Greville St Bookstore

April 29, 2010, 6:48 am
Filed under: Design, Interior Design

Boutique Hotels

Designer Restaurants

Retail Spaces with Style

All three of these new Page One publications are beautifully illustrated, showcasing an innovative range of tailored design projects.

April 29, 2010, 6:19 am
Filed under: Art, Design

The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age
Edited by David Elliot
17th Biennale of Sydney in association with Thames & Hudson, $45

Featuring stunning design and production, not to mention inspiring and thought-provoking content, this exhibition catalogue for the 17th Biennale of Sydney is an artwork in itself! If you can’t make it to the Biennale in person, this is the next best thing, and if you are lucky enough to experience the art up close, it’ll make for the perfect memento.

April 15, 2010, 2:35 am
Filed under: Design

Steven Heller, Gail Anderson
Thames & Hudson, $65

New Ornamental Type presents a dazzling kaleidoscope of highly animated text and type samples across a broad spectrum of styles and effects. Psychedelia, Hip-Hop, Gothic, flowers, smoke, hair, electricity and monuments are just a few of the creative allusions in the hundreds of dramatic and intricate examples inspired by nature, history and just about anything that is visually expressive. The book begins with a historical outline of ornament and its evolution through the major creative periods from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present. The heart of the book contains hundreds of contemporary examples from around the world, organised into three sections, each with a brief essay introducing the background, influences and outstanding aspects of the graphic works.

April 15, 2010, 1:35 am
Filed under: Art, Photography

Flammarion Contemporary, $65

Christian Boltanski – internationally acclaimed photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist – tackles the problems of death, memory, and loss in his art that draws heavily from his own life. Boltanski’s art can be either dark and disturbing or playful, and sometimes both at once. This monograph examines every aspect of his art, from his unusual choice of materials – newspaper clippings, used clothing, photographs of photographs – to the spirits that haunt his work.

April 15, 2010, 1:09 am
Filed under: Art

Flammarion Contemporary, $75

The work of acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois, still active and working at the age of 95, is presented in this long-awaited monograph on the doyenne of contemporary art. Bourgeois has produced a body of work that spans more than five decades, including over twenty worldwide exhibitions in 2005 alone. Famous for her highly experimental and autobiographical sculptures, Bourgeois’ work also includes intimate drawings, paintings, and personal writings. This comprehensive volume presents Bourgeois’ extensive career through a retrospective text, the artist’s own writings, and over 150 images that represent her output from her earliest work to her most recent projects.

Flammarion Contemporary is a new series of object-books that provide the general public with an informative and visually evocative reference on the work of contemporary artists and the issues and trends that drive the art world today.

April 15, 2010, 12:56 am
Filed under: Art, Design

Mark Ryden
Porterhouse Fine Art Editons, $65

The Tree Show is a showcase of pieces from Mark Ryden’s 2007 major solo exhibition at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The Tree Show features over 130 colour images including Ryden’s paintings, drawings, studies, and sculptural works. This 128-page hard bound full-colour edition also includes a wealth of Ryden’s inspirational reference materials as well as an essay by Holly Meyers and artist’s statement.

April 8, 2010, 6:14 am
Filed under: Design


Locally produced, Process Journal is a gorgeous new quarterly publication that aims ‘to showcase the very best of Australian and International Design’.

Edition one is in store now.

Published by Hunt Studio, $25