Published Art is different from all other bookshops in both form and content. The difference being that only the latest titles are kept in stock and the selection is made from the best international publishers of Design, Architecture, Art, Fashion, Typography and Photography books, as well as a smattering of children’s books that are art and design related.
So if you have stockings that need to be filled, or you’re a Secret Santa for the design conscious art lover, stop by their online store or park your sleigh in Reservoir Street, Surry Hills Sydney to shop in-store. No doubt some of these great publications are on the Christmas list…
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Our Xmas Picks are:
Mongrel Rapture is the first major monograph on Ashton Raggatt McDougall, one of the most significant architectural practices in Australia. ARM’s architecture draws from a diverse territory of inspiration, including Michelangelo and Robert Venturi, computer programming and biblical verse. It has been celebrated—and occasionally execrated—by critics and the public alike, yet, despite the work’s capacity to polarise, the practice has produced some of Australia’s most significant buildings. These include the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (2001), Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Theatre Company Southbank Theatre (2008), Perth Arena (2012) and the Barak Building at Swanston Square (2015), which puts the portrait of Wurundjeri Elder William Barak at the northern tip of Melbourne’s civic axis.
Crochet Coral Reef
Almost 8,000 people around the world have contributed to making an ever-evolving archipelago of giant woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, the Smithsonian and many other venues. This fully illustrated book, written by the project’s creators–Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring–brings together the scientific and mathematical content behind the project, along with essays about the artistic and cultural resonances of this unique experiment in radical craft practice. With a wealth of colour illustrations, the book serves as a record of the 30-plus Crochet Reefs worldwide, and names all 7,000-plus contributors in a specially designed section.
The High Line
The High Line is the first full documentation that visually charts the journey of New York City’s elevated park from the original designer’s point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction.
JR: Can Art Change the World?
Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work. Introducing JR’s story is a specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant, which charts his phenomenal rise from his street artist roots.
The Monocle Guide to Better Living
Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.
Workshops for Children
Workshops are designed to spark children’s imaginations, champion group bonding, and give visually pleasing results – with no artistic ability required. Each workshop includes: a list of materials needed, a step-by-step guide to facilitation, practical tips, illustrated examples, and photos of workshops in progress. Tried and tested around the world by children of all ages. Perfect for organising group events at home, in schools, at parties, at museums – anywhere!