Art & design 2015

Star Wars:The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One

Star Wars:The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One

The Topps Company, Gary Gerani, Lucasfilm Ltd, Robert V Conte

The bestselling, classic 1977 Star Wars trading card series from Topps are collected for the first time in one deluxe volume

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Photography is Magic

Photography is Magic

Charlotte Cotton (ed.)

Draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. This publication surveys over eighty artists, all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic...

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The Surrealism Reader: An Anthology of Ideas

The Surrealism Reader: An Anthology of Ideas

Dawn Ades

Surrealism is one of the most influential cultural movements of the twentieth century. While its contribution to the art and literature of the century is well known, its relation to the development of intellectual ideas has only...

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Monty Don, Ann Dumas, Heather Lemonedes, James Priest, William Robinson

While depictions of gardens are found across the centuries and around the world, within Europe the Impressionists portrayed gardens directly from life, focusing on their colour and form rather than using them as a background for...

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Picturing People: The New State of the Art: The New State of the Art

Picturing People: The New State of the Art: The New State of the Art

Charlotte Mullins

Figurative art is currently riding high. Contemporary works depicting the human form grace the walls of public institutions and commercial galleries alike. This book explores the reasons behind this resurgence and considers what...

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Ngarra: The Texta Drawings

Ngarra: The Texta Drawings

Nick Tapper

A mesmerising collection of texta drawings by one of remote Australia's most significant artists.

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The Forgotten Notebook

The Forgotten Notebook

Betty Churcher

The Forgotten Notebook is based on sketches Betty Churcher drew in the great galleries of the world when she raced through them as director of the National Gallery of Australia in the 1990s on her way to arrange the loans of...

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 Special priceThe Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off,

The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off,

Michael Leunig

The cartoons in The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off have been selected from five decades of work, and are wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful. A companion to Essential Leunig,...

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Humans of New York: Stories

Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Stanton brings readers a whole new group of Humans of New York

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The Law Of Closure

The Law Of Closure

Daniel Boyd

The majority of discussions surrounding young Sydney-based artist Daniel Boyd's particular iteration of postcolonialist history painting, video and installation work have centred on the idea of the deletion of information and...

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Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Bree Claffey, Lauren Bamford

A visual ode to the transformative power of the houseplant in home decor, with practical information for arranging your own indoor green

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Illusive: Contemporary Illustration

Illusive: Contemporary Illustration

John Reilly, R Klanten, Sven Ehmann

Illusive 4 is more compact in size but even more comprehensive in content. Contemporaryillustration is about creating images that interact with different art forms, venturing intonew areas. This book builds on the success of our...

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Bio Art: Nature - Identity: Nature - Identity - Experimentation

Bio Art: Nature - Identity: Nature - Identity - Experimentation

William Myers

Reveals the ways in which the work of bio artists offers new meanings for our lives in the wake of scientific discovery, as well as new frameworks for describing them. This book covers key areas in which biotechnology has had an...

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Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's Lost Manuscript

Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale’s Lost Manuscript

Titian Peale, Kenneth Haltman

A masterpiece of American natural history published for the first time.

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Retreat: The Modern House in Nature

Retreat: The Modern House in Nature

Ron Broadhurst

The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century.

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Postdigital Artisans

Postdigital Artisans

Jonathan Openshaw

Postdigital Artisans profiles 60 contemporary artists and designers, accompanied by rich illustrations of their postdigital work.

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The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

Monocle

This Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along...

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Japan Style

Japan Style

Gian Carlo Calza

An authoritative and wide-ranging visual essay on the aesthetics of Japan, now in a beautiful paperback edition

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Lost Melbourne

Lost Melbourne

Heather Chapman

Lost Melbourne looks at the cherished places in the city that time, fashion and progress have swept aside - the old cinemas, the outdated hotels, the Victorian buildings in the wrong place. Organised chronologically from...

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Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

John Zukowsky

Examines buildings from the past half century or so that pushed the boundaries of what was architecturally acceptable when they were built. This book explores the history of these buildings and their makers, presenting relevant...

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Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

Sir Wally Herbert, Huw Lewis-Jones

Illustrated with unpublished photographs and other personal materials from the author, this book is a record of a journey one that with rising temperatures and Arctic ice melt will probably never be repeated.

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Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard, Todd Oldham

This massive monograph on seminal designer Alexander Girard covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career. One of the most prolific mid-20th century designers, Girard's work spanned many disciplines, including textile...

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Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu: Beneath the canvas: The lives and stories of the Tjala artists

Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu: Beneath the canvas: The lives and stories of the Tjala artists

Tjala Arts

Tjala Arts, home to many of Australia's highest profile visual artists, is at the forefront of the western desert painting movement. It is widely recognised as an art centre with an unwavering commitment to the traditional values...

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Bauhaus on the Swan: Elise Blumann, an émigré artist in Western Australia, 1938-1948

Bauhaus on the Swan: Elise Blumann, an émigré artist in Western Australia, 1938-1948

Sally Quin

German artist Elise Blumann (1897-1990) arrived in Western Australia in 1938, having fled Nazi Germany in 1934. With her husband and two sons she set up home on the banks of the Swan River, and began to paint. Over the next ten...

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Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time

Linda Michael

In Wrong Way Time, the first exhibition at Australia's new Venice Biennale pavilion, Fiona Hall transforms everyday materials and items into fantastic objects that speak about issues of ecology, history, economic power...

