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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Heroes & Villains: A photographic odyssey into the fantastic world of cosplay

Heroes & Villains: A photographic odyssey into the fantastic world of cosplay

Andrew Boyle

Meet the spectacular cosplayers of New York's annual Comic Con.  

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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

Painting by Numbers

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

More Great Properties of Country Victoria

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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 Special priceLauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield, Trudy Wilner Stack

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

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Running the City: Why public art matters

Running the City: Why public art matters

Felicity Fenner

Leading Australian curator Felicity Fenner profiles activity-based and pop-up contemporary public art projects from Australia and around the globe. Running the City explores art projects that bring together diverse disciplines and...

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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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Matisse in the Studio

Matisse in the Studio

Ellen McBreen, Helen Burnham, Anna Barnet

Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 9-July 9, 2017, and at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, August 5-November 12, 2017.

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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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Robot House

Robot House

Peter Testa, Eric Owen Moss, Greg Lynn

An in-depth survey, manual, and manifesto of breathtaking new techniques for designing and building, written by the leading pioneer of robotics in architecture

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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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Girl on Girl: The Portrait in the Age of the Selfie

Girl on Girl: The Portrait in the Age of the Selfie

Charlotte Jansen, Zing Tsjeng

Girl on Girl looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.

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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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Small Homes, Grand Living: Interior Design for Compact Spaces

Small Homes, Grand Living: Interior Design for Compact Spaces

Gestalten

Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel.

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It's Beautiful Here

It’s Beautiful Here

Megan Morton, Brooke Holme

Homes That Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

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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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Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas

Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas

Indoek

Surfing is a way of life. A life dominated by the waves and the tide with a cozy place to pause in between. Creative personalities crafting bold homes, Surf Shacks illustrates how surfers live both on and off shore.

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Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World

Why I March: Images from the Women’s March Around the World

On January 21st, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women's March began with one cause.

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The Lovings

The Lovings

Barbara Villet, Grey Villet, Dr Stephen Crowley (Michigan State University)

A beautifully heartrending document of their relationship, family and community.

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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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The Popular Pet Book

The Popular Pet Book

Sarah Engledow

The Popular Pet Book features portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme...

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Going Once: 250 Years of Culture, Taste and Collecting at Christie's

Going Once: 250 Years of Culture, Taste and Collecting at Christie’s

Phaidon

A celebration of evolving taste, told through the stories behind 250 objects sold by the world's largest auction house

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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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Pirates: Culture and Style from the 15th Century to the Present

Pirates: Culture and Style from the 15th Century to the Present

Matteo Guarnaccia

Pirates is a map to the world of the buccaneer, looking at how these iconic figures make their presence known today. It shows how style idols like David Bowie and the Rolling Stones incorporated the pirate's sense of...

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Ich bin eine Kampferin: Frauenbilder der Niki de Saint Phalle

Ich bin eine Kampferin: Frauenbilder der Niki de Saint Phalle

Ulrich Krempel

Rebellious, self-confident, emancipated - how Niki de Saint Phalle conquered a place for herself in the masculine art world

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Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko

Olga Sviblova, Varvara Rodchenko

A leading representative of the Russian avant-garde, Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) revolutionized the world of graphic art, design and photography. In this book, over 250 illustrations allow the reader to grasp the full force of...

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Parson Gray Trade Quilts: 20 Rough-Hewn Projects

Parson Gray Trade Quilts: 20 Rough-Hewn Projects

David Butler

Quilting gets a rustic modern treatment in this 20-project sewing book that celebrates American trade quilts, with touches of Native and early American influences. The timeless style of these DIY designs will inspire quilters of...

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The Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe

The Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe

Anuschka Rees

Get the wardrobe you've always wanted, filled with only those pieces that you love to put on and that make you look and feel amazing. Using interactive prompts, infographic-style questionnaires and helpful check lists, all...

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