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    • Margaret Preston
    • Lesley Harding
    • Paperback $45.00
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    • Celebrated for her vibrant and distinctive pictures of indigenous flowers, artist Margaret Preston was an equally colourful and outspoken personality. Less well known is her legacy as a generous and insightful teacher and keen cook, and her deep sense of civic duty. She was passionate about the need for a modern national culture that reflected every... Read more...

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    • Shooting the Picture
    • Sally Young, Fay Anderson
    • Paperback $45.00
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    • Shooting The Picture is the story of Australian press photography from 1888 to today—the power of the medium, seismic changes in the newspaper industry, and photographers who were often more colourful than their subjects. This groundbreaking book explores our political leaders and campaigns, crime, war and censorship, international events, dis... Read more...

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    • Australian Art: A History
    • Sasha Grishin
    • Paperback $89.99
    • 'Grishin presents a story that is multilayered in its complexity and detail. [His book] at once broadens the scope of our national art and draws together these diverse strands into a compelling narrative. Above all it is a lively and insightful account of the diversity and richness of artistic endeavour of this country.'—Tony Ellwood, Director... Read more...

    • Paperback $89.99
    • Miegunyah
    • John Poynter, Ben Thomas
    • Hardback $69.99
    • The great bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade have opened up extraordinary opportunities for the University of Melbourne, enabling an exciting range of initiatives. Through the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows program, Australia has benefited from the visits of more than a hundred international academics. The University's cultural collectio... Read more...

    • Hardback $69.99
    • The Forgotten Notebook
    • Betty Churcher
    • Paperback $44.99
    • In the 1990s Betty Churcher drew her way around the galleries of the world as she arranged artwork loans for blockbuster exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia. In 2014 she discovered a sketchbook she had forgotten and decided to create a final companion volume to her bestselling Notebooks series. She wrote the manuscript in six months, bu... Read more...

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    • Moroccan Idyll eBook
    • Jeanette Hoorn
    • E-Book $4.99
    • For paperback copy go to: https://www.mup.com.au/items/9780522851014Hilda Rix Nicholas's Moroccan oils are fascinating early experiments in the post impressionist technique learned by the Australian artist in the ateliers of Belle Èpoque Paris of Henri Matisse. But they are not the only legacy of the time she spent in Tangier in 1912 and 1914. T... Read more...

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    • John Perceval
    • Traudi Allen
    • Paperback $89.99
    • With his undeniable precociousness, John Perceval came to the attention of the art cognoscenti in his early teens. His elegant charm, astonishing good looks and original intelligence captivated many of the most important art figures of his time—Norman Lindsay, John and Sunday Reed, the Boyd family, Bernard Smith, Max Harris, John Brack, Charle... Read more...

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    • Modern Love
    • Kendrah Morgan, Lesley Harding
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $22.99
    • Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full story to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed.>Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian artists and write... Read more...

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    • The Constant Renovators
    • Marie Romeo, Dominic Romeo
    • Paperback $45.00
    • Dominic and Marie Romeo are experienced and passionate renovators of important heritage properties that are under threat of decay and loss to the national estate. The Romeos have refurbished and brought back to life six significant properties, including one of the largest private houses ever built in Australia: Rupertswood, the birthplace of The Ash... Read more...

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    • In the Front Row
    • Simon P Lock
    • Paperback $34.99
    • E-Book $14.99
    • In the Front Row charts the rise of Australian Fashion Week, from one man's ambition to take Australian fashion to the world, to the glittering international event it is today. Simon P. Lock's determination placed Sydney on the international fashion week circuit, up there with New York, London, Milan and Paris.Lock's story takes you backstage for th... Read more...

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    • Style is Eternal
    • Nicole Jenkins
    • Paperback $44.99
    • How can I have so many clothes, yet still have nothing to wear?Style is Eternal provides you with the tools to transform your wardrobe from faddish to stylish. Nicole Jenkins shares her experience as a fashion buyer and stylist to navigate the essential additions to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, use accessories to create new outfits, conv... Read more...

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    • Brekky Central
    • Adam Boland
    • Paperback $32.99
    • E-Book $14.99
    • 'I thought I knew a bit about breakfast TV. I was wrong. What we see is nothing compared to what goes on behind the scenes. I was fascinated to read this brutally honest account of so many stories that have become Australian media folklore. The characters, the drama, the egos. It is an unflinching account from the man who has arguably had a grea... Read more...

