Art & design books from 2016

The Best of Grand Designs Australia

The Best of Grand Designs Australia

Grand Designs Australia

The Best of Grand Designs Australia is a selection of inspiring homes from Australia's best loved home design show, featuring some of the most innovative and inspirational homes to feature through series 1-5.

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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Gail Buckland

From the creator/editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll ("I loved this book" --Dwight Garner, The New York Times): the first book to show the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography through the work...

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Schwitters, Miro, Arp

Schwitters, Miro, Arp

Dieter Buchhart, William Jeffett, Eric Robertson, Gwendolen Webster

The first book to explore the mutual influence of the groundbreaking modernists Kurt Schwitters, Joan Miro, and Hans Arp.

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The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

Anuschka Rees

Presents a strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with every day style and shopping strategies.

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The Urban Woodsman

The Urban Woodsman

Max Bainbridge

This book appeals to the modern man and woman looking for a creative outlet that will connect them to their environment, be they in the city or the countryside. All projects are displayed and explained clearly so that you will...

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Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense

Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense

Caroline A. Jones (Associate Professor of the History of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), David Mather, Rebecca Uchill

A book that produces sensory experiences while bringing the concept of experience itself into relief as a subject of criticism and an object of contemplation.

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Jeppe Hein: This Way

Jeppe Hein: This Way

Lisa Grolig, Peter Hoeg, Finn Janning, Hartmut Rosa, Uta Ruhkamp

Art as a social tool for cross-cultural exchange

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The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour

Kassia St Clair

The unforgettable history of colours and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-coloured volume

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Stitches in Time: The Story of the Clothes We Wear

Stitches in Time: The Story of the Clothes We Wear

Lucy Adlington

Reveals the stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day. This title shows how the way we dress is inextricably...

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The Art of Dinosaur Designs

The Art of Dinosaur Designs

Louise Olsen, Stephen Ormandy

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Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Amber Creswell Bell, Keith Brymer Jones

Once upon a time pottery schools saw an increase in enrolments whenever the film Ghost aired on television. Today it is all year round. From decorative pieces to the primarily functional to sculptural works pushing the boundaries...

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Frida Kahlo at Home

Frida Kahlo at Home

Suzanne Barbezat

Frida Kahlo at Home explores the influence of Mexican culture and tradition, La Casa Azul and other places Frida Kahlo called home, on her life and work.

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Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art

Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art

Lesley Harding

In the style of Sunday's Kitchen, Margaret Preston's cookbook will tell a story of art, food and social times of this much-admired artist. The Margaret Preston recipe book (held in the NGA collection) is full of handwritten...

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Street Art World

Street Art World

Alison Young

Based on twenty years of research in the graffiti and street art scenes, Street Art World is the first book to provide a history and context for the words and images that appear in cities all around the world. Inviting the reader...

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 Special priceWonderlands: The Illustration Art of Robert Ingpen

Wonderlands: The Illustration Art of Robert Ingpen

Robert Ingpen

Wonderlands is a glorious celebration of Robert Ingpen's work as an illustrator and storyteller, told through his own illustrator's notes, original sketches and abundant illustrations from his award-winning publications-and...

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Military Style Invades Fashion

Military Style Invades Fashion

Timothy Godbold

A virtual pageantry of the many ways in which military styles inspire and influence contemporary fashion

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MAD Works: MAD Architects

MAD Works: MAD Architects

Ma Yansong

The first complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China

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Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms: Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers

Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms: Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers

Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy

An inside look at the design process of quilt expert Kaffe Fassett, plus new quilt patterns and needlepoints

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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists-Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon-whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred...

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No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

Rosie Martin

Suitable for those who want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this book presents the author's innovative method, in which you begin with...

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Fine Jewelry Couture: Contemporary Heirlooms

Fine Jewelry Couture: Contemporary Heirlooms

Olivier Dupon

Hailing from Australia, Brazil, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Russia, Turkey, the UK and USA, this book features over 35 master jewelry designers, organized alphabetically. Each designer is introduced...

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A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

David Hockney, Martin Gayford

The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. In this book, each chapter addresses an important question: What happens when we try to express reality in two...

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Brett Whiteley: Art, Life And The Other Thing

Brett Whiteley: Art, Life And The Other Thing

Ashleigh Wilson

The first authorized biography of this iconic twentieth-century artist, illustrated with classic artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos.

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The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

Spoke Art Gallery, Wes Anderson, Matt Zoller Seitz, Ken Harman

The very best Wes Anderson-inspired artwork from the annual Bad Dads art exhibition, curated by Spoke Art Gallery

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Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Music

Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Music

Katie Baron

From pop videos to editorial shoots, via the evolution of some of the industry's most significant and era-defining pairings/collaborations, this book focuses on the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music...

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The Legacies Of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics

The Legacies Of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics

Jaynie Anderson, Christopher R. Marsh, Andrew Yip

It has been widely asserted that Bernard Smith established the discipline of art history in Australia. He was the founding professor of contemporary art and the....

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The New Pavilions

The New Pavilions

Philip Jodidio

Pavilions have myriad forms and as many functions. This is a selection of the best examples produced in recent years. It features pavilions ranging from the advanced forms of Sou Fujimoto to Zaha Hadid's Chanel pavilion, from...

