Modernism & Modern Art from Rare Illustrated Books

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The Art of William Dobell

by [DOBELL, WILLIAM] URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

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Published
1946
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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1946. With an introduction by Brian Penton. This book was prepared in response to public interest in Dobell's art after the famous legal case surrounding his portrait of Joshua Smith. From the Present Day Art in Australia series. Signed 'Bill Dobell' beneath a portrait of him taken by famed photographer, Max Dupain, and dated 1946. Octavo,… Read more
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Architects of Australia. The Bicentennial Edition: 1988

by [No Editor Stated]

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Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Published by Images of Australia, 1988. First Edition. Over 100 of Australia's premier architectural firms are represented in this comprehensive guide providing a short history of each company and a facing page of colour images of completed projects. Quarto, 215 pages, original blue papered boards, illustrated in colour throughout, complete with the original press release, near-fine copy in… Read more
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The Innovators. the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986. First Edition. A detailed social and biographical history of Australian modernism through the perspective of Sydney based artists, designers and creative thinkers. Carefully researched. Octavo, black & white photo plates; original papered boards; fine copy in the dust-jacket. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper.
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Melbourne

by CATO, Jack

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Published
1949
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AU$29.46

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Melbourne: Georgian House, 1949. The architecture of Melbourne is the focal point of this detailed survey by celebrated Australian photographer, Jack Cato. First edition. Quarto, black & white plates throughout; spine mildly sunned, a very good copy nonetheless.
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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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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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Discobolus and Other Verse

by LINDSAY, Lionel

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Published
1959
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AU$147.32

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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1959. Beautifully illustrated collection of poetry with Lionel Lindsay's woodcut vignettes. Lindsay's final book, housed in its original slipcase. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, printed at the Hawthorn Press. Octavo, original brown cloth, slipcase worn at edges, a very good copy.
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The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly

by [BEARDSLEY, Aubrey, and others] HARLEY Henry (ed.)

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1897
Edition
First Edition
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AU$2,209.80

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London, Boston and New York: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, The Bodley Head, Copeland & Day, 1897. First Edition. An attractive set of the complete run of the most important and notorious British "magazine" of the 1890s. A journal of art and literature designed to sell high culture, The publication was innovative in style, format, and content, especially in… Read more
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Discobolus and other Verse

by LINDSAY, Lionel

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Published
1959
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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1959. A unique copy inscribed and fully signed by Lionel Lindsay 'Dear Suzanne and Harold. As many of the woodcuts in this edition were too heavily inked I have printed them on Japanese paper, similar to those in the limited editon and laid them down. Wahroonga 29 Feb 1960.'. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, printed… Read more
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