• 10 98 Seconds of Wellington Artists
    10 98 Seconds of Wellington Artists
    ISBN: 9780473185817
    Title: 10 98 Seconds of Wellington Artists
    Author: MASCHMEYER LENNART

    Wellington, like any other place, is made unique by its people. And Wellington is made a unique place especially by its community of artists. Inside these pages are photographs of musicians on stage or painters at work, capturing both their artistic and private sides. Altogether, the amount of time captured by photographs in this book adds up to just over ten seconds, as is the title. ""...an intelligent, empathetic and unique record of the contemporary artistic community within the Wellington region."" -Avenal McKinnon (Director New Zealand Portrait Gallery)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 100 Essential NZ Films
    100 Essential NZ Films
    ISBN: 9780958275095
    Title: 100 Essential NZ Films
    Author: MCDOUALL HAMISH

    Including ""Yes,"" ""The Lord of the Rings,"" ""Whale Rider,"" ""Kaikohe Demolition"","" "" and ""Tonjan Ninja,"" this film reference provides a brilliant and unusual selection of the best New Zealand movies that encompasses feature films, short films, digifilms, and documentaries. From epic titles to unknown masterpieces, this comprehensive work provides personal reactions as well as tips for finding these screen gems along with an overall perspective concerning New Zealand's contributions to the global film industry.

    Film critic, Sale of the Century and Mastermind winner, and all-round modern Renaissance man Hamish McDouall spent several months in darkened rooms watching films to produce this brilliant and unusual selection. It encompasses feature films, short films, digifilms and documentaries. Yes, The Lord Of The Rings and Whale Rider are here, but so too are Kaikohe Demolition and Tongan Ninja. The book includes details of where to get hold of these gems so you can watch them in your own darkened room.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 101 Works of Art
    101 Works of Art
    ISBN: 9781877375408
    Title: 101 Works of Art
    Author: BEEHRE AARON

    In this large, beautifully presented book, Christchurch Art Gallery showcases 101 treasures from its collection—paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand’s most significant collected works. Enjoy thoughtful, conversational texts by Lara Strongman, Ken Hall, Felicity Milburn, Nathan Pohio, Peter Vangioni and Jenny Harper—written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting. Also includes insightful interviews with artists and curators.
    Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Beehre

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 20/20: Twenty Artists / Twenty Writers
    20/20: Twenty Artists / Twenty Writers
    ISBN: 9780473329570
    Title: 20/20: Twenty Artists / Twenty Writers
    Author: APPERLY JANE ED

    This September Sanderson Contemporary releases their latest publication 20 / 20, a book that brings together the works of twenty practising contemporary artists with words from twenty leading art writers. Designed to showcase not just exceptional contemporary art but also provide a sampler of fresh and stimulating writing, 20 / 20 features full-colour portfolios from each artist accompanied by accessible and informative essays. With texts from some of New Zealand's leading art writers, historians, and curators, the diversity of viewpoints creates an absorbing survey of current critical discourse to read alongside portfolios of the artists' work.
    Featuring over 100 full-colour images of sculpture, video, photography, installation and painting, this book is an enlightening and entertaining snapshot of New Zealand art at this moment in time.
    20 / 20: Twenty Artists / Twenty Writers / One New Zealand Gallery, published by Sanderson Contemporary, will be launched in the gallery on 15 September 2015. The launch is accompanied by an exhibition of new work from the 20 featured artists.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 200 Women
    200 Women
    ISBN: 9781988516035
    Title: 200 Women
    Author: HOBDAY RUTH BLACKWELL GEOFF SCOTT KIERAN