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China: Through the Looking Glass

China: Through the Looking Glass

Various

A lavish exploration of the evocative and complex fashions inspired by Chinese culture

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ST Gill & His Audiences

ST Gill & His Audiences

Sasha Grishin

Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia's most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised 'Marvellous Melbourne' basking in the glow of the gold...

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Architects' Houses: Twenty Australian Homes

Architects' Houses: Twenty Australian Homes

Stephen Crafti

Australian Architects' Houses offers an insight into how contemporary architects live in the homes they have designed specifically for themselves and their family: from warehouses to apartments, from an entirely new build to a...

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 Special priceMother Country: Reflections of Australian Rural Life

Mother Country: Reflections of Australian Rural Life

Helga Leunig

In 1996, Helga Leunig moved to a farm in north-east Victoria in order to raise a family, leaving her career as a professional photographer behind her, or so she thought. Here she made a vegetable patch. Made do. Lived with the...

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

Julian Barnes

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, this book contains essays on Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian...

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The Social Studio: Fashion, Food, Art & Community

The Social Studio: Fashion, Food, Art & Community

Grace McQuilten, Morgan Brown

The Social Studio: Fashion, Food, Art & Community celebrates Melbourne's multicultural community of artists, foodies and fashionistas through the lens of The Social Studio, a vibrant community enterprise in Collingwood.<br...

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The Kitchen Art Studio

The Kitchen Art Studio

Peter Jenny

This new book in the Learning to See series turns the familiar appeal not to play with one's food on its head and encourages readers to look at their groceries in a new way-- as objects that can be turned into art.

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The Sketchbook Project: World Tour

The Sketchbook Project: World Tour

Steven Peterman, Shane Zucker, Sara Elands Peterman

Page by page, the Sketchbook Project World Tour reveals a unique and intimate look into the inner-creative workings of everyday people around the globe.

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People of the Twenty-First Century

People of the Twenty-First Century

Hans Eijkelboom, David Carrier

An enormous and fascinating collection of 'anti-sartorial' street photographs

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Mongrel Rapture: The Architecture of Ashton Raggat McDougall

Mongrel Rapture: The Architecture of Ashton Raggat McDougall

Mark Raggatt, Maitiu Ward, Leon Van Schaik, Charles Jencks

Mongrel Rapture is the first major monograph on Ashton Raggatt McDougall, one of the most significant architectural practices in Australia. ARM's architecture draws from a diverse territory of inspiration, including...

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Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Peter J. Cohen, Mia Fineman

For the awesomely daring women in our lives comes the perfect gift: a jewel of a book that collects vintage candid snapshots of women enjoying unconventional activities.

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Sandcastles: Interiors Inspired by the Coast

Sandcastles: Interiors Inspired by the Coast

Neve

In this beautifully illustrated and designed book Tim Neve explores the many facets of coastal interior style and aims to both inspire readers and provide practical advice on how to capture this versatile aesthetic in our own...

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Craft For The Soul: How To Get The Most Out Of Your CreativeLife

Craft For The Soul: How To Get The Most Out Of Your CreativeLife

Pip Lincolne

How do you harness creativity and bring it into your every day life? Crafter and blogger, Pip Lincolne shares her lifetime of wisdom on:× Prioritising your own creativity× Doing new...

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Owning it: A Creative's Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law

Owning it: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law

Sharon Givoni

Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni explains in ‘plain English' how the law applies to creative industries.

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The Companion

The Companion

National Portrait Gallery

The Companion is the ultimate record of the National Portrait Gallery's outstanding collection, serving the collection's purpose - to assist Australian's understand their identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

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Clothbound: Iconic fabric designs; stories of a handmade process

Clothbound: Iconic fabric designs; stories of a handmade process

Julie Paterson

For over 20 years, Julie Paterson, founder of ClothFabric, has been designing and printing contemporary textiles by hand. Her iconic patterns, inspired by and connected to the Australian landscape, have been applied to...

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Design With Colour And Style

Design With Colour And Style

Shaynna Blaze

Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, she explores the intriguing, enticing elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them...

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Bjork

Bjork

Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben

Bjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Designed by top design studio M/M (Paris) as a slipcased world of wonders, this title which accompanies...

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Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space

Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space

Anna Yudina

As the definition of designer expands and architects today create everything from jewelry to urban masterplans, a new wave of objects ranging from furniture to small-scale architectural inventions is transforming our interior...

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Paris Street Style

Paris Street Style

Isabelle Thomas, Frederique Veysset

An inspirational fashion bible for creating your own style a la francaise.

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Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe: A Biography

Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe: A Biography

Philip Gefter

Biography on a grand cultural level, here is the long-awaited story of Sam Wagstaff and his indelible influence on the world of late-twentieth-century art.

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Akademie X: Lessons + Tutors in Art

Akademie X: Lessons + Tutors in Art

Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Charles Gaines, Maria Lind, Studio Raqs Media Collective, Marina Abramovic

Assembled from the wisdom of 36 legendary art teachers - all of them artists or critics at the top of their field - Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life is an ideal curriculum for the aspiring artist.

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Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World

Athanasius Kircher’s Theatre of the World

Joscelyn Godwin

Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. By profession a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on every subject under (and above) the sun and published the results of his...

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Morphing:A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and De: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers

Morphing:A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and De: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers

Joseph Choma

This visually striking guidebook clearly and systematically lays out the basic foundation for using these mathematical transformations as design tools.

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