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Dorrit Black

Dorrit Black: unseen forces

Tracey Lock-Weir

Hardcover, 310 x 240 mm, 224 pages, 294 illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 18 0

This monograph repositions Dorrit Black as a figure of great significance in the development of Australian modernism. Black was at the forefront of bringing to Australia the revolutionary movement of cubism upon her return to Sydney from Europe in late 1929. She significantly contributed to the acceptance of modernism in Australia through both her teaching and art practice in Sydney and Adelaide. Although best-known as a print-maker the book highlights her talent as a painter. The book illustrates a selection of paintings, linocut prints, drawings, watercolours and textiles and the subjects range from portraiture, still life to landscape.

RRP: $49.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)



Mortimer Menpes

The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur

Julie Robinson

Hardcover, 310 x 240 mm, 438 illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 19 7

Adelaide-born Mortimer Menpes was an important Australian expatriate artist who worked in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This publication is the first to consider Menpes’s whole oeuvre and his contribution to British art. It presents new scholarship from leading Menpes’ scholars from around the world and illustrates key works from public and private collections in Britain, the United States and Australia for the first time.

RRP: $49.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

Netsuke

Netsuke and other miniatures

Dr Jennifer Harris 

Hardcover, 220 x 220 mm, 180 pages, 330 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-921668-20-3

This charming book features the themes of auspicious animals, myths and legends, beliefs and superstitions, and everyday life, reflecting the vast diversity of subjects depicted in netsuke and okimono. With over 300 illustrations, this book is an in depth view of these delightful Japanese miniature carvings.

RRP: $34.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

 

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Highlights: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection: Art Gallery of South Australia

Nici Cumpston

Hardcover, 320 x 245 mm, 80 pages, 102 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-921668-21-0

Principally a picture book, this publication showcases works by artists from across Australia. It gives a broad introduction to the extraordinary diversity and breadth of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

RRP: $24.95

(distributed by Thames & Hudson)



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Publications are listed alphabetically by title


A Beautiful Line

A beautiful line: Italian prints from Mantegna to Piranesi

Maria Zagala (2010)

144pp, 72 colour illus, 119 bw illus

Spanning from the mid-fifteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century, the book highlights some of the major printmakers of the period from Andrea Mantegna to Giovanni Battisa Piranesi. The publication is richly illustrated, and includes a checklist of around 116 works, a glossary and bibliography.

RRP $35

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


 

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A Century in Focus: South Australian Photography 1840s–1 940s

Julie Robinson, assisted by Maria Zagala (2007)

ISBN 978 0 7308 30702 paperback

232 pp, 124 colour illus., CD included on inside back cover,

RRP AUD $35

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

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2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart

Curator: Nick Mitzevich

Hardcover, 320 x 248 mm, 224 pages, 225 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-921668-17-3

This lavishly illustrated, full-colour book presents the compelling visions of some of Australia's leading contemporary artists. The issues and ideas explored by the artists and the authors include intercultural relationships, our ecological fate, gender and political power.

RRP: $49.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


Adelaide's Boyd

Adelaide’s Boyds 

Alisa Bunbury (2000)

Brochure

6 pp, 10 colour illus.

RRP AUD $2

 
Colouring Book Animals

Animals: Colouring book

ISBN:978 1 921668 029

32pp,17 colour illust, 17 line illust

Take your children on a journey of colour and wonder and learn about works of art in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Animals, available now, is the second in a series of colouring books. Line illustrations are shown alongside reproductions of works of art and simple text focuses the child¹s attention on aspects of the paintings.

RRP AUD $9.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


 
Anne Newmarch

Ann Newmarch: the personal is political

Julie Robinson (1997)

ISBN 0 07308 3046 paperback

64 pp, 14 colour illus., 102 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $5

(distributed through Thames & Hudson) 

 
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Anna Platten

Tracey Lock-Weir

Hardcover, 292 x 292 mm, 132 pages, lavishly illustrated

ISBN 978 1 921668 13 5

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s publication is the most comprehensive survey of the great Adelaide-born figurative painter Anna Platten. The first monograph to be written on Platten it highlights the artist’s unique position in Australian contemporary art. The illuminating essay on the artist’s oeuvre by the Gallery’s curator, Tracey Lock-Weir, and its magnificent illustrations provide the foundation for further research on Anna Platten.

