Books are THE quintessential Father’s Day gift, but spicing it up from the average sports biography or crime thriller can sometimes feel a little risky. Thankfully, in partnership with Thames & Hudson Australia we’ve done the heavy lifting for you in that department. Here’s our roundup of our top Father’s Day picks from the publisher’s range of Dad-worthy titles, which you can shop – right from this story!
Rather than a classic hardback from the military history section, opting for some unorthodox nonfiction stories is a more creative gift idea. From an illustrated history of colour to the ten drinks that shaped Australia, these titles take a refreshing and interesting approach to forgotten pasts.
On the other hand, large-format art books are a pretty fail-safe approach, particularly if they concern local artists! Go behind the scenes of street art legend Rone’s murals and installations, or take a deep dive into how 50 artists have interpreted Australia’s ever-inspiring native landscape over time. There is also a range of stellar photography books to choose from, including Bill Henson’s moody portraits of suburbia or an illuminating exploration of our natural environment from bush to coast.
Is anyone else’s Dad obsessed with scouting real estate listings or snooping at other houses around the neighbourhood? A beautiful new architecture book might be just the ticket! We couldn’t imagine a better afternoon than thumbing through a monograph of pioneering ‘bush minimalist’ Sean Godsell’s contemporary dwellings, let alone this study of the country’s landmark concrete houses. Or maybe a look at the iconic urban designs of Sir David Adjaye from London to New York will transport you somewhere else (remember when we used to travel?!)? And we just KNOW The Design Files readers will take a particular liking to this essential text on Australian modernism!
For the more conventional Dads among us, these hefty coffee table books take you inside a sprawling private bush garden or the rich textured interiors favoured by Hare + Klein. Shop all these titles at 25% right now – plus, this discount extends site-wide until August 30th, so check out Thames & Hudson Australia’s website for even more gift ideas.
The Thames & Hudson Australia Father’s Day Favourites offer :
25% off all purchases for TDF readers until 30th August – use code DESIGN25 at checkout!
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