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New books with an American accent in Arts

New books with an American accent in Arts

May 20, 2016

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

An iconic American family of artists, a book of photographs capturing a lost place and time, an artist we should know better, and a lovely voice from Hollywood’s past.

New books: revolutions in England, Scotland at war and Mr Nolan transforms the Australian landscape

New books: revolutions in England, Scotland at war and Mr Nolan transforms the Australian landscape

October 30, 2015

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

A clutch of new books explore Turner’s “born again” vision, the back-to-the-future philosophy of William Morris, Scotland’s artists at war, and the remarkable life and art of Sidney Nolan (shown here in a photograph by Albert Tucker, c.1940s).

Catherine the Great by Johann Baptist von Lampi

From Russia with love: treasures from the Hermitage

September 18, 2015

Arts, Decorative arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Melbourne is currently experiencing a little bit of Imperial Russia with the exhibition, Masterpieces From the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great, now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here at the State Library of Victoria you can bury yourself in these treasures all year round.

Paramount Records, 1970

The Battle of Waterloo and its 200 year old legacy

June 18, 2015

Arts, Film, Painting, Visual arts:

The Battle of Waterloo continues to fascinate, even 200 years after those ferocious days

Fantagraphics Books, 2014

New in the visual arts: on the shelf and online

March 20, 2015

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

The visual arts come in all shapes and sizes

Something visual on the new books shelf

Something visual on the new books shelf

November 26, 2014

Arts, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

A handful of fascinating new books have recently arrived on the shelves, centred on the visual arts in all of its many guises…..

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

August 23, 2014

Arts, Dance, Music, Musicals, Painting, Performing Arts, Popular music, Television, Visual arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts. Gene Kelly : anatomy of a… Read More ›

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Arts, Music, Painting, Popular music, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

Chance encounters with Australian art

Chance encounters with Australian art

July 28, 2014

Arts, Painting:

A chance encounter at a recent art auction viewing re-acquainted me with the lovely work of Dora Wilson, and I was delighted to find her work well represented in our… Read More ›

The cat

The cat

July 21, 2014

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

I knew that my post on dogs in art would trigger a feline response….. Spend any time on the internet and you could be forgiven for thinking everyone likes cats… Read More ›