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  • 100 FASHION ICONS
    100 FASHION ICONS
    ISBN: 9781855147379
    Title: 100 FASHION ICONS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The National Portrait Gallery, London, is home to an extensive collection of portraits representing people who have contributed to British history and culture, many of whom have also played an important role in fashion history. With an illustrated introductory text by Senior Curator of Photographs Magda Keaney on the role of fashion in the Gallery’s collection, this book highlights the close links between fashion and portraiture.

    100 Fashion Figures showcases fashion portraits held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.The sitters include historic and contemporary fashion icons, fashion musesand influential designers, in addition to portraits by notable fashion photographers, and some key works are accompanied by detailed captions. This concise publicationtells astory of fashion through works from the Gallery’s collection.

    The succinct format will offer readers of this title a visually engaging insight into some of the most significant fashion portraits in the Gallery’s collection, making it a well-suited addition to the growing series of 100 books including 100 Photographs and 100 Pioneering Women.

    Imprint: National Portrait Gallery
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 100 POSTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
    100 POSTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
    SALTER COLIN
    ISBN: 9781911641452
    Title: 100 POSTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
    Author: SALTER COLIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2020 New Release

    Classic posters from the last 300 years and the stories behind them. Posters have always been designed to seek an immediate response. From the time when paper was first affordable, the poster has been used to provoke a direct reaction, whether a public appeal, a legal threat, a call to arms, or the offer of entertainment. Newspapers might have the advantage of ubiquity in spreading the word, but a poster could be tightly targeted by its location.Organised chronologically, 100 Posters That Changed the World charts the history of poster design from their earliest forms as a means of information communication to the more subtle visual communication of the 21st century.As printing became cheaper, posters were used for more than just promoting the capture of local villains or announcing government decrees. Advertisements took over, citing up-and-coming events, auctions, public meetings, political rallies, sports games, lectures and theatrical performances.The technological leaps from engraving to aquatints to lithography, chromolithography and the offset press, all had their impact on what could be advertised by poster, and the art form took off spectacularly in the late 19th century with the influence of Lautrec and the Paris nightclubs. From then on, the poster became a sophisticated means of visual communication.In the West it was used to sell products - in the East it was used to sell regimes and control behaviour.Along with historic moments in poster evolution, 100 Posters That Changed the World charts the most impactful designs of the last 300 years - images that communicate a message whether commercial or political, images that sell a film, a musical, a cause or used for decoration, inspiration, motivation and affirmation. The affirmation for teenagers in the 1970s that Farah Fawcett was looking at you.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • 100 WRITERS
    100 WRITERS
    ISBN: 9781855147423
    Title: 100 WRITERS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    The National Portrait Gallery, London, holds a large collection of portraits featuring sitters who have played an important role in British history and culture across the periods, many of which have also made significant contributions as writers.

    100 Writers will be the first Gallery publication to bring together portraits of writers from varied disciplines and periods into one publication. An illustrated introductory text will explore the range of writers’ portraits held in the Gallery and the important role they have played in British culture. It will also look at the relationship between the written word and visual arts, encompassing the variety of writers and themes.

    This new title will include earlier sixteenth-century works through to contemporary portraits, with a focus on writers who have made an important contribution to a number of areas such as literature, history, philosophy and politics. Select works will also be accompanied by quotations taken from interviews, essays and acclaimed works by a number of the writers.

    The book will be of the same compact format as earlier 100s titles such as 100 Photographs and 100 Portraits and will be a welcome addition to this series of books, presenting highlights from the collection through the lens of literature.

    Imprint: National Portrait Gallery
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • ALBERT NAMATJIRA
    ALBERT NAMATJIRA
    ISBN: 9780642334756
    Title: ALBERT NAMATJIRA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    A bruised ridge of hills. A scrub-mottled plain. Ghost gums framing a wash of sky ...



