Art, Design, Architecture & Photography Recommendations
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.
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 and The Stylist's
Guide to NYC shows us how to bring our travels home with us in the
most unexpected of...
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...
Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style
Gabrielle Coco Chanel was, without doubt, the most influential designer of the 20th century. This book honours her influence by celebrating the key elements that defined and still define her style through inspired pairings of...
82: Modern Style to Create at Home
82: Modern Style Ideas to Create at Home is the new book from the team at the highly acclaimed Inside Out magazine. Inside Out provides inspiration to its readers with practical and beautiful projects and clear advice. This richly...
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...
How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006
This is the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art.
100 Shoes: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An exclusive look at one hundred fabulous shoes from the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Characters: Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography
Type and signage are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. This book reveals how typography is a form of cultural expression, redefining the way we look at our surroundings. From...
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...
Design*Sponge Big Book of Ideas for the Home: A Guide to Inspiring Homes - and All the Tools You Need to Create Your Own
The debut book by one of the web's most beloved and popular design bloggers, Grace Bonney of DESIGN*SPONGE. The book includes a tour of 75 real-life interiors, big and small. There are clear instructions for 100 DIY projects for...
Dale Chihuly: A Celebration
A celebration of Chihuly and his roots.
At the outbreak of the Second World War, Wolfgang Sievers (19132007) fled Nazi Germany to make a new home in Australia. Through his striking images of the post-war manufacturing boom, he would go on to become one of the countrys...
Modern Art Deluxe Memory Game
Classic examples of modern art by Warhol, Matisse, Mondrian,
Miro, Van Gogh etc. This deluxe memory game includes a booklet with
biographical information on each piece of art - name of artist,
name of painting, year. Kids (and...
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...
Women War Artists
From women's representations of the Blitz and the liberation of Belsen to contemporary icons like Rachel Whiteread's Holocaust Monument in Vienna, this book explores the contribution made by women artists to our understanding of...
Stylish Dress Book Wear With Freedom
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.
The Way We Live: In the Country
An exploration of the pleasures of country living. From the groves and vineyards of Provence to the dry hills of California, the farms of Australia and the forests of Canada, it captures the distinctive rural architecture, homely...
Published to mark William Robinson's 75th birthday and presents all his key works.
The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature
The first definitive and visual guide to the popular Sci-Fi/Victorian mash-up movement and its manifestations in popular culture.
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...
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...
Artists' Handmade Houses
A gorgeous collection of houses handcrafted by some of the finest artists and craftsmen in America.
Ex-Libris: The Art of Bookplates
Showcases bookplates drawn from the rich collections of the British Museum, including works created by some of the most talented artists of their day, such as Albrecht Durer, Edward Burne-Jones, Aubrey Beardsley and Eric Gill....
Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage
Cutting Edges documents the new heyday of collage in current art
and visual culture. Todays artists, illustrators, and designers are
increasingly drawn to this artistic technique by the challenges of
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,...
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