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Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History's Vandals

Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History’s Vandals

Julie Cotter

Join respected art historian Dr Julie Cotter as she journeys through eras, continents and regimes to examine the extraordinary stories of Portraits Destroyed.

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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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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

Martin Gayford

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

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Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art

Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art

Charlotte Vannier

Showcasing over 80 international artists who incorporate embroidery into their practice, this book provides a survey of embroidery in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which the craft has been embraced as a...

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Before Time Began

Before Time Began

Jessica De Largy Healy, Georges Petitjean, Luke Scholes

It is no accident that Before Time Began is one of the expressions used by Aboriginal artists in central Australia to refer to the creation of the world, in an oneiric sense.   

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Colony

Colony

Cathy Leahy, Judith Ryan, Dr Isobel Crombie, Megan Patty

This is an essential exploration of Australia's complex colonial mindset: from the tragedies of a contested beginning to the conversations that allow us now to contemplate a better future.

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William Blake

William Blake

Martin Myrone

Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories...

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Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love

Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love

Kusama Yayoi, Akira Shibutami

A career retrospective of Yayoi Kusama, Japan's most prominent artist and Queen of Polka Dots, covering all aspects of her provocative work.

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Hokusai's Landscapes: The Complete Series

Hokusai’s Landscapes: The Complete Series

Sarah E. Thompson

The first book to focus exclusively on Hokusai's landscapes, by one of the world's leading ukiyo-e specialists.

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Francis Bacon: Painting, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

Francis Bacon: Painting, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

Ben Ware

The latest book in a series that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon's art and motivations and open up fresh and stimulating ways of understanding his paintings.

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Dora Maar

Dora Maar

Tate

Re-examining the practice and impact of an unsung surrealist master, this accessible and elegant publication contains many of Maar's greatest works, interspersed with overview texts by a selection of pre-eminent critics and...

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Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Claire Roberts, John Thompson

A self-portrait by one of Australia's greatest artists, a man mistakenly portrayed as a hermit

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Womerah Lane: Lives and Landscapes

Womerah Lane: Lives and Landscapes

Tom Carment

Tom Carment is one of Australia's best-known plein air artists. Womerah Lane is composed of written pieces set in every state of mainland Australia, accompanied by paintings and drawings made in those places.

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