Often overlooked by general publishing and bookshop browsing, Australia’s visual art sector is a prodigious publisher of art books – from heady historical tomes to fiction that takes its cue from art history.
ArtsHub takes a look at the most recent releases that caught our eye.
AGSA 500 presents a curated selection of 500 artworks from the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection, arranged broadly within three groupings – Australian, Asian and International. It is described as taking readers, ‘on a journey through time and across cultures’. The 500 works of art are presented in reverse chronology – time-travelling from the present to the past. There are 22 contributing authors. This new publication was been made possible through the generosity of the late M J M Carter AO, who died in January 2024. Released on 2 February, and available from AGSA shop.