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Melbourne Street Art Guide

Melbourne Street Art Guide

Edited by Ewan McEoin

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New Deal Photography. USA 1935-1943

New Deal Photography. USA 1935-1943

Peter Walther

How the Farm Security Administration introduced America to Americans

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Ballpoint Art

Ballpoint Art

Trent Morse

Throughout the 1950s and '60s, as the ballpoint became cheaper and more accessible, artists sketched with these pens. This book features 30 artists from around the world who are creating masterpieces with ballpoint, and discusses...

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Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work

Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work

A S Byatt

Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their...

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Fairy Tale Fashion

Fairy Tale Fashion

Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Ellen Sampson, Kiera Vaclavik

A conceptually innovative and visually stunning investigation of the interconnected worlds of high fashion and fairy tales

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Performing for the Camera

Performing for the Camera

Simon Baker, Fiontan Moran, Tate Publishing

Performing for the Camera examines how the photograph has both documented and developed our understanding of performance since the invention of the photographic medium. It engages with both the serious business of art and...

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Family Photography Now

Family Photography Now

Sophie Howarth, Stephen McLaren

Explores the ways in which photographers from across the globe are viewing the complicated dynamics of family life. This title analyses the complex attachments between brothers and sisters, parents and children, step-families and...

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 Special priceUnspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson

Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, Carol Diehl

An illustrated journey through spheres, tunnels, towers, walkways and archways, as well as pavilions and larger buildings realized by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s.

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Hegel's Owl: The Life Of Bernard Smith

Hegel’s Owl: The Life Of Bernard Smith

Sheridan Palmer

Bernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008, Smith invited writer and art historian Sheridan Palmer to write his biography. Through years of interviews...

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Make Your Mark: The New Urban Artists

Make Your Mark: The New Urban Artists

Tristan Manco

Divided into three: 'Draw', 'Paint', 'Make', this book celebrates and discusses the work of forty-five urban artists, extraordinarily diverse but united by one basic principle: their work is completely fresh, original and the...

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Money

Money

Tania Prill, Alberto Vieceli, Sebastian Cremers

This is a book about the pictures on banknotes: pictures of political subject-matter, historical milestones, distinguished personages, status symbols, and landscapes. By the trio of artists, Prill Vieceli Cremers

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In the Flow

In the Flow

Boris Groys

The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the internet

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On Being An Artist

On Being An Artist

Michael Craig-Martin

Provides lesson after valuable lesson to anyone wishing to know what it means and what it takes to be an artist today. In this book the author gives practical advice and insights gained from his own professional highs and lows. It...

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Under the Edge: The Architecture of Peter Stutchbury

Under the Edge: The Architecture of Peter Stutchbury

Ewan McEoin, Lindsay Nolan Johnston

Peter Stutchbury's award-winning architecture continues to stimulate a new and increasing awareness of the potential for designing with the Australian landscape and its environment. This book deals with of all his works and his...

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Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina

Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina

Glen Proebstel, Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns

An interior design book that embodies a philosophy of thoughtfulness and creativity in living.

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Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Lars Mytting, Robert Ferguson

The phenomenal Norwegian bestseller - Everything you wanted to know about wood but were afraid to ask

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Dream Treehouses: Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

Dream Treehouses: Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

Alain Laurens, Daniel Dufour, Ghislain Andre, La Cabane Perchee, Jacques Delacroix

French design company La Cabane Perchee presents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team.

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The Simple Home

The Simple Home

Rhonda Hetzel

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Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook

Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook

Jeffrey Mayer, Basia Szkutnicka

Features a collection of over 550 beautifully photographed details from previously unseen 20th-century vintage clothing. This title is a suitable reference to vintage detailing for fashion design students and professionals.

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Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston

Deborah Edwards

An illustrated monograph that looks at the life and art of Margaret Preston, an artist who practised in her native Australia from the mid-1890s right up to her death in 1963.

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Half the Sky: Conversations with women artists in China

Half the Sky: Conversations with women artists in China

Luise Guest

The dynamic artistic centres of China are producing some of the most interesting and compelling contemporary art of our time. But there are fascinating stories as yet insufficiently told: the stories of women artists. It was...

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Serious Play: The Art of Kevin Mortensen

Serious Play: The Art of Kevin Mortensen

Rob Haysom

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Floral Patterns of India

Floral Patterns of India

Henry Wilson

From the illustrious Mughal Empire during its greatest period of monument-building and artistic creativity to the time of British rule, the richness of India's architecture is overwhelming. The author's fine photographs reveals...

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Inside Street Art Melbourne

Inside Street Art Melbourne

Allison Fogarty, Toby Fairbank

Inside Street Art Melbourne is the ultimate beginner's photographic springboard to street art. Go on your own self-guided tour or take a vicarious visual trip via the images of these powerful and inspiring works of art.

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Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors for Designers & Architects

Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors for Designers & Architects

Anna Yudina

Light makes an architectural space livable, shapes it and guides us within it. The role of light reaches well beyond practical needs and can create environments, emotions and spatial illusions. This publication captures the most...

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Inside Haute Couture: Behind the Scenes at the Paris Ateliers

Inside Haute Couture: Behind the Scenes at the Paris Ateliers

Desiree Sadek, Guillaume de Laubier

With exclusive photographs by Guillaume de Laubier and text by Desiree Sadek, Inside Haute Couture offers a private tour of 10 meccas of French fashion

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Tom Roberts: and the Art of Portraiture

Tom Roberts: and the Art of Portraiture

Dr Julie Cotter

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Philip Treacy: Hat Designer

Philip Treacy: Hat Designer

Philip Treacy, Marion Hume

The work of one of the most influential and innovative hat designers of this century.

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