RRP: $50

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)



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Antony Hamilton: The Mythology of Landscape

Sarah Thomas (1999)

ISBN 0 7308 3051 9 paperback

32 pp, 9 colour illus., 6 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $5

  
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Arid Arcadia: Art of the Flinders Ranges

 

Alisa Bunbury (2002)

ISBN 0 7308 3021 7 hardback

208 pp, 85 colour illus., 150 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $25

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)   

  
Art of Arnhem Land

Art of Arnhem Land: 1940s–1970s

Tracey Lock-Weir (2002)

Brochure

8 pp, 9 colour illus.

RRP AUD $2



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Australian Colonial Art: 1800–1900

Ron Radford and Jane Hylton (1995)

ISBN 0 7308 3017 9 hardback

ISBN 0 7308 3009 8 paperback

216 pp, 127 colour illus.

RRP AUD $30 hbk; $15 pbk

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

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Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian art from the Art Gallery of South Australia

James Bennett (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide)

290 x 248 mm, 252 pages, full colour throughout, 144 illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 07 4

This lavish publication features 100 spectacular masterpieces of art, encompassing stone and wooden sculpture, textiles, ceramics, gold and silverwork, and paintings, from the Art Gallery¹s collection. The works cover 2000 years from prehistoric times until the twentieth century and originate from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Philippines. They document the extraordinarily rich and diverse heritage of Southeast Asian art ranging in styles from ancient Javanese stone statues, extravagant Balinese carvings, Islamic decorative arts and gold Buddhist images.

RRP: $59.95 from the Gallery Shop $49.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)



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Bounty: Nineteenth-century South Australian gold and silver

Robert Reason

Silver vinyl hardback, 300 x 248 mm, 132 pages, full colour throughout, 204 illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 12 8

Bounty: Nineteenth-century South Australian gold and silver celebrates the creativity and tenacity of South Australia’s colonial artisans, including John Pace, C.E. Firnhaber, Julius Schomburgk, Henry Steiner and J.M. Wendt. This handsome volume examines different aspects of nineteenth-century society through such items as the communion silver used in churches, the 1885 Adelaide gold pound, Friendly Society medallions, civic ceremonial regalia and presentation objects for important citizens and sporting events.

RRP: $40

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)



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Bravura: 21st Century Australian Craft

Robert Reason (2009)

ISBN 9780 7308 3071 9 paperback

32pp, 94 colour ills.

Bravura celebrates the virtuosity and skill of contempory Australian craft artists. Many of Australia's most masterly craft practitioners are represented through an inspired selection of nearly eighty fuctional and non-fuctional objects; all the resulty of a "bravura" performance in the artist's studio. Bravura covers the colourful spectrum of ceramics, glass, furniture, jewllery, metalwork,textiles and woven objects.

RRP AUD $15

(distributed through Thames & Hudson) 



Chemistry

CHEMISTRY: Art in South Australia 1990–2000

Sarah Thomas (2000)

ISBN 0 7308 3020 9 hardback

88 pp, 42 colour illus.

RRP AUD $20 hbk

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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Vivien Johnson (2003)

ISBN 0 7308 3053 5 hardback

256 pp, 156 colour illus., 11 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $30

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

Colonial Sisters

Colonial Sisters: Martha Berkeley and Theresa Walker

Jane Hylton (1994)

ISBN 0 7308 3072 1 hardback

108 pp, 42 colour illus.

RRP AUD $10


Cresent Moon

Crescent Moon: Islamic Art & Civilisation in Southeast Asia

James Bennett (2005)

ISBN 0 7308 3030 6 hardback

304 pp, 243 colour illus., 6 b&w

RRP AUD $60

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


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David Dallwitz: sixty years of art

Jane Hylton (1994)

ISBN 0 7308 3001 2 paperback

40 pp, 13 colour illus., 71 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $5

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Desert Country

Nici Cumpston with Barry Patton (2010)

216pp, 174 colour illustrations, including 45 artist photographs, large format

ISBN 978 192 166 8043

Desert Country showcases the finest examples of Aboriginal art from the Art Gallery of South Australia's collection. It features the Gallery's superb holdings of Western Desert painting, including pivotal works by leading artists of the movement from 1971 to the present; as well as documenting the remarkable recent development in Aboriginal art in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankyuntjajara Lands of far northwest South Australia. The works are rich in story and arresting for their innovation, freshness and sumptuous colour.