    200 women from around the world, famous and unknown, answer the same 5 questions, such as ¿What really matters to you?¿ and ¿What would you change in the world if you could?¿ The answers are inspiring, moving, sometimes funny, sometimes painful, but always powerful. Interviewees include Graca Michel, widow of Nelson Mandela and an impressive political and social activist, author Margaret Atwood, Nobel laureate Jody Williams, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and women from around the world making a difference. Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image as it is global in its scope. It is published to coincide with an interactive website, and a photographic exhibition which MAY come to New Zealand. New Zealand interviewees include, Louise Nicholas, Marilyn Waring, Damaris Coulter, Kimbra Johnson, Lydia Ko, Marama Fox, Eva McGauley and Karen Walker.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • 240 Years of NZ Painting
    240 Years of NZ Painting
    ISBN: 9781869538040
    Title: 240 Years of NZ Painting
    Author: DOCKING & DUNN

    This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn and now again to 2010 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling. The original text by Gil Docking, former director of the Auckland City Art Gallery, covers the period from European discovery up until 1969, and is presented in its completely original form, making for a fascinating look at what was being thought and written about New Zealand paintings thirty-something years ago. Michael Dunn's narrative takes over to complete the picture through the 1970s and 1980s, and then Edward Hanfling looks at New Zealand painting and its evolution over the last twenty years, when many painters saw their medium as a vehicle for addressing issues or generating a range of meanings, rather than dealing with visual or formal concerns. In total, this new edition features more than 200 paintings. This book is an ideal introduction to the development of New Zealand painting from its very beginning, and also the development of critical thinking about the work of New Zealand artists over the last 40 years. Detailed bibliography and index makes this an ideal book for students.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • A+W NZ Awards 2017 Book
    A+W NZ Awards 2017 Book
    ISBN: 9780473409166
    Title: A+W NZ Awards 2017 Book
    Author: ARCHITECTURE & WOMEN NZ

    This is the second publication in a series that documents the A+W NZ Dulux Awards, a triennial programme that began in 2014. The 2017 A+W NZ Dulux Awards were held at The City Gallery, Wellington.
    The A+W NZ Dulux Awards programme has three award categories, recognising Leadership, Diversity and Excellence, and the publication volume includes the five Finalists from each award category, and the named winner. These publications are issued every three years, and as the collection builds over time, will become an important record of the full bodies of work by current architects and academics.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Aberhart
    Aberhart
    ISBN: 9780864735560
    Title: Aberhart
    Author: ABERHART LAURENCE & OBRIEN GREGORY

    Laurence Aberhart has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970s, and is recognised as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon - an artist with whom Aberhart is frequently paired - his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history. They are also virtuoso pieces of photographic craft. This book is a landmark in New Zealand art publishing. In a definitive overview of Laurence Aberhart?s work to date, 240 full-page reproductions of iconic photographs of churches, marae, cemeteries, Masonic Lodges and other subjects are accompanied by illuminating essays by leading New Zealand art writers Gregory O'Brien and Justin Paton. O'Brien pursues the motif of the horizon through Aberhart's work, considering the many journeys that his career encompasses and the shelters and structures seen along the way, while Paton focuses on the human presences that quietly animate Aberhart's extraordinary body of work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Aesop's Kiwi Fables
    Aesop's Kiwi Fables
    ISBN: 9781869538453
    Title: Aesop's Kiwi Fables
    Author: CHING RAY

    In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altogether new expression of Aesop's Fables. The stories have left their origins in Greece and ancient Europe and set off to the distant isles of New Zealand. Now, the tales are told by the inhabitants of these islands, mostly birds, who take the place of the more traditional players - Tui are as smart as Crows, and Tuatara is as dogged as the Tortoise, to successfully win his race over Possum. An introduction by Richard Wolfe gives an insight into the work and art of Ray Ching and a brief history of Aesop's fables in publication.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Aesop's Outback Fables
    Aesop's Outback Fables
    ISBN: 9780473413729
    Title: Aesop's Outback Fables
    Author: CHING RAYMOND

    Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Ray Ching has lived in the UK for many years, where he has established himself as one of the world’s foremost wildlife artists. His early reputation, built on the realistic paintings of New Zealand birds, quickly spread to England, where he was commissioned to prepare 250 illustrations for The Readers Digest Book of British Birds. The book was published in 1969 and went on to become the best-selling ornithological field guide ever.

