* A major new biography on one of the greatest artists of all time, Raphael Sanzio, written by a leading Renaissance expert. * Retraces Raphael's career by re-examining contemporary documents and accounts and interpreting the artist's works with the eye of an expert restorer.
"Q: Do you care what people think? A: Everyone cares what people think, but luckily I seem to care less than most" Charles Saatchi is one of the moving forces of the modern... read more
Eileen Ramsay was at the centre of a unique period in yachting history, and this wonderful book, featuring her classic photography, celebrates an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary subjects. Eileen's ... read more
While the Last Supper is an image familiar to everyone, the story of its execution is not. In Leonardo and the Last Supper, the best-selling author of Brunelleschi's Dome tells that extraordinary story. Milan, 1496 and f... read more
They've been exciting generations of men, on calendars and covers, as centrefolds or even on playing cards: pin-ups. What started as an exercise in oils was soon taken up in various media - pin-up mascots graced the fuselages of Ame... read more
Paul Klee (1879-1940) began to experience the first symptoms of scleroderma, a systemic autoimmune disease, in 1933, although it was only diagnosed posthumously. His interest in angels arose while he was ill, and they became a domi... read more
The dangerous waters separating mainland Australia fromTiwi islands have seen blossoming of an art &culture unique to Tiwi people. Often abstract &geometric, with strong patterns, use of colour, it is basis for shapes of traditional ... read more
"The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, family, and lovers collectively described by Goldin as her tribe. Her work describe... read more
Behind every enduring innovation lies a vast cemetery of achievement: the world of failed inventions. Award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan explores this forgotten world in The Oopsatoreum, a fictional tale of a strikingly original but spectacularly unsuccessful inventor.
One of the joys of carrying a sketchbook is the freedom to create images on the move or whenever the mood grabs you. Portable and tactile, the iPad enables all users the same freedom to draw and paint digitally wherever and when... read more
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 ... read more
The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, ... 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 ra... read more
Hilda Rix Nicholas's Moroccan oils are fascinating early experiments in the post impressionist technique learned by the Australian artist in the ateliers of Belle 'poque Paris of Henri Matisse. But they are not the ... read more
" After the global hit Ars Sacra, Rolf Toman and his team embark on a journey once more. The Palace of Versailles and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican are the outstanding buildings from this epoch. There are undreamed-of jewels in Euro... read more
"This album is a photographic gesture. It is in the spirit of those intrepid British travel writers like Lady Stanhope who used words and a sketchbook to record their impressions. I don't think you can ever capture ... read more
The art book that has introduced millions of people around the globe to art An accessible, informative and fun A - Z guide to artists from medieval times t... read more
Tattoo Parlour is a showcase of artworks made by artisans who also make tattoos. These are tattoo artists in the broadest and best sense of the term. From skin to canvas to laser cut dollar bills these are artists who are at once im... read more
Published in conjunction with the large-scale, all-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), this book offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the developme... read more
The first major monograph on one of Australia's best known and loved artists - Wendy Sharpe - published to coincide with the major survey exhibition held in early 2011 at the National Trust S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney.