New Visual Arts
Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense
Louise Bourgeois makes a final incursion into her personal memories and yet universal concerns about art and the experience of being a woman in the 20th century. This title includes a selection of works by Louise Bourgeois...
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work
Rex Whistler was one of the most intriguing artists of the interwar years and Hugh and Mirabel Cecil, have tracked down all of his murals, in private collections and on public display.
Salvador Dali: The Making of an Artist
Salvador Dali .
Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950
The first publication dedicated exclusively to Mark Rothko’s art
during the critical formative period of the 1940s. Examining the
development and artistic exploration of one of the greatest artists
of the twentieth century,...
What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? This title deals with these questions. It is suitable for sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries...
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
America's premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, tackling the great themes of Western art in an enthralling tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and others obscure or...
The Naked Nude
Explores the role of the nude in 20th- and 21st-century art and looks at the work of a range of international artists creating contemporary nudes. In this title, the story begins with a tale of life, death and resurrection an...
100 Ideas That Changed Art
From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a...
In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today’s Leading Artists
A collection of reflections by 78 contemporary artists in which each artist reveals the influence and inspiration he or she has found in a particular artwork or artist. It identifies themes that emerges and contextualizes the...
To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet
Documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z. This title presents a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farm's anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow's 2007 animation that...
The Art Book
An introduction to art from medieval to modern times.
Contemporary Australian Drawing 1
Introduces works by 78 selected artists from across the Australia. This title demonstrates that drawing can be an art in and of itself. It provides an account of the art of drawing in Australia.
Lucian Freud: Portraits
This new, authoritative survey of Freud's portraits and figure
paintings explores his work across seven decades, from the early
40s to his death in 2011. The book features over 130 paintings,
drawings and etchings selected in...
Austral Avenue - an Experiment in Living with Art
Documents the life span of an experimental project space operated by Jane O'Neill from the front room of a home in Brunswick, Melbourne. For each of the 21 exhibitions by contemporary artists from Australia and overseas, an essay...
Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands
Offers an illustrated look at the artistic history and practices of the Western Desert Mob in Australia's Ngaanyatjarra Lands. This book documents the six art centres (Warakurna, Papulankutja, Tjarlirli, Kayili, Maruku and Tjanpi)...
This book shows how the artist's concern for the present state of human life on Earth combines with her futuristic imagination to produce art that challenges the way we relate to and understand the everyday world.
Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
Exhibition catalogue to accompany Renaissance 15th and 16th century Italian Paintings, held at the National Gallery of Australia Dec 2011 to April 2012.
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.
Showcases 60 crazy contemporary artists and their works.
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
100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists
A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years. It presents the contradictory and echoing spirits of such diverse movements as Vorticism, Feminism, Dogme, Surrealism, Communism and Cannibalism, taking in along the way...
Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms...
Examines many of Basquiat's individual works in detail, with particular reference to his working methods and techniques. This unabridged compact edition of a critically acclaimed book, features spectacular reproductions of...
The first monograph on the key figure in Chinese fast-growing art scene.
The Future of the Image
Develops a fresh concept of the image in contemporary art, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes,...
Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009
The term 'Altermodern' describes art made in a global context which is a reaction against cultural standardisation and commercialisation. This book focuses on each of the four main facets of the Altermodern; it defines these as...
Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550
Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.
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