Australian Art - General

  • # 17998

    FLOWER, Cedric

    Erotica. Aspects of the erotic in Australian art

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1977. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. Cover illustration by Brett Whiteley, this work also includes Norman Lindsay, James Gleeson, Martin Sharp, Charles Blackman, Garry Shead, Arthur Boyd, Mike Brown, Donald Friend, Bertram MacKennal et al.

  • # 18436

    SMITH, Terry

    Transformations in Australian art. Volumes One and Two.

    St. Leonards, NSW : Craftsman House, 2002. First edition. Two volumes, large octavo, publisher’s cloth boards in pictorial dust jackets, Volume One. The nineteenth century : landscape, colony and nation, pp 130; Volume Two. The twentieth century : modernism and Aboriginality, pp 175; both volumes profusely illustrated in black-and-white; a fine set.

  • # 17874

    SAYERS, Andrew.

    Drawing in Australia.

    Drawings, water-colours, pastels and collages from the 1770s to the 1980s. Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1989. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xv; 288, illustrated.

  • # 18220

    [ROBERTSON, Bryan]

    Recent Australian painting. (Signed by John Olsen)

    London : Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1961. Quarto, laminated illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting, as always), signed by artist John Olsen on the title page; approx 60pp., 23 black and white plates plus numerous portrait photographs. Foreword by Kenneth Clark, preface by Bryan Robertson, introduction by Robert Hughes. An important catalogue, this exhibition was the first major …

  • # 17639

    MacGEORGE, Norman

    The arts in Australia

    Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire, 1948. Quarto, cloth boards with illustrated dustjacket (rubbed, but otherwise fine condition), pp 125. A diverse review of the state of Australian arts, including articles such as Drawing by Lionel Lindsay, Sculpture by Clive Stephen, the Myer Mural Panel, Architecture in Australia by Prof. Brian Lewis, theatre at state and national levels, and Australian …

  • # 16922

    EAGLE, Mary and MINCHIN, Jan.

    The George Bell School : students, friends, influences (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Deutscher Fine Art and Sydney: Resolution Press, 1981. Quarto, blindstamped leather bound boards, illustrated dustjacket, in orange slipcase, 272 pages, fully illustrated. The deluxe edition limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by twelve artists from the school on the limitation page as issued: Eric Thake, Alan Sumner, Yvonne Atkinson, Geoff Jones, Jack Courier, …

  • # 17810

    EAGLE, Mary and JONES, John

    A story of Australian painting

    Sydney : Macmillan, 1994. First edition. Small quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp. (x), 294, index, with colour plates and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. ‘… a history based on the superb but not widely known ICI Australia collection’ (back cover).

  • # 17592

    KERR, Joan

    The dictionary of Australian artists.

    Painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1992. Thick quarto, boards in dust jacket (light foxing inside front and rear panels, spine a little sunned), pp. 889, extensively illustrated. An invaluable reference on colonial Australian artists.

  • # 17540

    HUGHES, Robert.

    The art of Australia : a critical survey

    Melbourne: Penguin Books, 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 314pp. illustrated, in a custom slipcase. A fine copy of the withdrawn first edition. The Art of Australia has been continuously in print since the revised second edition was published in 1970. This is the famously rare suppressed first edition, written before Hughes’ 25th birthday in 1963 and …

  • # 17823

    ROBERTS, Tom; GAYLARD, Geoff

    Australian impressionist & realist artists

    [s.l] : Graphic Management Services, [c.1990]. Quarto, buckram boards with illustrated dust jacket, pp 228. Showing 210 works from 70 artists including Jack Absalom, Kenneth Jack, Sir Ivor Hele, and Herman Pekel.

  • # 16731

    URE SMITH, Sydney and BURKE, Joseph (editors)

    Art and design 1. A Ure Smith publication issued twice yearly.

    Sydney : Ure Smith Pty. Limited, 1949. Large quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, illustrated endpapers, previous owner’s bookplate verso of front free endpaper, pp. 80, extensively illustrated throughout in black-and-white and colour; a near fine copy.  

  • # 17163

    CRAIG, Clifford

    More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.

  • # 16995

    The Australian Artist : Volume 1, Parts 1-4; ­ Volume 2, Parts 1- 2 (complete).

    Melbourne: Victorian Artists Society, 1946 ­- 49. Six volumes quarto, illustrated wrappers, approx 60pp. each. The cover to volume one, part two features an Aboriginal bark painting, there is also an interesting series of advertisements by Carlton & United Breweries inside the back covers which feature Australian Aborigines. An important short-lived Australian art journal from …

  • # 16423

    CRAIG, Clifford

    The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land

    Launceston : Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1961. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (no. 343). Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, x, 172 pp, illustrated with black and white plates, a minimal amount of speckling to top and fore-edges, a very good copy.

  • # 16370

    PEARCE, Barry.

    A century of Australian landscape : mood and moment.

    Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1983. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 96pp. illustrated throughout.

  • # 15703

    Gold fever! Life on the diggings 1851~1855

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 15. Exhibition catalogue for a travelling exhibition presented by the National Library of Australia and Sovereign Hill.