David Walsh - the creator of Mona in Hobart - is both a giant and an enigma in the Australian art world. A multi-millionaire who made his money gambling, David has turned a wild vision into a unique reality; he is in turns contr... read more
Hailed as the most important addition to the Australian cultural landscape since the opening of the Sydney Opera House, MONA has shaken up the art world by breathing life and delight back into the museum experience. Visitors are flock... read more
This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating book, both trenchant and... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Illustrated Book of the Year 2009.|
"Dine with photographer Sarah Rhodes and writer Alice McCormick as they journey into the homes of Australia's most pre-eminent artists and unearth captivating stories of their li... read more
'Painting matters to Australia and Australians as it does in few other countries. It has formed our consciousness, our sense of where we come from, and who we are. It cries out for wider recognition and acknowledgement.' - Patrick McCa... read more
Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - Politics, Kinship ... read more
The author of A Different Light and Song for a Wren shares some of his favourite images, with many revealling insights, after more than 40 years as a professional photographer in Europe and Australia.
A nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-twentieth century. Through iconic... read more
A personal message from the author: Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the hell is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible for running The Count... read more
In post-war Australia, William Dobell was a household name. But the most famous artist in the land was a broken man. His Archibald Prize-winning portrait of Joshua Smith was the subject of a sensational legal case, challen... read more
Unexpected images selected by the curator of the popular blog The Retronaut take readers on a visual odyssey through an unfamiliar past; a place where crocodiles take children on walks, Queen Victoria is caught smi... read more
In Australian Notebooks, Betty Churcher revisits some of the artworks she most cherishesandmdash;a seminal Picasso, early works of the Heidelberg Scho... read more
Places to Go, People to See picks up where Things We Love left off, focusing on glamorous cities around the world, through the lens of the always-stylish Kate Spade girl. This new volume will feature vibrant phot... read more
|Author:||Oscar Wilde and Del Kathryn Barton|
Art & Australia’s latest book project presents a new series of artworks by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by the wild energy of Oscar Wilde’s classic story The Nightingale and the Rose.
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In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of... read more
This splendid new body of work by portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank comes on the heels of her first Assouline book, American Beauty. Swanson Frank has photographed sixty of the hottest up-and- coming women in th... read more
The sites depicted in LaChapelle's LAND SCAPE represent the globally networked industrial infrastructure of oil production and distribution. The gas stations and refineries that populate iconic locations are staged as architectural avatars ... read more
Dusk features some of the most masculine, perfectly and naturally built, handsome and sensual naked men within a stunning array of hauntingly beautiful and raw outback settings.
In You Are Here, bestselling author and celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield... read more