member of Magnum since 1994, Parr has published over twenty books and been widely exhibited around the globe. This is his first major retrospective book documenting his complete career to date.


Luc Tuymans
Collector's Edition

The only book spanning the entire career of Luc Tuymans, a Belgian artist who emerged in the late 1980s. This revised edition has been expanded by 100 pages to include most of the artist's recent work, with nearly all of Tuymans' paintings reproduced, most in full-page format.

Survey by Ulrich Loock, Interview by Juan Vicente Aliaga, Focus by Nancy Spector, Artist's Choice text by Andrei Platonov, Writings by Luc Tuymans, Update by Hans Rudolf Reust.


Elliott Erwitt Snaps
Collector's Edition

Elliott Erwitt, a leading photographer of his generation and a member of the prestigious Magnum Agency, has been taking photographs all over the world since the late 1940s. Snaps is the most complete collection of Erwitt's work, packed with amusing, moving, intense and beautiful images in Erwitt's unmistakable style. It captures the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane, over more than half a century, through the lens of one of the periods finest image makers.