Brassai (1899-1984) was the first and is still the most famous photographer to chronicle Paris after dark. Born in Hungary, he came to the French capital in 1924, working first as a journalist and then embracing photography, but it was the Paris of the 1930s that came to form the bedrock of his body of work. Walking the city ... read more
Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth, with a pouch full of colored pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a grit... 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
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.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for WH Smith Literary Prize 1999 and Whitbread Prize (Biography) 1999 and W H Smith Annual Literary Award 1999 and Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1999.|
'Hilary Spurling's "The Unknown Matisse" is a truly wonderful biography. Her prose is muscular, rhythmical, carrying a lot of information, yet swift, enthralling. She has done for Matisse what George Painter famously did for Proust in the 1950s. Besides being a first-rate scholar, she is an artist in narrative who has unearth... read more
Like its predecessors, "Once Upon a Time" and "A Place in the Sun", "Poolside with Slim Aarons" offers images of jet-setters and the wealthy, of beautiful, glittering people living the glamorous life. Yet this new collection of stunning photographs of the rich and well-connected 'doing attractive things' in their favourite pl... read more
One of the great pioneers of fashion photography, Norman Parkinson is famous for his sense of style and glamour. Heralded as one of the true innovators in his field, he pushed the boundaries of the day by bringing the model out of the studio and onto the street. He set the model against unusual and daring backdrops, such as t... read more
This is Australia through the eyes of one of our most gifted photographers. Rex Dupain's country is a place of iconic but nameless landscapes and astonishing visual contradictions.
Ceci n'est pas un livre, ceci n'est pas un film...This title includes urrealist visions, confused identities, obsession, fetish and seething desire. Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly's "Rose, c'est Paris" is both a photographic monograph and a feature-length film on DVD. This extraordinary work of art, in two different but inte... read more
A side effect of the rise of photography as a popular art form has been the accumulation of a huge body of images whose photographers and subjects remain unknown. These include fascinating photographs--some almost masterpieces--that could easily have been lost if it hadn't been for their chance rediscovery in libraries, archi... read more
Warhol's Queens offers a surprising mosaic consisting of his portraits of royal queens and images of drag queens. For Andy Warhol (1928-1987), both genuine as well as fake queens slipped into the role of idealized movie-star femininity, devoting their lives to handing down a glittering and sparkling way of life and prese... read more
Decade: 1970-1980 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940-2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by film maker and Rennie contemporary Paul Cox and an essay by academic Susan Van Wyk, Decade highlights Ellis as one of Australia's most important chroniclers of the 1970s. The pho... read more
Hungarian-born photographer Brassai dedicated more than fifty years of his artistic creation to capturing his adoptive city in all its facets. From winsome children playing in the public gardens to amorous couple on amusement park attractions, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagrants, from cobblestone alleyways... 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
Tillmans's latest project sets its sights on the worldOver the period of more than two decades, Wolfgang Tillmans has explored the medium of photo-imaging with greater range than any other artist of his generation. From snapshots of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photoc... read more