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The Photograph and Australia

Judy Annear, with Geoffrey Batchen, Michael Aird, Katherine Davidson, Jane Lydon, Daniel Palmer
Visually rich with fine reproductions and high-level production, this book tells the many stories of photography in Australia over the last 175 years. It will examine the sense of wonder which the photograph can still induce for its ability to capture both things of the world and those of the imagination, and how Australia itself has been shaped by photography. Despite the complex history of photography in Australia, there have...

Plumes and Pearlshells

edited by Natalie Wilson, with Florence Kamel, Michael Mel
Spectacular exchange ceremonies involving hundreds of dancers festooned with elaborate body adornments – including highly prized bird of paradise plumes and the revered kina, or pearlshell – is something for which the peoples of the New Guinea highlands are renowned. Appreciating the sophistication and sheer beauty of these adornments, Stanley Gordon Moriarty assembled one of the finest collections including exquisitely constructed...

Prints and Drawings

Peter Raissis
Drawn from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this book reproduces 90 works by over 70 artists that represent a broad panorama of the development of the graphic arts in Europe from the Renaissance to the dawn of the 20th century. Entries on each of the works provide intimate glimpses into the creativity of some of the greatest artists of the times including Mantegna, Durer, Barocci, Claude, Rembrandt, Watteau, Hogarth, Canaletto, Gainsborough, Goya, Constable, Ingres,...