Art, Design, Architecture & Photography Recommendations
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...
Victorian Modern: One Hundred and Eleven Years of Modern Architecture in Victoria, Australia
Out of print for over 60 years Victorian Modern is to be republished by the Robin Boyd Foundation in October 2011.
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...
The Louvre: All the Paintings
Presents all 2,954 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre in full colour. This book is organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the Louvre: the Italian School, the Northern...
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.
The Complete Record Cover Collection
A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Takes an original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who...
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...
Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses
Designed by some of the world's leading architects, the homes featured in this visually spectacular title are works of art, as beautiful as they are innovative
The Spotter’s Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape
An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working.
Includes various sketches, rough and alternate drafts, family and reference photos, notebook and diary entries and the transcript of the author's interviews with his father Vladek as well as a long interview with the author...
An up-to-the-minute survey of the best sustainable design and architecture.
The A-Z of Visual Ideas: How to Solve Any Creative Brief
The A-Z of Visual Ideas explains the key ideas, sources of inspiration and visual techniques that have been used throughout design history. Showing where ideas and inspiration come from, the book provides numerous strategies to...
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.
101 Things to Learn in Art School
Artist and teacher White delivers and develops art school lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the...
Forty-six Square Metres of Land Doesn’t Normally Become a House: Maximising Living Space - Australia and New Zealand
Stuart Harrison writes about residential architecture again in Forty-six square Metres Doesn't Normally Become a House, this time exploring how the constraints of space often result in the most innovative results.
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.
Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art
Looking at art through the lens of psychedelic experience and culture, New York Times critic Ken Johnson reveals an unexpected and illuminating dimension of art since the 1960s.
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.
Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting
Up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 new artists from around the world.
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...
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...
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...
Cut & Paste: 21st-Century Collage
In the digital age, the original meaning of cut and paste has been replaced with a few clicks of a mouse, which has lead to a lot of computer generated work which looks derivative and unimaginative. In response to this, creatives...
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...
The Aesthetic Movement
An examination of an influential art movement in late 19th-century England.
The Chic Geek’s Fashion, Grooming and Style Guide for Men
The book includes up-to-the minute advice from industry experts, and pictures of trends on the street and why they work, but in addition contains more in-depth, practical and penetrating coverage on fashion and grooming. Answering...
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...
Where Children Sleep
Presents large format photographs of childrens bedrooms around the world including from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India alongside portraits of the...
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.
Describes easily achievable ways in which we can care for our planet by living simpler lives and using fewer resources, specifically those to do with cloth and clothing. This title presents information on selecting, acquiring,...
Published to mark William Robinson's 75th birthday and presents all his key works.
Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox
In the decade they were married Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox established a legacy of artistic creativity and comradeship that has rarely been matched.
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,...
A guide to this seminal American Arts & Crafts figure.
Fifty Hats That Changed the World
One of two new titles in the Fifty... series published in conjunction with London's Design Museum.
Don’t see anything you like? Search our catalogue of over a million books.