    Since then Ching has exhibited in many countries and the numerous books of his works have become collectors’ items in their own right. Along with his better-known paintings of birds and other wildlife, his portraits are also highly acclaimed and are in private collections around the world.

    Ching’s latest book, ‘Aesop’s Outback Fables’, is a limited edition book published by ARTIS Gallery, relating to the animals and birds of Australia. It is the perfect complement to the major exhibition of the same name, currently on at ARTIS Gallery in Parnell.

    Many of Aesop’s fables, with their simple stories and wry humour, have seeped into the very fabric of our language and from New Zealand it has been just a short hop across the Tasman to recast the stories in Australia. Ching captures in exquisite detail the spirit and simplicity of Aesop’s moral messages, supported by his handwritten interpretations.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $104.00
    $104.00
  • Alan Pearson Expressionist Portraits
    Alan Pearson Expressionist Portraits
    ISBN: 9780473170752
    Title: Alan Pearson Expressionist Portraits
    Author: PEARSON ALISON

    Fifty years of portraits, painted and drawn, are gathered together in Alan Pearson: Expressionist Portraits. Designed by the artist himself, this large format hardback book is visually exciting and unites high quality images with incisive interpretations by the author and other guest writers. The images represented in this book were created in New Zealand, Australia, England, and Italy; gathered from public galleries, private collectors and the artist's collection; the portraits chart the development of Alan Pearson's everdeveloping expressionist style, from studying fine arts at Canterbury University in 1957, to his current works in Australia in his 80th year Amongst the penetrating psychological profiles of his other subjects the highly acclaimed selfportraits form a substantial core of the book, charting the artist's progress autobiographically. Alison Pearson, the artist's partner since 1976, focuses on the stories inherent in a portrait, and the arc of the artist's story bound up in each work. An analysis of location, technique and subject is presented in chronological sequence, allowing the narrative to flow naturally. Entwined with the main text are supplements from contributing writers (including Margaret Hudson- Ware and Laurence Fearnley) focusing on the experience of being a portrait subject. Poems by Zoltan Endre and Barry Southam explore their personal reactions to particular portraits and Alan Pearson's own poems reinforce the understanding of mood and character. Others who have had a close association with the artist (eg. Neil Roberts, Tim Garrity, and Richard Wolfe) appraise individual paintings. Short essays by Alan's biographer, Denys Trussell and by T.L. Rodney Wilson describe the artist's modus operandi and place in the art historical canon. Vibrant and readable, this book appeals to all readers, to those interested in contemporary art and in the human condition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • All Things Nice: a Nz Colouring Book
    All Things Nice: a Nz Colouring Book
    ISBN: 9781877505690
    Title: All Things Nice: a Nz Colouring Book
    Author: PEARSON JO

    Enjoy colouring in this beautiful collection of images that remind you of the gorgeous, simple things in our lives.
    This stunning follow-up to the bestselling All Good has a nostalgic vintage feel to it with images of flowers, gardens, birds, jewellery, ceramics, doilies, embroidery, fabrics, cupcakes and much more.

    Illustrated with Jo Pearson’s organic, hand-inked artwork this book has a lovely heart-warming feel that will inspire you to create wonderful images.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Alphabetica Archaeologica
    Alphabetica Archaeologica
    ISBN: 9780473259143
    Title: Alphabetica Archaeologica
    Author: SCAPENS SAMMY-ROSE


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Alumni Peter Stitchbury
    Alumni Peter Stitchbury
    ISBN: 9780958289122
    Title: Alumni Peter Stitchbury
    Author: BUGDEN EMMA & STITCHBURY HILARY

