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  • John Constableby Anthony Bailey

    Random House 2012; US$ 22.55

    Born in 1776 in East Anglia near the river Stour, John Constable was destined for his father's business of milling and grain-shipping. But he was obdurately opposed to this and persuaded his family he should become an artist instead. In the same determined spirit, he wooed Maria Bicknell in the teeth of opposition from her formidable grandfather,... more...

  • Mr JW Lewin, Painter & Naturalistby Richard Neville

    University of NSW Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Author, illustrator, printmaker and natural historian, John William Lewin created the first illustrated book ever published in Australia – Birds of New South Wales, in 1813. Featuring more than 150 exquisite artworks, Mr JW Lewin takes a fascinating look at Lewin’s life and work, his place in colonial Australian society and the natural history... more...

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biographyby Eric Fretz

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 39.00

    Jean-Michel Basquiat was barely out of his teens when he rocketed to the center of New York's art scene. He was 27 when he died of a heroin overdose. Always controversial, Basquiat is now established as a major contemporary painter whose unique work continues to enthrall. Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biography covers the artist's Brooklyn childhood,... more...

  • Breakfast with Lucianby Geordie Greig

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 30.99

    An insider's account?the first of its kind?of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth century's most shockingly original painters Lucian Freud's paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Freud was twice married and the father of... more...

  • Seven Years with Banksyby Robert Clarke

    Michael O'Mara 2012; US$ 9.99

    Seven Years with Banksy is an illuminating memoir of the world's most celebrated graffiti artist, offering an insight into his life and work through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke shared together during Banksy's formative years. Clarke takes us through his first encounters with Banksy, which took place in a hotel in New York in... more...

  • Giacomettiby James Lord

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 8.99

    The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss village, Giacometti went on to flourish in the picturesque milieu of prewar Paris and then to achieve international acclaim in the fifties... more...

  • Arshile Gorkyby Hayden Herrera

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 28.99

    From the Author of Frida , the Moving and Heroic Story of One of the Central Painters of the Twentieth Century Born in Turkey around 1900, Vosdanik Adoian escaped the massacres of Armenians in 1915 only to watch his mother die of starvation and his family scatter in their flight from the Turks. Arriving in America in 1920, Adoian invented the... more...

  • Old Man Goyaby Julia Blackburn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness that left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book, Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence, and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw around him... more...

  • Brett: A portrait of Brett Whiteley by his sisterby Frannie Hopkirk

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2013; US$ 4.55

    'Brett was the sweetest, funniest, cleverest man I've ever known, my confidant and best friend. He had a rare radiance, an inner certainty which was compelling and hugely attractive.' Frannie Hopkirk knew Brett Whiteley all his life. He was her brother. Here, for the first time, one of those closest to Brett presents a vivid and movingly personal... more...

  • Snowdonby Anne de Courcy

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The first proper biography of the man who married, and divorced, Princess Margaret Anthony Armstrong-Jones was born to a Welsh father and English-Jewish mother. Creative and inventive, he attended Eton and then Cambridge. The engagement of this motorbike-riding freelance photographer in 1960 to Princess Margaret was a bombshell. Friends privately... more...