    Pioneering Aboriginal watercolourist Albert Namatjira's landscape paintings are synonymous with our perception of the Australian outback. But these luminous landscapes also expressed Namatjira's deep connection with the Western Arrarnta Country for which he was a traditional custodian. This is the first publication of Namatjira's work since the copyright was returned to his descendants, and celebrates the legacy of this important artist through a selection of his evocative watercolours from the NGA's world-renowned collection.

    Imprint: NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUST
    RRP: $39.95
    Price: $39.95
  • ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : PROJECTS
    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : PROJECTS
    GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    ISBN: 9781419722226
    Title: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : PROJECTS
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects presents more than 40 of the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural work from around the world. Using local materials—including stone, clay, and wood—Goldsworthy’s projects are inspired by and interact with the natural landscape. Each project subjects Goldsworthy’s ideas about the work to the brute facts and forces of nature: sunlight, sedimentation, tides, erosion, extremes of heat and cold, and plant growth and decay. Situated mostly throughout Europe and the United States, Goldsworthy’s projects are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Each one is accompanied with notes by the artist, and many have not been published previously.

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects is a companion volume to Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works (2015).

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ANDY WARHOL
    ANDY WARHOL
    SHORE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781786276100
    Title: ANDY WARHOL
    Author: SHORE ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Somewhere within the iconic images, carefully-made personae, star-studded milieu, million-dollar price tags and famous quotes lies the real Andy Warhol. But who was he? Robert Shore unfolds the multi-dimensional Warhol, dissecting his existence as undisputed art-world hotshot, recreating the amazing circle that surrounded him, and tracing his path to stardom back through his early career and his awkward and unusual youth. After Warhol, nothing would be the same - he changed art forever. Find out how with his remarkable story.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANNABELLE COLLETT : Creator and catalyst
    ANNABELLE COLLETT : Creator and catalyst
    MUIR KATHIE
    ISBN: 9781743056936
    Title: ANNABELLE COLLETT : Creator and catalyst
    Author: MUIR KATHIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Annabelle Collett (1955-2019) was a South Australian designer and artist whose work embraced art, design and craft.

    Her fashion designs and particularly her dramatic knitwear produced under the Ya Ya Oblique Clothing label attained international recognition. Her work also encompassed furniture design, graphics, costume and interior design, public art and environments. From the early 1990s Annabelle concentrated on making sculptural art pieces about the human form and its coverings, looking at the function and cultural meaning of attire with reference to ideas about gender, the body and sexuality.

    In more recent years Collett also investigated notions of camouflage, disguise, pattern and the affect of disruptions to pattern. She is also known for a series of works with recycled and found plastics that focussed on repurposing waste and challenged the widespread adoption of single-use plastics. Having been based in Adelaide most of her career, in 2009 she moved to Clayton Bay where she enjoyed a rich collaboration with communities in the Alexandrina region as well as pursuing her own practice.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • ARCHIPELAGO : An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    ARCHIPELAGO : An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    LEWIS-JONES HUW
    ISBN: 9780500022566
    Title: ARCHIPELAGO : An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    `Think of this atlas as the beginning of a journey and a kind of island guidebook, a rough guide to far-flung places, a Baedeker of make-believe, and a new page waiting to be filled. The cycle of Crusoes continues' Huw Lewis-Jones

    Islomania is a recognized affliction. But what is it about islands that is so alluring, and why do so many people find these self-contained worlds completely irresistible? Utopia and Atlantis were islands, and islands have captured the imaginations of writers and artists for centuries. Venetian sailors were the first to make collections of them by drawing maps of those they visited in their isolari - literally the `island books'. Then in 1719 Daniel Defoe published his tale of a castaway on a desert island, Robinson Crusoe, one of the first great novels in the history of literature and an instant bestseller. Defoe's tale combined the real and the imagined and transformed them into a compelling creative landscape, establishing a whole literary genre and unleashing the power of an island for storytelling.

