Phaidon Press

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Since 1923, Phaidon Press has been one of the first points of contact when it comes to books on the subjects of design, architecture and art.

Béla Horovitz, Fritz Ungar and Ludwig Goldscheider founded the Phaidon Publisher in Vienna in the golden twenties, with a name inspired by one of Plato’s writings. Phaidon was one of the first publishers to market culturally and intellectually significant works for the mass market, before the large illustrated books for which it is known today became popular.

In the chaos of the Nazi era, the Jewish owners emigrated to UK with their publisher, where Phaidon Press is located today. Some of the best selling, most popular and acclaimed books on art and culture comes from the Phaidon Press, who can claim to have played a large part in the spread of high culture in civilisation, and continue to do so.

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