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Destination Sydney: Re-imagined

Destination Sydney: Re-imagined

Lou Klepac

$39.95
The second in the Destination Sydney exhibition series: a unique collaborative project across three dynamic Sydney public galleries presenting the work of nine eminent artists to celebrate the important influence of Sydney as subject and theme. Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery.

In 2015, three of Sydney's key public galleries, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery produced the first Destination Sydney exhibition, working together to bring a new visual interpretation of Sydney inspired by the city’s irresistible siren call to (and influence on) key 20th century Australian artists. The exhibition was well-received, receiving critical acclaim, multiple awards and blockbuster levels of visitation. Seeking both to emulate and build upon this success, our institutions have renewed this partnership with the development of the second exhibition in this series, Destination Sydney: re-imagined.

The initial Destination Sydney exhibition drew from the power of Sydney and its harbour to inspire and attract artists. This second exhibition revisits this central concept, celebrating the power of Sydney's landscape, while also following the evolutionary art practices and creative spirit that embody the visual culture of Sydney.

Destination Sydney: re-imagined has retained the successful format used in the original exhibition with each gallery displaying a critical mass of well-loved works as well as revealing secret treasures by three key artists. The selection of artists has been based on holdings in the collections of the three galleries, on our exhibition histories and on the sympathies of our curators and institutional staff.
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Art for the Country: The Story of Victoria's Regional Art Galleries

Art for the Country: The Story of Victoria's Regional Art Galleries

Don Edgar

$44.00
Victoria’s regional art galleries have a colourful history replete with political drama, directors vilified, battles with arts bureaucrats, generous benefactors and dedicated citizens fighting for a better deal for the arts in everyday life. The early galleries in Ballarat, Bendigo, Warrnambool and Geelong grew out of post-Gold Rush wealth and the desire of prominent citizens to improve the quality of cultural life. In the post-War years a new movement, beginning in Mildura, began to fight for the rights of all rural citizens to have exposure to the arts, through improved government funding and assistance from the National Gallery of Victoria. The new galleries had a regional focus, led by visionaries and not always supported by local councils and ratepayers whose priorities lay with practical needs such as paved roads, sewers and sporting fields. The conflicts continue to this day. This is the ongoing story of Art for the Country.
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The Short Story of Modern Art

The Short Story of Modern Art

Susie Hodge

$29.99
The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.

Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works - from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama - and then links them to the most important movements, themes and techniques. Accessible, concise and richly illustrated, the book reveals the connections between different periods, artists and styles, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of modern art.
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Tate: Colour: A Visual History

Tate: Colour: A Visual History

Alexandra Loske

$55.00
Discover the story of colour through the significant scientific discoveries and key artist's works over 400 years.

From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes.

In 1704, the scientist Isaac Newton published OPTICKS, the result of many years of researching light and colour. By splitting white light, Newton identified the visible range of colours, or the rainbow spectrum. In OPTICKS, he built a colour system around his findings, and he visualised this system in a circular shape, making it one of the first printed colour wheels.

The influence of Newton and his followers, combined with the invention of many new pigments as well as watercolours in moist cake form, had made painting with colour an exciting occupation not just for serious artists but also for a much wider audience. The colour revolution had begun.

Contents Introduction 1. Unravelling the Rainbow: The Eighteenth-Century Colour Revolution 2. Romantic Ideas & New Technologies: The Early Nineteenth Century 3. Industrialism to Impressionism: The Later Nineteenth Century 4. Colour for Colour's Sake: Colour into the Future:

Glossary Bibliography Index
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Apostrophe Duchamp

Apostrophe Duchamp

Edward Colless

$35.00
Apostrophe Duchamp is the first book in A+a Document Series. The book explores the effect of the touring exhibition of Marcel Duchamp's work through-out Australia and New Zealand had on local artistic practice and debate.

In 1967 and 1968 an exhibition of Marcel Duchamp's ground-breaking avant-garde art, from the Mary Sisler Collection, toured New Zealand and Australia. The exhibition included some of the most famous of Duchamp's readymades, such as the Bicycle Wheel and the inverted urinal, Fountain. The exhibition's arrival in Sydney and Melbourne in 1968 coincided with the visit of the eminent and controversial US art critic Clement Greenberg, who delivered the first Power Lecture at the University of Sydney. In his lecture, Avantgarde Attitudes, Greenberg swiped at Duchamp's ready-mades for being 'easy' art. The same year the National Gallery of Victoria re-opened on St Kilda Road with The Field, an exhibition of so-called colour field painting.

