New Zealand Photography Collected illuminates the richness of New Zealand's photographic tradition, from nineteenth-century portraits and dramatic landscapes to the latest contemporary art photography. The book showcases more than 400 arresting and memorable photographs from the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, accompanied by richly informative descriptions. Featured photographers include James Bragge, Leslie Adkin, Burton Brothers, John Pascoe, Brian Brake, Frank Hofmann, Ans Westra, Eric Lee-Johnson, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Ann Shelton, Glenn Jowitt, Anne Noble, Yvonne Todd and many others. Author Athol McCredie offers a fresh and compelling narrative that foregrounds photography's wide-ranging uses across portraiture, landscape, science, documentary photography, and art, and contemplates photography's wide-ranging uses and how it has been collected - both privately and publicly - through time. What emerges is not only an important new history of the photographic medium but also a surprising and powerful portrait of New Zealand.
ISBN: 9781926428765 Title: Boy Behind the Curtain Author: WINTON TIM
The remarkable true stories in The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton's imagination at work and play. A chronicler of sudden turnings, brutal revelations and tender sideswipes, Tim Winton has always been in the business of trouble. In his novels chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. But as these extraordinarily powerful memoirs show, the abrupt and the headlong are old familiars to the author himself, for in many ways his has been a life shaped by havoc. In The Boy Behind the Curtain Winton reflects on the accidents, traumatic and serendipitous, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. On the unexpected links between car crashes and religious faith, between surfing and writing, and how going to the wrong movie at the age of eight opened him up to a life of the imagination. And in essays on class, fundamentalism, asylum seekers, guns and the natural world he reveals not only the incidents and concerns that have made him the much-loved writer he is, but some of what unites the life and the work. By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton's most personal book to date, an insight into the man who's held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.
ISBN: 9780241207017 Title: Autumn Author: SMITH ALI
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both
Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy and the colour-hit of Pop Art - via a bit of very contemporary skulduggery and skull-diggery - Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture, and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means. Autumn is the first installment in Ali Smith's novel quartet Seasonal: four standalone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are), exploring what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories, and a story about ageing and time and love and stories themselves.
ISBN: 9781927277577 Title: Great War For NZ: Waikato 1800-2000 Author: O'MALLEY VINCENT
No te taenga ki te kohuru i Rangiaohia, katahi au ka mohio he tino pakanga nui tenei, no Niu Tireni
When it came to the (time of the) murder at Rangiaohia, then I knew, for the first time, that this was a great war for New Zealand
Wiremu Tamihana (1865)
A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863–64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Maori and Pakeha relations by several generations and allowing the government to begin to assert the kind of real control over the country that had eluded it since 1840.
Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, ?Vincent ?O’Malley focuses on the human impact of the war, its origins and aftermath. Based on many years of research and illustrated throughout, The Great War for New Zealand is a groundbreaking book written in the conviction that a nation needs to own its history. A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863–64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Maori and Pakeha relations by several generations and allowing the government to begin to assert the kind of real control over the country that had eluded it since 1840.
Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, ?Vincent ?O’Malley focuses on the human impact of the war, its origins and aftermath. Based on many years of research and illustrated throughout, The Great War for New Zealand is a groundbreaking book written in the conviction that a nation needs to own its history.
The secular character of New Zealand has become an accepted ‘fact’ of our time. Nevertheless, Christian organizations and discourses have played an important role in framing New Zealand’s life and identity. In many ways, they continue to do so. Despite recent declines in church attendance, the persistence of religious tolerance, spiritual belief and celebration of Christian festivals and ideals suggests that Christianity plays a more enduring and significant role in New Zealand life than the country’s secular reputation would indicate. Sacred Histories in Secular New Zealand examines some often neglected aspects of New Zealand’s history – from missionaries and Christian Maori to charismatic preachers and puritan novelists, from sectarian conflict and competition to increased co-operation and unity. Together these highlight the interweaving of Christianity with culture, and the interplay of sacred and secular throughout New Zealand’s history. Geoffrey Troughton is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. His research focuses on issues relating to religion in New Zealand, the history of Christianity, and contemporary religious change. Major publications include New Zealand Jesus (2011) and The Spirit of the Past (2011), edited with Hugh Morrison. Stuart Lange works as a Senior Research Fellow at Laidlaw College, lecturing in the history of Christianity. His major book is A Rising Tide: Evangelical Christianity in New Zealand, 1930–65 (2013), and he is writer and presenter of Te Rongopai: 200 Years of the Gospel in New Zealand, 1814–2014 (DVD, 2014).
