"Printed Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901" is concerned with the history of printmaking in Australia's foundational period. This book's 377 images, many of them exceedingly rare or long overlooked, are presented alongside Roger Butler's original research and information not previously assembled in order to give full wei... read more
Sketchbooks provides a revealing glimpse into the inner workings and private inspiration of creatives from the world of advertising, design, graphic design, fashion design, art, street art, and illustration. Intimate and often unseen, sketchbooks document the sources of inspiration as well as the journey to final execution. T... read more
More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in "The New Yorker" in 1946, first used the term Abstract Expressionism to describe the richly coloured canvases of Hans Hofmann. The name stuck, and over the years it has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson... read more
From Leighton to Lucas, this magnificent survey explores sculpture in Britain over the last 130 years. Considering the way in which sculpture mediates issues of national identity and how Britains links with its Empire have shaped its artistic output, the book also highlights the dialogues between British and international scu... read more
Andy Warhol carried a camera with him everywhere he went and, taken from ten years of extraordinary shots, his America aspires to the strange beauty and staggering contradictions of the country itself. An America without Warhol is almost as inconceivable as Warhol without America. This title offers a tribute to this great artist.
The China Project brings together three exhibitions that foreground the richness and complexity of contemporary Chinese art over the past three decades, including the Queensland Art Gallery's extensive collection of works from the 1980s to the present.
No genre has fascinated Gerhard Richter so consistently throughout his career as that of landscape. Ever since his softly overpainted "Views of Corsica "series of 1968-69, the artist has revisited and reprised its possibilities, creating black-and-white townscapes based on newspaper picture and amateur photographs, mountain a... read more
The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,700 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this u... read more
The baskets are not empty. They are full of makers, their stories, their thoughts while making. The baskets are never empty. All of the thoughts jump out of the baskets on to all of us. Verna Nichols Indigenous Australian communities were primarily mobile, travelling within their limited clan or group territory from know reso... read more
Explores Caravaggio's scandalous life and provocative work. Placing Caravaggio within the broad panorama of society and ideas at the turn of the 17th century, this title sets a stage for an artist who has been called 'the first modern painter'.
Detailed prints of woodcuts- cross sections through trees. Various species of trees are represented: oak, maple, locust, ash, cedar, and more. The prints reveal the unique beauty of each tree, including its history (through its shape and rings) and defining characteristics (bends, branches, and burls). In addition to the tree... read more
One of the world's most famous and intriguing twentieth-century artists, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) produced dramatic works in a variety of styles. Best known as a co-founder of Cubism, he also created pieces in a variety of other styles, some realistic, some Surrealistic, sculptures as well as paintings. Among his best known ... read more
|Author:||Barbara Buhler Lynes|
Georgia O'Keeffe spent almost 40 years of her life in the American Southwest. Her two houses in New Mexico; at Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu and the landscapes around them became essential elements in her paintings. The mountains and arroyos, the skulls and the Jimson weeds, a ladder against a wall, a door; all transformed by her g... read more
Up until a few years ago, biographies of both J.M.W. Turner and John Ruskin had claimed that, in 1858, Ruskin burned bundles of erotic paintings and drawings by Turner in a fit of embarrassed Victorian censorship, to protect Turner's posthumous reputation. Ruskin's friend Ralph Nicholson Wornum, who was Keeper of the National... read more
"Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde" explores the extraordinary convergence of artists, intellectuals, and creators in Japans capital city during the radically transformative postwar period. Examining works from a range of media paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints, videos and films, as well as graphics, archit... read more
Founded in 1903, the Wiener Werkstatte - "Vienna Workshops" - was a movement to unite the fine and applied arts with the goal of creating beautifully designed and crafted objects for every purpose. This illustrated, compact book offers an exhaustive record of the group, showing work from complex, integrated environments, such... read more
American Modern presents a fresh look at The Museum of Modern Arts holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. Organized thematically and featuring paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptur... read more
Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and activist known for sculpture, installation, architecture, film, and social criticism. For his controversial work, Ai was detained in April 2011, released on bail after 81 days, and he remains under intense police surveillance, prohibited from leaving Beijing. Coinciding with the traveling exh... read more
As opined by the book's title, this is a publication focused toward the shared spaces and communal sensibilities of a city, rather than an attempt to survey the entire contemporary output of this anomalous nation. In essence, the study is a concentrated one of modern Havana, taking note of those artistic, cultural, socio- eco... read more
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 illustrated book features not only 20 of the artists major works, but in stunning original colour illus... read more