The following year Donald Brook delivered a riposte to Greenberg, and to the critical theory sustaining post-painterly abstraction, in his Power Lecture, Flight from the Object. A battleground had formed. This book, the first in the series of Documents from Art+Australia, charts the dramatic juncture of these competing and combative artistic orientations, and the stakes in what increasingly became, with the emergence of conceptual art and expanded artistic media, a challenge to modernist orthodoxy.
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Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Frank Whitford

$24.99
The way our environment looks, the appearance of everything from housing estates to newspapers, is partly the result of a school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and closed down by the Nazis in 1933. This was the Bauhaus, which has left an indelible mark on art education throughout the world.

Setting everything against a backdrop of the times, Frank Whitford traces the ideas behind its conception and describes its teaching methods. He examines the activities of the teachers - artists as eminent as Paul Klee and Kandinsky - and the daily lives of the students. Everything is described with the aid, wherever possible, of the words of those who were there at the time.
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Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century

Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century

$59.99
Mid-eighteenth-century Europe watched spellbound as excavations in Italy uncovered treasures of Greco-Roman art of stupefying beauty. The new discoveries became the prime source of artistic inspiration and would dictate public taste for the next century. Sculpture and the other visual arts rediscovered the naked human body.

Artists and young aristocrats from across the continent travelled to Italy to see the ancient ruins and top contemporary artworks for themselves. This `Grand Tour' often lasted many months. Among those who made it were Goethe and the `Count and Countess of the North' (the later Tsar Paul I and his wife Maria Fyodorovna). Arriving in the Eternal City, they encountered renowned painters and sculptors like Pompeo Batoni, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hubert Robert, Angelica Kauffmann and - most famous of all - Antonio Canova. In short, all the great names of eighteenth-century Neoclassicism.

Classic Beauties allows readers to follow in the footsteps of the `Grand Tourists' and to trace the life stories of the leading Neoclassical artists. Together with the multitude of illustrations, the texts convey a vivid impression of an extraordinary era.

Paul and Maria Fyodorovna were not the only Romanovs to travel to Italy. Their daughter, the Dutch Queen Anna Pavlovna, also undertook the Grand Tour, accompanied by her own daughter Sophie and son Alexander. The book includes an account of their journey too.

Their accounts and the book's many illustrations, both of works of art and of contemporary tourist attractions, paint a vivid picture of a period in which the quest for classical beauty and the ideal nude was at the forefront of people's minds.

With contributions by Thera Coppens, Eric M. Moormann, Bernard Woelderink and others.
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Needle Felting Kittens: How to Create Cats That Look as Real as Can be

Needle Felting Kittens: How to Create Cats That Look as Real as Can be

Hinali

$22.99
Look at the cover photograph again, more closely, but you may still not believe that it is not a real cat but a needle felting creation. Impressive. Hinali is posting photos of her true-to-life needle felting kittens on her Instagram, and her mastery keeps surprising and exciting a lot of craft enthusiasts as well as cat lovers. This long-awaited first book tells you in detail how they are created, with all the secrets revealed. Scottish Fold, Siamese, Tortoiseshell and White... you can create whatever type of kittens and cats you like using these in-depth instructions and step-by-step photographs. If you cannot get enough of cute kittens, create them by yourself!
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Practical Color Combinations: A Resource Book with Over 2500 Sample Color Schemes

Practical Color Combinations: A Resource Book with Over 2500 Sample Color Schemes

Naomi Kuno

$34.99
Practical Color Combinations introduces 125 color palettes that have been created using approximately ten individual colors each. These color palettes are categorized by images usually associated with each color scheme. The CMYK and RGB values of each color used are specified. Nearly 1,100 individual colors are introduced in this book, along with over 2,500 color combination samples. Two-, three-, four-, and five-color combinations are used to create the color palettes. Each color palette featured is accompanied by a clear explanation of the meaning of each color used, important points about the colors, and even a list of useful phrases describing each color to help with presentations. The samples shown throughout the book have been created based on themes that exemplify the color combination shown. These beautiful, fun themes are sure to give inspiration for any project.
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Japanese Paper Flowers

Japanese Paper Flowers

Hiromi Yamazaki

$24.99
This book shows you how to create decorative works of floral art from the least expensive and most versatile craft material available - colored paper! Japanese kirigami (cut paper) flowers are among the most delicate and beautiful examples of paper art in the world. This inspirational how-to guide showcases 31 gorgeous Japanese floral designs that can virtually pass for the real thing - although they never wilt!

