Art & design books 2017

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016

Annie Leibovitz, Alexandra Fuller

In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographer's of our time, iconic, remarkable portraits sit side-by-side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz

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Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch: 30 Daring Designs to Celebrate Strong Women

Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch: 30 Daring Designs to Celebrate Strong Women

Anna Fleiss, Lauren Mancuso

Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch pairs the irreverent reinvention of a classic American craft with the sassy feminism of Notorious RBG in a fresh, modern celebration of groundbreaking women.

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Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now

Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now

Fiona Rogers, Max Houghton

A survey of the greatest female photographers working today, created as a platform to showcase important work that might otherwise be marginalized in the still male-dominated photography community

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May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer

May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer

Anna Mason, Jan Marsh, Jenny Lister, Rowan Bain, Hanna Faurby

The first fully illustrated introduction to May Morris, a leading contributor to the Arts and Crafts Movement and daughter of famed designer William Morris

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Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer

Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer

David Mabberley

Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. This fascinating new study of Bauer's work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia....

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More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District's Golden Age

More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker

This fascinating and beautiful book, sequel to the bestselling Great Properties of Country Victoria, takes us into the private world of twelve notable properties. Through their early histories we follow their fortunes;...

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Small House Living Australia

Small House Living Australia

Catherine Foster

Living in smaller houses is a growing trend worldwide as land prices rise and people want to have a smaller ecological footprint and live with less stuff. Catherine Foster shows us 21 Australian examples under 90sqm.

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Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Margo Neale

This stunning companion to the National Museum of Australia's blockbuster Indigenous-led exhibition, Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, explores the history and meaning of songlines, the Dreaming or creation tracks...

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Georgia O'Keeffe at Home

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home

Alicia Inez Guzman

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home explores the influence of the various landscapes and cities Georgia inhabited, as well as the places she travelled to, on her life and artwork.

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Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

Clare Lilley, Phaidon Editors

A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals

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After Kathy Acker: A Biography

After Kathy Acker: A Biography

Chris Kraus

Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. The media storm that surrounded...

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Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings

Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings

Laura Mattioli, John Baldessari

One of the most beloved painters of the twentieth century, Giorgio Morandi created works that continue to exert their mysterious power on viewers worldwide.

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

Robert Shore

Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing.

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Featherston

Featherston

Geoff Isaac

The first monograph dedicated to Grant Featherston, Australia's most successful mid-century industrial designer

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Blind Spot

Blind Spot

Teju Cole

From the award-winning author of Open City, an innovative photographic project that explores how we see the world.

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Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth: Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth: Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield, Trudy Wilner Stack

A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker

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Ravens

Ravens

Masahisa Fukase

About darkness, loneliness and grief over lost love - First published in 1986, this is one of the most important photo books since the 1980s.

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The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-De-Siecle

The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-De-Siecle

Hiroshi Unno

A magnificent visual history of Decadence, Aestheticism and Symbolism.

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Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Twenty-five leading artist duos and collectives give insight into how and why to work collaboratively

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

Joanna Moorhead

A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.

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Shane Pickett: Meeyakba

Shane Pickett: Meeyakba

Shane Pickett, Nick Tapper, Diane Mossenson, Violet Pickett, Anna Haebich

The paintings of Shane Pickett show the transformations of Nyoongar country, in Australia's South-West, in breathtaking and ever-changing images. Pickett's work transformed from detailed landscape works into groundbreaking...

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Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art

Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art

Melissa Loughnan

The A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art

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Men In This Town: Alone In A Crowd

Men In This Town: Alone In A Crowd

Giuseppe Santamaria

Alone in a Crowd is an extension of Giuseppe Santamaria's successful first books Men In This Town and Women In This Town.

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Chardin and Rembrandt

Chardin and Rembrandt

Jennie Feldman

Proposed in 1895 by Proust to the newspaper Revue hebdomadaire (it was rejected), this essay is a literary experiment in which an unnamed narrator gives advice to a young man suffering from melancholy, taking him on an imaginary...

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Russian Art of the Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism

Russian Art of the Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism

John E. Bowlt

During the first third of the 20th century, Russian art went through a series of dramatic changes, reflecting the political and social upheavals of the country. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and facsimiles, this book...

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Australian Style: The Who's Who of Fashion

Australian Style: The Who’s Who of Fashion

Lisa Teh, Thom Whilton

The Who's Who of Fashion.From models and designers to magazine editors and social media starlets, Australian Style offers insight into the worlds of the ‘influencers' of Australian fashion - those whose...

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Close to Nature: Inspiring Houses off the Road

Close to Nature: Inspiring Houses off the Road

Frank Visser, Mirjam Bleeker

Filled with houses and their interiors, each set in wild, natural setting.

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Biomorphic Structures: Form + Technique

Biomorphic Structures: Form + Technique

Asterios Agkathidis

From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. With...

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