    To celebrate the tercentenary of Robinson Crusoe's publication, a truly international range of leading illustrators imagine they too have been washed up on their own remote island. In a specially created map they visualize what it looks like, what it's called and what can be found on its mythical shores. In a panoply of astonishingly creative and often surprising responses, we are invited to explore a curious and fabulous archipelago of islands of invention that will beguile illustrators, cartographers and dreamers alike.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 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 DECO COMPLETE
    ART DECO COMPLETE
    DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    ISBN: 9780500238554
    Title: ART DECO COMPLETE
    Author: DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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 MUSUEM
    ART MUSUEM
    ISBN: 9780714875026
    Title: ART MUSUEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book – from pre-historic times to the present, – over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians.

    "Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended." —Library Journal

    Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
  • ART OF STAR WARS : The Rise of Skywalker
    ART OF STAR WARS : The Rise of Skywalker
    SZOSTAK PHIL
    ISBN: 9781419740381
    Title: ART OF STAR WARS : The Rise of Skywalker
    Author: SZOSTAK PHIL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The official behind-the-scenes book of concept, production, and post-production art forStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Go inside the creative process behind the most anticipated film of the century. The latest trilogy in theStar Wars film series brings the Skywalker Saga to a close and The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will take readers into the creative process behind visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons, and vehicles of the landmark conclusion more than 40 years in the making.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • ART OF THE DEVIL : An Illustrated History
    ART OF THE DEVIL : An Illustrated History
    PAPARONI DEMETRIO
    ISBN: 9782374951171
    Title: ART OF THE DEVIL : An Illustrated History
    Author: PAPARONI DEMETRIO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2019 New Release

    The first complete illustrated book on the devil in art history.

    The Art of the Devil is a beautiful book showcasing the past and present portrayal of the Evil One in Western and Eastern art. This richly illustrated account looks at the history, symbols, and manifestations of the devil in the collective imagination.

    Here are artistic masterpieces, engravings, ancient documents, books, posters, postcards, tarots, album covers, comics, objects and plenty of oddities related to the world of demons, the occult, and evil. See the devil in works by Francisco Goya, Jackson Pollock, Giotto, Hokusai, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Albrecht Dürer, James Ensor, Pablo Picasso, Matthias Grünewald, Caravaggio, Gustave Doré, William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alexander McQueen, Pieter Paul Rubens, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cindy Sherman, Pierre et Gilles, Gary Baseman, and Matt Groening.

    Imprint: Cernunnos
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ARTISTS : Their Lives and Works
    ARTISTS : Their Lives and Works
    ISBN: 9780241226186
    Title: ARTISTS : Their Lives and Works
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A stunning exploration of over 80 famous artists and their fascinating lives, from Giotto to the present day. Artists- Their Lives and Works tells the inspiring stories behind the world's most famous masterpieces and their creators, including their influences, development, friendships, loves, and rivalries. Discover the often tumultuous lives of iconic artists including Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Kahlo, Warhol, and Kiefer.

    Uncover the unconventional tales of the artists' lives, including Holbein's matchmaking portraits for Henry VIII, Caravaggio's thuggish reactions to a badly-cooked artichoke, and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Lavishly illustrated biographies for every artist reveal these visionaries at work in their studios, as well as the unique techniques, artworks, and personalities that made them into legends. Artists- Their Lives and Works is the ideal gift for art lovers old and young, and a uniquely fascinating look at the lives of these creators.

    Imprint: DORLING KINDERSLEY
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ARTISTS WAY : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    ARTISTS WAY : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    CAMERON JULIA
    ISBN: 9781788164283
    Title: ARTISTS WAY : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    Author: CAMERON JULIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: August 2020 New Release

    Since its first publication, The Artist's Way has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss, and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron guides readers in uncovering problems and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery. The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery - The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a 'Creative Cluster' of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavours. A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

    Imprint: Profile Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
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