Art Books

  • # 22193

    THOMAS, David

    The life and art of Rupert Bunny : a catalogue raisonné in two volumes

    Melbourne : Thames &​ Hudson Australia, 2017. Two volumes, quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 88. 208, extensively illustrated, in buckram slipcase. New copy. ‘Australia’s most internationally acclaimed artist of his time, Rupert Bunny’s life and career was predominantly spent in France before his return to Australia. Combining research from previously unknown letters and diaries with works …

  • # 22192

    HANRAHAN, Barbara

    The Barbara Hanrahan memorial exhibition

    A State Library of South Australia exhibition 22 April – 20 June 1994. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Loosely enclosed : a brochure on historical walks of Hanrahan’s Thebarton.

  • # 22190

    DRAFFIN, Nicholas

    The art of M. Napier Waller

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1978. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated in colour and black and white. Fine copy

  • # 22176

    McKAY, Peter et al

    Patricia Piccinini: Curious affection

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2018. Quarto, illistrated boards, pp. 202, illustrated. Patricia Piccinini’s imaginative and startlingly life-like artworks surprise and enchant with their fantastic rendering of the near future — a world in which DNA editing is commonplace, machinery is sentient, and life both old and new is flourishing. This publication accompanying the exhibition …

  • # 22175

    HEYWARD, Michael

    Bill Henson

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2017. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 75, illustrated. New copy. ‘His powerful and edgy images approach the painterly and the cinematic, bringing formal and classical qualities to the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. This publication presents a selection of images, compiled by the artist, that range from sublime …

  • # 22174

    [HENSON, Bill]

    Lux et nox

    Melbourne : Thames and Hudson, 2008. Oblong folio, boards in illustrated dust jacket, unpaginated, 173 colour plates, first Australian edition, first published by Scalo, Zurich in 2002, new copy. A large format survey of Henson’s famous lyrical photographs. ‘Internationally renowned photographer Bill Henson is a passionate and visionary explorer of twilight zones, between day and …

  • # 22173

    TASCA, Margot

    Percy Leason : an artist’s life

    Melbourne : Thames &​ Hudson Australia, 2016. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 240, extensively illustrated. New copy. This finely illustrated, exhaustively researched and beautifully-written biography on Leason features the artist’s entire career as a painter and cartoonist renowned for his depictions of Australian society in the 1920s and 1930s. ‘Who would have thought that a boy …

  • # 22146

    COTTER, Julie

    Tom Roberts & the art of portraiture

    Melbourne : Thames &​ Hudson Australia, 2015. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 448, extensively illustrated. New copy. ‘Tom Roberts is a household name across the entire Australian arts-interested population and beyond. His portraits have never been the subject of a book. Those portrayed are figures in the nations history and lead-up to Federation in 1901, and …

  • # 22136

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Norman Lindsay: 80 Years of Pencil Drawings.

    Bungendore: Odana Editions, 2008. Quarto, pictorial boards, 335 pages, profusely illustrated. During his long creative life Norman Lindsay produced works in many media, but pencil was the only one he used continuously from childhood to old age. The earliest drawing reproduced in this book was done in 1889, when he was ten years old; the …

  • # 22135

    [BOYD, David].

    Sfumato. Paintings and Drawings of David Boyd.

    Foreword by James Burr, A background to Sfumato by Sheldon Williams. London, Zwemmer Gallery, 1967. Small folio, 24 pages, illustrated laminated boards, illustrated throughout. A scarce publication from Boyd’s London years. From the library of Queensland art dealer Sharon Jones, her name inscribed to the endpaper.

  • # 21833


    Fairweather. Paintings and drawings 1922 – 1971.

    Brisbane : Philip Bacon Galleries, 2010. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 24, illustrated. Includes essays by Lawrence Daws, Joe Furlonger, Imants Tillers. Price list included.

  • # 21326

    OLSEN, John

    Pulse : paintings by John Olsen 1961 – 2005

    Melbourne : TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2005. Octavo, brown wrappers, pp. 34, colour illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue, with introduction by Elizabeth Cross.

  • # 21259

    [CROOKE, Ray]

    Ray Crooke the people & the land

    Sydney : Savill Galleries, 2011. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, [pp. 36], illustrations throughout. Catalogue of 39 works for the exhibition, includes price list.

  • # 21434

    [WHISSON, Ken]

    Ken Whisson : selected paintings September 18th – October 6th

    [Melbourne : RMIT Gallery, 1978]. Quarto, white folding card, 3 double sided pages. Catalogue of 34 works, text by Rosalie Gascogne.

  • # 21394

    [LINDSAY, Norman]

    Norman Lindsay : exhibition of etchings, June 1982

    [Melbourne : Tom Silver Fine Art, 1982]. Quarto, folding card, bifold. Catalogue of 28 works featured in the exhibition.

  • # 21376

    OLSEN, Penny

    A brush with birds : Australian bird art from the National Library of Australia

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 120, colour illustrations throughout. A showcase of how Australian bird art has changed from 1788 to the present. Features illustrations from the National Library of Australia’s collection.