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Australian Notebooks

Australian Notebooks

Betty Churcher

$44.99

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In Australian Notebooks, Betty Churcher revisits some of the artworks she most cherishes - a seminal Picasso, early works of the Heidelberg School, a striking portrait by Lucian Freud - and invites us to look afresh at the treasures that can be found in Australian galleries.

Taking in the glorious work of Australian artists such as John Olsen, Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan, as well as masterpieces by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Giambattista Tiepolo, through her own accomplished sketches Betty draws out the particular charm and context of each piece.

Interwoven with extraordinary stories - one canvas flew off the back of a truck on the Pacific Highway; another was imported from Imperial Russia, paid for with a briefcase full of cash - Betty's engaging insights bring the artworks to life.

With gorgeous full-colour reproductions, this is a book to turn to again and again for inspiration, solace and delight.
The Australian Women's Weekly Fashion: The First 50 Years

The Australian Women's Weekly Fashion: The First 50 Years

Deborah Thomas ,  Kirstie Clements

$34.99

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From the elegant outfits of the 1930s to the Hollywood-inspired evening gowns of the 1950s, from the psychedelic patterns and micro-minis of the 1960s to the bold and bohemian styles of the 1970s, this book charts the evolution of Australian fashion through the pages of Australian icon The Australian Women's Weekly.

This trip through The Weekly's first 50 years reveals how the evolution of fashion in Australia was also a reflection of changing times. Featuring beautiful illustrations from the magazine on every page, this book is for anyone who loves fashion.
Harry Seidler Lifework

Harry Seidler Lifework

Vladimir Belogolovsky ,  Kenneth Frampton

$110.00

Australia's most renowned modern architect, Harry Seidler designed over 180 projects, from single-family houses to apartment buildings, multistory office towers, and prominent government commissions, mostly in Australia, but also in Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Hong Kong. This is the first and long-overdue book to give a complete overview of this award-winning architect's body of work. Seidler graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he studied under the legendary Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; in 1946 he studied with Joseph Albers at fabled Black Mountain College in North Carolina; and he later worked as Marcel Breuer's first assistant in New York and for Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janerio before establishing his own practice in Sydney in 1948.
Drawing Still Lifes: Learn to Draw a Variety of Realistic Still Lifes in Pencil

Drawing Still Lifes: Learn to Draw a Variety of Realistic Still Lifes in Pencil

Steven Pearce

$14.99

Still lifes consist of everything from traditional wine and cheese set-ups and fruit and flower compositions to more complex arrangements, such as pottery, porcelain, and glassware. As a fundamental topic in art instruction, drawing still lifes appeals to beginning and intermediate artists alike. In Drawing Still Lifes, beginningartists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic still lifes in pencil, and intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. From choosing the right drawing paper, tools, and materials and understanding how to hold and handle the pencil to learning how to arrange compelling compositions and mastering basic pencil strokes, Drawing Still Lifes features valuable information for learning to draw using pencil as your medium. Approachable instruction from a professional artist includes information for selecting subject matter, setting up balanced compositions, lighting scenes properly, mastering perspective, and using reference photos to draw three-dimensional objects by building up form and adding shading. Also included is helpful information for creating a value scale and rendering a diverse range of textures, such as fabric, glass, wood, metal, water, and foliage, among others. With its combination of art tips, drawing techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step drawing projects, as well as breathtakingly realistic artwork to encourage and inspire, artists will be well on their way to creating beautiful graphite-pencil still life drawings of fruit, plants, trees, shrubbery, flowers, tabletop scenes, and more, from start to finish. Discover how fun and engaging pencil drawing can be with Drawing Still Lifes.
Tate Watercolor Manual: Lessons from the Great Masters

Tate Watercolor Manual: Lessons from the Great Masters

Tony Smibert ,  Joyce H Townsend

$29.95

Firmly designed for those who have not picked up a paintbrush since schooldays, as well as more seasoned watercolour practitioners, Joyce Townsend and Tony Smibert have used their considerable expertise to develop a book with a breadth of content suitable for anyone who wants to become a painter in watercolour, be a more assured and better artist, or simply gain new understanding of the great British watercolourists.
Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels

Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels

Christopher Lloyd

$49.95

Designing Here/Now is no ordinary survey of the current state of design: it offers a large-scale overview of how design can change our personal and professional lives in fresh and often unexpected ways. Design touches every aspect of our lives and has become one of the most exciting and fast-moving industries, enlivening businesses, stimulating economies and solving humanitys most pressing problems. Increasingly connected to the developments in technology, design has also become one of the most dynamic areas of exploration, with design schools and professions exploding across the globe. It is difficult to keep pace with the most relevant innovations, to detect the signal from the noise of product releases and marketing campaigns, but one arbiter of the profession has been presenting the design worlds best work since 1995: Core77, a platform that some consider one of the very first online magazines, sponsoring reviews, lectures and exhibitions, and working with many of the leading design agencies and design-led companies, such as Apple, Nike, Philips, DuPont, Braun and many others. For the past several years, it has hosted a unique set of design awards, juried by the worlds design experts, which has attracted a dazzling spectrum of international practices. From consumer products to speculative ventures, from transportation to visual communication, from design writing to food design, the entrants and winners of the Core77 Design Awards capture the spirit and preoccupations of the design industry, and the best work chosen by panels of jury members that include design luminaries from the U.S., Europe, India and China.
Edmund De Waal

Edmund De Waal

Edmund de Waal ,  Emma Crichton-Miller ,  Toby Glanville

$120.00

The first monograph on this internationally famous potter and writer, this book brings to life the man behind The Hare with Amber Eyes. Stunning photography reveals a day in the life of de Waal and his studio and documents his major exhibitions and installations. Contributors include novelists Colm Toibin, Peter Carey and AS Byatt.
Pablo Picasso: Experiments in Linogravure

