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Discovering Dobell

Discovering Dobell

Christopher Heathcote ,  Richard Heathcote ,  Sir William Dobell

$49.95
Discovering Dobell offers an intimate glimpse of William Dobell, the artist whose heart remained anchored in the daily life of everyday people, from the streets of Depression-raked London to Sydney's Kings Cross. Christopher Heathcote demonstrates how Dobell developed ideas from sketches to paintings. In some instances the book identifies previously unknown relationships between drawings, gouaches and important oils. Discovering Dobell features the artist's controversial and recognisable portraits of Joshua Smith, Dame Mary Gilmore and Helena Rubinstein, alongside other vital strands of his output, including affectionate images of grinning ockers, struggling young mothers, cheeky street children at play, and haughty women intent on keeping-up-appearances. This overview is rounded out with Dobell's experimental drawings and paintings from New Guinea, as well as his little-known ventures into abstract form. This book introduces the creative achievements of this great Australian painter for a new generation of art lovers.
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Samstag Legacy: An Artist's Bequest

Samstag Legacy: An Artist's Bequest

Ross Wolfe

$70.00
The American artist Gordon Samstag famously made one of the great cultural bequests benefitting the arts in this country, enabling Australian visual artists to develop their skills and abilities internationally - through the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. Proudly published by the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art for the University of South Australia's 25th birthday celebrations - and the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships - this groundbreaking book charts the lives and careers of Anne and Gordon Samstag, and their sixteen years of living and working in Australia and eventual return to America. Who were the enigmatic Samstags? Intensely private, each boasting rich ancestral family trees, philanthropy was in their blood. This is their story.
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Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art

Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art

Melissa Loughnan

$49.99
The A–Z of Contemporary Australian Art

Many critics have traditionally dismissed Australian art as derivative. Australiana to Zeitgeist offers an immersive look at a new breed of early career Australian artists proving them wrong.

Championing underrepresented and often, unrepresented up-and-comers, it delves into the various themes shaping the Australian psyche and showcases not only contemporary artists, but artists who are making work that is new and relevant.

From a range of disciplines and working across multiple mediums, these rising stars are making waves here and offshore and setting the direction for generations to follow.

From Australiana to Zeitgeist with Kitsch, Land Art and Xerox in between, this book brings together the work of 78 dynamic Australian artists you need to know, now.
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Tracey Moffatt - My Horizon

Tracey Moffatt - My Horizon

Natalie King

$49.99
Tracey Moffatt is arguably Australia's most successful artist. She has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's 2007 Infinity Award for Art.

My Horizon is the first book on this esteemed artist in ten years. With all new work, including large-scale photography and film, this publication situates Moffatt's work in the international arena as an artist who consistently takes the tempo of our times.Moffatt has created highly stylized narratives and montage to explore a range of themes, including the complexities of interpersonal relationships, the curiousness of popular culture, and her own deeply felt childhood memories and fantasies.

My Horizon will present a compendium of texts that reflect on the artist's highly political and personal fictions, allowing readers to ponder what might be over the horizon. Contributing authors include Germano Celant, Adrian Martin, Moira Roth, Susan Bright, Djon Mundine, Alexis Wright, and Romaine Moreton.
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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Sebastian Smee

$37.95  $34.15
Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists - Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon - whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights.

Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All eight are household names today. But to achieve what they did, each needed the influence of a contemporary - one who was equally ambitious but possessed sharply contrasting strengths and weaknesses.

Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas were close associates whose personal bond frayed after Degas painted a portrait of Manet and his wife. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso swapped paintings, ideas, and influences as they jostled for the support of collectors like Leo and Gertrude Stein and vied for the leadership of a new avant-garde. Jackson Pollock’s uninhibited style of “action painting” triggered a breakthrough in the work of his older rival, Willem de Kooning. After Pollock’s sudden death in a car crash, de Kooning assumed Pollock’s mantle and became romantically involved with his late friend’s mistress. Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon met in the early 1950s, when Bacon was being hailed as Britain’s most exciting new painter and Freud was working in relative obscurity. Their intense but asymmetrical friendship came to a head when Freud painted a portrait of Bacon, which was later stolen.

