For our current exhibition Likeness, we have constructed an adorable popup library in gallery 3. We have joined forces with the City of Boroondara library service to bring you a diverse selection of books that explore portraiture as both a concept and an art making practice.
There are some comfy couches and plenty of reading material so feel free to stay a while in gallery 3 on your next visit to THG. It's quiet and there's plenty to read!
Our full reading recommendations are listed below as well as the details for all of the City of Boroondara Libraries so you can drop by in person to borrow some books.
The popup library will be on display until the close of Likeness on December 20, 2015.
Five hundred self-portraits
BOND, Anthony. Self portrait: Renaissance to contemporary
BORZELLO, France.s Seeing ourselves: women's self-portraits
FINGER, Brad. 50 portraits you should know
FREELAND, Cynthia A. Portraits and persons: a philosophical inquiry
GASTON, Vivien. The naked face: self-portraits
GIBSON, Robin. Painting the century: 101 portrait masterpieces 1900-2000
GRAY, Anne. Face: Australian portraits 1880-1960.
ROSS, Peter. Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize
SCHONLAU, Julia (ed). 1000 portrait illustrations: contemporary illustration from pencil to digital
WEST, Shearer. Portraiture
CARRIKER, Pam Mixed media portraits: techniques for drawing and painting faces
KULLBERG, Ann Colored pencil portraits step by step
PEDERSON, Jean. Expressive portraits : watercolor and mixed media techniques
PRATO, Cate Coulacos. Mixed-media self-portraits : inspiration & techniques
RAYNES, John. Drawing & painting people: an easy-to-follow guide to successful portraits
SIDWAY, Ian. The portrait pocket palette
SINGER, Joe. How to paint portraits in pastel
SZUNYOGHY, Andras. Portrait drawing
THOMAS, Joy. The art of portrait drawing
WINNER, Luana Luconi. Painting classic portraits: great faces step by step
WHYTE, Mary. Painting portraits and figures in watercolour
CANTRELL, Bambi. The art of people photography: inspiring techniques for creative results
ENNIS, Helen. Mirror with a memory: photographic portraiture in Australia
GREER, Fergus. Portraits: world's top photographers and the stories behind their greatest images
McCURRY, Steve. Portraits
MANNING, Erin. Portrait and candid photography: photo workshop
SMITH, Brian. Secrets of great portrait photography : photographs of the famous and infamous
SONHEIM, Steve. Creative photography lab: 52 fun exercises for developing self-expression with your camera
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