Four of our books have been shortlisted for the coveted Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing.
As part of NGV’s Melbourne Art Book Fair, taking place from 13 – 15 March, this prize is a celebration of art book publishing and supports innovation in the field. We are honoured to have our books shortlisted in such an important initiative.
Read on for a glimpse into these stunning shortlisted books.
Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad | Book design: Stuart Geddes
The essential text on Australian modernism with rich archival imagery and expert essays on how modernism has shaped Australian society.
The Sydney Opera House under construction, 1974-75. Photograph: Michael Lewi.
Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 1921-25. Architect: The Office of Walter Burley Griffin and Peck & Kempter. Photograph: Walter Burley Griffin, 1939. Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria, H2009.21/73.
STEP INTO PARADISE
Jenny Kee AO and Linda Jackson AO | Book design: Daniel New
The compelling stories of iconic designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, creators of a bold and unashamedly Australian fashion identity.
Jenny and Linda wearing Linda’s Tutti Frutti and Love Letters outfits, cotton, Bondi, 1975. Photograph: Annie Noon, Linda Jackson archive, MAAS Collection.
Models Micki and Gerlindé wearing Jenny’s knitwear, cotton, with handpainted straw hats, Palm Beach, NSW, 1979. Photograph: Linda Jackson, Linda Jackson archive, MAAS collection.
HARRY SEIDLER’S UMBRELLA
Joe Rollo | Book design: Garry Emery
An incisive and personal collection of writings on architecture and design, offering an exciting way of looking at the built world.
Hamer Hall: Melbourne VIC. Photograph: John Gollings
Seidler House: Killara, Sydney, NSW. Photograph: Max Dupain © Penelope Seidler
THE LIGHT FADES BUT THE GODS REMAIN
Bill Henson | Book design: Daniel New
A glimpse into Henson’s brilliant mind as he ponders the passing of time.
Untitled 55 1985–86. Photography: Bill Henson
Untitled 153 1985–86. Photography: Bill Henson. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.