Australian Plants for Art and Craft

A Gardener's Handbook

Australian Plants for Art and Craft

Demonstrates the use of native flora in a wide selection of crafts, from flower arranging to woodworking, patchwork and sculpture. Diagrams and photographs accompany the clear instructions and an alpha listing of plants with full descriptions and an index are included. The author has written seven other books on plants and gardens.

Australian Books in Print 1999

Australian Books in Print 1999

"Excellent coverage...essential to worldwide bibliographic coverage."--American Reference Books Annual. This comprehensive reference provides current finding & ordering information on more than 123,000 in-print books published in Australia. You'll also find brief profiles of more than 12,000 publishers & distributors whose titles are represented, as well as information on trade associations, local agents of overseas publishers, literary awards, & more. From Thorpe.

Australian plants as Aboriginal Tools

Australian plants as Aboriginal Tools

Australian plants have provided the Aborigines with weapons, tools, shelter, watercraft, ceremonial objects, clothing, ornaments and paint. This book shows how the hunter gatherers lived and similarities and differences of plants uses across Australia. An overview of the changing relationship that Aboriginal People have with the flora is given, along with a description of current trends. The plants were essential for the hunter gatherers and for maintaining the terrestrial fauna essential for their subsistence.

Decorative Arts and Design from the Powerhouse Museum

Decorative Arts and Design from the Powerhouse Museum

A showcase of the diverse collection of Australia's largest museum, providing an account of the historical and cultural context in which this fine collection has developed from 1879 and the Sydney International Exhibition, through its years as the Museum of Applied Arts and Services and its opening in 1988 as the Powerhouse Museum to 1991. Features over 200 colour illustrations and an index. Published simultaneously in paperback.

Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition

Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition

The best study of Arts and Crafts-style jewelry and metalwork to date. Hundreds of beautiful pieces of jewelry are illustrated; their history, characteristics, materials, motifs, influences, and makers' marks are traced. Biographical sketches are provided for the most influential British designers/jewelers/metalworkers.

The Life, Art and Religious Iconography of David Wright

The Life, Art and Religious Iconography of David Wright

This book showcases the contribution Australian contemporary glass artist David Wright has made to Australian art and international glassmaking. From 1970 until 2014, David Wright produced hundreds of high quality art glass windows for Australian public, private and sacred spaces, including significant national churches, chapels, and synagogues, yet little scholarly research on the artist and his place in Australian art history exists. Including the first catalogue raisonné ever produced on the artist, combined with a close examination of his opus, his influences, manufacturing methods and personal history, this book demonstrates for the first time the extraordinary contribution David Wright made to Australian art and contemporary glassmaking.

Julie Blyfield

Julie Blyfield

Julie Blyfield is one of Australia's leading contemporary jewellers. Her work has consistently kept pace with investigations of location, identity and cross-cultural understanding, and involves an innovative engagement with traditional jewellery and metalwork techniques sourced from all over the world.

Pioneers of Modernism

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia

Pioneers of Modernism

Between 1890 and 1930, a number of Australian architects and garden designers were heavily influenced by British and American Arts and Crafts movements. This book explores the work of four of Australia's most radical and innovative Arts and Crafts architects, Walter Butler, Harold Desbrowe-Annear, Walter Liberty Vernon and Robin Dods.