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  • THIS IS GAUDI
    THIS IS GAUDI
    CLAYPOOL MOLLIE
    ISBN: 9781780679082
    Title: THIS IS GAUDI
    Author: CLAYPOOL MOLLIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Antoni Gaudi has a reputation as monastic, mad and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona's cityscape was no mad eccentric. He was a genius inspired by his faith in nature and the divine. Picking up the same strands of eclecticism and art nouveau current in fin de siecle European architecture, he transformed them into an idiom unique to himself and Barcelona to create a series of buildings as revolutionary in their engineering as they were astonishing for their spaces. For Gaudi his work was his life, and this book reveals the exuberant world and groundbreaking work of this unique figure in the history of modern architecture.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS GAUGUIN
    THIS IS GAUGUIN
    RODDAM GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781780671895
    Title: THIS IS GAUGUIN
    Author: RODDAM GEORGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paul Gauguin created some of the most advanced art in a brilliant generation of artists all of whom struggled against the stifling conformity of the late 19th century's artistic mainstream. He created paintings whose radically simplified lines and colours echoed the unschooled art of the rustic and native cultures he loved.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS GOYA
    THIS IS GOYA
    BIRD WENDY
    ISBN: 9781780676166
    Title: THIS IS GOYA
    Author: BIRD WENDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake, and he lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism when the old concepts of social hierarchy were being shaken by the new concept of equality for all. This book deals with his life and work.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS KANDINSKY
    THIS IS KANDINSKY
    HOWARD ANNABEL
    ISBN: 9781780675657
    Title: THIS IS KANDINSKY
    Author: HOWARD ANNABEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Intellectual, emotional, restless, dogged, loyal, selfish; Kandinsky was an artist and a man of contradictions. This genre-defying painter didnt pick up a brush until he was thirty years old. He was an academic with a promising career that he threw away to explore the arts.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS LEONARDO DA VINCI
    THIS IS LEONARDO DA VINCI
    KEIZER JOOST
    ISBN: 9781780677514
    Title: THIS IS LEONARDO DA VINCI
    Author: KEIZER JOOST
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    This book examines the itinerant life of Leonardo da Vinci and the private universe he created for himself and his work.

    Exploring how the artist spent a great deal of time away from his easel, it looks at his interest in, and pursuit of, engineering, natural science, music and anatomy, sometimes taking decades to complete a painting.

    Vibrant and active, da Vinci's private world variably interacted with the wider world. However, what has emerged from it has established him as the definition of the Renaissance Man.


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS MAGRITTE
    THIS IS MAGRITTE
    ALLMER PATRICIA
    ISBN: 9781780678504
    Title: THIS IS MAGRITTE
    Author: ALLMER PATRICIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Belgian artist Rene Magritte's biography is a key element of his art. His life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man.

    The events of Magritte's childhood played an important part in creating the surrealist, but it was his popular culture borrowings from crime fiction, advertising and postcards that has made his work instantly recognisable.

    The often unreliable nature of Magritte's accounts of his own life have transformed his public image into a kind of fictional character rather than a 'real person'. He would shape his own life story to be its own surreal work of art.

    This Is Frank Lloyd Wright brings his projects and persona into vivid focus. Wit and visual punch have been the hallmarks of the This Is series to date; the first architectural title in the series will give readers an up-close look at Wright's progress from difficult childhood, to struggling apprenticeship, to early success, through mid-life setbacks and on to late-life comeback.

    Beautiful specially commissioned illustrations documenting the important events in his life sit alongside photographs of Wright's most iconic buildings (including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum).

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS MATISSE
    THIS IS MATISSE
    INGRAM CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781780674797
    Title: THIS IS MATISSE
    Author: INGRAM CATHERINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius.

    Trained originally in the French classical manner, he was inspired by the Impressionists and Cézanne to create in a style that brought out the beauty of colour, form and line by reducing them to their essentials. While considered a leader of the Fauves and an inspiration to most of the great figures in modern art, he wasn’t particularly interested in being associated with any particular school or trend. A family man who worked ‘office hours’ in his studio he defies the image of the artist as enfant terrible or tortured soul. In a career spanning six decades, he produced masterpiece after masterpiece that constantly challenge how we perceive colour and form.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS MONET
    THIS IS MONET
    PAPPWORTH SARA
    ISBN: 9781780676234
    Title: THIS IS MONET
    Author: PAPPWORTH SARA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Claude Monet is best known as a leader of the Impressionists, his paintings defining the style that triggered a revolution in art. During the eighty-six years of his life, Monet never rested, and was always driven by the urge to paint. This book tells about Monet's work.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS POLLOCK
    THIS IS POLLOCK
    INGRAM CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781780673462
    Title: THIS IS POLLOCK
    Author: INGRAM CATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book traces Pollock's career and discusses how his loose, individual style was used as a political weapon in the Cold War, representing America as the free, democratic nation. Illustrations simplify the theory and reveal the hidden meaning behind the mesh of painted lines.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS REMBRANDT
    THIS IS REMBRANDT
    ANDREWS JORELLA
    ISBN: 9781780677453
    Title: THIS IS REMBRANDT
    Author: ANDREWS JORELLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Rembrandt van Rijn is probably the most famous Dutch painter of the seventeenth century. His works are greatly loved today, but he was not always so well regarded. His life was one of a dramatic rise and fall, unfolding during the Golden Age of the newly formed Dutch Republic.

