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  • ARTISTS AND THEIR CATS
    ARTISTS AND THEIR CATS
    NASTASI ALISON
    ISBN: 9781452133553
    Title: ARTISTS AND THEIR CATS
    Author: NASTASI ALISON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Aside from being world-famous artists, what's one thing Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo had in common? They were crazy about cats. At one point, Andy Warhol had 25 cats living in his apartment; they were all named Sam. Controversial contemporary artist Ai Weiwei shares his Beijing studio with 45 cats, one of whom can open doors!

    Artists and Their Cats gathers photographs of fifty famous artists with their beloved feline friends and offers behind-the-scenes stories of their relationships. From Salvador Dali’s pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s menagerie of cats including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), this charming little book reveals many an endearing friendship—and reveals the personality traits often shared between the daringly creative souls among us and the animals best known for their independent spirits.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BEES : AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT POLLINATORS AROUND THE WORLD
    BEES : AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT POLLINATORS AROUND THE WORLD
    DROEGE SAM
    ISBN: 9780760347386
    Title: BEES : AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT POLLINATORS AROUND THE WORLD
    Author: DROEGE SAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Get the buzz on bees with up-close and personal, stunning photographs of more than a hundred species.

    If a bee flies near you or if it lands on your arm, you might want to run away as fast as you can. Or maybe you freeze and hope the bee moves on quickly. No matter your strategy, one thing is certain: you're probably not appreciating the bee's fascinating beauty.

    But you're missing out! Bees are stunning to observe up close. Aliens or robots might come to mind when you gaze into a blue face with two giant, shiny black eyes. (That's right, bees can be blue, green, and red, too).

    In Bees, the photography of Sam Droege and the USGS presents more than 100 of the most eye-catching varieties of bees found throughout the world. While bee nerds may appreciate the common honey bee or the rare Andrena violae, others can simply enjoy the wide selection of different body shapes, head configurations, unique antennae, and the stories that accompany them.The next time a bee joins your picnic, you might find yourself staring!

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BIBLIOPHILE : An Illustrated Miscellany
    BIBLIOPHILE : An Illustrated Miscellany
    MOUNT JANE
    ISBN: 9781452167237
    Title: BIBLIOPHILE : An Illustrated Miscellany
    Author: MOUNT JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2018 NEW RELEAS

    The ultimate gift for book lovers, this volume brims with literary treasures, all delightfully illustrated by beloved artist and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    LEAK BILL
    ISBN: 9781460755112
    Title: BLEAK PICTURE : Cartoons from the Australian 1994-2017
    Author: LEAK BILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is a beautifully illustrated collection of his most popular and enduring cartoons. Featuring over 200 cartoons from his remarkable life and career.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • BOOK OF THE CAT : Cats in Art
    BOOK OF THE CAT : Cats in Art
    HYLAND ANGUS
    ISBN: 9781786270719
    Title: BOOK OF THE CAT : Cats in Art
    Author: HYLAND ANGUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by artists from around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BOOK OF THE DOG : DOGS IN ART
    BOOK OF THE DOG : DOGS IN ART
    HYLAND ANGUS
    ISBN: 9781780676562
    Title: BOOK OF THE DOG : DOGS IN ART
    Author: HYLAND ANGUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Featuring all kinds of dogs – big, small, graceful, cute, funny – The Book of the Dog is a cool and quirky collection of dog art and illustration by artists around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and different breeds, paying homage to man’s best friend. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BOOK THAT TAKES ITS TIME : An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
    BOOK THAT TAKES ITS TIME : An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
    FLOW MAGAZINE
    ISBN: 9780761193777
    Title: BOOK THAT TAKES ITS TIME : An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
    Author: FLOW MAGAZINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From Flow, the groundbreaking international 'magazine that takes its time,' comes the first big book in a publishing partnership that celebrates mindfulness, creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life’s little pleasures.

    A Book That Takes Its Time is both a book about mindfulness and a book that literally inspires mindfulness. It’s like a meditation retreat between two covers. You can’t hurry through it; it’s the anti-page-turner. Read an article on the benefits of journalling—then come to 'The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook' tucked into the book. An essay on the power of being grateful is followed by pages of illustrated 'Beautiful Moments' cards to fill in, punch out, save, and revisit. Readers will learn hand-lettering, the basics of collaging, even how to meditate while running. There’s never been a book like A Book That Takes Its Time, a book that mixes reading and doing, to help readers live a more thoughtful life and have so much fun in the process.

    Imprint: WORKMAN PRESS
    RRP: $37.00

    Price: $37.00
  • BOTANICUM POSTCARD SET
    BOTANICUM POSTCARD SET
    ISBN: 9781760405441
    Title: BOTANICUM POSTCARD SET
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This collection of 50 vibrant postcards features Katie Scott's incredible illustrations of all things botanical. From the tiniest algae to the world's biggest flower, these beautiful images are perfect for sending to friends, or pinning on your wall.