Are you looking for a creative way to add a touch of beauty to your home or workplace, or to create low-cost decorations for a wedding or other special event?

All of the most popular blossoms are represented here, including:

5 different romantic roses Frilly carnations Sensuous tulips Dramatic anemones Flashy dahlias 3 types of cheerful daisies 3 types of bold sunflowers 3 types of graceful lilies And many more!

Simple instructions and colorful step-by-step photos show novice paper crafters how to make each flower, as well as how to gather them into jaw dropping bouquets. There are even instructions describing how the flowers can be used in 18 amazing ways - for decorating, selling, gift giving and entertaining - including:

Spectacular wreaths Decorative ornaments Floral pens Customized photo frames Individualized bookmarks Japanese Paper Flowers has all the information and all of the necessary patterns you need! Simply cut the papers into the appropriate shapes, curl and arrange the leaves and petals as indicated, and use a dot of craft glue to create realistic paper blossoms and bouquets. Create breathtaking paper flowers in no time at all!
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Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends

Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends

Sachiko Susa

$22.99
Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends shows you how to create lifelike felted figures that remind you of the pets you love - using a little wool roving and a few basic tools and techniques. Even more than this, it shows you how to capture their adorable expressions when they're playing hard, napping, or just happy to see you. A sweetly cocked head, perky ears and a tail that makes you think it's actually wagging - the charm and the pleasure of these figures are in the details!

Detailed step-by-step instructions and photos show you how easy it is to make the basic shapes and components and then to add details like long or curly hair, spines and stripes as well as little faces that are utterly irresistible. With a bit of practice, you'll soon be ready to portray the unique poses and expressions of beloved pets in your own life.
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Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

Stephan Koja

$39.99
Now available again, this visually stunning collection of Gustav Klimt's landscape paintings brings to light a lesser-known aspect of the Viennese painter's oeuvre. While Gustav Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbolladen portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the extraordinary light and spectacular hues to paint and sketch landscapes. Among the most exquisite of Klimt's landscapes are those in which he experimented with composition and style. Accompanied by scholarly essays, the images reproduced in this book comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work.
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Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard

Juliette Rizzi

$16.99
Born in 1867, French Postimpressionist artist Pierre Bonnard was, with Henri Matisse, one of the greatest colorists of the early 20th century. As a painter, he preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference to capture the spirit of a moment and express it through his distinctive handling of color and innovative sense of composition. This accessible and highly illustrated introduction to his life and work, published to accompany a major Tate exhibition, offers readers a special insight into the popular artist and his practice.
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R. Crumb's Dream Diary

R. Crumb's Dream Diary

Ronald Bronstein ,  Sammy Harkham

$39.99
An unprecedented insight into the untamed art and psyche of R. Crumb.

For more than forty years, legendary American artist Robert Crumb has documented his nightly dreams in a meticulously kept private journal. This material has stood as a guarded secret in a career defined by an impish compulsion to publically selfdisclose. All of the artist's well-documented preoccupations are present and accounted for - rampant egomania, insatiable lust, profound self-disgust, the sad beauty of old America, the moral bankruptcy of new America and the fool's errand quest for spiritual enlightenment - but here they are entirely untamed, springing forth from forces beyond even his control.

Published for the first time, the complete Dream Diaries offer readers a deep, dark look under the hood of one of America's most aggressively dynamic comedic voices.
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Magritte: Lifeline

Magritte: Lifeline

Xavier Canonne ,  Julie Waseige ,  Guido Comis

$60.00
The book presents about seventy paintings, gouaches and drawings by Rene Magritte and includes interesting studies by international researchers such as Julie Waseige and Xavier Canonne both on the artist's poetic and art evolution. The volume's starting point is Magritte's lecture at the Royal Musee des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp held on 20 November 1938, today known as `La Ligne de vie'.

It was through a series of examples (that) on that occasion Magritte outlined the genesis of his art, endeavoring to define the thirteen years of surrealist painting. Although the visible manifestations of the World's Mystery he continuously offers to us, he has anyhow refused to explain his works. This conference was one of the rare occasions in which the artist opened up to the public, clarifying his beginnings and the evolution of his painting until 1938, the period now recognized as the most representative of his entire career.

