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  • Little Women

    Book 1 - Little Women
    Considered the first book in the "Little Women" trilogy, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post-Civil War America by following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence "I read Little Women every time I break up with a guy. I've been turning to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy for heartbreak solace since I was 13 and found out the ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (A to Z Classics)

    ( newly updated TOC ) The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a ... Read more

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  • Battlelines: Road to Gettysburg

    Civil War Combat Artists and the Pictures They Drew, #1

    by Jim Stovall ...
    Book 1 - Civil War Combat Artists and the Pictures They Drew
    What did a battle during the Civil War look like?We have no photographs of Civil War battles because photography had no advanced to where it could stop that kind of action.But we can get a good idea of what the battles were like from the courageous -- and sometimes reckless -- combat artists from contemporary publications who took to the field and attached themselves to the armies.Sadly, the work ... Read more


  • Keith Haring Journals

    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    by Keith Haring ...
    series Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown New York art scene of the 1980's. His artwork-with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion-filtered in to the world's consciousness and is still instantly recognizable, twenty years after his death. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features ninety black-and-white images of classic artwork and never-before-published Polaroid images, and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Genius in the Design

    Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome

    The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in Rome, became the greatest architects of their era by designing some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and ended their lives as bitter ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Essays on Modern Art: Cy Twombly - Criticisms and Essays on Previously Unseen Art in the Koolhaas Collection

    Justice Koolhaas’s Essays on Modern Art are reproduced alongside at least one of each artist’s works that she owned. Unusually, these works were discards; even more unusually, she obtained them on condition that each artist signed a statement disowning them as artworks.Her theory work, a refusenikism written in deliberate opacity, is inspired by her collection of art refuse.Twombly is explored ... Read more


  • Kahlo

    by Gerry Souter ...
    Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her ... Read more

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  • Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers

    Norman Rockwell's best-loved works, collected in a handsome clothbound volumeNorman Rockwell gave us a picture of America that was familiar—astonishingly so—and at the same time unique, because only he could bring it to life with such authority.Rockwell best expressed this vision of America in his justly famous cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, painted between 1916 and 1963. All ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • O'Keeffe

    by Gerry Souter ...
    In 1905 Georgia travelled to Chicago to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1907 she enrolled at the Art Students’ League in New York City, where she studied with William Merritt Chase. During her time in New York she became familiar with the 291 Gallery owned by her future husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. In 1912, she and her sisters studied at university with Alon Bement, ... Read more

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  • Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul

    The Epic Story of Motown and Detroit's Independent Soul Music Scene It's January 1967-and one of the worst snowstorms in decades is blanketing Detroit, Michigan. Berry Gordy, owner of Motown Records, is trapped in his home, unable to do anything about the internal war ravaging his most successful group, The Supremes. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard are imploding as Ballard battles ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 10 Classics Western Stories

    This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier. The novels are sorted alphabetically by the authors. Content: The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams The Bridge of the Gods by Frederic Homer Balch The Lure of the Dim Trails by B.M. Bower Hidden Water by Dane Coolidge The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper The Prairie by James Fenimore Cooper Salomy Jane by Bret Harte ... Read more

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  • Nineteenth Century Caricature and Caricaturists, Illustrated

    A Brief Survey of Caricature and Caricaturists of the 19th Century including Hogarth, Gillray, Cruikshank, Leech, Doyle. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Chasing Light

    Reflections from Michelle Obama's Photographer

    A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama-many never before seen-coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Chicago 1893: Four Reports from the White City. Illustrated

    The Worlds Fair at Chicago in 1893 was the place to be. These are four reports from the fair that were published contemporaneously. These give a good flavor to the excitement that the nation felt about the achievement. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The Obama Portraits

    A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle ObamaFrom the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of our time. Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald's portrait of the former first lady have inspired ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Agnes Martin

    Her Life and Art

    Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. 'I paint with my back to the world', she claimed; when she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it is said she had not read a newspaper in half a century ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Jasper Johns

    At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers and the alphabet demonstrated a decided departure from convention. Despite being painted with obvious care, they seemed emotionally reticent, cool and quiet, far from the emotional ... Read more

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  • Stolen Images

    Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck

    by Raoul Peck ...
    Translated by Catherine Temerson ...
    Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck. Collected here for the first time are Peck’s three early feature and documentary screenplays as well as his seminal film Lumumba.In this collection of screenplays are Raoul Peck’s award-winning pair ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Hello, New York

    An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

    by Julia Rothman ...
    Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical tidbits (how the New York Public Library lion sculptures got their names), idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Eighty Drawings

    Including "The Weaker Sex: The Story of a Susceptible Bachelor"

    American graphic artist Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944) found enduring fame as the creator of the Gibson Girl — the beautiful, independent, and socially confident young woman who embodied the spirit of a new era at the turn of the twentieth century. This affordable volume reprints one of Gibson's best original collections in its entirety, presenting the iconic drawings as published in their ... Read more

    $21.93 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Northwest Coast Indian Designs

    series Dover Pictorial Archive
    Over 270 designs from art of Nootka, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, other groups. Stylized plants, abstracts, repeating patterns, totemic images, more. ... Read more

    $11.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Kahlo

    by Gerry Souter ...
    Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Everything She Touched

    Life of Ruth Asawa

    by Marilyn Chase ...
    Everything She Touched recounts the incredible life of the American sculptor Ruth Asawa.This is the story of a woman who wielded imagination and hope in the face of intolerance and who transformed everything she touched into art. In this compelling biography, author Marilyn Chase brings Asawa's story to vivid life. She draws on Asawa's extensive archives and weaves together many voices—family, ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

    This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many crucial sources for the interpretation of ancient Maya art and myth. Using materials gathered across Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the ... Read more

    $85.99 AUD