Art Books

  • # 28879

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 28877

    NAINBY, Bryony, STANHOPE, Zara and FURLONGER, Katie

    The CBUS Collection of Australian art : advised by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE

    Melbourne : CBUS, The Construction and Building Industry Superannuation Fund, 2009. Quarto, cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 240, contains colour plates of each work representing the CBUS Collection of Australian Art with catalogue notes and a brief biographical note on the artist. Includes artists Davida Allen, Howard Arkley, Rick Amor, Yosl …

  • # 28875


    John Coburn. The spirit of colour.

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2003. Quarto, yellow boards in dust jacket, 216 pp, colour illustrations. New copy. John Coburn’s extraordinary career as painter, printmaker and designer of tapestries is reviewed in this comprehensive book. Fully illustrated with detailed biographical notes, exhibition lists and bibliography, the book includes some seldom-seen works painted in the 1950s …

  • # 28874

    WILDE, Oscar; BARTON, Del Kathryn

    Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose. Artworks by Del Kathryn Barton

    Sydney : Art & Australia, 2012. (Fifth edition, 2016). Large quarto, illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, pp. 56, lavishly illustrated with Del Kathryn Barton’s artworks. As new copy.

  • # 28872

    SMITH, Bernard (1916 - 2011)

    A pavane for another time

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2002. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 464, illustrated. Long out of print, this is a scarce as-new copy. Bernard Smith’s autobiographical account of life in the 1940s, including Smith’s detailed interactions with Australian painters. Includes portraits of James Gleeson, Leonard French, Inge King, Noel Counihan, Tony Tuckson etc. John McDonald …

  • # 28871

    ELLEM, Lucy Grace

    In praise of landscape : the art of John Borrack

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 288, illustrated. A fine copy. Outlines the life and career of a major proponent of the art of watercolour. John Borrack is a significant Australian landscape artist who has travelled the country recording its extraordinary land forms. The more than 280 pages are fully …

  • # 28868


    Vassilieff and his art.

    Melbourne: Macmillan, 2012. (First published 1982). Quarto, gatefold wrappers, 232 pp., illustrated. Mint copy, still sealed in shrink-wrap.  

  • # 28867

    MANION, Margaret (1935 - )

    The Felton Illuminated Manuscripts in the National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne, National Gallery Victoria / Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 440, extensively illustrated. Fine copy of the hardback edition, as new. “This scholarly publication ‘The Felton illuminated manuscripts in the National Gallery of Victoria’ celebrates the Gallery’s small but distinguished collection of illuminated manuscripts and eloquently comments on the development of the handwritten …

  • # 28866

    MUNDINE, Djon and BAKER, Candida.

    Gabori : the Corrigan collection of paintings by Sally Gabori

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2014. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 222, illustrated. New copy, quite scarce. Mirdidingkingathi Juwarrnda Sally Gabori was born c. 1924 on Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria – an island inhabited by the Kaiadilt people for thousands of years and the crucial subject matter of most of …

  • # 28864



    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales in conjunction with Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 384, illustrated. New copy. A superb monograph on the leading Australian impressionist. With his remarkable evocations of light and the landscape, Australian artist Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) remains one of the most enduring and popular painters in …

  • # 28863

    [STORRIER]. LUMBY, Catherine.

    Tim Storrier. The art of the outsider (signed copy)

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 2000. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, spine sunned, 216 pp. illustrated throughout. An important monograph on Storrier. Signed and inscribed by Storrier on the title page.

  • # 28862

    EDQUIST, Harriet

    Michael O’Connell : the lost modernist

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2011. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. iv; 213, illustrated. New copy. ‘Michael O’Connell:The Lost Modernist is a beautifully produced book that documents the life and work of this major figure in Anglo- Australian design history. Born in Cumbria in 1898 Michael O’Connell saw action on the Western Front inWWI before moving to …

  • # 28855

    [SHEAD]. GRISHIN, Sasha

    Garry Shead and the erotic muse

    Sydney : Craftsman Press, 2001. Quarto, cloth in dust jacket, 204 pp, illustrated throughout; as new in shrink wrap. A major monograph on the artist.

  • # 28854

    ROBINSON, William

    William Robinson : the transfigured landscape

    Brisbane : Queensland University of Technology and Piper Press, 2011. Quarto, silver lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 204, extensively illustrated, some folding plates. New copy. ‘Published to coincide with the artist’s 75th birthday and a major exhibition. The exhibition and book were launched by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce. William Robinson: The Transfigured Landscape presents key …

  • # 28846


    E. Phillips Fox souvenir catalogue

    Sydney : National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1949. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers (a few ink marks), 12pp.  Illustrated in black and white, with one image in colour, neat pen annotations.  

  • # 28845

    [ROWE, George]; BLAKE, Steven

    George Rowe, artist and lithographer 1796-1864

    The catalogue of an exhibition held at – Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, 21 August-2 October 1982, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 30 October-11 December 1982. Exhibition organised and catalogue written by Steven Blake. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated, spine a little sunned. Scholarly monograph on the topographical painter and printmaker, including his time …