Photobooks

  • # 43009

    MIZER, Bob (1922 - 1992); TOM OF FINLAND

    Physique pictorial. 16 issues featuring covers by Tom of Finland

    Los Angeles : AMG, 1961 – 1976. 16 issues of Physique Pictorial all featuring covers designed by legendary gay artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (known by the pseudonym ‘Tom of Finland’, each issue octavo, pictorial wrappers, each approximately pp. 32, black and white photographs of male nudes. The breakthrough publication which saw Touko Laaksonen’s ‘dirty little …

  • # 42730

    LINDBERGH, Peter

    Peter Lindbergh : images of women

    Munich : Schirmer/Mosel, 1997. Folio, cloth in dustjacket (handling creases and wear), pp. 308, extensively illustrated. Stunning monograph on the late German fashion photographer, credited with launching the careers of supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford, amongst others.

  • # 42835

    HICKS, Petrina; CROMBIE, Isobel; QUIRK, Maria

    Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic (deluxe edition with signed print)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2019. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, wraparound band for the deluxe edition, pp. 144, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, accompanied by a inkjet archival print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper of Hicks’ most recognisable image, Shenae and Jade 2005, printed by Warren Macris at High Res Digital in …

  • # 42888

    BARTON, Crawford (1943 - 1993)

    Beautiful men

    San Mateo, CA : Liberation Publications, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a little rubbed and creased), pp. [96], internally fine. Iconic and seminal photobook, the first publication from Crawford Barton, who is noted for his documentation of the emergent gay subculture in San Francisco from the 1960s to 1980s. Rare.

  • # 31880

    NORTH, Gerry, et al.

    The night of your life. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (limited edition)

    Sydney : Rural and City Media Services, 1992. Quarto, full leather with pictorial inlay, glassine wrapper, corrugated card slipcase (some marks and a small chip), illustrated endpapers (a little foxed), presentation inscription, pp. 176, extensively illustrated. Limited to 4000 numbered copies, explanation slip for the design of the limited edition stamp loosely enclosed. The deluxe …

  • # 42837

    KING, Natalie (editor)

    Tracey Moffatt : my horizon

    Sydney : Australia Council for the Arts ; Melbourne, Victoria : Thames &​ Hudson Australia, 2017. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 150, illustrated. New copy. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Tracey Moffatt: my Horizon, curated by Natalie King, for the Australian Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 13 …

  • # 42815

    HICKS, Petrina; CROMBIE, Isobel; QUIRK, Maria

    Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2019. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. New copy. Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic is the first in-depth study of the work of Australian artist Petrina Hicks. Since 2003, Hicks has developed a highly distinctive body of work that combines her background as a commercial photographer with her interest …

  • # 42768

    [JERREMS, Carol et al.].

    Woman 1975

    Melbourne : Young Women’s Christian Association of Australia, 1975. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (cover image by Laurie Wilson, a little rubbed and marked, spine silverfished with title written in black ink, pp. 160, illustrated. Foreword by Stella C. Watson, introduction by Jennie Boddington. ‘A permanent record of the exhibition of photographs entitled Woman, which was the …

  • # 42519

    "BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

    The male figure

    Volume thirty-six. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 54, with photographic illustrations. Fine, uncirculated copy. The thirty-sixth volume of a beefcake magazine first published in 1956, dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas, who published under the name Bruce of Los Angeles. Bruce’s distinctive skill in …

  • # 42512

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decade 1970-1980

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2013. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 255, illustrated. New copy, pristine, sealed in shrink-wrap. Winner, Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over $50, Designers’ Choice Book of the Year, Australian Book Designers Association 2014. ‘His photographs explore the cultures and subcultures of the decade , as well as …

  • # 42503

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    Sic Transit

    London : Stanley/Barker, 2020. Quarto, 310 x 300 mm, blind lettered silk in illustrated dustjacket, pp. [164]; fully illustrated photobook of Bill Henson images, printed by EBS in Verona, Italy, housed in a lettered slipcase. New copy, acquired directly from the publisher, of this rare edition which sold out within weeks of publication. The title Sic …

  • # 42493

    HEYWARD, Michael

    Bill Henson (dustjacket design with face of a girl)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2017. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 75, illustrated. New copy of an out of print title, in mint condition, purchased new from the NGV at the time of publication. The standard edition, printed with three variant dustjacket illustrations in equal numbers (marble sculpture, face of a girl and a …

  • # 42492

    HEYWARD, Michael

    Bill Henson (dust jacket design with seascape)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2017. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 75, illustrated. New copy of an out of print title, in mint condition, purchased new from the NGV at the time of publication. The standard edition, printed with three variant dustjacket illustrations in equal numbers (marble sculpture, face of a girl and a …

  • # 42417

    SOLOMON-GODEAU, Abigail

    Rosemary Laing

    Sydney : Piper Press, 2012. Oblong folio, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 176, extensively illustrated. New copy, mint condition, sealed in shrinkwrap. ‘Rosemary Laing presents a spectacular vision of Australia as both haunted by history and alive to the present. Her images appear suspended between fantasy and reality, and render the impossible possible.’ – the publisher

  • # 42407

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decade 1970-1980

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2013. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 255, illustrated. New copy, pristine, sealed in shrink-wrap. Winner, Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over $50, Designers’ Choice Book of the Year, Australian Book Designers Association 2014. ‘His photographs explore the cultures and subcultures of the decade , as well as …

  • # 42405

    WHITE, Jill

    Dupain’s beaches

    Introduction by Sebastian Smee, text by Matthew Cawood. Sydney : Chapter & Verse, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 112, a new copy. Max Dupain, who took Australia’s most famous photograph, Sunbaker, loved the beach. This collection of Dupain’s photographs is, by his own admission, among his ‘best work’. In it we see Dupain’s fascination …