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

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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 t... read more

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There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest p... read more

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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

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'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... read more

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A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyo... read more

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Author: Kitty Hauser
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 Art

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Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century, and served as the inspiration and launching point for much of the figural and abstract art that came after him. This highly illustrate... read more

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Author: George Roddam
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Paul Gauguin created some of the most advanced art in a brilliant generation of artists all of whom struggled against the stifling conformity of the late 19th century's artistic mainstream. He created paintings whose radically simpl... read more

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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

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'It's easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don't have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there... read more

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"The purpose of drawing is to make freshness permanent. Out of billions of seconds of futility, occasionally, sparks of the life force are immutably held forever." Brett Whiteley wrote these lines in his 1985 notebook about ... read more

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Experience the creative explosion that transformed American art, in the words of the artists, writers, and critics who were there: In the quarte... read more

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In 1965, UQP first published Ian Fairweather's The Drunken Buddha. His iconic translation of an ancient Chinese novel, illustrated with his paintings, was praised by scholars and readers alike. Fairweather was fascintated by Chin... read more

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Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing & Painting combines an authoritative category killer approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artis... read more

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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 a... read more

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Author: Ruth Guilding
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Series:Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

In a lively re-examination of the British collectors who bankrupted themselves to possess antique marble statues, Owning the Past chronicles a story of pride, rivalry, snobbery, and myo... read more

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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

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Cy Twombly (1928-2011) created art that was remarkable for its versatility, sensitivity and originality. Throughout his career, he followed his own artistic pathway, independent from contemporary trends, and for a long time ... read more

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From the emergence of pop art in the 1950s through to its reinvented forms in the 1980s, Pop to Popism explores the dynamic engagement of art with popular culture. Drawn from major public and private collections around the world, Pop ... read more

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