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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Annie Leibovitz

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...

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Victorian Modern: One Hundred and Eleven Years of Modern Architecture in Victoria, Australia

Victorian Modern: One Hundred and Eleven Years of Modern Architecture in Victoria, Australia

Robin Boyd

Out of print for over 60 years Victorian Modern is to be republished by the Robin Boyd Foundation in October 2011.

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The Cult of LEGO

The Cult of LEGO

John Baichtal, Joe Meno

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...

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The Louvre: All the Paintings

The Louvre: All the Paintings

Vincent Pomarede, Erich Lessing, Anje Grebe

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...

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Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture

Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture

Phaidon Editors

Condensed travel version features over 1,000 buildings and 50 new projects.

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The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture

The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture

Philip Goad, Julie Willis

With over 1000 entries from 200 contributors, The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture provides an unparalleled compendium of architectural knowledge.

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The Pot Book

The Pot Book

Edmund De Waal, Claudia Clare, Blanche Craig

A comprehensive overview of the history of ceramics.

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R. Crumb

R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Neil MacGregor

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...

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Warm House Cool House

Warm House Cool House

Nick Hollo

'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...

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Sustainable House

Sustainable House

Michael Mobbs

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...

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Nomad: Bringing Your Travels Home

Nomad: Bringing Your Travels Home

Sibella Court

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...

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Another 100 of the World's Best Houses

Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses

Antique Collectors' Club

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

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MetaMaus

MetaMaus

Art Spiegelman

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...

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John Olsen: Teeming with Life: The Complete Graphics 1955-2011

John Olsen: Teeming with Life: The Complete Graphics 1955-2011

Ken McGregor, Jeffrey Makin

After an extensive search to locate any of John Olsens prints that may be missing from the first edition of this popular book, we are proud to announce a second edition which includes all of the artists etchings made since 2005...

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Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum

Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum

Nicholas Tromans

The brilliant young artist of his generation, Richard Dadd (1817-1886) made his name with a sequence of minutely executed fairy paintings of huge imaginative power. This illustrated account of Dadd's life and career examines his...

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Make Hey While the Sun Shines

Make Hey While the Sun Shines

Pip Lincolne

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...

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 Special pricePermanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953-97

Permanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953-97

Richard Haese

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.

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101 Things to Learn in Art School

101 Things to Learn in Art School

Kit White

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...

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Forty-six Square Metres of Land Doesn't Normally Become a House: Maximising Living Space - Australia and New Zealand

Forty-six Square Metres of Land Doesn’t Normally Become a House: Maximising Living Space - Australia and New Zealand

Stuart Harrison

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.

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Graphic Design Australian Style Manual

Graphic Design Australian Style Manual

Suzie Haddock, Astred Hicks, Andrew Barnum, Felix Oppen

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.

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 Special priceAre You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art

Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art

Ken Johnson

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.

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How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006

Ian W. McLean

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.

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Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Peio Aguirre, Negar Azimi, Marina Cashdan, Phaidon Editors

Up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 new artists from around the world.

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The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

Olivier Dupon

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...

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Characters: Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography

Characters: Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography

Stephen Banham, Rick Poynor

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...

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 Special priceAvant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early Twentieth-Century European Modernism

Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early Twentieth-Century European Modernism

Matthew S. Witkovsky, Jared Ash, Maria Gough, Jindrich Toman, Nancy J. Troy

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...

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Cut & Paste: 21st-Century Collage

Cut & Paste: 21st-Century Collage

Richard Brereton, Caroline Roberts

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...

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Wolfgang Sievers

Wolfgang Sievers

Helen Ennis

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Wolfgang Sievers 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 Australia's most eminent...

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Sue Ford Self Portrait With Camera 1960 2006

Sue Ford Self Portrait With Camera 1960 2006

Monash Art Gallery

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...

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The Chic Geek's Fashion, Grooming and Style Guide for Men

The Chic Geek’s Fashion, Grooming and Style Guide for Men

Marcus Jaye

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...

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Beyond Shelter: Architecture for Crisis

Beyond Shelter: Architecture for Crisis

Marie Jeannine Aquilino

Across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, groundbreaking work is being done by small teams of outstanding professionals who are helping communities to recover from disaster and rebuild, bridging the gap that...

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Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

Jonathan Ive, Klaus Kemp, Sophie Lovell

The definitive monograph on Dieter Rams's life, work and ideas.

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Power

Power

Platon, David Remnick

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...

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Where Children Sleep

Where Children Sleep

James Mollison

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...

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Second Skin

Second Skin

India Flint

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,...

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Patricia Piccinini Colouring Book

Patricia Piccinini Colouring Book

Author Provided No

This fun colouring-in book is large format, 32 pages, with full
colour images printed alongside line illustrations - you could use
the full colour images as posters after you've finished
colouring.

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 Special priceWilliam Robinson

William Robinson

Deborah Hart

Published to mark William Robinson's 75th birthday and presents all his key works.

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Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox

Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox

Angela Goddard

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.

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Book Art

Book Art

Christine Antaya, Paul Sloman Design

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...

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 Special priceThe Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

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.

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Light for Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design

Light for Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design

Richard Yot

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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Gustav Stickley

Gustav Stickley

David Cathers

A guide to this seminal American Arts & Crafts figure.

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 Special priceFifty Hats That Changed the World

Fifty Hats That Changed the World

Design Museum

One of two new titles in the Fifty... series published in conjunction with London's Design Museum.

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