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  • 100 MOMENTS OF AUSTRALIAN PAINTING FROM THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
    100 MOMENTS OF AUSTRALIAN PAINTING FROM THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
    PEARCE BARRY
    ISBN: 9781742231297
    Title: 100 MOMENTS OF AUSTRALIAN PAINTING FROM THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
    Author: PEARCE BARRY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What makes a painting endure and resonate through time?

    What makes a masterpiece?

    Highly respected art curator Barry Pearce provides a personal tour of 100 of his favourite Australian paintings from the walls and vaults of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.Pearce profiles works from the most famous names in Australian art, including Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Grace Cossington Smith, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston, Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley and Ben Quilty. He reveals intriguing stories behind some of Australias best-loved paintings, and uncovers lesser-known gems along the way.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $12.95
  • 100 YEARS OF COLOUR : BEAUTIFUL IMAGES AND INSPIRATIONAL PALETTES FROM A CENTURY OF INNOVATIVE ART ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
    100 YEARS OF COLOUR : BEAUTIFUL IMAGES AND INSPIRATIONAL PALETTES FROM A CENTURY OF INNOVATIVE ART ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
    GREENWOOD KATIE
    ISBN: 9781781572849
    Title: 100 YEARS OF COLOUR : BEAUTIFUL IMAGES AND INSPIRATIONAL PALETTES FROM A CENTURY OF INNOVATIVE ART ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
    Author: GREENWOOD KATIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Beautiful vintage colour palettes, created from delectable examples from the graphic arts, represent the story of colour in the 20th century

    This beautiful book features 100 carefully chosen images from the graphic arts, each representing a colour palette for every year of the 20th century. The images are taken from a variety of sources including magazines, book covers, adverts, posters, illustrations and postcards.

    A perfect source of inspiration for any professionals in the creative arts, the palettes taken from the images are displayed in a number of ratios, demonstrating the different effects achieved when altering the dominant colour. Ten palettes per decade gives an authentic overview of the colours and trends of an era, making this an ideal historical reference for anyone working in set or interior design, graphic design, illustrations or fashion. Not just a collection of pretty palettes, but a fascinating compendium of 20th-century imagery and artistic styles, this book aims to please the eye on more than one level.

    Imprint: ILEX
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 100 YEARS OF TATTOOS
    100 YEARS OF TATTOOS
    MCCOMB DAVID
    ISBN: 9781780674766
    Title: 100 YEARS OF TATTOOS
    Author: MCCOMB DAVID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Over the past century tattoo culture has emerged from the underground and hit the mainstream. From body art’s early association with sailors, convicts and sideshow acts to the current adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities, via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history. Combining a wealth of visual material from across the many cultures and subcultures associated with tattoos, including fashion, music and art, with examples of some of the most exquisite tattoos ever inked, the book shows over 400 photographs, many published for the first time.

    This visual history forms a unique examination of the tattoo as a form of personal expression and will appeal to anyone with an interest in body art and social history, and to anyone planning a tattoo.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $43.00

    Price: $43.00
  • ADELAIDE NOIR
    ADELAIDE NOIR
    FRAYNE ALEX
    ISBN: 9781743053171
    Title: ADELAIDE NOIR
    Author: FRAYNE ALEX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three years ago photographer Alex Frayne set about reshaping the way South Australians see their state. Adelaide Noir was born. Alex's images of factories, playgrounds and shopping centres give voice to his darkly comic vision, seeking beauty in the mundane, and art wherever it may be found.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ADELAIDES JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1887-1888
    ADELAIDES JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1887-1888
    ISBN: 9781876906122
    Title: ADELAIDES JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1887-1888
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A history of the Adelaide's grand scale, international industrial exhibition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of settlement, and honoured Queen Victoria's jubilee. A riot of patriotism/imperialism riddled its course with the pomp and jingoism of the period. The purpose-built building, the six-month exhibition, and the uses and fate of the building complete this collective memory of a now-absent building. Containing contributions by thirty-seven historians it looks at the exhibition and its impact on South Australia.

    Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • ANATOMICAL VENUS : WAX / SEX / GOD / DEATH
    ANATOMICAL VENUS : WAX / SEX / GOD / DEATH
    EBENSTEIN JOANNA
    ISBN: 9780500252185
    Title: ANATOMICAL VENUS : WAX / SEX / GOD / DEATH
    Author: EBENSTEIN JOANNA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Beneath the original Venetian glass and rosewood case at La Specola in Florence lies Clemente Susini's Anatomical Venus (c. 1790), a perfect object whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. This title reveals the evolution of the enigmatic sculptures from wax effigy to fetish figure and the embodiment of the uncanny.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : EPHEMERAL WORKS 2004-2014
    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : EPHEMERAL WORKS 2004-2014
    GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    ISBN: 9781419717796
    Title: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : EPHEMERAL WORKS 2004-2014
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the pavements of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight, and shadow he creates works that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. They are documented in his photographs, and their larger meanings are bound up with the forces that they embody: materiality, temporality, growth, vitality, permanence, decay, chance, labour, and memory.

