Best Art & Design of 2021

 Special price1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir

Ai Weiwei

In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father Ai Qing, the...

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Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country

Alison Page, Professor Paul Memmott, Margo Neale

Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country.Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and...

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Small Business

Small Business

David Wadelton

Small Business is a companion volume to David Wadelton's Suburban Baroque -- with the focus this time on work rather than domestic spaces.

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The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein

The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein

Franny Moyle

The first illustrated biography of Hans Holbein, the painter who depicted some of the most powerful people of the early sixteenth century, over three decades.

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 Special priceDoing Feminism: Women's Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia

Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia

Anne Marsh

Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, this book demonstrates the innovation and power of women's art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the...

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Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Thomas Rinaldi

An unprecedented, essential field guide to more than a century of fascinating product and industrial design

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Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings and Greener Living

Evergreen Architecture: Overgrown Buldings and Greener Living

Gestalten

Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth's surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly up to the task of integrating flora and greenery into their creations.

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Frances Burke: Designer of Modern Textiles

Frances Burke: Designer of Modern Textiles

Nanette Carter, Robyn Oswald-Jacobs

An elegantly illustrated celebration of iconic Australian designer Frances Burke

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Still Life: Contemporary Australian Painters

Still Life: Contemporary Australian Painters

Amber Creswell Bell

A rich survey of the work of more than forty still-life artists, which presents the genre in a uniquely Australian light.

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A Room of Her Own

A Room of Her Own

Robyn Lea

Meet the creative women who are living life on their own terms, and the unique living spaces they have designed and inhabit in this lavishly produced volume.

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140 Artists' Ideas for Planet Earth

140 Artists' Ideas for Planet Earth

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kostas Stasinopoulos

An urgent and entertaining guide to tackling the climate emergency at home, within your community and within yourself, from some of the best artistic minds of our generation.

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Daniel Thomas: Recent past: writing Australian art

Daniel Thomas: Recent past: writing Australian art

Hannah Fink, Steven Miller, Michael Brand, Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery NSW

Covering the period from 1958 to 2020, Recent past: writing Australian art is the first anthology of Thomas's writings and presents an overview of Australian art, at once authoritative and idiosyncratic, bringing alive both old...

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After The Australian Ugliness

After The Australian Ugliness

Naomi Stead, Tom Lee, Ewan McEoin, Megan Patty

Robin Boyd's The Australian Ugliness was published in 1960 and quickly took its place as a key work of architectural and cultural critique in the nation's canon. This new book responds to Boyd's most well-known text with new...

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Installation View - Photography Exhibitions In Australia (1848-2020)

Installation View - Photography Exhibitions In Australia (1848-2020)

D. Palmer, M. Jolly

Installation View offers a significant new account of photography in Australia, told through its most important exhibitions and modes of collection and display.

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Dual/Duel

Dual/Duel

Brook Andrew, Trent Walker

This is a collaborative artists’ book by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter, drawn predominantly from the State Library of Victoria’s pictures collection, with interventions from the artists’ archives.

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Iconotypes: A compendium of butterflies and moths. Jones's Icones Complete

Iconotypes: A compendium of butterflies and moths. Jones’s Icones Complete

Richard I. Vane-Wright

An enhanced facsimile of Jones's Icones, one of the most scientifically important and visually stunning works on butterflies and moths ever created.

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Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

Carlos Basualdo, Scott Rothkopf

An innovative retrospective look at the work of one of America's most iconic artists, utilizing the concepts of mirroring and doubling, which have long preoccupied Johns

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