Papadakis produces award-winning, high quality, beautiful books on architecture, the decorative arts, science, nature and natural history. Our books are exciting, authoritative and innovative, created by authors who are experts in their fields.

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Our Books

Papadakis publishes critically acclaimed books in the areas of popular science, natural history, art, architecture, design, fashion, photography and popular culture. We are dedicated to producing books of the highest quality, not only in production values, but also by creating highly visual books that are both expertly edited and beautifully designed.

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Our Authors

Papadakis are proud to work with leading authors from the fields of science, nature, architecture, design and photography. We believe in a collaborative approach and work closely with our authors while developing and creating each book.

Chris Beardshaw

Chris Beardshaw is one of the leading lights in the world of gardening. On screen and on air, Chris is loved by millions for his ability to communicate and share his rich vein of knowledge with warmth and enthusiasm. Chris’s broadcasting experience spans 14 years – he is also a long–standing, regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s popular Gardeners’ Question Time.

Rob Kesseler

Visual artist Rob Kesseler is University of the Arts London Chair in Arts, Design & Science. His long career has often used plants as a source of inspiration. In 2001 he was appointed NESTA Fellow at Kew. Since then he has worked with microscopic plant material.

Wolfgang Stuppy

Wolfgang Stuppy is the Seed Morphologist at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank based at Wakehurst Place in Sussex. At the heart of this large international project, Dr. Stuppy has found the ideal environment to feed his passion for research into the astonishing diversity of seeds and fruits.

Alex Bernasconi

Alex Bernasconi is an award-winning nature, wildlife and landscape photographer. Born in 1968 in Milan, he has carved out a multi-faceted career as outdoorsman, sportsman, adventurer and traveller, his camera always with him to take up-close photographs of wildlife and its environment.

Madeline Harley

Botanist Madeline Harley was, until her retirement in 2005, Head of the Pollen Research Unit at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Her research work is concerned mainly with the study of species-specific pollen characteristics in the field of flowering plant evolution and relationships

Peter Forbes

Peter Forbes is a science writer with a special interest in the relationship between art and science. He has written numerous articles and reviews, many specialising in the relation between the arts and science.

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