Art & design books 2018

Craftfulness

Craftfulness

Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin

An engaging, friendly and inspiring celebration of all things creativity and craft, while emphasising the huge mental benefits of making things with your hands.

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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Phaidon Editors

Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globe

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Living in the Desert

Living in the Desert

Phaidon Editors

A carefully curated and beautifully photographed selection of 50 architect-designed houses that reflects contemporary concerns about the unique challenges presented by life in the desert's sensitive environment

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Pattern Design

Pattern Design

Elizabeth Wilhide

A superbly illustrated compendium of over 1,500 of the world's most popular and influential patterns.

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Maison: Parisian Chic at Home

Maison: Parisian Chic at Home

Ines de la Fressange, Marin Montagut, Claire Cocano

A duo of high-profile tastemakers invite readers inside fifteen homes that are infused with the blend of vintage and contemporary style that is the essence of Parisian chic.    

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Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design

Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design

Frances Ambler

This gift book, featuring sophisticated illustrations of classic pieces, is a must- have for lovers of Mid- Century Modern design.

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You are Always With Me: Letters to Mama

You are Always With Me: Letters to Mama

Frida Kahlo, Hector Jaimes

The letters of Frida Kahlo to her mother, published in English for the first time.    

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Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Meet the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora, with classic French recipes, untold anecdotes, photographs and Mirka's sensuous and colourful artworks.  

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Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Charlotte Vannier

A stunning survey of yarn work in contemporary art, illustrating the myriad ways knitting and crochet have been embraced as a form of creative expression.

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Bohemian Living: Creative Homes around the World

Bohemian Living: Creative Homes around the World

Robyn Lea

Featuring interiors from 20 homes in Australia, Europe and the USA, Bohemian Living sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design and, instead, dives into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty...

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Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Ricky Burdett, Philipp Rode

An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale

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Resident Dog:Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There

Resident Dog:Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There

Nicole England

Stylish aspirational interiors feature each home's 'resident dog'. Rather than the typical house-by-house structure, this quirky beautifully photographed collection is organised dog by dog with insights about each of the canine...

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Urban Sanctuary:The New Domestic Outdoors: The New Domestic Outdoors

Urban Sanctuary:The New Domestic Outdoors: The New Domestic Outdoors

Anna Johnson, Richard Black

Urban Sanctuary showcases outstanding contemporary houses from Australia and New Zealand situated in urban contexts that explore and demonstrate new inventive ways of living with the outdoors.

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The Alchemy of Things: Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds

The Alchemy of Things: Interiors Shaped by Curious Minds

Karen McCartney

Explores the homes of 18 global creatives who take an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever approach to their living space.

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Pet-tecture: Design for Pets

Pet-tecture: Design for Pets

Tom Wainwright

An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species

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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

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Civilization: The Way We Live Now

Civilization: The Way We Live Now

William A. Ewing, Holly Roussell

Our world, today, as seen through the lens of contemporary photography.

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 Special priceFashion Climbing: A New York Life

Fashion Climbing: A New York Life

Bill Cunningham

'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...' Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second.

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Claire Wilcox, Circe Henestrosa

Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe presents a fresh view of Kahlo's compelling life story. The book expands upon the narrative of discovery, presenting highlights from Kahlo's collection alongside her self-portraits. This pairing is...

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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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Home: Drawings by Syrian Children

Home: Drawings by Syrian Children

Ben Quilty

A collection of drawings by Syrian children, the most vulnerable victims of a brutal civil war, curated by Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty, with a Foreword by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan.

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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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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 Oehr

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

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Romance Was Born

Romance Was Born

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

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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

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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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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

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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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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection

Katherine Aigner

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the history of humanity through art. The Indigenous Australian collection is a little known...

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Never Ending Stories: The Loop in Art, Film, Architecture, Music, Literature and Cultural History

Never Ending Stories: The Loop in Art, Film, Architecture, Music, Literature and Cultural History

Ralf Beil

The first comprehensive publication on the endless loop, spanning the ancient world to the present day| In-depth investigation of the phenomenon of circles inside closed systems

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