    Rembrandt's public acclaim and wealth as a painter came to him as a very young man. His images were vigorous, psychologically compelling but also often less-than-flattering. By his middle age taste had shifted to more idealized visions, and by the time of his death in 1669 Rembrandt was destitute.

    But whether the public was with or against him, Rembrandt continued to paint with the same passion, and arguably the art he produced in his final, destitute years is his most intimate, sensitive and open.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS VAN GOGH
    THIS IS VAN GOGH
    RODDAM GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781780674803
    Title: THIS IS VAN GOGH
    Author: RODDAM GEORGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Vincent van Gogh used art to express his intensely emotional response to the world around him. Enraptured by the beauty of nature and tormented by the sorrows of human existence, he produced in his tragically short life some of the most powerfully expressive paintings ever seen.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS WARHOL
    THIS IS WARHOL
    INGRAM CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781780670140
    Title: THIS IS WARHOL
    Author: INGRAM CATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, 'If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintingsand there I am. This book penetrates the surface and explores Warhols art from his beginnings as a commercial artist to his apotheosis as a society portrait painter.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • TO PAINT A WAR : The Lives of the Australian Artists Who Painted the Great War 1914-18
    TO PAINT A WAR : The Lives of the Australian Artists Who Painted the Great War 1914-18
    TRAVERS RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780500500903
    Title: TO PAINT A WAR : The Lives of the Australian Artists Who Painted the Great War 1914-18
    Author: TRAVERS RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Lives of the Australian Artists who Painted the Great War, 1914-18

    Richard Travers, the author of Diggers in France: Australian Soldiers on the Western Front, now turns his attention to the Australians who painted the Great War. In To Paint a War he follows artists such as Tom Roberts, Grace Cossington Smith, Hilda Rix Nicholas, Arthur Streeton and George Coates – detailing how they left Australia in search of inspiration and fame in London and Paris and lived enviable lives suddenly interrupted by the outbreak of war.

    To Paint A War is the story of their response to the crisis. Their work, in all its richness and variety, is a sweeping painterly chronicle of the war, and a vital part of Australia’s heritage.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • TRACEY MOFFATT - MY HORIZON
    TRACEY MOFFATT - MY HORIZON
    KING NATALIE
    ISBN: 9780500500996
    Title: TRACEY MOFFATT - MY HORIZON
    Author: KING NATALIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The deeply personal and political work of internationally acclaimed Australian artist, Tracey Moffatt, published to accompany an exhibition at the 2017 Venice Biennale

    Tracey Moffatt is arguably Australia's most successful artist. She has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's 2007 Infinity Award for Art. My Horizon is the first book on this esteemed artist in ten years. With all new work, including large-scale photography and film, this publication situates Moffatt's work in the international arena as an artist who consistently takes the tempo of our times.Moffatt has created highly stylized narratives and montage to explore a range of themes, including the complexities of interpersonal relationships, the curiousness of popular culture, and her own deeply felt childhood memories and fantasies.

    My Horizon will present a compendium of texts that reflect on the artist's highly political and personal fictions, allowing readers to ponder what might be over the horizon.
    Contributing authors include Germano Celant, Adrian Martin, Moira Roth, Susan Bright, Djon Mundine, Alexis Wright, and Romaine Moreton.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • TRULY NORDIC : Nordic Craftsmanship, Campaigns and Design
    TRULY NORDIC : Nordic Craftsmanship, Campaigns and Design
    ISBN: 9789887774709
    Title: TRULY NORDIC : Nordic Craftsmanship, Campaigns and Design
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE



    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • VAN GOGH
    VAN GOGH
    ISBN: 9781786644817
    Title: VAN GOGH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    Bringing the life and work of a truly unique artist to life, Van Gogh is a comprehensive guide to one of the most unconventional and highly original artists of the nineteenth century. Perhaps the most famous artist in the world, Vincent Van Gogh is perceived by many as the 'mad' artist, the man who painted in a frenzy or simply the tormented soul who cut off his ear. His artistic genius is often overshadowed by those who see his paintings as mere visual manifestations of his troubled mind. Whilst in part this may be true, in reality his innovative and unique artistic style was of enormous importance to a host of artists who followed in his wake. Even when openly influenced by his predecessors or contemporaries his art remained identifiably his own, developing a distinctive style that failed to be accepted by the art-buying public in his own lifetime. From his earliest watercolours depicting the plight of rural Dutch peasants, through his attempts to be accepted by the Parisian avant-garde, right up to his final paintings of the Auvers countryside, every aspect of his life is celebrated in this beautiful reference book.

    Imprint: FLAMETREE PUBLISHING
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
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