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  • Playing to the Galleryby Grayson Perry

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.98

    'It's easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don't have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there's one message that I want you to take away it's that anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts - even me! For even I, an Essex transvestite potter, have... more...

  • Montsalvatby Sigmund Jorgensen

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    The colourful history of the legendary Melbourne artists' colony, Montsalvat, and the story of its founder Justus Jorgensen as told by his son. more...

  • Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artificeby J.F. Martel

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 13.95

    Part treatise, part critique, part call to action, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice is a journey into the uncanny realities revealed to us in the great works of art of the past and present. Received opinion holds that art is culturally-determined and relative. We are told that whether a picture, a movement, a text, or sound qualifies as a... more...

  • Memory of Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death. No one has ever known what happened to it.The most valuable--and dangerous--relic the world has even known. When the art historian, Leon Golding, finds Goya‚??s skull his rivals gather: a ruthless female collector in New York; an immoral scion of the notorious Ortega family;... more...

  • Blood on the Waterby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice--a city with secrets to rival its splendor. more...

  • Unearthing the Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    A human skull is discovered in Madrid. A serial killer takes a life in London . . . The race is on, to own the most notorious relic of all time . . . A scorching short story and an enticing prequel to Alex Connor‚??s Memory of Bones . more...

  • The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678)by Thijs Weststeijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 139.00

    Samuel van Hoogstraten was not only one of Rembrandt?s most successful pupils but also a versatile painter in his own right. His experiments in optical illusion also attracted the interest of the natural scientists of his time, and he wrote some of the first Dutch novels, plays, and a treatise on painting. This rich interdisciplinary study examines... more...

  • Dialogueby Ian Burn

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 18.17

    Dialogue is an illustrated collection of essays from one of Australia's most important artists. It draws directly on Burn's own experience to offer readers a critical view of the history of Australian art and the concerns of recent art. more...

  • The Letters of Vincent Van Goghby Vincent Van Gogh; Elfreda Powell

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    A carefully selected edition of the letters of Van Gogh. For this great artist it is unusually difficult to separate his life from his work. These letters reveal his inner turmoil and strength of character, and provide an extraordinary insight into the intensity and creativity of his artistic life. more...

  • A Brief History of Paintingby Roy Bolton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    The urge to create pictures of our world has been with us ever since early man daubed a fingerful of pigment on a rock, or used primitive colours to create exquisite images of the beasts he hunted - images so breathtakingly powerful they have never been surpassed, however sophisticated we have become. This book tells the story of what painting has... more...