Block of Books
  •  
  • ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    KARLSSON NIKLAS
    ISBN: 9781787390034
    Title: ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    Author: KARLSSON NIKLAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    This beautiful and practical guide to the art of whittling offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a means of getting back to basics and creating unique items from scratch. Inside you will learn about the ancient art of whittling as one of the earliest forms of artistic expression; the different types of wood to use in your work; the simple tools you need to get started; and the various cutting techniques.

    The Art of Whittling also preaches the idea of Danish hygge – translating to coziness and being with friends and family in a warm atmosphere. Here, author Niklas Karlsson gives us an insight into why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world – and how you can bring some hygge into your own lives.

    More than just a manual, this book offers a contemplative view on a skill that is more popular than ever.


    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $32.00

    Price: $32.00
  • 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
  • BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2018
    BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2018
    RADCLIFFE RUSS
    ISBN: 9781925713565
    Title: BEST AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2018
    Author: RADCLIFFE RUSS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The year in politics as observed by Australia's funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists.

    With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Alan Moir, David Pope, David Rowe, Andrew Weldon, Cathy Wilcox, Paul Zanetti, and many more . . .

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • BOTANICUM   -   Mini Gift Edition
    BOTANICUM - Mini Gift Edition
    WILLIS KATHY
    ISBN: 9781783706815
    Title: BOTANICUM - Mini Gift Edition
    Author: WILLIS KATHY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    This elegant mini edition of Botanicum is the perfect gift for nature-lovers or anyone w ho appreciates beautiful books. Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life. Welcome to the museum!

    Imprint: BIG PICTURE BOOKS
    RRP: $18.99
    Price: $18.99
  • BOTANICUM   -   Postcards
    BOTANICUM - Postcards
    WILLIS KATHY
    ISBN: 9781783706341
    Title: BOTANICUM - Postcards
    Author: WILLIS KATHY
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    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: BIG PICTURE BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • BOYS WITH PLANTS : 50 Plants and the Boys who Love Them
    BOYS WITH PLANTS : 50 Plants and the Boys who Love Them
    ISBN: 9781911130659
    Title: BOYS WITH PLANTS : 50 Plants and the Boys who Love Them
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Curated by the creator of the Instagram account of the same name, this is a stylishly designed, fun gift book profiling lush plants and the men who love them. The book begins with a section on selecting, growing and styling plants before introducing the boys. Each entry includes a top plant tip, stunning photography and a profile of the green-fingered boy who made it happen.

    Imprint: MODERN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BURBS
    BURBS
    BUKSHTEYN KIM
    ISBN: 9781760760144
    Title: BURBS
    Author: BUKSHTEYN KIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    A photographic archive of the charming icons and design quirks that define our Australian suburbs.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    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
  • CAT POEMS : By the Worlds Greatest Poets
    CAT POEMS : By the Worlds Greatest Poets
    ISBN: 9781788161732
    Title: CAT POEMS : By the Worlds Greatest Poets
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    You Know How a Cat

    Will Bring a mouse it has
    caught and lay it at your

    feet so each morning I
    bring you a poem that

    I've written when I woke
    up in the night as my tribute

    to your beauty &
    a promise of my love.

    - James Laughlin

    Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with companionship, affection, mystery, and innumerable metaphors.
    Cats raise a mirror up to their beholders; cats endlessly captivate and hypnotise, frustrate and delight. To poets, in particular, these enigmatic creatures are the most delightful and beguiling of muses, as they purr, prowl, hunt, play, meow, and nap, often oblivious to their so-called masters. Cat Poems offers a litter of odes to our beloved felines by some of the greatest poets of all time.

    Imprint: SERPENTS TAIL
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • CATS OF PARIS AND ELSEWHERE
    CATS OF PARIS AND ELSEWHERE
    DE NOBILI LILA
    ISBN: 9788899765941
    Title: CATS OF PARIS AND ELSEWHERE
    Author: DE NOBILI LILA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    The intimate drawings and watercolors of her cats by celebrated stage and costume designer Lila De Nobili, sketched in her Parisian apartment in the 6th arrondissement.

    Imprint: PERIBO
    RRP: $36.99
    Price: $36.99
  • CHASER ANNUALl 2018
    CHASER ANNUALl 2018
    CHASER THE
    ISBN: 9781760640811
    Title: CHASER ANNUALl 2018
    Author: CHASER THE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In what critics are calling "the best Chaser Annual of 2018", The Chaser Annual 2018 is a charity DOUBLE ISSUE with the Shovel Annual to help those younger, much more successful whipper-snappers out with some tips about how to make jokes about John Howard's eyebrows.

    Featuring all the best headlines from the year, the book also offers a free fill-in-your-own fake apology from a banking executive for (fill in latest scandal from the Royal Commission here).

    In a year where even 80s Holden Commodores that didn't even work when they were new were being sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, this printed edition of the Chaser Annual 2018 is sure to be a collectors item for all people who value wildly outdated technology.

    With contributions from all your favourite Chaser team members from that guy who dressed up as the Arab caricature, to the one who said that stuff about Steve Irwin's funeral that you saw on A Current Affair, this is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who you don't know that well.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • 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 TRACKS : David Bowie, 1970 - 1980
    CLASSIC TRACKS : David Bowie, 1970 - 1980
    WELCH CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781787390690
    Title: CLASSIC TRACKS : David Bowie, 1970 - 1980
    Author: WELCH CHRIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Chameleon, entertainer, actor, and iconoclast. It would be difficult to think of a rock star who has had a more varied and influential career than David Bowie and the list of bands and musicians who have been influenced by Bowie reads like an A to Z of popular music. But Bowie himself has skillfully and consistently maintained his credibility as the most innovative performer of his generation by staying one jump ahead of the many who seek to imitate him. Classic Tracks: David Bowie explores this icon in detail.

    While his many artistic incarnations are known, few know David Bowie the man, and as this book will show, through its exploration of his diverse body of work, the only real constant factors in his career are his incredible voice, his imagination and his supreme talent for artistic reincarnation. Every track of each of his albums is examined in great detail, giving you an insight to both the music, and the enigmatic man who created it.

    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 .. 6