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...
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.
Art of Australia
Takes us from the times of pre-history, settlement and exploration, to the end of the colonial era. In the first comprehensive overview of the field since the 1960s, McDonald reassesses the reputations of many leading artists and...
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.
The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art
The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art explores the artistic identity of past and present Australia and includes over 200 images.
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...
Great Works: 50 Paintings Explored
The best of Tom Lubbock, one of Britain's most intelligent, outspoken and revelatory art critics, is collected here for the first time.
John Olsen: Teeming with Life: The Complete Graphics 1955-2011
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...
An up-to-the-minute survey of the best sustainable design and architecture.
Gucci: The Making of
Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-382).
An extraordinary monograph created by Christian Louboutin, renowned for his beautifully crafted handmade shoes, in particular his elegantly sexy stilettos. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop-up, an elaborate...
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...
Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum
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...
Paula Scher Maps
In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying...
Beautiful Ugly: The Architectural Photography of John Gollings
For more than 40 years John Gollings has been the photographer
of choice, the go-to-guy for scores of architects. 'Beautiful Ugly'
takes a look, in words, pictures and recollections, at the art of
Gollings' photography as he...
The Dressing Table
Glamour. Flair. Style. Panache. Call it what you will, the women
who feature in this collection of interviews and essays on style
from Clare Press, have it in spades.
Clare, one of Australia's most accomplished fashion...
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.
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...
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.
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...
An international celebrity, a national icon, a tourist haven or simply home. Bondi means different things to different people. In Bondi Republic photographer Ali Nasseri gives us a peek at the free-spirited, larger-than-life...
Rare and Curious: The Secret History of Governor Macquarie’s Collectors' Chest
Uncovers the secret histories of the Macquarie and Dixson Galleries collectors' chests for the first time, telling stories of ambition and failure, friendship and betrayal, intrigue and mystery.
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...
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.
Colour Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in New York City, this title focuses not only on abstract painter and colourist Sonia Delaunays art but also her avant-garde fashion designs from her own...
Artists of the Western Desert: Portraits 2006-11
Presents a portrait of more than 80 senior artists of the Western Desert art movement. This title features portrait that is accompanied on its opposite page by an example of the artists work.
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
Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting
Up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 new artists from around the world.
Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century: Brassai, Capa, Kertesz, Moholy-Nagy, Munkasci
Brassai, Capa, Kertesz, Moholy-Nagy and Munkasci radically changed the face of photojournalism and art photography between the two world wars. This title examines the way in which the activity of these five men established Hungary...
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...
Art in the Streets
Accompanies the exhibition Art in the streets, organized by Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, and Aaron Rose and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 17 April-8 August 2011, and...
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...
The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein
The Northern Renaissance in Europe was a period of rapid social and religious change. This book discusses works by Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein two of the greatest masters of the Northern Renaissance together with a selection...
Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront
In autumn 2009 The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 selected five interdisciplinary teams of architects, engineers and landscape designers to propose solutions to the effects of climate change on New York's waterfront. The...
Sagmeister: Another Book About Promotion and Sales Material
Created to accompany an international travelling exhibition, this title explores the work of one of the world's famous graphic designers - Stefan Sagmeister. Divided into four sections, and including case studies from ten years of...
Burning Issues: Fire in Art and the Social Imagination
Burning Issues is a personal reflection on fire's contradictory and paradoxical nature - it can warm us, and cook our food, but it can also burn us and destroy our homes and environment. Krell examines a wide range of sources,...
Out of the West: Western Australian Art 1830s-1930s
Out of the West: West Australian Art 1830s to 1930s presents a fresh interpretation of WA art from pre-settlement to the 1930s, placing it for the first time in the wider context of the history of Australian art.
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...
New Vintage - The Homemade Home: Beautiful Interiors and How-to Projects
A practical guide to decorating and living in style. It shows you how to invigorate the rooms in your house. It contains easy-to-follow-how-to projects on restoring antique pieces, making curtains and cushions, as well as...
Fashion Bites: A Collection of Fashion’s Cattiest Quotes
From Karl to Coco, to Kate Moss, Isabella Blow and more, this title offers classic quotes from some of fashion's most stupendous egos. With full-colour illustrations, it is suitable for fashionistas, yummy mummies, and those who...
It’s Lonely in the Modern World
Breaks down what a hipster needs to know to incorporate the sleek design and obligatory ennui of the modern home-dweller. This title features over 100 photos and illustrations.
London is a labyrinth of streets, a whirlpool of impressions. To appreciate it, the best method is to jump right in. This is a hand-drawn guide to the city that is packed with quirky observations and out-of-the-way treasures.
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...
Grand Designs Series 8 Dvd
The eighth series of this successful show includes one of the
most challenging houses ever seen on Grand Designs a home in the
middle of the Cotswolds countryside planned to be built underneath
a collapsing ruined 300 year old...
Grand Designs Australia Series 1 Dvd
Based on the highly successful UK show and hosted by
award-winning architect Peter Maddison, Grand Designs Australia
follows the structural, financial and emotional journey over many
months of people building their own...