    This book is a study of Peter Stitchbury's moving, dramatic and sometimes disturbing series of paintings THE ALUMNI. Known as one of New Zealand's foremost fine art painters, Stitchbury's Alumni series provides a commentary for our times and has been exhibited around New Zealand. This series engages primarily in pointed dialogue with the world of popular culture. Drawing directly from the commercial imagery of advertising and celebrity he delivers exaggerate renditions which question our attachment to such images. In THE ALUMNI, his painted characters represent the extreme sub-sets of a school: the nerds, the beauties, the normal and the very strange. His paintings point to the hierarchies, the pecking orders and power games of the classroom which is turn are both a microcosm and distortion of the social world. Peter Stitchbury is a modern day society painter and his figures are drawn from the world of celluloid and pop culture. He is based in Auckland New Zealand. The paintings in the books are supported by five essays from some of the best art curators and commentators in the New Zealand art world: Emma Bugden. Misha Kavka, Serena Bentley, Aaron Kriesler and John Hurrell. In addition the book contains a full set of colour plates and a chronology of Stitchbury's work. The essays inform and illuminate the works and place them in a wider context. The book has the highest production standards and is a must for every library, institution and private collector and lover of NZ modern art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times
    Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times
    ISBN: 9780958298162
    Title: Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times
    Author: STEVENSON MICHAEL & VERWOERT JAN

    ANIMAL SPIRITS: FABLES IN THE PARLANCE OF OUR TIMES is an artist's book by Michael Stevenson and Jan Verwoert which expands upon the themes of this earlier document and re-examines them more specifically in the light of our current times. It is based on a collaborative process, a process that resembles a game. Stevenson and Verwoert developed a working method in which plot structure remained open, a kind of partial exquisite corpse, i.e. text fragments passed back and forth without prior discussion as to any through line. These stories were co-illustrated in a similar way by the artist and Margaret Stevenson, his mother--the moral guide; the results were then made into a publication by Christoph Keller. A page at the end of the book announces the contributors thus: artist, mother, critic, and spirit maker. The stories themselves take classic fable form and so most are concerned with arrangements between two parties or what could be called informal bilateral contracts. Galvanized and translated within parallel realities they produce a world in which the Beginning of the World has a voice and dares to question the might of the Bull. A world where the Shareholder sips wine at the dinner table with the Jackal, and the Lion, in a crisis, calls on his Hairdresser for council in matters of sovereign security. "Haircuts... Severe haircuts!"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Animism in Art and Performance
    Animism in Art and Performance
    ISBN: 9783319665498
    Title: Animism in Art and Performance
    Author: BRADDOCK CHRIS

    This book explores& Māori indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship corresponding with the term 'animism'. In addressing visual, media and performance art, it explores the dualisms of people and things, as well as 'who' or 'what' is credited with 'animacy'. It comprises a diverse array of essays divided into four sections:& Indigenous Animacies, Atmospheric Animations, Animacy Hierarchies and Sensational Animisms. Cassandra Barnett discusses artists Terri Te Tau and Bridget Reweti and how personhood and hau (life breath) traverse art-taonga. Artist Natalie Robertson addresses kōrero (talk) with ancestors through photography. Janine Randerson and sound artist Rachel Shearer consider the sun as animate with mauri (life force), while Anna Gibb explores life in the algorithm. Rebecca Schneider and Amelia Jones discuss animacy in queered and raced formations. Stephen Zepke explores Deleuze and Guattari's animist hylozoism and Amelia Barikin examines a mineral ontology of art. This book will appeal to readers interested in indigenous and non-indigenous entanglements and those who seek different approaches to new materialism, the post-human and the anthropocene.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $290.00
    $290.00
  • Answering Hark Colin Mccahon & John Caselberg Painter & Poet
    Answering Hark Colin Mccahon & John Caselberg Painter & Poet
    ISBN: 9780908802616
    Title: Answering Hark Colin Mccahon & John Caselberg Painter & Poet
    Author: SIMPSON PETER