In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions Ã¢e" personal, moral, artistic, practical Ã¢e" as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has, until now, avoided, and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, life. Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed Outline, and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate, the value of suffering, the moral problems of personal responsibility and the mystery of change. In this precise, short and yet epic cycle of novels, Cusk manages to describe the most elemental experiences, the liminal qualities of life, through a narrative near-silence that draws language towards it. She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one's life and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real.
ISBN: 9780143574286 Title: Little & Friday Every Meal Author: EVANS KIM
The much-anticipated third cookbook from beloved Auckland café Little & Friday offering recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
From small beginnings, just a tiny bakery open one day a week, Little & Friday has grown to four cafés offering breakfast and lunch dishes to complement a legendary array of savoury and sweet baked treats.
In this much-anticipated follow-up to Treats from Little and Friday and Little and Friday Celebrations, owner Kim Evans and chef Sophie Beck share the recipes that attract queues of diners to Little & Friday’s Belmont, Ponsonby, Newmarket and central Auckland stores, as well as a selection of home-style dinners and irresistible desserts. With this cookbook you can now enjoy Little & Friday’s most popular dishes at every meal.
ISBN: 9780947503147 Title: Mauri Ora: Wisdom from the Maori World Author: ALSOP PETER & KUPENGA TE RAUMAWHITU
Pearls of wisdom – whakatauki – have been gifted from generation to generation as an intrinsic part of the Maori world. As powerful metaphors, they combine analogy and cultural history in the most economical of words. Short and insightful, they take you by surprise, engendering reflection, learning and personal growth.
Mauri Ora links whakatauki to key personal virtues idealised across cultures and generations. The virtues – wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief – stem from the field of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life.
Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Maori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.
ISBN: 9780992834999 Title: We Learn at Home Dung Beetle Book 1b Author: ELIA MIRIAM & ELIA EZRA
In book 1b of the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy takes John and Susan out of their local school to be re-educated at home, and introduce to their young minds a new, alternative world view. In order to do so, mummy will ground all learning in a feelings-based outlook, free of any actual facts or skills, and re-evaluate core subjects such as mathematics, religion, philosophy and art.
ISBN: 9780908689941 Title: Shops Author: BRAUNIAS STEVE & BLACK PETER
A portrait of New Zealand shops - disappearing, sad, beautiful, comic, lonesome, dirt poor, rich in spirit - by writer Steve Braunias and photographer Peter Black. In 44 colour images and an essay that combines intensely personal memoir with reflections on how the online and stripmall revolution has created ghost towns, The Shops is a tender, striking work of art by two of our most acclaimed artists.
This is the first complete edition of Katherine Mansfield’s poetry, including 26 poems, dating from 1909–10, discovered by Gerri Kimber in the Newberry Library in Chicago in 2015. This edition is made up of 217 poems, ordered chronologically, so that the reader can follow Mansfield’s development as a poet and her experiments with different forms, as well as tracing the themes – love and death, the natural world and the seasons, childhood and friendship, music and song – that preoccupied her throughout her writing life. The comprehensive annotations provide illuminating biographical information as well as explaining the rich contexts of the European poetic tradition, including fin de siècle decadence within which Mansfield’s artistry is steeped. The inclusion of a collection of newly discovered poems, highlights Mansfield’s desire to be taken seriously as a poet from her earliest beginnings as a writer. The poems as a whole point to a poet who varied her craft as she perfected it, often witty and ironic yet always enchanted by the sound of words.