Rare Books & Arts

Marvel Worldwide Inc, 2015

The art of the comic book, or the comic book as art?

June 23, 2016

Comic books, Rare Books & Arts:

Comic books have come a long way since their first appearance in America in the 1930s. You can start exploring our growing collection with these beautiful artist’s editions of some iconic titles.

Warner Music Australia, 2014

New Listening: Prince & Alice, Cleo & Callas, & much more

June 3, 2016

Film, Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some great new music in Arts from pop to classical, and quite a few points in between.

New books with an American accent in Arts

New books with an American accent in Arts

May 20, 2016

New books, Painting, Photography, Rare Books & Arts:

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.

Engraved from the "Chandos" portrait by H.S. Sadd, 1860

Shakespeare 400

May 6, 2016

Music, Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

The works of William Shakespeare remain so fresh, and so fundamental to our culture, a mere 400 years after his death.

David Chittick, 2014

Robot monsters, Mr Squiggle, death metal zombies and a bit of Monty Python: business as usual in the Arts Library

April 21, 2016

New books, Rare Books & Arts:

New in Arts, just a few of the things that make popular culture so popular

New Sights & Sounds : Aida, Autumn, Peter, Puccini, & much more.

New Sights & Sounds : Aida, Autumn, Peter, Puccini, & much more.

April 1, 2016

Film, Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some great new audio and video arrivals in Arts include latest releases in opera, pop, rock, classical music and film soundtracks.

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Photography, Rare Books & Arts, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.

What do Bob Hope, Japanese gangsters and Patti Smith have in common?

What do Bob Hope, Japanese gangsters and Patti Smith have in common?

March 4, 2016

New books, Rare Books & Arts:

They are all here as popular culture rears just a few of its many heads, on the shelves and online…..

Elektra, 2014, 2000

New Sights and Sounds: Boheme & Bowie, Classics & Colleen, and lots more

February 18, 2016

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Many great new arrivals for the New Year include latest releases and favourite titles in pop, rock, jazz, rhythm & blues, film soundtracks, opera, dance, classical and children’s songs.  They include baubles, bangles and beads… Read More ›

PBS Home Video, 2006

Warhol & Weiwei, together at last

February 5, 2016

Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, strange bedfellows? Maybe not……