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Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

Qagoma

$49.95
Margaret Olley was a deeply charismatic figure, mentor and friend, and exerted an enduring influence on a number of Australian artists, particularly in Queensland. This richly illustrated gift book pays tribute to Olley's art, friendships and philanthropy, and demonstrates her ongoing legacy.

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life features not only works spanning Olley's entire career but also portraits of her by artists including William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Ben Quilty and Jeffrey Smart, photographs of Olley taken by Lewis Morley, Greg Weight and William Yang, among others, as well as ephemera from Olley's colourful life.

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Mirka Mora: A Life of Making Art

Mirka Mora: A Life of Making Art

Sabine Cotte

$49.99
Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists. A Melbourne cultural icon, Mirka, along with her ex-husband Georges, was instrumental in helping to establish Australian modern art on a global stage. She was integral in reviving the meetings of the Contemporary Artists Society, whose members included friends John Perceval and John and Sunday Reed, and later in creating hubs for artistic figures at Mirka cafe and the Balzac restaurant. Among her many artistic achievements, Mirka is much admired for her Flinders Street mural, Adelaide Festival frieze and stained-glass paintings at Heide. This book focuses on her idiosyncratic processes, which are largely self-taught and blend traditional techniques with modern creativity.

With privileged access to Mirka and her studio, Sabine Cotte offers an intimate portrait of one of Australia's best-loved artists.
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The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

Andrea G. Stillman ,  Ansel Adams

$29.99
Celebrate the majesty of America's natural wilderness with this special paperback edition honoring the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park--the perfect gift for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.

In THE GRAND CANYON AND THE SOUTHWEST, Adams' most iconic images of the Grand Canyon are reproduced alongside little-before-seen photographs showcasing the delicate and stark beauty of the Southwestern landscape surrounding it, from Texas to California.

Next to Yosemite and the High Sierra, the Southwest was closest to Ansel Adams' heart. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he decided to make photography his life's work.

These archival-quality images are complemented by a selection of Adams' vivid writings about the region and its influence on his art. It is all very beautiful and magical here, he wrote, a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you.
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The Sunflowers Are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece

The Sunflowers Are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece

Martin Bailey

$35.00
This is the story of one of the world's most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven pictures, and their influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh's life and his path to fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries - throwing new light on the legendary artist.
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Tiny Interiors: Compact Living Spaces

Tiny Interiors: Compact Living Spaces

Lisa Baker

$80.00
How Living Spaces Reduced to the Max Can Maximize the Quality of Life The desire for as much space as possible on as little room as necessary is neither automatically connected to an alternative lifestyle nor is it a protest against our luxury-oriented society. Sometimes it simply makes life easier, more comfortable, and more economical. The Tiny House Movement lifestyle trend, which began in the United States, has spread throughout the entire world, intensified by the construction and financial crisis.

This title presents contemporary projects from around the world that take on the simple yet challenging task to develop enthralling room concepts and spatial solutions for the efficient use of the smallest living spaces. The furnishings need to be carefully designed and compact to make the most of the available space, such as a bench that can be converted into a bed. These mini interiors investigate the possibility of providing a better setting for everyday living based on what is necessary, what is desired, and what is possible.
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Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered

Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered

Carmen C. Bambach

$699.00
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A four volume set in a slipcase - A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death.

The towering genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has been celebrated - and remained undisputed - for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered continues this legacy while simultaneously reexamining the multifaceted artist's life and work from the ground up. This authoritative, four-volume study marks the 500th anniversary of the great master's death with a sweeping, up-to-date portrait of Leonardo as he has never been seen before.

Internationally renowned Leonardo specialist Carmen C. Bambach unfurls new narratives, largely based on the most important, yet most misunderstood, body of evidence available: the artist's drawings, paintings, and manuscripts.

In the manner of a biographer, Bambach combs through contemporary documents and more than 4,000 surviving sheets of Leonardo's notes and drawings to extract details about his development as an artist and thinker that have never before been suggested.

