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Fertile Soil celebrates the golden anniversary of the City of Fremantle’s art collection with an extraordinary selection of prints, paintings, photographs ceramics and sculptures by Fremantle artists and about Fremantle subjects. Over 80 full colour images feature artists such as ceramicist Pippin Drysdale, modernist painter Kathleen O’Connor, landscape…Read more »
by John Stringer, Stuart Elliott & Diana Roberts with photography by Eva Fernandez
‘… an artistic treasury that is new even to most Western Australians, for the Horn’s support of artists has been a journey of personal fulfilment rather than a military-style campaign. They collect art for exactly the right reasons: they seek stimulation and enjoyment. Their collection is diverse, highly independent and idiosyncratic in character…Read more »
Back by popular demand, the latest edition of this classic work now comes in a handsome hardcover format.
‘Anyone interested in the natural history of Western Australia will find this fine publication a must for their bookshelf’ — West Australian.
‘… a book for anyone with a love of the bush, gardens and art’ — Hobart Mercury.
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Australian Pastoral: The Making of a White Landscape maps the tradition of pastoral painting in Australia, charting its entanglement with the great pastoral settlement of the country. In a new interpretation of contact history, Jeanette Hoorn argues that the twin strategies of friendship and betrayal were used to defeat black sovereignty over the…Read more »
by Ted Snell
This is a major monograph on internationally renowned ceramic artist, Pippin Drysdale, which situates her within Australian and international visual culture of the last half century. It is beautifully illustrated with over 60 colour and 40 black and white photographs of Pippin’s works and working practices. Read more »
by Russell Guého & Tim Winton
‘I welcome this book for its sense of intimacy and its gentle guidance, for helping us to see what it is we’re looking at when we encounter such a remarkable and complex region as the Kimberley.’ — Tim Winton.
A beautiful production with over 100 full-colour photographs, Rhythms of the Kimberley travels through this stunning, dramatically changing…Read more »
This is the story of the people of the Wanjinas and their unbroken living cosmology of Lalai, the Dreaming. It is also the story of Sam Woolagoodja, who was responsible for repainting the sacred Wanjinas in many of the rock shelters that dot the Kimberley landscape, and was among the first to paint the sacred stories on bark and board for Worrorra children…Read more »
by Jeff Bell & Robert Drewe with photography by Frances Andrijich
Leading Western Australian photographer Frances Andrijch and writers, Robert Drewe and Jeff Bell, powerfully evoke Perth in words and images.
‘Whenever I consider the notion of home town — not the place where I happen to live now, or even the city where I’ve spent the greater part of my life, but where I come from — I have a vivid memory of a particular…Read more »
Everything here speaks now as it did centuries ago, of illumination. Here the light penetrates directly to the soul, opens the door and windows of the heart, makes one naked, exposed, isolated in a metaphysical bliss which makes everything so clear ..Read more »
With its sense that the stunning paintings from the Western Desert bear more than meets the eye, Christine Watson’s Piercing the Ground stands as a highly original and groundbreaking elucidation of Kutjungka painting and a significant addition to what is known as ‘the anthropology of art’. A fitting tribute to her indigenous mentors, this book should…Read more »
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.