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Antiques in the Antipodes:Tthe Story of a Shop
    Antiques in the Antipodes:Tthe Story of a Shop
    ISBN: 9781869539177
    Title: Antiques in the Antipodes:Tthe Story of a Shop
    Author: SANDERS YVONNE

    Yvonne Sanders Ltd is not only an Auckland icon but one of Australasia's largest and most colourful antique stores. This sumptuous book tells the story of the shop and its owner. It features over 400 photographs and the fascinating stories behind collectors, decorators, colleagues and craftsmen from all over New Zealand who have been associated with the business: from those who love to buy French country-style furniture and antique medical paraphernalia, to those with a penchant for textiles and taxidermy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Apartment Living NZ
    Apartment Living NZ
    ISBN: 9780143770510
    Title: Apartment Living NZ
    Author: FOSTER CATHERINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Apocalyptic Intuition
    Apocalyptic Intuition
    ISBN: 9780987657527
    Title: Apocalyptic Intuition
    Author: WEALLEANS ROHAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Architecture Electric: the Substations of Central Wellington
    Architecture Electric: the Substations of Central Wellington
    ISBN: 9780473189419
    Title: Architecture Electric: the Substations of Central Wellington
    Author: KENNARD JARED,SCHMIDT TYSON, HORNE NATHAN

    THE ARCHITECTURE ELECTRIC records central Wellington electrical substations photographically to highlight and showcase these overlooked utilitarian buildings. Hiding at the end of the street, under office towers, in carparking blocks, or next to your garage at home, these vital links in the electrical infrastructure are often camouflaged and ignored as there is no human occupancy. Architectural styles reflect the era they were built and the attitude of the day with proudly displayed pediments, ornate trimmings or brutalist precast concrete form, yet all tend to be painted green to blend into the background.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Architecture of the Heart
    Architecture of the Heart
    ISBN: 9780992259624
    Title: Architecture of the Heart
    Author: HAMMONDS LUCY & LLOYD-JENKINS DOUGLAS

    Architecture of the heart explores the notion of home as it has been expressed by New Zealand artists. Drawing from the rich and idiosyncratic collections of the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds present their unique perspective on the meaning of 'home', and how both the place and idea are reflected in New Zealand art.

    The home is a site of common experience; it is a place of origin, of shelter, community and intimacy. In bringing these elements together across time, culture and media, the authors weave aspects of art and design history together to present their picture of how the house and home are positioned in our cultural imagination. Focussed strongly on the 20th century, and bringing together both celebrated and lesser-known artists, this book creates a lively discussion of what home is and means.

    In this book Lloyd Jenkins and Hammonds present four richly illustrated chapters with works ranging from painting, photography, and sculpture through to design and applied art. In a narrative approach that combines interpretation and imagination, their unique perspective explores the connection between people and their sense of home. From the ancestors that shape our sense of identity and place, through to the private interior spaces in which we are truly comfortable, this book celebrates the home in all of its forms.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys & the Genesis of Modern Buildings
    Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys & the Genesis of Modern Buildings
    ISBN: 9780500342855
    Title: Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys & the Genesis of Modern Buildings
    Author: VALE BRENDA & VALE ROBERT

    This entertaining book offers a novel view of architecture through the prism of construction toys. Ranging over the last century to the present, Brenda and Robert Vale draw parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history, and national identities and myths. Some childrens construction toys such as Lincoln Logs and Tudor Minibrix have looked to the past. Others have looked to the future: as early as the 1920s, the American metal toy Bilt-E-Z could be used to construct a stepped-back skyscraper like the Empire State Building.

