Indigenous artists have brought their culture to the international stage from the breadth of the Australian continent and its surrounding islands. Spirit Country explores the vibrant contemporary Aboriginal art that has caught the eyes of the Western art world but for those who make them they are also religious documents, map... read more

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Awards:Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Illustrated Book of the Year 2009.

The paintings of Australian birds in A Brush with Birds are by artists whose work is represented in the National Library of Australia. They span the years from first settlement to the 1970s, telling us about the times as well as the birds, and showing how the style of bird art has evolved. This book is lavishly illustrated wi... read more

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Not only is this book an overview of contemporary painting, it is also an enquiry into how we experience its images, what they mean and why the practice remains vital. The venerable art of painting still thrives as a leading force in the art market. "Painting Today" explores the development of the medium, especially through t... read more

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Published to coincide with the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition to be held at the National Gallery of Victoria, June to October 2011. Vienna: Art & Design is a stylish and timeless book which highlights the extraordinary and provocative period when a unique generation of artistic and intellectual geniuses transformed ... read more

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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.

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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

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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

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Author: John T. Spike
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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'.

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MATISSE: DRAWING LIFE, and the exhibition it accompanies, explores Matisse's works, on and with paper, made throughout his long career. Featuring more than 300 drawings, prints, illustrated books and selected paintings and paper cut-outs by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, it traces an arc from the artist's st... read more

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This lavishly illustrated book brings to light the diverse work and the growing influence of this early 20th century Japanese artist and designer. Kamisaka Sekka (18661942), little known until recent years, is being reappreciated and influencing a new generation of artists and designers in Japan and beyond. Through over 200 i... read more

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Unlock the creative potential of the camera thats always in your pocket. This book is for every iPhone owner with an interest in creating stylish, fashionable, exciting and unique photos, wherever they are. iPhone users are always talking about the latest apps, and with good reason; for pennies, extra features can be added to... read more

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What is the true human cost of the war in Afghanistan? What are the real effects of the austerity measure? And how did the London riots spread so quickly? "Facts are Sacred", the "Guardian's" award-winning datablog, publishes and analyses seemingly benign data - released under the auspices of transparency - to bring its reade... read more

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Thirty years ago Rod Moss made his home in the stark beauty of Australia's Centre. Since then, his place in Alice Springs and the traditional lands of the Arrernte has been deepened by his enduring intimacy with the families of Whitegate camp on the town's eastern fringe. In this frank and powerful illustrated memoir, Moss ge... read more

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The career of a literary and art comic pioneer. In an art career that now spans six decades, Art Spiegelman has been a groundbreaking and influential figure with a global impact. His Pulitzer Prize-winning holocaust memoir "Maus" established the graphic novel as a legitimate form and inspired countless cartoonists while his s... read more

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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

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Russell Drysdale: Defining the modern Australian landscape takes a fresh look at one of the nation's major modern artists, surveying Drysdale's approach to landscape across painting, drawing and photography. Using original research, Christopher Heathcote highlights what the artist saw as urgent issues facing Australia mid-cen... read more

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Author: Gian Carlo Calza
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Presents an overview of the Hokusai's life and works in various media. This title features illustrations that give a picture of his entire career, from his beloved seascapes and mountain views to rarely seen works.

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A fascinating survey of Jewish art and history from one of the most comprehensive Jewish collections. The Jewish World represents an overview of Jewish art that spans the multiple dimensions of Jewish life across the globe. Through beautiful photographs and insightful texts, this richly illustrated book brings to light master... read more

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This sketchbook of Sydney is a cartographic work on the idea of living elsewhere.  Caroline Bouquet is a French artist and the descendant of a master French cartographer.
The book creates an immersion into different worlds, real and imaginary, with their own maps and emotions.  It calls on the nomad in you to ... read more

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Alphonse Mucha is known largely for having originated Art Nouveau, when his poster of the actress Sarah Bernhardt became a legendary icon of the movement. Mucha went on to design hundreds of pieces in the decorative arts field, but later distanced himself from the style he pioneered, devoting his time and energy to painting. ... read more

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