|Reading Level:||General Adult|
At the heart of Michael Leunig's work lies the idea of the holy fool - a character who does not conform to social norms of behaviour because of mental disability or as a deliberate choice, but is regarded as having a compensating divine blessing or inspiration. The holy fool is the protagonist in most... read more
Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. A shift from the archetype to the stereotype, from the exalted to the everyday, it brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with Coke cans and comics. Today, in our age of selfies and social networking, we are still living in a w... read more
'Lavishly illustrated and extremely comprehensive ...a bargain' - "Antiques Magazine". 'The evolution of pottery ...is fascinating, and this book does it justice' - "The Good Book Guide". 'An epic tale ...a book to buy and to treasure' - "Crafts Magazine". This is the definitive British Museum referen... read more
|Author:||The Editors of Phaidon Press|
An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to 150 of the most significant styles and movements that have shaped art history through time. All art is of its time, and this book is the first survey that explicitly embeds styles, schools and movements within the politics and culture in which they arose, by me... read more
The exile of the Indigenous population of Hope Valley - in the coastal region of Cape York in far north Queensland - during World War II is a shameful yet seldom-told chapter in Indigenous Australian history. Roy McIvor was just 10 when he, his family and his community were rounded up by the military ... read more
|Series:||Big Ideas Simply Explained|
Discover what makes a piece a significant work of art and tour history's greatest masterpieces. See the master works of Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and more.
From prehistoric cave paintings to postmodern art, The Art Book explores more th... read more
|Author:||Phaidon Editors (COR)|
Art galleries/museums, collections
Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from pre-historic times to the present, - over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians."Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... ... read more
- A collection of 100 final paintings from 100 deceased artists, with accompanying biographies and thought-provoking text - Features a diverse range of artists, from Bosch, Rubens, and Fragonard, to Hopper, Mondrian, and Kahlo - Generates a fas... read more
Truly comprehensive in scope, Artshows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to ... read more
Artist's Painting Techniques is your practical guide to learning how to bring out your inner artist with a wide range of painting styles, whether you want to learn how to use acrylics, watercolors, or oil paints.
With progression in mind, this master class will t... read more
Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists.
A Melbourne cultural icon, Mirka, along with her ex-husband Georges, was instrumental in helping to estab... read more
In Australian Notebooks, Betty Churcher revisits some of the artworks she most cherishes—a seminal Picasso, early works of the Heidelberg School, a striking portrait by Lucian Freud—and invites us to look afres... read more