From simple medieval rings worn to ward off disease, to the glamorous 'rocks' worn by Hollywood starlets, to the stunning works of art created by contemporary artist jewellers, this book offers readers a beautifully illustrated...
The Aesthetic Movement
An examination of an influential art movement in late 19th-century England.
Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements
A thorough and well-illustrated account of the leading Minimalist artist, Carl Andre.
The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions
This sumptuous book draws on wedding garments in the V&A's collection to explore the history of the wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it from 1700 to the present day. Focusing on the white dress, The...
Marion Mahony Reconsidered
Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago studio, and an original member of the Prairie School of...
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...
Beyond Shelter: Architecture for Crisis
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...
Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible
The definitive monograph on Dieter Rams's life, work and ideas.
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...
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...
Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences
Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences has been conceived and created for ACMI's unique subterranean gallery and features a series of multi-screen video works that explore concepts of duality, parallels and mirroring. Using filmic...
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,...
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...
Diener & Diener
The only monograph on the Swiss architecture firm Diener & Diener.
Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age
Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the 19th to the mid-20th century, this title is the compilation of popular, rare and forgotten scripts from Britain, Italy, France, Germany and the USA. It is filled with examples from a...
Surveys the career of one of Australia's pre-eminent contemporary artists. This is the first major book on Piccinini and is designed to reflect the scale and detail of her varied practice.
Patricia Piccinini Colouring Book
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
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.
German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse
Draws from The Museum of Modern Art's holdings of Expressionist prints, enhanced by selected drawings, paintings and sculptures from the collection. Featuring circa 260 works by some 30 artists, this book presents an array of...
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.
The Vintage/Modern Home
The essential guide to mixing furniture and accessories from different periods in your home. The Vintage/Modern Home combines inspirational ideas with practical advice, helping anyone to create a stylish, comfortable and...
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...
Susan Hiller was born in the United States in 1940. Rather than attending art school she studied anthropology, moving to London in the early 1960s where she became an artist. Comprehensive and extensively illustrated, this book...
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...
Inventing the Garden
Translation of: L'invenzione del giardino occidentale.
Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing
Popularized in the 1960s by Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, screen printing remains a favorite of artists due to its remarkable versatility and relatively low cost. In Pulled, best-selling author Mike Perry (Hand Job, Over and...
Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection Malav Peninusla 1803-1818
Looks at the natural history of the Malay Peninsula. This title features 477 drawings of the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula commissioned by Colonel William Farquhar during his time as British Resident and Commandant of...
Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196x -197x
Selections from 70 little architectural magazines (1969-1970) that transformed architectural culture.
Papercraft: Design and Art with Paper
An unparalleled collection of groundbreaking creations crafted from paper as a material for innovative art and design.
Artists' Handmade Houses
A gorgeous collection of houses handcrafted by some of the finest artists and craftsmen in America.
Girls! Girls! Girls! In Contemporary Art
Since the 1990s, women artists have for the first time dominated the creation and evolution of work depicting female bodies, producing what are arguably the most challenging, critically debated, well publicized, and highly...
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009
Manifestos and immodest proposals from China's most famous artist and activist, culled from his popular blog, shut down by Chinese authorities in 2009.
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....
My Green City: Back to Nature with Attitude and Style
The last few decades were dominated by the urban, the digital,
and the sleek as well as a notable esteem for speed and
consumption. Today, a growing countermovement is advocating for a
sustainable and more responsible way of...
The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life
More than 30 projects that show crafters how to deconstruct books and turn them into artful, inventive, and practical items for the home.
Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage
Cutting Edges documents the new heyday of collage in current art and visual culture. Today's artists, illustrators, and designers are increasingly drawn to this artistic technique by the challenges of seamlessly melding...
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs
Details over 180 of the most innovative office chairs designed and built from the 1840s to the present, with a colour photograph, details of the designer and manufacturer, and a short text accompanying each chair.
Reflect: Art & Activism in the Age of Globalization
What roles can art and activism play in a post-Fordist society of the spectacle ? Can activist art effect real change? Art & Activism in the Age of Globalization asks these and other pressing questions facing contemporary...
Watercolour has long been seen as a distinctive part of the British cultural heritage, with British artists widely acknowledged to be among its greatest exponents. This book traces its roots from the Middle Ages. It features works...
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,...
The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship
Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the author of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft? This book...
A guide to this seminal American Arts & Crafts figure.
Design Museum Fifty Hats That Changed the World
One of two new titles in the Fifty... series published in conjunction with London's Design Museum.
This elaborate volume, authored by the designer's son, is a splendid celebration of one of the world's most inventive design minds. Combining whimsy and elegance, Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) transformed everyday objects like...
Beauty Of Distance Songs Of Survival In A Precarious Age Seventeenth Biennale Of Sydney Catalogue
Situated in the heart of Sydney, in a land that has
traditionally regarded distance as a disadvantage, the 17th
Biennale of Sydney will celebrate the beauty of distance by
including art from around the world. But why should...
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