    • Paperback $32.99
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    • Australian Notebooks
    • Betty Churcher
    • Paperback $44.99
    • In Australian Notebooks, Betty Churcher revisits some of the artworks she most cherishes—a seminal Picasso, early works of the Heidelberg School, a striking portrait by Lucian Freud—and invites us to look afresh at the treasures that can be found in Australian galleries.Taking in the glorious work of Australian artists such as John Olsen... Read more...

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    • Ray Martin's World
    • Ray Martin
    • Paperback $45.00
    • Everyone in Australia knows Ray Martin the journalist and TV presenter, but few know about his secret passion—photography. Full-colour and gloriously produced, this book will showcase Ray's stunning photos from Australia and around the world.Ray presents landscapes from remote Central Australia to the wild Galapagos Islands to unseen angles of... Read more...

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    • Architecture On Campus
    • Goad, Philip, Tibbits, George
    • E-Book $13.99
    • Architecture on Campus offers a unique insight into the rich array of buildings, public artworks and landscapes of the University of Melbourne. When the university was established in 1853, its founders secured a large and expansive site. It was a shrewd move. The first building, the Quadrangle, was Tudor Gothic and handsome in aspect. It sat like a ... Read more...

    • E-Book $13.99
    • Affairs of the Art
    • Katrina Strickland
    • Paperback $34.99
    • E-Book $16.99
    • The reputations of artists are curious things, influenced by factors beyond the quality of the work. Affairs of the Art explores the role those left behind play in burnishing an artist's reputation after he or she dies. Through interviews with those handling the estates of artists including Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Howard Arkley, ... Read more...

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    • Moroccan Idyll
    • Jeanette Hoorn
    • Paperback $39.99
    • Hilda Rix Nicholas's Moroccan oils are fascinating early experiments in the post impressionist technique learned by the Australian artist in the ateliers of Belle Èpoque Paris of Henri Matisse. But they are not the only legacy of the time she spent in Tangier in 1912 and 1914. Together with her sister Elsie, Hilda wrote postcards and letters to the... Read more...

    • Paperback $39.99
    • Momentum
    • Architect, The Office of the Victorian Government
    • Hardback $94.99
    • Momentum showcases the vigour of contemporary architecture in Victoria: innovative, formalist, edgy. Successive generations of Victorian architects maintain the tradition of experimentation. We see this in the work of the architects collected here, leading firms as well as an emerging cohort of experimental practitioners guided by place, environment... Read more...

    • Hardback $94.99
    • Rare and Curious
    • Elizabeth Ellis
    • Hardback $79.99
    • Rare & Curious uncovers the secret histories of the Macquarie and Dixson Galleries collectors' chests for the first time, telling stories of ambition and failure, friendship and betrayal, intrigue and mystery. The Macquarie collectors' chest, an enigmatic wooden cabinet filled with painted panels and exotic treasures, was created in Australia for G... Read more...

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    • Notebooks
    • Betty Churcher
    • Paperback $44.99
    • In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velázquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cézanne.A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the secrets within the artworks and the processes of their creation.With the gift for making art accessible tha... Read more...

    • Paperback $44.99
    • The Finger
    • Angus Trumble
    • Paperback $44.99
    • In this collision between art and science, history and pop culture, the acclaimed art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle. His inquiries into its representation in art take us from Buddhist statues in Kyoto to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from cave art to Picasso's Guernica, from Van Dyck's and Rubens's winnin... Read more...

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    • Darwin's Screens
    • Barbara Creed
    • Paperback $59.99
    • E-Book $16.99
    • Darwin's Screens addresses a major gap in film scholarship—the key influence of Charles Darwin's theories on the history of the cinema. Much has been written on the effect of other great thinkers such as Freud and Marx but very little on the important role played by Darwinian ideas on the evolution of the newest art form of the twentieth centu... Read more...

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    • The Mystical Gaze of the Cinema
    • Richard Leonard
    • Paperback $59.99
    • E-Book $16.99
    • 'Magical', 'out of this world', 'an experience you'll never forget': Peter Weir's films have enthralled audiences around the globe. Whether in iconic Australian works such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli or international mainstream thrillers such as Witness, Weir has deliberately created mystical movie experiences. Modern cinema studies is u... Read more...

    • Paperback $59.99
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    • Mr Felton's Bequests
    • John Poynter
    • Hardback $89.99
    • Alfred Felton, a bachelor of definite opinions and benignly eccentric habits, was one of the remarkable group of Melbourne merchants who dominated the economy of the Australian colonies in the decades after the gold rush. In 1904 he left his substantial fortune in trust, the income to be spent by a committee of his friends, half on charities (especi... Read more...