Some 1,500 illustrations portray the staggering, spectacular legacy that Leonardo left behind on paper and canvas. Through Bambach's comprehensive research, Leonardo emerges as a figure who both embodies his era and completely transcends it, enduring as one of history's greatest artists, scientists, and inventors.

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Ink: Do More Art

Ink: Do More Art

Bridget Davies

$29.99
Ink is the first in an exciting new practical-art series on popular mediums, including acrylic, oil, pencil and gouache. The books will cover painting techniques, creative ideas and applications, and the fun of mixing with other mediums. Many of the techniques and ideas will be demonstrated through the work of some of the world's greatest artists and illustrators. The first book explores ink's use in painting, illustration and lettering. With its contemporary aesthetic and accessible content, the series will appeal to artists of all abilities.
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Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology

Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology

Martin Harrison ,  Christopher Bucklow ,  Steven Jaron ,  Darian Leader

$55.00
Bacon and the Mind sheds light on Francis Bacon's art by exploring his motivations, and in so doing opens up new ways of understanding his paintings through three pillars; art, neuroscience and psychology.

This beautiful book is comprised of five essays, illustrated in colour throughout by Francis Bacon's works. It is the first in a brand new series of books, Francis Bacon Studies, that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon's art and motivations.

The first essay, by Christopher Bucklow, argues compellingly that Bacon does not depict the reality of his subjects, but rather their reality for him - in his memory, in his sensibility, and in his private world of sensations and ideas.

Steven Jaron's essay questions the psychological implications of Bacon's habitual language, his obsession with `the wound', with vulnerability and the nervous system. Jaron's deconstruction of Bacon's visual imagination results in revealing insights into the man and his work.

Darian Leader's long-time fascination with Bacon's paintings predates his powerful BBC documentary, In the Name of the Father? (1996). His contribution to this book, presents the latest of his fresh and stimulating insights into the artist.

The focus in John Onians's contribution explores the effect of Bacon's non-conscious mental processes in the creation of his paintings.

`The Visual Shock of Francis Bacon: An essay in Neuroaesthetics' is a newly edited and now fully illustrated re-presentation of an article by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu, previously accessible only online.

Martin Harrison, Editor of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonne, edits the book and contributes the Preface and Afterword.

The Estate of Francis Bacon Publishing, supported by Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco, in association with Thames & Hudson.
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Knit Your Own Dog: The winners of Best in Show

Knit Your Own Dog: The winners of Best in Show

Joanna Osborne ,  Sally Muir

$16.99
Knit your own dog in the new edition of the bestselling knitting classic featuring the best of Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir's designs.

Knit your own dog in the new edition of the bestselling knitting classic featuring the best of Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir's designs.

With Knit Your Own Dog you can now knit your precious pet, reproduce your favourite breed, or even knit the dog you have always desperately wanted. Knit Your Own Dog enables you to get the right set for your whippet's ears, the perfect amount of fluff for your rough collie's mane and the correct curl for your pug's tail, meaning all the dogs are as realistic as possible! Join Joanna and Sally as they guide you through some of the world's most popular breeds, and introduce you to famous names and fun facts about each one.

The knitted dog is, of course, the ideal easy-care companion; it lives forever, there is no feeding, no barking, no moulting, no vets' bills - the perfect pet. Get ready to stitch your bitch!
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Botanical Illustration the Next Ten Lessons: Colour and Composition

Botanical Illustration the Next Ten Lessons: Colour and Composition

Valerie Price

$39.99
Ten graded lessons to tackle beautiful color in stunning botanical compositions.

This practical introduction to the color and composition in botanical illustration is formed of ten graded lessons, where each teaches you new skills to build upon the last. From red tulips and pink roses to blackberries and green foliage; once you've completed these lessons you will have all the techniques you need in order to tackle far more complex arrangements. An experienced teacher of botanical illustration, Valerie Price shows even the uninitiated illustrator how to produce accurate and beautiful results, with her step-by-step instructions on how to tackle each individual project.
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