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The author visited the places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn't on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. This title covers the houses of Virginia Woolf and Darwin in the...
The Cult of LEGO
No, this isn't a book about joining some fringe cult. It's a book by LEGO(R) fans, for LEGO fans, and you and your kids will love it. In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal founder Joe Meno...
Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
Condensed travel version features over 1,000 buildings and 50 new projects.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture
With over 1000 entries from 200 contributors, The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture provides an unparalleled compendium of architectural knowledge.
The Pot Book
A comprehensive overview of the history of ceramics.
Warm House Cool House
'Warm House Cool House simplifies the science behind low-energy housing design...and suggests inspiring and achievable ways to apply energy-efficient methods to new and existing homes.' - Jamie Durie We all want to minimise our...
Whether you're planning to build or renovate, whether you in live in an apartment or a house, this is the guide to help you achieve an environmentally friendly home. It includes advice on converting your kitchen, bathroom, water...
Nomad: Bringing Your Travels Home
Sibella Court sees the world differently. In her latest book, the stylist and bestselling author of Etcetera shows us how to bring our travels home with us in the most unexpected of ways. The globetrotter and treasure hunter...
Make Hey While the Sun Shines
Offers projects for bike seat covers made from vintage fabric, crocheted baubles to decorate your house (or car!), hand-printed gift bags and pretty decals to customise plates or mugs, as well as for the deer quilt (in either...
Permanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953-97
In 1960 the 22-year-old Mike Brown joined the New Zealand artist, Ross Crothall, in an old terrace house in inner Sydney's Annandale. Over the following two years the artists filled the house with a remarkable body of work.
Graphic Design Australian Style Manual
The theory and thought behind graphic design in an Australian and New Zealand context is covered, giving students and professionals the knowledge, tools and inspiration to channel their creativity into professional practice.
Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
Often six feet tall, TASS posters were created by a large collective of Soviet writers, printers and artists, including such notables as Mikhail Cheremnykh, Nikolai Denisovskii, the Kukryniksy, and Pavel Sokolov-Skalia. This...
The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living
Based on the contemporary design world from all over Europe, Australia and the United States, this title profiles 75 artisans who use craft techniques, rather than mass-production methods, to create stylish, whimsical, covetable...
Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early Twentieth-century European Modernism
Beginning around 1910, vanguard artists demanded that true art go beyond the intellectual and transform daily life. This title highlights the work of six influential European artists who took this idea into the wider world, where...
Flowers provide that special something that can take an event into the realms of the extraordinary. The author has helped create some of our most spectacular celebrations, from weddings, to fashion shows, gala dinners and the...
Dale Chihuly: A Celebration
A celebration of Chihuly and his roots.
Sue Ford Self Portrait With Camera 1960 2006
Sue Ford was one of Australia's most important photographers and filmmakers. Her Time series (1960s-70s) is one of the key moments in late modernist Australian photography. Ford passed away in late 2009, before her death...
Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible
The definitive monograph on Dieter Rams's life, work and ideas.
Especially commissioned by the NEW YORKER magazine, Platon has photographed over 100 members of the United Nations. Presidents, prime ministers and heads of state sit side by side with dictators and revolutionaries to provide an...
Stylish Dress Book
Stylish Dress Book contains 26 projects for beautiful dresses and blouses. Elegant and loose-fitting, the pieces in this book are designed to be worn in any season and are suitable for women of all ages.
Published to mark William Robinson's 75th birthday and presents all his key works.
As more and more text is being communicated via digital media, books are increasingly being used and explored in contemporary art, installation, and design. For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that...
The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks
In this sequel to his acclaimed Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Charles Jencks explains the complex cosmic and historical metaphors underlying his work in the field of land art.
Hareng Saur Ensor And Contemporary Art
James Ensor (1860-1949) can without a doubt be regarded as one
of the protagonists of modern art. His impact has been profound and
traces of it can still be found in the work of national and
international artists. This relation...
Light for Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design
An introduction to the use of light. Suitable for students and visual artists, it discusses the fundamental properties of natural and artificial light, shadows, the interaction of light on different types of surfaces, reflections,...
Fifty Hats That Changed the World
One of two new titles in the Fifty... series published in conjunction with London's Design Museum.
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