RRP $80

(distributed through Thames & Hudson) 


Durer

Dürer and German Renaissance Printmaking

Julie Robinson (1996)

ISBN 0 7308 3002 0 paperback

76 pp, 33 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $10

Eros

Eros

Ron Radford (1992)

ISBN 0 7308 0781 9 booklet

4 pp, 6 b&w illustrations

RRP AUD $2

Five Centuries of Genius

Five Centuries of Genius: European Master Printmaking

Julie Robinson (2000)

ISBN 0 7308 3004 7 paperback

152 pp, 13 colour illus., 54 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $12

George French Angas

George French Angas: South Australia Illustrated

Rebecca Andrews (2006)

Brochure

8 pp, 8 colour illus.

RRP AUD $2


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Gladys Reynell: The Most Delightful Thing on Earth

Robert Reason (2006)

ISBN 0 7308 3054 3 paperback

144 pp, 262 colour illus., 8 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $25

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

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Goodbye to the City of Dreams: Ivor Francis An Autobiography

Ivor Francis (2004)

ISBN 0 7308 3006 3 paperback

296 pp, 20 colour illus., 39 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $10

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

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Hans Heysen

Rebecca Andrews (2008)

ISBN 0 7308 3031 4 paperback

ISBN 0 7308 3023 3 hardback

Also available in a limited edition, slip case with inset canvas and gold blocking

144 pp, 214 colour illus., 10 sepia illus., 2 black & white illus.

This book celebrates the work of Hans Heysen, South Australia’s best-known artist. In addition to his well-known landscapes that celebrate the monumentality of the Australian gum tree, the book reappraises his lesser-known work, tracing its development from his early student days painting in Europe between 1899 and 1903.

RRP AUD $59.95 hbk, $39.95 pbk, $100 limited edition

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

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HEARTLAND: Contemporary Art From South Australia

Nici Cumpston & Lisa Slade 

Paperback, 290 x 240 mm, 80 pages, 58 colour illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 14 2

Delve deeper into HEARTLAND with the exhibition publication. It combines beautiful images from the exhibition with photographs of artists working in their studios and insightful essays written by the Curators and other esteemed authors.

RRP: $20

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


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Inspired Design: Decorative Arts from Europe and North America

Robert Reason (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide)

290 x 240 mm, 252 pages, full colour throughout, 150 illustrations, 7 black and white illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 06 7

Inspired Design presents, for the first time, treasures from the European and North American decorative arts collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia in this scholarly and sumptuously illustrated book. Rare, beautiful and sometimes quirky objects have been selected from a 500 year span and cover ceramics, textiles, metalwork, furniture, jewellery and glass. Examine the Gallery¹s particularly rich British collection that includes an Elizabethan Standing salt, Thomas Tompion Clock, Chelsea porcelain toys and a unique William Morris collection. Or discover the Gallery¹s icons of the 20th century with work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Marcel Breuer, Gerrit Rietveld and Ettore Sottsass.

RRP: $59.95 from the Gallery Shop $49.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 
Island to Empire

Island to Empire: 300 Years of British Art 1550–1850

Ron Radford (2005)

ISBN 0 7308 3014 4 hardback

336 pp, 127 colour illus., 303 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $40

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

James Cant & Dora Chapman

James Cant & Dora Chapman

Jean Campbell (1995)

ISBN 0 947349 18 9 hardback

160 pp, 138 colour illus., 44 b&w illus.

Published by The Beagle Press

RRP AUD $25


 
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John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque

David Hansen (2003)

ISBN 0 9750545 1 1 hardback

312 pp, 296 colour illus.

