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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$355.85

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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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The Drawings of Ruby Lind, 1887 - 1919

by LINDSAY, Ruby

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Published
1920
Edition
First Edition
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London: Cecil Palmer, 1920. First Edition. A beautifully produced book illustrating the work of Ruby Lindsay (1887-1919), sister of Norman, Lionel and Percy, all gifted artists. Although she died at a very young age as the wife of cartoonist, Mr. Will Dyson, her art is still highly collected and this is a fine example of her memorial volume. First… Read more
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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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AU$106.76

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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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Charles Keene. The Artists' Artist

by [KEENE, Charles] LINDSAY, Lionel

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Published
1934
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AU$889.63

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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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The Art of Rupert Bunny

by [BUNNY, Rupert] TURNBULL, Clive

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Published
1948
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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1948. Biographical sketch by Tristan Buesst. Exhibition catalogue from the National Gallery of Victoria, 1984, loosely inserted. One of the fine Australian art books published by Ure Smith. Limited edition of 1200 copies. Quarto, brown cloth, 42 plates (ten tipped in colour) and others monochrome; a few small spots affect the cloth, otherwise fine.… Read more
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The Life and Work of Russell Drysdale

by [DRYSDALE, Russell] KLEPAC, Lou

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
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AU$60.49

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Sydney: Bay Books, 1983. First Edition. Portrait frontispiece. Foreword by Nicholas Poussin. Detailed definitive monograph on Drysdale surveying the entirety of his artistic career, including pencil and pen & ink drawings. Quarto, original black cloth, 183 colour plates and numerous additional images in black & white, a fine bright copy in a fine dust-jacket.
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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$39.14

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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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The Paintings of Russell Drysdale

by [DRYSDALE, Russell] BURKE, Joseph

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Published
1951
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AU$142.34

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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1951. Reproducing fifteen plates in colour with an essay by Joseph Burke. Carefully produced study of Drysdale's work, with a full list of works and their known owners compiled by the artist. Limited edition of 1000 copies, signed by Drysdale. Quarto, black and white photo portrait frontispiece, tipped colour plates, line drawings throughout; original gilt lettered… Read more
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Walter Withers. The Forgotten Manuscripts

by [WITHERS, Walter]. MACKENZIE, Andrew (editor)

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Published
1987
Edition
First Edition
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Lilydale, Victoria: Mannagum Press, 1987. First Edition. This scholarly book includes an essay on the artist's work, short biography, all Manifold Estate mural panels reproduced in full colour, newspaper notices of Wither's work, index to paintings and more. From the Australian Art Manuscript Series. Quarto, generously illustrated in black & white and colour; original green papered boards, previous owner's… Read more
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Art in Australia Third Series Number 37. Special Issue: The Art of Sir John Longstaff

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

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Published
1931
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1931. Monograph on the Australian artist best remembered for his brilliant portraiture although his first love was the landscape of the Australian bush. Octavo, decorated wrappers, foxed at the start and the internal staples rusting.
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Moments Without Proper Names

by PARKS, Gordon

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Published
1975
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1975. This monograph spans the long career of widely acclaimed photographer Gordon Parks and includes scenes of racism and bigotry in America through to portraits and nature scenes. Parks' technically immaculate photography carries a rare humanity of remarkable grace and humility, making it possibly the saddest yet most beautiful American fine art photography book of… Read more
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The Art of Hans Heysen

by DRIDAN, David

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Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
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Adelaide: Rigby, 1966. First Edition. Comprehensive monograph on Sir Hans Heysen (born Hamburg, 1877 - died Adelaide, 1968) including graphite sketches, still-life scenes, and his signature, powerfully-curated landscapes. Oblong quarto, 32 full-page colour plates, 42 full-page monotone plates; original gilt-lettered tan cloth, near fine copy with very good original price-clipped dust-jacket.
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Albert Tucker

by MOLLISON, James & BONHAM, Nicholas

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Published
1982
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Canberra: Macmillan in Association with the National Gallery of Australia, 1982. This lavishly illustrated monograph contains a lengthy interview with the artist, exploring the metaphysical motivations behind the paintings. Quarto, 144 pages, plates in colour and black & white; original red cloth; near-fine copy with the dust-jacket.
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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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The Campion Paintings

by FRENCH, Leonard

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Published
1962
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Melbourne: Grayflower Publications, 1962. Introduction and annotation of plates by Vincent Buckley. The Campion series were produced after Leonard French resigned from a curatorial position at the Art Gallery of Victoria. Loosely based on the life of Jesuit martyr, Edmund Campion, the paintings are both symbolic and spiritual in nature yet executed in the artist's bold and unique style.… Read more
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The Work of W. Beckwith McInnes

by [McINNES, W. Beckwith] COLQUHOUN, Alexander

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Published
1920
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Melbourne: Alexander McCubbin, 1920. 'Painting with great facility, often with the square brushstrokes made popular by Streeton, and greatly assisted by his success in winning Archibald prizes, he made his name as a portrait painter. His landscapes have a poetic feeling and reflect the charm and sensitiveness that won him the affection of his students at the National Gallery… Read more
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Brett Whiteley

by McGRATH, Sandra

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Published
1979
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Sydney: Bay Books, 1979. Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated Whiteley monograph, includes a chronology and catalogue of works. First edition. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original cloth, tape-marks affect the endpapers, otherwise a fine copy with dust-jacket.
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The Art of Frederick McCubbin

by McCUBBIN, [Frederick]. MacDONALD, James

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Published
1916
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$604.95

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Melbourne: Lothian Publishing Company, 1916. Limited Edition. With an essay by James MacDonald and some remarks on Australian art by the artist. Fred McCubbin (1855-1917). Edition of 1000 copies, fully signed by McCubbin. Quarto, forty-five illustrations in colour and black and white (some are tipped plates with printed tissue guards); original gilt decorated cloth, a little rubbed, some… Read more
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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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AU$28.47

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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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Lloyd Rees Drawings

by [REES, Lloyd] KLEPAC, Lou (editor)

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Published
1978
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Sydney: Published by John Brackenreg at the Australian Artist Editions, Artarmon Galleries, 1978. Edited with an introduction by Lou Klepac, foreword by Professor Joseph Burke. Magnificent full page plates celebrate Rees' contribution to Australian draftsmanship: covers the full span of his diverse career. Oblong quarto, plates in colour and black & white, 128 pages, original brown cloth, small patch… Read more
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