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 fo... read more
|Author:||Oscar Wilde and Del Kathryn Barton|
Art & Australia’s latest book project presents a new series of artworks by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by the wild energy of Oscar Wilde’s classic story The Nightingale and the Rose.
Lusciously illustrated, the book contains 20 new paintings and drawings by the Archibald winning artist to accompany the w... read more
Banksy is the world's foremost graffiti artist, his work adorning streets, walls and bridges across nations and continents. His stencil designs are instantly recognizable and disturbingly precise in their social and political commentary, flavoured with subtle humour and self-awareness. More popular than ever, Banksy has spawn... read more
There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest possible audience. Alain de Botton and John Armstrong have a firm belief that art can help us w... read more
This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the world around us. It's about what makes a Warhol ... read more
An exploration of visual phenomena, The Naked Eye is a treasure trove of unusual images from across the world, all the more extraordinary for being real, all the more fascinating for existing without computer manipulation. Some images are the works of artists and visionary architects, some showcase incredible natural phenome... read more
As the first major documentation of John Beard's work, this definitive monograph provides a visual chronology of Beard's work from 1978-2011. Featuring a highly original design presentation and exacting production standards, this beautifully created book contains essays by Stephen Bann and Anthony Bond, two of the art world's... read more
Like Sherlock Holmes' dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. Rick Gekoski tells the very human stories that lie behind some of the greatest losses to artistic culture - and addresses the questions such disappearances raise. Some of the items are stolen (the Mona Lisa), some des... read more
David McDiarmid (1952–1995) was an artist, designer, DJ and activist who made an indelible impact on the intersecting histories of art, craft, fashion, graphic design, gay liberation and AIDS awareness in Australia and New York. Working alongside friends and contemporaries including Jenny Kee, Linda Jackson and Peter Tu... read more
A fascinating snapshot of the wild, opulent, sometimes tacky and always decadent 1980s in Australia by a true original. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940-2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an... read more
Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture--both highbrow and low. In the sumptuous 384-page coffee table book, the editors of Vanity Fair have created the definitive history of the most talked-about magazine of our day. From its inception in 1913, through the Jaz... read more
Blue skies, clear water, cosmopolitan cities, red earth and seemingly endless stretches of sand are only a fraction of what you'll find in Australia.
In Animal Architecture, Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt's photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua and the fantastic nests created ... read more
Photographer Paul Freeman takes a sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at the way European men have adorned and mythologized themselves and their physical courage over the centuries, and refers for inspiration to monumental art and paintings that were the work of artists who tended to depict a fantasy of sensuality rather than the ... read more
After exploring and photographing 52 neighbourhoods in her own city of Sydney – "in search of ordinary beauty and interestingness" – Louise decided to do the same thing in other famous cities around the world. Only this time, she brought along her 8-year-old daughter.The results are stunning.
Following in the paw prints of Rachael Hale's The French Cat and The French Dog, The New York Dog showcases Hale's signature photographic style in the Big Apple. Uniquely capturing both the atmosphere of the city and the personalities of the dogs that live there, Rachael explores the life of the New York dog from a wide varie... read more
A collection of over one hundred and eighty fine art nude photographic portraits of men captured in the classical tradition of mythologised heroism and the sometimes grandiose and dramatic poses that entailed, shot in an array of contemporary, post-modernist, neo-classic and painterly environments, in both colour and warm ton... read more
Sydney is a city that needs to be seen in the flesh, but failing that or as a memento of the wonder that you've experienced, Sydney 360 offers a spectacular way to view and experience her magic. Divided into six chapters covering Sydney Cove, beaches, Cockle Bay, architecture, suburban streets and street art, Sydney 360 provi... read more
The Hamptons have long been a haven for the world's elite. Its breathtaking vistas inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer; its social forebears include Gerald and Sara Murphy entertaining Leger and Fitzgerald; Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol all found inspiration on America's Riviera. Spectacular estates from... read more