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
Dogs in Australian Art looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 masterworks that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best friends. Steven Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which occurred in Australian art, and which have traditionally been attribut... read more
In this sweeping collection of essays, Edmund Capon describes his lifelong fascination with art and the artists who, over centuries, have enlightened us and challenged the way we see the world. He shares his passion for topics as diverse as the art of China and the Renaissance Old Masters, talks of personal encounters with ar... 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 meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. These conversations are pun... read more
Street art is a visual conversation between many voices; an open-air exhibition space that is constantly changing through the work of many people acting alone and yet together. It can be colourful, raw, controversial or witty. Melbourne has long been renowned for its dynamic street art scene that covers everything from stenci... read more
The first major text devoted to Del Kathryn Barton's work offers a portrait of a rich and multi-dimensional life informed by a deeply ingrained sense of an abundant natural realm. Barton's work is celebrated for its frank sexual assertiveness and for her imagined landscapes inhabited by myriad humans and their animal familiars.
The Kerry Stokes Collection is one of the most significant and respected private collections of art and historical material in Australia. Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection features a select group of twelve handmade books or 'manuscripts'. Each make a distinct contri... read more
Swiss-born artist Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) created some of the most innovative and best-loved works of the twentieth century, in media including etching, drawing, ink, pastel, oil paint and watercolour. Uniquely among his contemporaries, he combined the machine aesthetic of modernism with lyrical, organic elements, arriving at... read more
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. When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are Do I like it? And Who's it by? When you sta... read more
For anyone who loves creativity and contemporary art, or who simply loves the joy of colouring, comes Outside The Lines, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, str... read more
This is a new biography of Michelangelo by Martin Gayford, the acclaimed author of Constable in Love and The Yellow House. There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo's life. At 31 he was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor o... read more
The definitive survey of contemporary abstract painting, featuring eighty of the most innovative painters from around the world.
Byron Bay: The History, Beauty and Spirit is a beautiful hard cover coffee table book that offers a unique glimpse of Byron Bay and the surrounding region. It provides a visual feast and remarkable insight into the people and landscapes of the unique community that is Byron Bay. This stunning collection of 150 photographs, na... read more
A book of beutiful scenic photographs of the South Island of New Zealand combined with Japanese haiku poems.
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
Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt's trilogy of books documenting the disappearing natural world and animals of East Africa. The book's title, combined with the titles of Brandt's first two books, captures the change he has witnessed: "On this Earth, a shadow falls across the ravaged land." T... read more
Step aboard the most beautiful cruise ships, from the 1930s to present day! Discover life aboard as well as numerous mythical ports of call, from the Caribbean to the Far East...It was in 1891 that Albert Balin, director of the Hamburg American Line, invented a travel concept that would soon enjoy world-wide success: the plea... read more
New York is the city that never sleeps, but many visitors to the Big Apple want to enjoy its quiet side - to discover places off the beaten track, to explore enticing small museums or enjoy peaceful gardens. Busy New Yorkers often look for places to relax and recuperate - to find somewhere to have coffee and cake or a restful... read more