Each of these relationships culminated in an early flashpoint, a rupture in a budding intimacy that was both a betrayal and a trigger for great innovation. Writing with the same exuberant wit and psychological insight that earned him a Pulitzer Prize for art criticism, Sebastian Smee explores here the way that coming into one’s own as an artist - finding one’s voice - almost always involves willfully breaking away from some intimate’s expectations of who you are or ought to be.
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50 Modern Artists You Should Know

50 Modern Artists You Should Know

Christiane Weidermann

$34.99
Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists redefined norms and challenged tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. From the Impressionists to the Surrealists, Cubists to Pop artists-readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about one of the most popular and prolific periods in art history.
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Women Street Artists: The Complete Guide

Women Street Artists: The Complete Guide

Xavier Tapies

$39.99
Over 50 of the world's top women street artists, with amazing images and detailed biographies. Includes Bambi, Btoy, Elle, Jilly Ballistic, Faith47, Lily Mixe, Miss Van, Nadege Dauvergne, Vexta and many more.
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Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom Book of Prints: Prints to Colour and Frame

Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom Book of Prints: Prints to Colour and Frame

Millie Marotta

$29.99
A book of prints taken from the international bestseller Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom.

Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom was the publishing sensation of 2015. Her illustrations have taken the world by storm, and her book has sold over 5 million copies. In this Book of Prints, 20 of Millie's favourite prints are provided one sided, on super thick card that are easily detachable. Readers can use pens, pencils, and even paints to decorate them and frame them or keep. But they also work as beautiful standalone works of art just as they are.

From octopus to dragonflies, from butterflies to fish, from whales to rhinos, there is something to delight all Millie fans and those new to her art.
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Decorative Paper Craft: Origami - Paper Cutting - Papier Mache

Decorative Paper Craft: Origami - Paper Cutting - Papier Mache

GMC Editors

$19.99
Paper craft is a fun and accessible hobby for people of all ages to enjoy.

Decorative Paper Craft is the perfect introduction to this absorbing pastime. Here you will find more than 20 beautifully photographed projects for the home, gifts for friends and family, and decorations for special occasions. Inspirational designs feature paper cuts, party items, handy storage, and fabulous items to decorate your home.All the projects have clear set-by-step instructions to guide you, and there are plenty of tips to help you on your way. So grab some pretty paper and start cutting, sticking and folding!Projects include:

Money-box bear
Pop-up bunny card
Valentine's papercut
Floral pom-poms
Butterfly chandelier
Christmas crackers
Heartfelt roses
Cutaway clock
Book sculpture
and so much more!

The projects come from a variety of makers featured in Making magazine. The step-by-step illustrations/photographs are simple to follow, and all templates required are provided so you can recreate the designs. If you are a paper fan and love all things crafty then this book is for you!
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Edgar Degas: Masterpieces of Art

Edgar Degas: Masterpieces of Art

Michael Robinson

$29.99
French artist Edgar Degas was famous for his drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Although a member of the Impressionists, with Monet, Pissaro and Renoir his work focused on indoor subjects, particularly his acutely observed pieces on ballerinas. His masterful studies of real life resonate still today and he remains one of the most popular painters in the world. This beautiful new book showcases all of his major works (including Ballet Rehearsal, The Star and The Ballet Class), with detailed captions, and a long essay on life, art and influences.
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Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave

Timothy Clark ,  Shugo Asano ,  Roger Keyes

$50.00
An acknowledged master during his lifetime, Hokusai created sublime works during the last thirty years of his life, right up to his death at the age of ninety. Exhibitions since the 1980s have presented his long career as a chronological sequence. This publication, which will coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, takes a fresh approach based on innovative scholarship: thematic groupings of late works are related to the major spiritual and artistic quests of Hokusai's life.

