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Sun Books 1965-81
Paperback Pioneers

 


Paperback Pioneers
Sun Books (1965–81)

Sun Books was an Australian paperback publisher formed in 1965 by Geoffrey Dutton, Brian Stonier and Max Harris. The three men had worked together at Penguin Australia, leaving to establish a platform for local literary talent. Brian Sadgrove, who would become a leading figure in Australian graphic design, was commissioned to create Sun Books’ distinctive identity and many of the publisher’s covers during the 1960s and 1970s. This book includes an introduction by Warren Taylor and essay by Dominic Hofstede, detailing the imprint’s colourful history. Also featured are more than 80 covers designed by Sadgrove and other significant practitioners including Ken Cato, Robert Rosetzky and Guy Mirabella.

Design: Dominic Hofstede

Published in an edition of 500 copies

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Lucio Fontana

Fantastic Japanese catalogue published by The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama; The Seibu Musuem of Art, Tokyo; The Asahi Shimbun and others in 1986 to accompany the major travelling exhibition of the work of Lucio Fontana in 1986, spanning five institutions across Japan.

This handsomely design (by Ikko Tanaka) full-colour book, presents the work of Italian artist Lucio Fontana across canvas, ceramic, drawing, and relief, dating throughout the 1930 up until the late 1960s, concentrating on his famous Concetto Spaziale works. Includes text by Franco Russoli in English and Japanese, an artist biography, bibliography and catalogue of works exhibited, plus historical photographs of Fontana.

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Lucio Fontana
La Penetrazione dello Spazio



Wonderful Japanese catalogue produced in 1992 to accompany the travelling Japanese exhibition “Lucio Fontana – La Penetrazione dello Spazio”, curated by Toshiaki Minemura.

This generous full-colour book, designed and printed in Japan, presents the work of Italian artist Lucio Fontana across canvas, ceramic, drawing, and relief, dating throughout the 1930 up until the late 1960s, concentrating on his famous Concetto Spaziale works. Includes texts by Enrico Crispolti, Toshiaki Minemura and an artist biography and catalogue of works exhibited.

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Francis Picabia

Scrace Japanese Francis Picabia catalogue produced on the occasion of an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Takanawa 21 July-5 September 1984 and The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo 9 September-21 October 1984.

Richly illustrated with many of Picabia’s works spanning his entire oeuvre in painting, drawing, text and print, with texts in Japanese, with some English and French.

Francis Picabia (22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. His was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.

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