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Raining Cats and Dogs

National Gallery of Australia / Author
This charming and imaginative book playfully pairs works of art with onomatopoeia and graphics as a fun way to introduce pre-schoolers to art—although it's also sure to appeal to animal lovers of all ages. Children will develop early word-recognition skills through onomatopoeic associations and learn how to visually read works of art and the world around them through graphic associations. The paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, and sculptures featured in Raining Cats and Dogs will...

Redback Graphix

Anna Zagala
Redback Graphix will bowl readers over with color and edgy social comment. From 1979 to 1994, the Australian design and screenprinting studio Redback Graphix produced posters that combined witty graphics with eye-watering colors to give voice to a raft of pressing social issues — from AIDS awareness and alcohol abuse to the promotion of local films and music gigs. Originally designed for the street, these posters are now considered icons of an era and are highly sought after. Anna Zagala's text provides an insight into why...


Ron Radford
Renaissance features paintings by some of the greatest artists in Renaissance Italy. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian, among others, form an amazing array of talent and creative splendor. The book focuses on exquisite paintings, made between 1400 and 1600, from centers of Renaissance high culture in Florence, Venice, Siena, Padua, Perugia, Urbino, Ferrara, Verona, Mantua, Milan, Bergamo and Rome. The works are from the collection of one...

Richard Larter

Deborah Hart, with Deborah Clark, Joanna Mendellssohn
This book recognizes and celebrates the work of one of Australia's most significant and engaging artists. Working from the late 1950s through to the present, Larter's work is at times audacious, confronting, political, and in many works the result of a passionate collaboration with his wife Pat. It confirms the artist's place as a remarkable colorist, a technical innovator and a painter of radiant luminosity. Written by curator and art historian Deborah Hart with Deborah Clark and...

Robert Dowling

John Jones
Robert Dowling (1827-1886) holds a special place in the history of Australian art as its first locally trained artist. He is known for his portraits of Australian colonial society, genre, oriental and biblical subjects, and important mid-19th century paintings of Tasmanian and Victorian Aborigines. Born in England, he migrated with his family to Tasmania at the age of seven. Showing early talent, at the age of 24, Dowling became a professional portrait painter. In 1857 he sailed for England for...

Roy Lichtenstein

Jaklyn Babington
Roy Lichtenstein's name is synonymous with Pop Art. As a master of appropriation, he applied a refined strategic approach to his creative energies and constructed his entire body of work following a sophisticated process of image selection, reinterpretation, and reissue. Lichtenstein developed a central creative principle that became a potent formula: an ability to identify cultural clichés and to repackage them as monmumental remixes. His works stand today as icons of 1960s and 1970s America with his...