Hokusai's personal beliefs are contemplated here through analyses of major brush paintings, drawings, woodblock prints, and illustrated books. The publication gives due attention to the contribution of Hokusai's daughter Eijo (Oi), also an accomplished artist. Hokusai continually explored the mutability and minutiae of natural phenomena in his art. His late subjects and styles were based on a mastery of eclectic Japanese, Chinese, and European techniques and an encyclopedic knowledge of nature, myth, and history.

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave draws on the finest collections of his work in Japan and around the world, making this the most important publication for years on Hokusai and a uniquely valuable overview of the artist's late career.
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50 Architects You Should Know

50 Architects You Should Know

Isabel Kuhl ,  Kristina Lowis ,  Sabine Thiel-Siling

$34.99
Starting with the Renaissance, this accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi through Antoni Gaudi to Frank Gehry. Double-page spreads feature full-color illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline. A concise and accessible architectural history, this book is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped define their eras.
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Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space

Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space

Charles R. Wolfe

$42.99
In order to understand and improve cities today, personal observation remains as important as ever. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, "using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. Seeing the Better City brings our attention back to the real world right in front of us, focusing it once more on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.

Through clear prose and vibrant photographs, Charles Wolfe shows those who experience cities how they might catalogue the influences of Urban form, neighbourhood dynamics, public transportation, and myriad other basic city elements that impact their daily lives. He then shares insights into how they can use those observations to Contribute to better planning" and design indecisions. "Wolfe calls this the' "urban diary" approach, and highlights how the perspective of the observer is key to understanding the dynamics of urban space.

He concludes by offering contemporary examples and guidance on how to use carefully recorded and organised observations as a tool to create change in urban planning conversations and practice. From city-dwellers to elected officials involved 'in local planning and design issues, this book is an invaluable tool for constructive, creative discourse about improving urban space.
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Hidden Paris: Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors

Hidden Paris: Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors

Caroline Clifton-Mogg

$59.99
'City of Light', 'City of Mystery', 'City of Romance' - of course, it must be Paris. No other European capital city has the same allure, charm and plethora of pleasures to be searched for and delightfully discovered. For while Paris's public buildings are there for all to admire, there is another, more secret Paris that is not so easy to find. Unlike London, or many other busy cities, Paris has always hidden much of its domestic charm behind tantalisingly closed doors - heavy wooden doors - that can only be accessed through keys, codes or the interrogation of suspicious concierges. Behind those doors are houses and apartments grouped round courtyards and gardens, which remain unseen by all except for those in the know, until now. Hidden Paris opens the door to some of these secret interiors - both the old and the new, the classic and the quirky - and sheds a light on how Parisians really live.
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Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for Better Living

Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for Better Living

Robin Brimblecombe ,  Kara Rosemeier

$59.95
A guide to how positive energy living can be achieved, through homes that power themselves and empower their occupants.

Positive energy homes enable people to live healthy and comfortable lives with energy left over to share. Creating a house you love that produces surplus energy is surprisingly easy with a thorough understanding of how buildings work and careful attention to detail in construction.  The Passive House standard, with its well-proven track record, forms the basis for creating positive energy homes.

This book explores the Passive House 'fabric first' approach, as well as the science and practicalities of effective ventilation strategies, smart options for heating and cooling, daylight harvesting, and efficient lighting and appliances. 

Positive Energy Homes provides home owners world-wide, architects and builders with an understanding of the principles and technical details of building these houses.
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It's Beautiful Here

It's Beautiful Here

Megan Morton ,  Brooke Holme

$59.99
A beautiful home doesn’t rest on great design alone – it’s shaped by the people who live there. That relationship is what raises these gorgeous, eclectic houses above their undeniably attractive facades.

With her trademark enthusiasm, Megan Morton invites you into her favourite homes with personality, and introduces us to the personalities who call them home. Behind the quirky details, beneath the vintage finds and between the creative clashing you’ll find hints for shaping beautiful corners, rooms and moments all of your own.