The book includes Magritte's masterpieces before and after this date, when its diffusion and notoriety became international. It contains his most famous paintings but also documents, book catalogs, musical partitions and many photographs by Rene Magritte himself and his fellow artists, along with screenshots of his films so to give a wide overview on his entire artistic experience.
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Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

Dan Barasch ,  Dylan Thuras

$79.95
This book captures the awe-inspiring drama of abandoned, forgotten, and ruined spaces, as well as the extraordinary designs that can bring them back to life - demonstrating that reimagined, repurposed, and abandoned architecture has the beauty and power to change lives, communities, and cities the world over. The scale and diversity of abandoned buildings is shown through examples from all around the world, demonstrating the extraordinary ingenuity of their transformation by some of the greatest architectural designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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My Bedroom is an Office

My Bedroom is an Office

Joanna Thornhill

$29.99
Just moved into your new home? No idea where to start or what to do? Landlord won't let you paint your walls? Hate your sofa but can't afford a new one? Wondering if you can paint your horrible plastic chairs?

Look no further, interior design stylist and expert Joanna Thornhill will guide you through an array of design dilemmas, from minor tweaks to bigger projects.

Packed with inspirational and practical advice for both homeowners and renters, this book will help you achieve a home you can be proud of, even if your office is at the end of your bed.
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Things Come Apart 2.0: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

Things Come Apart 2.0: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

Todd McLellan

$29.99
This design - savvy paperback uses beautiful photography of exploded and deconstructed objects to conjure the childlike joy of taking something apart to see how it works. In Things Come Apart, fifty design classics - arranged by size and intricacy - are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in midair and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills. Welcome to Todd McLellan’s unique photographic vision of the material world.

The new paperback edition of the best selling Things Come Apart comes equipped with a fresh, design-savvy package, and includes five new projects that reveal the inner workings of some of the world’s most iconic designs. From SLR camera to mantle clock to espresso machine, from iPad to bicycle to grand piano, every single component of each object is made visible. In addition to showcasing the quality and elegance of older designs, these disassembled objects show that even the most intricate modern technologies can be broken down and understood.

Stunning photography is interspersed with essays by notable figures from the world of restoration, DIY, and design innovation, who discuss historical examples of teardowns, disassembly, and reverse engineering. Things Come Apart conjures the childlike joy of taking something apart to see how it works, and will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world.
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Vogue Essentials: Heels

Vogue Essentials: Heels

Gail Rolfe

$27.99
'You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.' - Christian Dior There is an indefinable magic, mystique and fascination about high-heeled shoes that passes all understanding or logic. How can you explain that the simple act of pointing your toes and gently slipping them into a pair of towering heels can be such a powerful experience physically, psychologically and emotionally? As British VOGUE has charted over the last hundred years, by stepping into a pair of heels, a woman's personality is instantly transformed.

Divided into the categories of Fancy Footwork, Enduring Classics, Step Up and Rainbow Heels, British Vogue's archive of fashion photos has been plundered to showcase the most beautiful, memorable, rule-breaking and trend-setting heels to be photographed in its 100-year history.

Published simultaneously with VOGUE ESSENTIALS: LINGERIE. This irresistible new series from Conran Octopus and British Vogue explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures.
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A Matter of Style: Intimate Portraits of 10 Women Who Changed Fashion

A Matter of Style: Intimate Portraits of 10 Women Who Changed Fashion

Paola Saltari ,  Valeria Manferto De Fabianis ,  Anna Molinari

$52.99
From Coco Chanel and Grace Kelly to Twiggy and Lady Diana, here are ten women who changed twentieth-century fashion forever!

Coco Chanel once proclaimed, I don't do fashion, I am fashion, and in one line she established a mantra for a handful of women who revolutionized the concept of femininity in the mid-twentieth century. A Matter of Style documents the unforgettable lives of Chanel and nine other female icons of style and elegance who captivated entire generations and remain inspiring models of beauty and fascination. An extraordinary collection of photographs brings these women back to life: Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Mary Quant, Twiggy, and Lady Diana. These are the stories of unparalleled lives, captured in a volume without precedent.
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The Photographer's Vision Remastered

The Photographer's Vision Remastered

Michael Freeman

$39.99
In THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S VISION, international bestseller Michael Freeman examines the work of photography's greats, explaining how to view a photo and how to learn from looking at it.

Photographers featured include some of the most distinguished names in photography's history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually rigorous.
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