Pablo Picasso: Experiments in Linogravure

Donald H. Karshan

$90.00

This catalogue features linocuts made by Pablo Picasso between the years 1959 and 1963. The masterful artist employed many printing techniques, including lithography, etching, drypoint, and monotype. By the late 1950s, he increasingly turned his attention to lino-cutting, eventually developing a new approach to the process in which he re-cut the same linoleum block in order to apply each color, rather than using a new block for every application. Reproductions include portraits of the artist's muse and wife, Jacqueline Roque, as well as a portrait series that is an homage to the work of El Greco.
Spotless A-Z

Spotless A-Z

Shannon Lush ,  Jennifer Fleming

$19.99

It's almost a decade since the original Spotless took Australia by storm, selling more than half a million copies and launching Shannon Lush as Australia's most trusted domestic guru. Now the original team of Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming has written the book that everyone has been asking them for - an A-Z of stains and stain removal that will become the new trusted household companion. Shannon's tried and true remedies have rescued many an accidental stain maker, and now solutions are even easier to find in this A-Z guide. Not only that, it features brand new stains - from pesto to pomegranate, kebabs to kiwi fruit, hoisin sauce to hummus - as well as old favourites - from red wine to rust, banana to butter, moths to mayonnaise. Spotless A-Z features a comprehensive list of stains, the most common surfaces affected by stains, and step-by-step instructions on how to solve them. There's no need to consult an index. The solutions are right there - and they are solutions you can trust. With so much information about stain removal techniques available from so many different sources, much of it contradictory, it's important to have a guide you can rely on: Spotless A-Z.
Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration: Step-by-Step Contemporary Fashion Illustration - Traditional, Digital and Mixed Media

Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration: Step-by-Step Contemporary Fashion Illustration - Traditional, Digital and Mixed Media

Erica Sharp

$29.99

Contemporary fashion and beauty illustrations combine a wide range of exciting materials and techniques, so whether you're a budding fashion designer or illustrator, or simply want to learn more illustration techniques using Adobe Photoshop, Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration will be your ultimate go-to resource. Each chapter covers a range of themes, from the fundamentals of Photoshop, to combining colour, texture and mixed media with your fashion illustrations. Within each chapter is a series of techniques, each of these demonstrated by a step-by-step tutorial followed by a gallery of inspirational images using that technique. If you're interested in learning ways to incorporate digital elements and style into your work, Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration will explain the essential techniques and skills you need. It is suitable for beginners and intermediate level illustrators or designers and also a great resource for art students. The basics are covered - from converting original line artwork to digital format, to an overview of the Photoshop Tool palette and explanations of common Photoshop terminology. However, the main focus of Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration is on how to play with compositions and add elements like inks and watercolours, how to use digital brushes and incorporate scanned texture, photos and hand-drawn patterns into your fashion illustrations. Erica Sharp is an expert fashion illustrator and designer heavily influenced by Japanese art and culture. Her beautiful illustrations will inspire you to expand your interest in fashion illustration, to be digitally creative and incorporate exciting techniques into your own illustration work.
Fashionably Worn

Fashionably Worn

Leigh Ann Pow

$27.99

Being stylish is not about the price tag - it's about being effortless and original. And increasingly these days, it's all about vintage. Fashionably Worn, by ex-Vogue Associate Editor Leigh-Ann Pow, is a must-have guide that will take you shopping at markets, auction houses, antique dealers, op shops (and the odd nature strip on council pick-up weekends) to find fashion, furniture and curios that add style and personality to your home - as well as offering counselling on how to look incredibly chic in the process. Offering inspiration and advice about everything from where to shop and how to secure what you want to what to do with it all when it's yours, Fashionably Worn is a witty and wonderful guide to those who dream of having a home imbued with charm and delight, and a wardrobe filled with fantastic finds.
Rennie Ellis - Decadent, 1980-2000

Rennie Ellis - Decadent, 1980-2000

Rennie Ellis

$69.95

Decadent: 1980u2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940u2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic Robert McFarlane, Decadent highlights Ellis as one of Australia's most important chroniclers of the 1980s. The photographs, both colour and black and white, are drawn from the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive and the State Library of Victoria Rennie Ellis collection. Decadent explores the rise of the hedonism that we now associate with the 1980s. Ellis' boundary-pushing, racy and sometimes voyeuristic works capture a society that seems to be revelling in its abandonment of the politically charged 1970s documented in Decade.
Encounter

Encounter

David Yarrow

$110.00

David Yarrow's latest photographs are collected in his new book, Encounter. This volume gathers nearly 90 stunning monochrome images of wildlife and remote peoples, accompanied by David's narrative describing the challenges of photographing in some of the harshest and most inaccessible landscapes on earth.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

Clement Cheroux ,  Alain Seban

$90.00

This lavishly illustrated monograph published to accompany Frances first major retrospective since the photographers death in 2004 traces Cartier-Bresson's development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist. In addition to some of Cartier-Bresson's best-known photographs, included here are many seldom seen or unpublished images and some rarities in colour as well as black-and-white. From his earliest photographs in Paris in the 1920s and Africa in the 1930s, Cartier-Bresson's capacity to conjure coherence and harmony out of a chaotic world appears effortless and innate a deep-centred attitude rather than a merely learned technique. His observations of the effects of poverty and revolution around the world led directly to his pioneering photojournalism and to his co-founding of Magnum Photos. He became renowned for his penetrating portraits of the most prominent figures of his time, becoming, in the words of his biographer Pierre Assouline, the eye of the century.
           
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