Art & design 2015

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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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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 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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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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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: Craftmanship with a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

Postdigital Artisans: Craftmanship with a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

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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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

James T. Ulak, Howard S Kaplan

A jewel-like collection of the most exquisite cherry blossoms in Japanese art celebrates the enduring power of spring.

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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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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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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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Mother 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 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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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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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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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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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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Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

Sali Hughes

A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster.

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