Summer Reading Guide: Art, architecture & design

 Special priceThe Maverick Soul

The Maverick Soul

Miv Watts, Hugh Stewart

The Maverick Soul is a sumptuous celebration of 25 bohemian people from around the world and their homes.

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Green: Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors and Out

Green: Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors and Out

Jason Chongue

A hands-on guide to transforming small urban spaces into lush, plant-filled retreats.

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 Special priceGreat Women Artists

Great Women Artists

Phaidon Editors

Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in more than 400 compelling artworks and one comprehensive volume

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Dogs in Space: A Film Archive

Dogs in Space: A Film Archive

Richard Lowenstein

Dogs in Space - The Diaries presents for the first time the candid (and entertaining) 'shoot diary', kept by Lowenstein over the course of conceiving, funding and making the film between 1984 and 1987

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 Special priceConcrete Houses: The Poetics of Form

Concrete Houses: The Poetics of Form

Joe Rollo

Concrete Houses explores the sculptural possibilities of concrete as the material of choice in landmark contemporary houses across the world

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 Special priceBreaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Jane Hall

A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day

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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books

Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books

Nina Freudenberger

A visual delight and inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library.

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Australia Modern

Australia Modern

Hannah Lewi, Philip Goad

The essential text on Australian modernism, featuring 100 significant site examples by Australia's most revered architects, rich archival imagery and expert essays exploring how modernism has shaped Australian society.

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 Special priceAtlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

Dominic Bradbury, Nicholas McDermott

A groundbreaking global survey of the finest mid-20th-century homes - one of the most popular styles of our time

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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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Step into Paradise: Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson

Step into Paradise: Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson

Georgina Safe, Glynis Jones, Penelope Tree

Step into Paradise explores the compelling stories and creative practice of iconic designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, whose pioneering style created a bold and unashamedly Australian fashion identity.

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Primitive Technology

Primitive Technology

John Plant

Alongside the unlikely internet cult star, Primitive Technology, learn how to make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials

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Present Tense: Anna Schwartz Gallery and Thirty-Five Years of Contemporary Australian Art

Present Tense: Anna Schwartz Gallery and Thirty-Five Years of Contemporary Australian Art

Doug Hall

This vivid and revealing account of thirty-five years of art and history revolves around the locus of the internationally renowned Anna Schwartz Gallery and its eponymous founder.

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 Special priceIconic: Modern Australian Houses, 1950-2000

Iconic: Modern Australian Houses, 1950-2000

Karen McCartney

Karen McCartney's bestselling books on modern Australian architecture now in a collectable single best-of edition with completely updated design.

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Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

Bruce Gardner

Alongside beautiful photographs of the process, master dorodango maker Bruce Gardner covers every aspect of making and finishing your dorodango, accompanied by inspiring words on the mindful qualities of this earthy activity.

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Cabin Porn: Inside

Cabin Porn: Inside

Zach Klein

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Cabin Porn reveals the breath-taking interiors of the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years.

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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Charlie Mackesy

Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too.The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on...

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