RRP AUD $40

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Making Nature: Masters of European Landscape Art

Jane Messenger (2009)

ISBN 978 0 7308 3055 9 hardback 

256 pp, 287 colour illus.

A rich survey of European landscapes from the late sixteenth century through to the present. This fascinating and complex story is told through the outstanding collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Beautifully illustrated, this magnificient volume is available now, only in hardback. 

RRP AUD $50

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

Milton Moon

Milton Moon Retrospective

Christopher Menz (1991)

ISBN 0 7308 0776 2 paperback

20 pp, 4 colour illus., 5 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $4

 

Misty Moderns

Misty Moderns: Australian Tonalists 1915-1950

Tracey Lock-Weir (2009)

ISBN 9780730830153

144 pp, 89 colour illus

RRP AUD $25.00

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

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M.J.M. Carter Collection

Rebecca Andrews, James Bennett, Jane Hylton, Tracey Lock-Weir,

Jane Messenger, Robert Reason (2006)

ISBN 978 0 7308 3062 7 paperback

136 pp, 80 colour illus.

RRP AUD $20.00

 

Morris & Co

Morris & Co.

Christopher Menz (2002)

ISBN 0 7308 3029 2 hardback

88 pp, 138 colour illus., 29 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $50

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

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Morris & Co. Designs and Patterns

Robert Reason (2003)

ISBN 0 7308 3037 3

64 pp, 33 colour illus., 39 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $15

 

No Convicts there

No Convicts There: Thomas Harding's Colonial South Australia

Max Carter (1997)

ISBN 0 7316 9387 6 paperback

336 pp, 27 colour illus., 24 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $21.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


Objects from the Dreaming

Objects from the Dreaming: Aboriginal decorated and woven objects

Christopher Menz (1996)

ISBN 0 7308 3057 8 paperback

16 pp, 15 colour illus.

RRP AUD $4

 

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Patricia Piccinini 

Jane Messenger (2011)

148 pages, Large format 400 x 300 mm full colour throughout, 194 illustrations.

ISBN 978 1 921668 05 0

Patricia Piccinini: Once upon a time... is an exquisitely illustrated and lavish coffee-table book which surveys the career of one of Australia's pre-eminent contemporary artists. It is the first major book on Piccinini and is designed to reflect the scale and detail of her varied practice. The large format book is presented in a customised carry satchel.

(distributed through Thames & Hudson) 

 

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Patricia Piccinini Colouring-in book 

Large format, 32 pages. Full colour images printed alongside line illustrations.

ISBN 978 1 921668 09 8

RRP $12.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson) 

 

People: Colouring Book

People: Colouring book

ISBN 978 07308 3063 4 paperback

32 pp, 18 colour illus., 16 line illus.

Take your children on a journey of colour and wonder and learn about works of art in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. People, available now, is the first in a series of colouring books. Line illustrations are shown alongside reproductions of works of art and simple text focuses the child¹s attention on aspects of the paintings.

RRP AUD $9.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

  

Persia and Beyond

Persia and Beyond: Islam and Asia

Dick Richards (1997)

ISBN 0 7308 3050 0 paperback

72 pp, 38 colour illus.

RRP AUD $10

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

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Realms of Wonder: Jain, Hindu and Islamic Art of India

James Bennett

Hardcover, 310 x 248 mm, 216 pages, 152 colour illustrations

ISBN 978-1-921668-16-6

A superb introduction to the richly diverse art of India from the eighth century to the present day. This magnificent book is the first Australian publication to explore the spiritually inspired art of the three main religions of India – Jainism, Hinduism and Islam. It beautifully represents the many exquisite works of art, from paintings and sculptures to textiles and decorative art objects – some of them rarely or never previously seen in public. It also includes enlightening essays from nineteen specialist scholars and writers from India, Europe, North America and Australia.