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    • Modernism and Australia
    • Stephen, McNamara, Goad
    • Paperback $69.99
    • This first anthology of modernist art, design and architecture in Australia reveals the raw nerves that modernism exposed and highlights the role of migrants, expatriates, travel and mass reproduction in the reception of modernism in Australia.In more than two hundred documents—talks, letters, fiery debates, public manifestoes and private diar... Read more...

    • Paperback $69.99
    • Evolutionary Modernism
    • Daryl Jackson
    • Hardback $65.00
    • Evolutionary Modernism tracks the evolution of Jackson's architectural style with chapters broken into five year intervals over that period. His buildings have ranged from family beach houses to the Great Southern Stand of the MCG and he has worked in places as diverse as Riyadh, Suva and Sydney.Patrick McCaughey's comprehensive Foreword includes hi... Read more...

    • Hardback $65.00
    • Empires, Ruins And Networks
    • McQuire, Papastergiardis
    • Paperback $49.99
    • Empires, Ruins and Networks examines the place of art in a world that is being deliberately polarized by the fear of terrorism. In the wake of September 11 the global political imagination has been gripped by a need to build defensive measures against unknown threats.This collection of essays seeks to engage with the shifting forms of cultural ident... Read more...

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    • Phallic Panic
    • Barbara Creed
    • Paperback $35.00
    • E-Book $19.99
    • 'Phallic Panic is not only an impressive and elegant work of scholarship; it breathes new life into debates around the horror film, illuminating the genre's eerie and unsettling power. Like her groundbreaking The Monstrous-Feminine, Creed's new book is destined to become a standard text in the field.'Pam Cook, Professor of European Film and Media, U... Read more...

    • Paperback $35.00
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    • Material Thinking
    • Paul Carter
    • Paperback $125.00
    • E-Book $49.99
    • Material Thinking is a ground-breaking book for artists, and for those who study or teach in the arts.Author and artist Paul Carter provides an intimate, first-hand account of how ideas are turned into works, and how the material thinking these artworks embody produces new understandings about ourselves, our histories and the culture we inhabit.Taki... Read more...

    • Paperback $125.00
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    • Dancing With De Beauvoir
    • Colin Nettelbeck
    • Paperback $45.00
    • E-Book $22.99
    • When live jazz arrived in France towards the end of World War I, it was seen from the start as a fertile symbol of other things. It was an embodiment of artistic freedom, it was modernism, it was America, it was African primitivism, sexual liberation, social decadence and moral decay. Its energy and innovation helped produce an unprecedented explosi... Read more...

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    • Australian Modern
    • Philip Goad, Rowan Wilken, Julie Wills
    • E-Book $24.99
    • Australian Modern offers a unique pictorial overview of the work of Stephenson & Turner. Their buildings signified the vanguard of Australian modernism and represented the results of the most up-to-date research into building designs for health, commerce and industry. The firm's expertise in hospital architecture, for example, earned them an interna... Read more...

    • E-Book $24.99
    • Georgiana
    • Brenda Niall
    • Paperback $35.00
    • E-Book $16.99
    • After a childhood among artists, French émigrés and English radicals in Regency London, Georgiana lived as a young woman at her father's castle in the Highlands. A gifted portraitist, professionally trained in London, she earned her own living in Edinburgh before making the choice between marriage and a career. After marrying Andrew McCrae in 183... Read more...

    • Paperback $35.00
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    • Colin Colahan
    • Garry Kinnane
    • Paperback $55.00
    • E-Book $35.00
    • Colin Colahan was an Australian painter of outstanding ability and reputation who from the 1920s to the 1970s was remarkably productive.Colahan was one of the more brilliant pupils of the painter Max Meldrum. Identification with the unfashionable 'Meldrumites' is one explanation for Colahan's disappearance from the public gaze. The other has murkier... Read more...

    • Paperback $55.00
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    • The Golden Age Of Australian Radio Drama
    • Lane, Richard
    • Paperback $34.99
    • The twenty years preceding the arrival of television are usually described as the 'Golden Years' of Australian radio broadcasting. It was the time of 'Mo', the beginning of June Salter's career, and when such stars as Peter Finch, John Meillon and Queenie Ashton graces the airwaves. It was a period of unique activity, and Richard Lane has provided b... Read more...

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    • Australia's Home
    • Robin Boyd
    • Paperback $29.99
    • E-Book $14.99
    • Since its first publication by Melbourne University Press Australia's Home has been in constant demand. The author summarizes his story, from 1788 to 1960, as 'a material triumph and an aesthetic calamity'. Readers have thoroughly enjoyed the combination of informative detail and quiet humour, and the architectural features of a house, a street, or ... Read more...

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