Breakfast at Sotheby's is a wry, intimate, truly revealing exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from Philip Hook, a senior director at Sotheby's'Reading it is like participating in a hugely e... read more
Photographs of dancers. And of Dandies. And dogs.Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.Naps. Breaths. Trees.Ingo Maurer's lamp.Buttons. Lists.These are some of my favorite thigns.
Ibsen's A Doll's House opened in Melbourne on 14 September 1889. The slam of the door as Nora left her husband echoed in the minds of thousands of young Australian women. This book is about four of these women, each of who... read more
Slim Aarons made a career, in his words, "photographing attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places." His subjects were the beautiful and the celebrated, the rich and the powerful, the talented... 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 contemp... read more
Dusk features some of the most masculine, perfectly and naturally built, handsome and sensual naked men within a stunning array of hauntingly beautiful and raw outback settings.
Over their weekly conversation in an inner-city cafe, photographer Michael Wee persuaded his friend, painter and writer Tom Carment, to embark on some walks into 'wild' Australia. Inexperienced long-distance bushwalkers, Michael and To... read more
This monograph is the definitive guide to the career of one of the most prodigious fashion photographers of our time. From his earliest work at "Harper's Bazaar" to his now mythic collaboration with "Vogue," Patrick Demarcheli... read more
Mario Testino's boundless talent with a camera must be maddening for other photographers working in a highly competitive field, but he remains one of the most revered stars in his profession. Often imitated and never equale... read more
This delightful gift book records the special place dogs have in our hearts and homes. Illustrated with rare postcard images from the archives of the Mary Evans Picture Library in London, and featuring appropriate and well known quot... read more
This tiny book reflects the scale of a new series of sculptures by world renowned artist Antony Gormley. Gormley's 'Memes' assume 33 different postures, each signifying a psychoanalytic state or position and invite a new engagement with the human form. A remarkable new contribution to the field of contemporary sculpture.
In this remarkable book, a record of a decade of private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong medit... read more
People all around the world know the name of Vincent van Gogh. He has become an artist of mythical proportions. Millions of people are touched by his paintings and they have at least a notion of his tragic ... read more
Adrian Newstead's explosive memoir lifts the lid on what Robert Hughes once described as "the last great art movement of the 20th century." After thirty years sitting round campfires with Aboriginal ... read more
For 250 years the State Hermitage has been one of Europe's most palatial museums. The Hermitage collections were developed beginning in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, and now encompass more than three ... read more
The Elements of Sculpture is the essential viewer's guide to experiencing sculpture. Richly illustrated with colour photographs of artworks both modern and classical and written by a sculptor and teacher with ... read more
This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating book, both trenchant... read more
Art Deco is epitomized by the French works exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the dazzling works displayed spoke to a ... read more
For nearly twenty years David Dawson was Lucian Freud's assistant, companion and model. Freud was famously private. He carefully avoided distraction. With few exceptions, he only wanted those he knew well,... read more