RRP: $49.95

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


  Reflections of the Lotus

Refections of the Lotus: Ceramics of Thailand 

James Bennett (2010)

16pp 22 colour illus

RRP AUD $5.00

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South Australia Illustrated: colonial painting in the Land of Promise

Jane Hylton

Leather bound hardcover, 300 x 248 mm, 276 pages, full colour throughout, 260 illustrations

ISBN 978 1 921668 08 1

Attractively bound in dark leather, silk screened and gold foiled, South Australia Illustratedis sure to become a collector’s item. The book explores the development of South Australian nineteenth-century painting from the commencement of colonisation in 1836 through to Federation in 1901. It offers new insights and new research into this often, overlooked aspect of Australia’s art history. The publication focuses on South Australia’s nineteenth-century art scene through its three key periods: 1836 to the early 1850s; the 1850s to the 1880s; the 1880s to 1901 and Federation.

RRP: $60

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)



 

South Australian Women Artists

South Australian Women Artists 1890s–1940s

Jane Hylton (1994)

ISBN 0 7308 3064 0 hardback

104 pp, 44 colour illus., 84 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $40

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

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S.T. Gill: The South Australian Years 1839–1 852

Ron Appleyard, Barbara Fargher, Ron Radford (1986)

ISBN 0 7308 0790 8 hardback

ISBN 0 7308 0794 0 paperback

120 pp, 18 colour illus., 148 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $15 hbk, $7 pbk

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

    

Thai Ceramics

Thai Ceramics: Ban Chiang, Khmer, Sukothai, Sawankhalok Ceramics 

Dick Richards (1977)

ISBN 0 7243 3456 4

208 pp, 43 colour illus., 196 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $12.95

 

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The Age of Rubens & Rembrandt: Old Master prints from the Art Gallery of South Australia

Julie Robinson (1993)

ISBN 0 7308 3016 0 paperback

92 pp, 6 colour illus., 32 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $9.95

 

Lionel Lindsay

The art of Lionel Lindsay: prints, drawings & bookplates

Alisa Bunbury (2002)

Brochure

6 pp, 8 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $2

 

Divided Self

The Divided Self: the Prints of Barbara Hanrahan

Maria Zagala (2007)

Brochure

8 pp, 12 colour illus.

RRP AUD $2

 

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The Golden Journey: Japanese Art from Australian Collection

James Bennett and Amy Reigle Newland (2009)

ISBN 0 7308 3047 0 paperback

ISBN 0 7308 3039 X hardback

348 pp, 552 colour illus., 8 b&w illus.

This major book explores the astonishingly rich heritage of Japanese art, from prehistoric times until Japan opened its doors to the West at the commencement of the Meiji period (1868–1912). Lavishly illustrated it reveals the rich heritage of Japanese art held in Australia’s major public and private collections. Serene Buddhist sculptures, spectacular painted screens, miniature netsuke talismans, colourful Ukiyo-e images of the ‘floating world’, costumes, masks, armour and flamboyant export art created for Australia’s late nineteenth-century international exhibitions are all included in celebration of the profound lyricism and sophisticated eloquence of Japanese aesthetics.


RRP AUD $70 hbk, $50 pbk

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

 

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The Painted Coast: views of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide

Jane Hylton (1998)

ISBN 0 7308 3003 9 paperback

52 pp, 47 colour illus.

RRP AUD $15

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

  

  Tilbrook

The photography of H.H. Tilbrook: South Australia at the turn of the century

Alicia Bunbury (2001)

Booklet

8 pp, 10 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $2

 

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The Story of the Elder Bequest: Art Gallery of South Australia

Ron Radford, Fayette Gosse, Angus Trumble, Jane Hylton, Christopher Menz, Sarah Thomas (2000)

ISBN 0 7308 3075 6

160 pp, 36 colour illus., 3 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $12

 

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

Ron Radford and Jane Hylton (1996)

ISBN 0 7308 3049 7 hardback

224 pp, 103 colour illus., 84 b&w illus.

RRP AUD $25

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)


 
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TREASURES: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Various (1998)

ISBN 0 7308 3027 6 hardback

ISBN 0 7308 3019 5 paperback

184 pp, 193 colour illus.

RRP AUD $35 hbk; $15 pbk

(distributed through Thames & Hudson)

  

  van Dyck, Seated Couple

Van Dyck: Portrait of a seated couple

Ron Radford (1993)

ISBN 0 7308 3048 9 booklet

8 pp, 10 colour illus.

RRP AUD $2

  



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