David Walsh - the creator of Mona in Hobart - is both a giant and an enigma in the Australian art world. A multi-millionaire who made his money gambling, David has turned a wild vision into a unique reality; he is in turns controversial, mysterious and idolised. A Bone of Fact is his utterly unconventional and absorbing memoi... read more
Hailed as the most important addition to the Australian cultural landscape since the opening of the Sydney Opera House, MONA has shaken up the art world by breathing life and delight back into the museum experience. Visitors are flocking to MONA, but what is it about MONA that makes it such a transformative experience? And ho... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Illustrated Book of the Year 2009.|
"Dine with photographer Sarah Rhodes and writer Alice McCormick as they journey into the homes of Australia's most pre-eminent artists and unearth captivating stories of their lives and work. Over lunch, and in their own words, artists from John Olsen to Dorothy Napangardi, Nell to Tim Storrier, begin by discussing how food i... read more
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
Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - Politics, Kinship and Craft - Sarah Thornton compares and contrasts answers to the simple but profound question:... read more
'What kind of world would you like to inhabit?' Here, Keri Smith begins with a list. Writing down everything the reader is drawn to, from things they love or collect to things that fascinate and excite, including objects, colours, sounds, textures, memories, places and people, the list serves as the building block for the cre... read more
By 1945, William Dobell was so many artists desire but few in Australia had achieved. He was a household name. But the most famous artist in the land was a broken man. His Archibald Prize-winning portrait of Joshua Smith became the subject of a sensational legal case, challenging not just Dobell’s right to the prize, bu... read more
In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life: his precocious achievement at Bradford Art College and the Swi... 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
Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series 'Civilisation'. Pa... 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
A large size version of The Game of sculpture for children to create their own unique piece of art.
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.
The Best Loved Villages of France takes the reader to forty-four of the country's most treasured locations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into French village life. You can visit a crumbling medieval fortress with the mayor of Lavardin or peruse the maritime objects found at sea by a ... read more
Rizzoli is proud to present New York, New York in an updated version and affordable price. Praise for New York, New York: Even the most jaded photo connoisseur will find Berenholtz's full skyline panoramas breathtaking. --Publisher's Weekly. This massive valentine to the big Apple, full of stunning photography, makes an exqui... read more
This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted dark ages, these photos show gay couples who were clearly out - some camping it up for the camera while others in loving or clearly domestic poses. These photos were discovered and co... read more
Revered for their indisputable sense of style, classic Hollywood films continue to inspire today's fashions. But the carefully crafted appearances of the timeless characters personified by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup, and costume design. In H... read more
Published to accompany a headline exhibition at the V&A, this book is the definitive celebration of the extraordinary photographic career of Horst P. Horst (1906 - 99). One of Vogue's most prolific and creative contributors, Horst worked in Paris and New York, photographing fashions by leading designers and making portrai... read more