New books

New books: the Duke, Sydney Moderns, glorious Sargent, and some nude men…..

New books: the Duke, Sydney Moderns, glorious Sargent, and some nude men…..

February 13, 2014

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

Nude men : from 1800 to the present day: edited by Tobias G. Natter and Elisabeth Leopold This is the catalogue to a groundbreaking exhibition held at the Leopold Museum… Read More ›

New books for a new year

New books for a new year

January 2, 2014

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

What better way to start the new year….. ¬†Australia: curated by Anne Gray, Ron Radford, Kathleen Soriano et. al. This major show of Australian art at the Royal Academy in… Read More ›

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

December 6, 2013

Arts, Comic books, Film, Music, New books:

  Jazz covers: Joaquim Paulo, edited by Julius Wiedemann   Taschen certainly know a thing or two about producing visually exuberant books, and when the subject matter is jazz album-cover… Read More ›

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Arts, Music, New books, Painting, Popular music:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›

New Books: luminous pencils and noisy roosters

New Books: luminous pencils and noisy roosters

September 6, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

¬†Balinese art : paintings and drawings of Bali 1800-2010 by Adrian Vickers Balinese art over the last 200 years draws on a rich tradition of local village-based artistic styles as… Read More ›

New Books: psychedelia, Cecil Beaton, Warhol and dangerous women

New Books: psychedelia, Cecil Beaton, Warhol and dangerous women

July 15, 2013

Arts, New books:

¬†Electrical banana : masters of psychedelic art: Norman Hathaway & Dan Nadel If a lot of the imagery in this phantasmagoric tome looks familiar then you probably spent a goodly… Read More ›

New Books: in and around Melbourne

New Books: in and around Melbourne

June 29, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

The presses keep rolling….. L. Bernard Hall : the man the art world forgot by Gwen Rankin This marvellous new biography of Bernard Hall, published in association with the State… Read More ›

New books: the joy of photography and the pleasure of prints

New books: the joy of photography and the pleasure of prints

March 28, 2013

Arts, New books, Photography:

Our wonderful collection of photography books welcomes a few new titles, and the book on prints was just too charming to leave out! Photography and play by Erin C. Garcia… Read More ›

New books: Dingoes, Musicals, Korean art and Kiki!

New books: Dingoes, Musicals, Korean art and Kiki!

March 15, 2013

Arts, New books:

Mixing up the new books a bit this week: The Hollywood film musical by Barry Keith Grant A bit like the symphony in classical music, every so often the cry… Read More ›

A mania for collecting: not for the knick-knack phobic!

A mania for collecting: not for the knick-knack phobic!

February 15, 2013

Arts, New books:

Confession time (the squeamish might want to turn away now), I love all of those antique/collectable shows on television such as Antiques Roadshow, Bargain Hunt, and the now sadly defunct… Read More ›