|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 lives and work. Over lunch, and in their own words, artists from John Olsen to Dorothy Napangardi, Nell to Tim Storrier, begin by discussing how food i... read more
In Australian Notebooks, Betty Churcher revisits some of the artworks she most cherishes - a seminal Picasso, early works of the Heidelberg School, a striking portrait by Lucian Freud - and invites us to look afresh at the treasures that can be fo... read more
'What kind of world would you like to inhabit?' Here, Keri Smith begins with a list. Writing down everything the reader is drawn to, from things they love or collect to things that fascinate and excite, including objects, colours, sounds, textures, memories, places and people, the list serves as the building block for the cre... 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.
Lusciously illustrated, the book contains 20 new paintings and drawings by the Archibald winning artist to accompany the w... read more
This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the world around us. It's about what makes a Warhol ... read more
Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series 'Civilisation'. Pa... read more
A large size version of The Game of sculpture for children to create their own unique piece of art.
An exploration of visual phenomena, The Naked Eye is a treasure trove of unusual images from across the world, all the more extraordinary for being real, all the more fascinating for existing without computer manipulation. Some images are the works of artists and visionary architects, some showcase incredible natural phenome... read more
Explore the beautiful and complex world of art! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you disc... read more
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 the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life: his precocious achievement at Bradford Art College and the Swi... read more
Blue skies, clear water, cosmopolitan cities, red earth and seemingly endless stretches of sand are only a fraction of what you'll find in Australia.
Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait and war photographer, a diarist, artist and an Academy Award-winning designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles combines Beaton's photographic... read more
A fascinating snapshot of the wild, opulent, sometimes tacky and always decadent 1980s in Australia by a true original. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940-2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an... read more
Rizzoli is proud to present New York, New York in an updated version and affordable price. Praise for New York, New York: Even the most jaded photo connoisseur will find Berenholtz's full skyline panoramas breathtaking. --Publisher's Weekly. This massive valentine to the big Apple, full of stunning photography, makes an exqui... read more
This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted dark ages, these photos show gay couples who were clearly out - some camping it up for the camera while others in loving or clearly domestic poses. These photos were discovered and co... read more
Photographer Paul Freeman takes a sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at the way European men have adorned and mythologized themselves and their physical courage over the centuries, and refers for inspiration to monumental art and paintings that were the work of artists who tended to depict a fantasy of sensuality rather than the ... read more
After exploring and photographing 52 neighbourhoods in her own city of Sydney – "in search of ordinary beauty and interestingness" – Louise decided to do the same thing in other famous cities around the world. Only this time, she brought along her 8-year-old daughter.The results are stunning.
The Hamptons have long been a haven for the world's elite. Its breathtaking vistas inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer; its social forebears include Gerald and Sara Murphy entertaining Leger and Fitzgerald; Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol all found inspiration on America's Riviera. Spectacular estates from... read more
Photographers contact sheets are the permanent record of every shot that they took - and through Hollywoods golden age, there was o!en a photographer on set, capturing the scene as actors and directors collaborated to produce classic movies. This book collects the contact sheets from classic movies like The African Queen (195... read more