    Ephemeral Works features approximately 200 of these works, selected by Goldsworthy from thousands he has made between 2001 and the present and arranged in chronological sequence, capturing his creative process as it interacts with material, place, and the passage of time and seasons.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $90.00

    Price: $90.00
  • ARITA : STUIDES IN JAPANESE PORCELAIN
    ARITA : STUIDES IN JAPANESE PORCELAIN
    KOIVU ANNIINA
    ISBN: 9780714871981
    Title: ARITA : STUIDES IN JAPANESE PORCELAIN
    Author: KOIVU ANNIINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    More than 500 illustrations provide a fascinating introduction to the craft and region, while the contemporary collections reveal the unique creative potential of linking ancient and modern masters.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $95.00

    Price: $95.00
  • ARRIVAL
    ARRIVAL
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734406941
    Title: ARRIVAL
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780241239018
    Title: ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.

    Imprint: DORLING KINDERSLEY
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ART DECO COMPLETE
    ART DECO COMPLETE
    DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    ISBN: 9780500238554
    Title: ART DECO COMPLETE
    Author: DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Art Deco style of the early 1930s can be seen as domesticated Cubism. As with cubist paintings, the elements of design were reduced to their minimal essence and applied to everyday items for public consumption. Here Bakelite plastic jewellery and boxes are studied as reflections of this style. The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in colour and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. Bakelite is collected because it is different and fun. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco style provided the Depression-ridden world with colour and style in a form most people could afford.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ART IS...
    ART IS...
    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    ISBN: 9781419711251
    Title: ART IS...
    Author: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What is art? This engaging gift book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly 200 illustrated answers to that question, all presented in simple, concise observations about selected works in the museum's stellar collection.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART OF BEATRIX POTTER : Sketches Paintings and Illustrations
    ART OF BEATRIX POTTER : Sketches Paintings and Illustrations
    HELLER STEVEN
    ISBN: 9781452151274
    Title: ART OF BEATRIX POTTER : Sketches Paintings and Illustrations
    Author: HELLER STEVEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind some of the world's most beloved children’s books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems—including early sketches of the now famous rabbit family—this monograph explores Beatrix Potter’s artistic process and reveals the places in the British Isles that inspired her timeless work. Organised geographically and featuring more than 200 images paired with illuminating text, The Art of Beatrix Potter is the definitive volume on one of the world’s most influential authors and artists.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • ART OF DINOSAUR DESIGNS
    ART OF DINOSAUR DESIGNS
    OLSEN LOUISE
    ISBN: 9781921383960
    Title: ART OF DINOSAUR DESIGNS
    Author: OLSEN LOUISE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As young art students Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy began selling resin jewellery with a stall at Sydney's Paddington markets. Today they have a business that employs 85 people and nine stores around the world including New York and London. Dinosaur Designs is the name of their jewellery and homewares company, admired around the world for its bold, colourful designs and unique fusion of art and design. Almost every Dinosaur Designs piece is still handmade by artisans in its Sydney studio, because creativity remains at the core of what they do. Over 30 years since founding the business, Olsen and Ormandy are still going strong and their passion and creative flow is more exhilarating than ever. With this book Olsen and Ormandy open their hearts, minds and studio doors, to share their inspirations, ideas and process.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • ART OF FRUGAL HEDONISM : A Guide to Spending Less while Enjoying Everything More
    ART OF FRUGAL HEDONISM : A Guide to Spending Less while Enjoying Everything More
    RASER-ROWLAND ANNIE
    ISBN: 9780994392817
    Title: ART OF FRUGAL HEDONISM : A Guide to Spending Less while Enjoying Everything More
    Author: RASER-ROWLAND ANNIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It sounds too good to be true. You can save money and the world, inoculate yourself against many of the ills of modern life, and enjoy everything more on both the sensual and profound levels? Preposterous!

    Yet here is a toolkit to help you do just that. A tweak here, a twiddle there; every strategy in The Art Of Frugal Hedonism has been designed to help you target the most important habits of mind and action needed for living frugally but hedonistically. Apply a couple, and you'll definitely have a few extra dollars in your pocket and enjoy more sunsets. Apply the lot, and you'll wake up one day and realise that you're happier, wealthier, fitter, and more in-lust with life than you'd ever thought possible.

    Imprint: MELLIODORA PUBLISHING
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ART OF MOVEMENT
    ART OF MOVEMENT
    BROWAR KEN
    ISBN: 9780316318587
    Title: ART OF MOVEMENT
    Author: BROWAR KEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    THE ART OF MOVEMENT is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.

    Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. THE ART OF MOVEMENT is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.

    Imprint: BLACK DOG LEVENTHAL
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
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