    Imprint: FIVE MILE PRESS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    KLEIN ZACH
    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Title: CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    Author: KLEIN ZACH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. It has since grown into a collection of photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in breath-taking landscapes from all over the world, and has attracted a dedicated, obsessive following. In this book the creators of Cabin Porn go further into its most alluring images, with more interior photography and the stories behind some of these unusual and inspiring homes. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to step away from our online lives, slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simplicity can create.

    Imprint: PARTICULAR BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CICADA
    CICADA
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734418630
    Title: CICADA
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

    Cicada work in tall building.
    Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.
    No sick day. No mistake.
    Tok Tok Tok!


    Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his coworkers. But one day, cicada goes to the roof of the building, and something truly extraordinary happens ...

    A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • CLASSIC ART MEMES
    CLASSIC ART MEMES
    WARD ROB
    ISBN: 9781787411883
    Title: CLASSIC ART MEMES
    Author: WARD ROB
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This hilarious book is full of laugh-out-loud classic art memes to brighten your day.

    Hath thou seen thy Classic Art Memes?

    From renaissance to baroque, rococo to romantics, historical art is made hysterical with amusing modern wit in this laugh-out-loud book.

    Imprint: TEMPLAR PUBLISHING
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • COCO CHANEL
    COCO CHANEL
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743790663
    Title: COCO CHANEL
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fashion is ever-changing, influenced by the key designers that capture a moment in history; and Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women’s fashion in the twentieth century. Coco’s World is a compilation of Megan Hess’ stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel’s history, from Coco’s incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld on the company and the incredible items that have become iconic of the brand – the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume. Interspersed with historical anecdotes and famous quotes from Coco herself, Karl Lagerfeld and other key fashion icons of the era, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and the iconic Chanel brand – and how fashion, in turn, shaped their lives.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CRUCIAL INTERVENTIONS : AN ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF NINETEENTH CENTURY SURGERY
    CRUCIAL INTERVENTIONS : AN ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF NINETEENTH CENTURY SURGERY
    BARNETT RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780500518106
    Title: CRUCIAL INTERVENTIONS : AN ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF NINETEENTH CENTURY SURGERY
    Author: BARNETT RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery.

    Crucial Interventions follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the very best examples of rare surgical textbooks with a focus on the extraordinary visual materials of the mid-nineteenth century. Unnerving and graphic, yet beautifully rendered, these fascinating illustrations include step-by-step surgical techniques paired with medical instruments and painted depictions of operations in progress.

    Arranged for the layman from head to toe, and accompanied by an authoritative, eloquent and inspiring narrative from medical historian Richard Barnett, author of 2014 bestseller The Sick Rose, Crucial Interventions is a unique and captivating book on one of the world’s most mysterious and macabre professions, and promises to be another success.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • DESPERATELY SEEKING BANKSY
    DESPERATELY SEEKING BANKSY
    TAPIES XAVIER
    ISBN: 9781742235967
    Title: DESPERATELY SEEKING BANKSY
    Author: TAPIES XAVIER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Banksy's subversive genius and astute political commentary are on full display in Desperately Seeking B**ksy, from The Flower Thrower (2003) and Kissing Coppers (2004) to ‘Bemusement Park’ Dismaland (2015) and ‘The hotel with the worst view in the world’, his brilliant Bethlehem installation The Walled Off Hotel (2017). With illuminating commentary from street art expert Xavier Tapies, and detailed maps to track down Banksy’s works, this is the definitive guide to the work of the world’s most famous — and elusive — graffiti artist.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DRESS : 100 ICONIC MOMENTS IN FASHION
    DRESS : 100 ICONIC MOMENTS IN FASHION
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781742708232
    Title: DRESS : 100 ICONIC MOMENTS IN FASHION
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From Ms Hepburn's elegant black shift to Lady Gaga's meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley's safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di's neverending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Megan Hess' fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot. Hess has spent her career exploring and illustrating fashion, and though it is an ever-evolving, ever-inspiring beast, there are particular instances that shine on through the years. This is a compendium of gowns that have captured a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon, and an exploration of why they continue to resonate with audiences, decades on. Accompanied by historical anecdotes and revealing facts, The Dress is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion, and, in turn, our lives.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DUCKS FOR DARK TIMES
    DUCKS FOR DARK TIMES
    LEUNIG MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780143788577
    Title: DUCKS FOR DARK TIMES
    Author: LEUNIG MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A collection of cartoons about many strange and lovely things- kind words for dark days; simple poems concerning wonderful mysteries; reflections on sadness, joy, dismay, sanity, soup and beauty. Also- doubts, confessions, laments and tributes. Spirited depictions of dogs, ducks, teapots and trees, with various peculiar attempts to shine some light on dark and troubled times.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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