Art deco architecture flourished in urban areas thropughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples - office buildings, cinemas, hotels and churches - are still in use. Deco architects, artists and designers drew on European styles but were committed to a style that grew organically from their native soil. T... read more

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How do we see the world around us? "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design be ... read more

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Andy Goldsworthys beautiful ephemeral artworks have been rendered timeless in numerous photographic records. But over a period of nearly twenty-five years, he has also produced more than 120 permanent installations all over the world in three continents. This is the first significant volume devoted to Goldsworthy's work in ne... read more

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They follow flight paths and habitats of birds, from the Victorian Mallee to the forests of South East Asia, to Japan and the South of France. Sometimes, as the painter says, its almost as if I am looking at the earth with a birds eye view the birds suggest new ways of telling stories about the earth. This is a dazzling book,... read more

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This is an essential study of the development of Arabic art, portraying its splendor and diversity, and a work of supreme 19th century draftsmanship. It is a compendium of 19th century Islamic art and architecture. Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879), a French Orientalist, author and artist, was one of the greatest pre-20th ce... read more

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Examines the unique vision of Sydney painter Peter Kingston whose marvellous paintings, sculptures, carvvings and contrivances capture so perfectly the essence of the harbour city.

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Author: Oliver Wick
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Recently breaking the record price for post-war art at a Sothebys auction, Rothkos White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) is indicative of this artist's tremendous and enduring legacy as a master of color. The monograph begins with Rothkos early work focusing specifically on the delicate hues and subtle texture of h... read more

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Author: Diane Moon
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Highlights the continuing importance of fibre within Aboriginal culture and the extraordinary inventiveness of the artists exploring the medium. Works range from classic interpretations of woven forms inspired by ancient stories, to feathered pieces that continue traditions of making practical and decorative fibre objects.

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Author: Betty Churcher
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In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velzquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Czanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the secrets within the artworks and the processes of their creation. With the gift for making... read more

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Works of art make a substantial contribution to cultural identification. When they are placed in a public place, this function is enhanced. However the artwork also acknowledges other tasks: it figuratively announces content in the traditional role, standing as the image of a ruler or at least serves as decoration, while in t... read more

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'Heatherwick is Leonardo da Vinci of our times' Sir Terence Conran. Still just two decades into his career, British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most original creative talents for many decades. He has produced everything from sculptural chairs forged from the world's largest aluminium extruder, ... read more

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In 1966 an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art grabbed the headlines. The artist was an unusual one to find in a modern art gallery: JMW Turner. While that exhibition's presentation of Turner as an influence on Abstract Expressionism is contentious, it succeeded both in presenting his work in a contemporary context ... read more

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The first publication dedicated exclusively to Mark Rothko's art during the critical formative period of the 1940s. Examining the development and artistic exploration of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, this unprecedented volume presents the works of American artist Mark Rothko from the 1940s, a time when... read more

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"Balinese Art" is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene. Balinese art has been popular and widely collected around the world for many decades. In fact, the contemporary painter who com... read more

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Linde Ivimey is one of Australia’s most admired contemporary artists. This book, the first monograph to be published on Ivimey’s work and practice, explores the relationship between her often challenging and confronting personal biography and her art. It traces the chronology of Ivimey’s practice and is accompanied by a short... read more

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Bridget Riley is one of the foremost figures of the op-art moment.

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The preeminent children's book artist of the 20th century, Maurice Sendak and his 60-year career are celebrated in this full-colour catalogue of more than 200 images being exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City from June 11-August 17, 2013. Accompanied by 12 essays from such noted scholars and historians as... read more

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Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintin's journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow and New York. Tintin: The Art of Herge offers new insight into this iconic character, with incredible access to original sources from... read more

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Australian painter and theatre artist Loudon Sainthill and his partner, entrepreneur and gallery director Harry Tatlock Miller, were at the heart of avant-garde artistic and literary circles in mid-twentieth century Sydney and London. This book details their life and times and contains much of Sainthill's sumptuous art, inclu... read more

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