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Painting. From "The Arts in Australia" series

by FINEMORE, Brian

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Published
1961
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First Edition
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London: Longmans, 1961. First Edition. Charts the progress of Australian art from colonial days to modernism. Staple bound octavo booklet, illustrated in black & white and colour; original illustrated wrappers, very good copy.
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Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings

by [Moore]

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Published
1949
Edition
Third Edition
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AU$355.90

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London: Percy Lund, Humphries & Company Limited, 1949. Third Edition. Henry Moore. Signed and dedicated, with date, by Henry Moore. With an introduction by Herbert Read. Quarto, 259 pages, black & white and colour plates throughout, a very good copy.
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image of Art in Australia. Third Series. Number Thirty-Eight. Caricatures by George Finey

Art in Australia. Third Series. Number Thirty-Eight. Caricatures by George Finey

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1931
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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1931. With appreciations and numerous full-page reproductions of George Finey's satirical art. Small quarto, original printed wrappers, tipped colour plates, full-page black & white images; spine chipped, otherwise very good.
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Charles Keene. The Artists' Artist

by [KEENE, Charles] LINDSAY, Lionel

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Published
1934
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AU$889.75

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London: Published by P. & D. Colnaghi, for the Author, 1934. Lionel Lindsay, the famous Australian artist and critic, greatly admired Keene, the illustrator and humorous artist best known for his drawings for Punch. Lindsay believed Keene was "a truly original character...he presents us with the unparalleled paradox of the most serious artist of his time - in all… Read more
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image of Australian Art and Architecture. Essays Presented to Bernard Smith

Australian Art and Architecture. Essays Presented to Bernard Smith

by BRADLEY, Anthony & SMITH, Terry

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Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980. First Edition. An important collection of essays of the social history of Australian art. Quarto, black and white plates; original black cloth, fine copy in dust-jacket.
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image of Art in Australia. Third Series. Number 53 - Melbourne Number

Art in Australia. Third Series. Number 53 - Melbourne Number

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1933
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AU$46.27

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1933. Of interest: James E. Flett by Blamire Young; Louis McCubbin by Harold Herbert; William Rowell by A. Colquhoun; Napier Waller by J.S. MacDonald (two colour plates). Small quarto, original printed wrappers, tipped colour plates, full-page black & white images; spine is chipped, otherwise in very good condition.
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Myth and Imagery. Sidney Nolan

by [NOLAN, Sidney] LYNN, Elwyn

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition
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AU$39.15

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London: Macmillan, 1967. First Edition. An insightful and interesting reference guide by a close contemporary of Nolan. Quarto, original decorated cloth, plates in colour and black & white, a very good copy in dust-jacket.
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100 Years of Australian Drawing

by SAYERS, Andrew

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Published
1985
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Sydney: Bay Books, 1985. Analysis of drawing and sketching 1850-1950. Quarto, bound in red cloth, 159 pages, colour and black &white illustrations, a fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper.
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A Matter of Taste. Investing in Australian Art

by INGRAM, Terry

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Published
1976
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AU$17.80

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Sydney: Collins, 1976. An important history of Australian art values written for investors seeking to acquire lucrative Australian pieces. Small quarto,23 plates in colour and 21 in black & white; original papered boards, near-fine copy with dust-jacket.
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image of Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series Number 17

Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series Number 17

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1926
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1926. First Edition. Special issue 'A New Vision of the Australian Landscape' combining short stories and poetic works with tipped colour plates by Elioth Gruner, George Lambert, John D. Moore, Norman Lloyd, Roi de Mestre, Blamire Young and C. Lloyd Jones. Several woodcut vignettes by Margaret Preston. Small quarto, original printed wrappers, tipped colour plates,… Read more
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Australian Painting Today

by PRINGLE, John Douglas

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Published
1963
Edition
First Edition
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AU$14.24

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London: Thames and Hudson, 1963. First Edition. A survey of modern art in Australia with a biographical index of artists. Small quarto, 31 colour plates; original brown papered boards; front endpaper inscribed by previous owner, otherwise a near fine copy with the dust-jacket (chipped).
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Art in Queensland 1859-1959

by LAHEY, Vida

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Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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Brisbane: Jacaranda, 1959. First Edition. Celebrating one hundred years of art in Queensland. Includes a biographical appendix of the artists and a chronological list of events in Queensland art history. Published for the Queensland National Art Gallery. Small quarto, 49 pages, tipped colour frontispiece and black & white plates; original printed wrappers, near fine copy.
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image of Aspects of Australian Figurative Painting 1942-1962. Dreams, Fears and Desires

Aspects of Australian Figurative Painting 1942-1962. Dreams, Fears and Desires

by DIXON, Christine & SMITH, Terry

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Published
1984
Edition
First Edition
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University of Sydney Power Institute of Fine Art, 1984. First Edition. An engaging discussion on the transition to modernism in Australian art. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original wrappers, near fine.
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Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series Number 19

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1927
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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1927. Of interest: Adrian Lawlor on art critics and criticism. William Moore on new additions to the Sydney gallery. Article on Fred Leist portraits, four plates. Plates of sculptures by Rainer Hoff, George Lambert, Paul Montford and others. Small quarto, original printed wrappers, tipped colour plates, full-page black & white images; a very good copy.… Read more
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Art in Australia. Third Series Number 41

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1931
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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1931. Hugh McRae Number: a collection of short literary pieces, illustrated by Adrian Feint. Small quarto, original printed wrappers, colour designs by Feint throughout; lower spine end is chipped, otherwise a very good copy.
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Russell Drysdale

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

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Published
1969
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London: Thames and Hudson, 1969. Revised edition from The World of Art Library Series, with some new illustrations added for this format. Octavo, illustrated in black & white and colour; original red papered boards; fine copy with price-clipped dust-jacket.
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The Australian Artist S. Woodward-Smith

by [WOODWARD-SMITH] CAMMACK, William F.

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Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Australian Artist Editions, 1975. First Edition. A well presented survey of the work of S. Woodward-Smith. Quarto, colour and black & white illustrations; a fine copy in a clean dust-jacket.
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The Arts in Australia

by MacGEORGE, Norman (editor)

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1948. First Edition. Contributors include Sir Lionel Lindsay, Professor J. T. Burke, John Tallis, Jean Campbell, Rex Rientis and Laurie Rentoul. Cover design by M. Napier Waller. Quarto, plates in black & white and colour; original brown cloth; hinges are a but tender, otherwise a very good copy in a worn and chipped dust-jacket.
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Australian and New Zealand Etchings

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Bertram Stevens and C. LLoyd Jones

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Published
1921
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AU$106.77

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1921. Ninth Number. With an aquatint, "Terrace by the Sea" by Lionel Lindsay tipped-in. "We must not forget that etching is a profound and perilous art, full of pit-falls, revealing the defects as clearly as the qualities of a mind. Like all great art - so complicated in its apparent simplicity - it requires… Read more
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image of Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series Number 18

Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series Number 18

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1926
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AU$71.18

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1926. Of interest: tipped colour plate 'Derelict' by Norman Lindsay and three black & white drypoint plates: 'Phyllida', 'The Eighties' and 'Panama', also includes a black & white plate of an aquatint titled 'Moonlight Piper'; celebration of Australian printmaking with plates by Sydney Long, Ure Smith, H. van Raalte, T. Friedensen, Eric Scott, Bruce Robertson,… Read more
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