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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

David Coles

From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity,Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.

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Antipodean Perspective: Selected Writings of Bernard Smith

Antipodean Perspective: Selected Writings of Bernard Smith

Rex Butler, Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith (1916-2011) was unquestionably one of Australia's greatest humanist scholars and its finest art historian. His European Vision and the South Pacific, 1768-1850 (1960) was a foundational text of post-colonialism,...

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Warhol A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Adman to Zeitgeist

Warhol A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Adman to Zeitgeist

Steve Wide, Alice

An illustrated A to Z, celebrating the unparalleled artistic impact of the cultural icon Andy Warhol

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Fashioned from Nature

Fashioned from Nature

Edwina Ehrman, Emma Watson

From feathers to fur, this stunningly illustrated book takes an in-depth look at fashion's dependence on nature for materials and inspiration from the seventeenth century to the present day.

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Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion

Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion

Anna Plunkett, Luke Sales, Georgina Safe

The fully illustrated story of one of the most successful Australian fashion houses of the last 15 years. Romance Was Born collections are lavish, larger than life, iconic and iconaclastic, and this gorgeous book is a celebration...

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Desperately Seeking Banksy

Desperately Seeking Banksy

Xavier Tapies

‘People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish...but that's only if it's done properly.' BanksyBanksy's subversive genius and astute political commentary are on full display in Desperately Seeking...

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 Read reviewThe Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

The Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

Cecilia Hewlett, Narelle McAuliffe, Paul Bangay

The remarkable story of the project undertaken by Paul Bangay and Monash University to transform a neglected car park at the university's Prato campus in Tuscany into a traditional Renassance walled garden, befitting its...

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McQueen: An illustrated history of the fashion icon

McQueen: An illustrated history of the fashion icon

Tom Rasmussen, R

An illustrated look at the life and work of fashion icon Alexander McQueen

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Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira

National Gallery of Australia

A bruised ridge of hills. A scrub-mottled plain. Ghost gums framing a wash of sky ... Pioneering Aboriginal watercolourist Albert Namatjira's landscape paintings are synonymous with our perception of the...

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Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing

Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing

Phaidon Editors

An indispensable survey of the most dynamic contemporary drawing, chosen by leading art world professionals - now in paperback

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Fashion and Versailles

Fashion and Versailles

Laurence Benaim, Catherine Pegard

The Chateau de Versailles-the indisputable birthplace of fashion-continues to inspire glamour and style today.

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How New York Breaks Your Heart

How New York Breaks Your Heart

Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes's critically acclaimed memoir Insomniac City provided a first look at his unique street photography. Now he presents an exquisite collection that captures the full range of his work and the magic of chance encounters in...

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Street Fonts: Graffiti Alphabets from Around the World

Street Fonts: Graffiti Alphabets from Around the World

Claudia Walde

A unique typographical sourcebook featuring over 150 specially designed, original alphabets exclusive to this book.

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Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne, 1985-

Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne, 1985-

Kim Dovey, Rob Adams, Ron Jones

Documents and discusses the many urban design transformations over the 80's with a focus on key events, plans, projects, places and people involved and seeks to understand the political and other forces that drove, framed and...

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Freehand: New Typography Sketchbooks

Freehand: New Typography Sketchbooks

Steven Heller, Lita Talarico

Page through the personal sketchbooks of the most influential and inventive illustrators and typographers working today

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Gustav Klimt at Home

Gustav Klimt at Home

Patrick Bade

Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work.

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Midawarr Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley

Midawarr Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley

Will Stubbs, John Wolseley

Two artists, two completely different approaches, but one abiding passion - to celebrate the natural bounty to be found in the floodplains, swamps, savannas and woodlands of northern Australia. Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley,...

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Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

Phaidon Editors

A sumptuous survey of houses built with a strong connection to the oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools around them

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