More than a window into inspirational homes around the
world, It’s Beautiful Here will make you stop and recognize that here, right now, there’s something beautiful.
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Inside Vogue: My Diary of Vogue's 100th Year

Inside Vogue: My Diary of Vogue's 100th Year

Alexandra Shulman

$24.99
What a year for Vogue! Alexandra Shulman reveals the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue (that Duchess of Cambridge cover surprise), organizing the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala, working with designers from Victoria Beckham to Karl Lagerfeld and contributors from David Bailey to Alexa Chung. All under the continual scrutiny of a television documentary crew. But narrowly-contained domestic chaos hovers - spontaneous combustion in the kitchen, a temperamental boiler and having to send bin day reminders all the way from Milan fashion week. For anyone who wants to know what the life of a fashion magazine editor is really like, or for any woman who loves her job, this is a rich, honest and sharply observed account of a year lived at the centre of British fashion and culture.
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How to Wear Makeup: 75 Tips + Tutorials

How to Wear Makeup: 75 Tips + Tutorials

Mackenzie Wagoner ,  Judith Van den Hoek ,  Illustration LTD

$16.99
From applying a sultry smoky cat-eye to a flawless red lip, How to Wear Makeup is an essential guide to perfecting any beauty routine. Here is advice on the best products to include in a makeup bag, tips for seasonal skincare tips and the best techniques for transitioning looks from day to night - a must-have for anyone seeking fresh and simple ways to wear makeup. Covering everything from foundation and contouring basics, eyeshadow and eyeliner tutorials, finding the best shade of lipstick for any occasion and tips for eyebrow shaping, How to Wear Makeup is the perfect pocket reference, gift wrapped in an irresistible package.
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Riviera Cocktail

Riviera Cocktail

Edward Quinn

$75.00
Photographer Edward Quinn chronicles the sweet life of the French Riviera in the 1950s and 60s in this homage to the stylish celebrities who lived and loved on this chic coastline.
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Elliott Erwitt's Dogs

Elliott Erwitt's Dogs

Elliott Erwitt (Magnum)

$24.99
In a heartfelt and original tribute to man s best friend, the photographic master Elliott Erwitt captures all the diversity of the canine kingdom. We witness Fido s many moods from playful, perky scamp to quiet and constant companion. Ranging from daring little imps to lumbering and gentle beasts, Erwitt s images unveil the quirkiness that makes these creatures so beloved while combining an unerring sense of composition with the magic of the moment.
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Elliott Erwitt's New York

Elliott Erwitt's New York

Elliott Erwitt (Magnum)

$24.99
A monochromatic tribute to New York City that depicts all the shadings of this vital metropolis in glimpses that are sometimes gritty, sometimes elegant yet always true to life.
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Elliott Erwitt's Paris

Elliott Erwitt's Paris

Elliott Erwitt (Magnum)

$24.99
Legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt captures the enchantments of Paris - both the intimate details of daily life and the grand vistas - with an eye that's witty, detached, and anti-Romantic. A stunning tribute that succeeds in capturing all of the moods of one of the world's great cities.
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Avedon's France: Old World, New Look

Avedon's France: Old World, New Look

Robert Rubin ,  Marianne Le Galliard

$55.00
Exploring Richard Avedon's fascination with France, Avedon's France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives); and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon's apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealised version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the Belle Epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoiste later in his life. Avedon's France offers a full account of Avedon's restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time.
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Magnum Manifesto

Magnum Manifesto

Magnum Photos ,  Clement Cheroux ,  Clara Bouveresse

$90.00
In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Clement Cheroux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. A Magnum photograph can be expressive and bear witness at the same time. Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts: Part 1 (1947-1968) views the Magnum archive through a humanist lens, focusing on post-war ideals of commonality and utopianism. Part 2 (1969-1989) shows a world fragmenting, with a focus on subcultures, minorities and outsiders. Part 3 (1990-present day) charts the ways in which Magnum photographers have captured - and continue to capture - a world in flux and under threat. Featuring both group and individual projects, the book includes contact sheets, notebooks, magazine spreads and other previously unseen material to accompany the photographs. Complete with extensive texts by Clement Cheroux and photographic historian Clara Bouveresse, Magnum Manifesto is an essential purchase for anyone seeking to understand the very best in photography.
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