David Ellis (ed.): Into the Light

John Thompson
Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Radiant light

John Thompson


Into the Light: 150 Years of Cultural Treasures at the University of Sydney
edited by David Ellis
Miegunyah Press, $89.99 pb, 193 pp, 9780522858129


With the centrepiece of its glorious Edmund Blacket building and its nob ...

Claire Roberts: Friendship in Art

Peter Hill
Thursday, 14 April 2011

Artists confront their Chineseness

Peter Hill


Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong
by Claire Roberts
Hong Kong University Press, $59.95 hb, 247 pp, 9789888028405


This fascinating book tells of the friendship between two Chinese artists: the ...

Robert Bell: Ballets Russes

Alan R. Dodge
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The astonishing legacy of Sergei Diaghilev

Alan R. Dodge


Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume
by Robert Bell
National Gallery of Australia, $39.95 pb, 264 pp, 9780642541574


What is it about the Ballets Russes that resonates ...

Hetti Perkins: art + soul

Ian McLean
Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Home truths from Hetti Perkins

Ian McLean


art + soul: A Journey into the World of Aboriginal Art
by Hetti Perkins
Miegunyah Press, $89.99 hb, 305 pp, 9780522857634


Pack the overnighter, put on the black dress – she wears it like a skin – kiss ...