All Our Relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney 2012
edited by Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster
Biennale of Sydney, $45 pb, 399 pp, 9780646571997
The eighteenth Biennale of Sydney was premised on the establishment of a new paradig ...
So many art books! And too many of them remainder-table compendiums of famous images thinly draped with text. It is refreshing, then, to rediscover an artist who has fallen into the slough that often follows a lifetime flush of reputation, and an art historian tenacious enough to resurrect that artist’s work and milieu....
Australian Art and Artists in London, 1950–1965: An Antipodean Summer
by Simon Pierse
Ashgate Publishing, £70 hb, 314 pp, 9781409420545
For a brief period, Australian art enjoyed unprecedented popularity in London, which became home to a ...
Contemporary Australian Drawing #1
by Janet McKenzie, with Irene Barberis and Christopher Heathcote
Palgrave Macmillan, $99.95 hb, 240 pp, 9781921394539
Just because something is being done right now doesn’t make it contemporary. On the cont ...
Dogs in Australian Art: A New History in Antipodean Creativity
by Steven Miller
Wakefield Press, $39.95 pb, 200 pp, 9781743050170
‘As cats are often associated with bookshops, dogs are similarly attracted to art galleries’, according to Steven Miller, hea ...
Ken Whisson: As If
edited by Glenn Barkley and Lesley Harding
Heide Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, $35 pb, 175 pp, 9781921330247
This catalogue accompanies the current exhibition of Ken Whisson’s work at Melbour ...
More than just a slasher
Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch
by Anthony White
MIT Press (Footprint Books), $29.95 hb, 338 pp, 9780262015929
Throw the name Lucio Fontana into any dinner table discussion about twentiet ...
Visions Past and Present: Celebrating 40 Years
edited by Christopher Menz
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, $22 pb, 116 pp, 9780734047670
Reading this book is like taking a stroll through the exhibition with which it was published to coincide, in the w ...
Concerning the Spiritual: The influence of the Theosophical Society on Australian Artists 1890–1934
by Jenny McFarlane
Australian Scholarly Publishing, $49.95 pb, 225 pp, 9781921875151
Jenny McFarlane, in this fascinating study of Theosophical ...
The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
edited by Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca Rabinow
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Yale University Press (Inbooks), $95 hb, 492 pp, 9780300169416
Despite its unre ...