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
Thought-provoking and richly visual, Nature Morte brings together, for the first time, the poignant, provocative re-imaginings of the traditional still life by over 180 international contemporary artists. This visually stunning and timely book reveals how leading artists of the 21st century are reinvigorating the still life, ... read more
Just as Picassos Guernica or Gericaults Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But which ones? Which contemporary artworks best capture the zeitgeist of the late 20th and early 21st centuries? This bold and engagin... read more
Wild Art is an incredibly vivid, colourful and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitsch, quirky or funky to 'make it'in the formal art world of galleries and museums. From pimped cars and graffiti to extreme body art, ice sculpture, flash mobs, burlesque acts, portraits m... 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
Salvador Dali is one of the most popular artists in the world, known for his lavish lifestyle, gravity-defying moustache and bizarre art. This book tells the story of Dali's life and explores the meaning of his Surrealist paintings. It goes beyond his fine art practice and discusses his venture into the commercial world from ... read more
The definitive survey of contemporary abstract painting, featuring eighty of the most innovative painters from around the world.
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
A photographic journey that spans the greats of contemporary literature, Portrait of the Writer is a collection of more than 250 images of the worlds most renowned and revered writers, as immortalized by renowned photographers. The book features unforgettable images of 20th-century literary greats Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul ... 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