    The Vales investigate not only how models sets have reflected different building styles but also whether the toys themselves influenced the careers of the children who grew up playing with them. They explore connections between model-railway buildings and modernism; model sets such as Castos and reinforced concrete housing; and even between the creative but slightly surreal Playplax and postmodern deconstructivist architecture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Art Deco NZ: an Illustrated Guide
    Art Deco NZ: an Illustrated Guide
    ISBN: 9781869664558
    Title: Art Deco NZ: an Illustrated Guide
    Author: MOYLE TERRY

    For the first time a book that looks at New Zealands Art Deco heritage and its impact, not just in the world famous cities like Napier and Hastings, but in towns and cities throughout the country. Extensive research and consultation with councils and museums has identified where New Zealand art deco buildings can be found, from high street to private dwelling.

    With many examples of New Zealands art deco buildings obscured, dilapidated, or even lost, the stunning detailed illustrations of Rosie and Terry at Contour Creative bring to life a compelling and evocative vision of the past. Here the style and mood of both beautiful and functional buildings, along with the cars and fashion styles of the period give an appreciation of the range and extent of New Zealands art deco heritage.

    This is a fascinating glimpse of a significant part of New Zealands history - that can be discovered while travelling through the towns and cities of the North and South Islands.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art Deco NZ: An Illustrated Guide
    Art Deco NZ: An Illustrated Guide
    ISBN: 9781869664824
    Title: Art Deco NZ: An Illustrated Guide
    Author: MOYLE TERRY & HYNDMAN ROSANNE

    This eye-catching book offers a national perspective on New Zealand's mid-twentieth century Art Deco heritage and explores its impact on the appearance of many of the country's towns and cities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art in Oceania: A New History
    Art in Oceania: A New History
    ISBN: 9780500239018
    Title: Art in Oceania: A New History
    Author: BRUNT PETER ET AL

    The arts of Oceania are astonishing: great statues, daunting tattoos, dynamic carving, dazzling woven and painted fabrics, intricately carved weapons, and a bewildering variety of ornaments, ritual objects, and utilitarian but beautiful things. This landmark book breaks new ground by setting the art of Oceania in its full historical context and capturing an up-to-date understanding of the field. From archaeological findings of prehistoric art to the impact of pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial historical processes, it explores influences such as migration, trade, missionaries, pacification, tourism, nationalism and contemporary market factors, offering abundant new interpretations and addressing significant gaps in other publications. Factors that have been largely neglected until now, including the role of museums, the significance of colonial photography, indigenous modernisms and contemporary Pacific art, are covered alongside the familiar canon. This beautifully illustrated volume will appeal to general readers interested in world art, collectors, university students, scholars and museum professionals in the field.
    Authors: Peter Brunt, Nicholas Thomas, Sean Mallon, Lissant Bolton, Deidre Brown, Damian Skinner, Susanne Kuchler.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $155.00
    $155.00
  • Art NZ Summer #172 2019 (2/3/20)
    Art NZ Summer #172 2019 (2/3/20)
    ISBN: 9415006101933
    Title: Art NZ Summer #172 2019 (2/3/20)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $9.80
    $9.80
  • Art of District 9 Weta Workshop
    Art of District 9 Weta Workshop
    ISBN: 9781869509026
    Title: Art of District 9 Weta Workshop
    Author: FALCONER DANIEL

    Under the supervision of multi Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop was responsible for the design of the creatures and technology for director Neill Blomkamp's 2009 feature film, District 9. Weta Workshop's artists created the physical creature and special make-up effects elements, the alien weapons and special props, armour, custom vehicles and developed the graphic language that defined the film's distinctive alien aesthetic. This book illuminates the creative design process, detailing two years of interaction between Weta's artists and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, including hundreds of images of concept art from both the designers and director, museum quality photographs of the props and sculptures, and insights in the form of quotes directly from the artists. Many of the images included have never been made public before, including some that were cut or barely glimpsed in the finished film. Written by designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Neill Blomkamp and introduction by Richard Taylor, The Art of District 9 offers an unrivalled glimpse behind the scenes at the creative processes that shaped all of Weta Workshop's contributions to this amazing film.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Art of Grahame Sydney
    Art of Grahame Sydney
    ISBN: 9781877135316
    Title: Art of Grahame Sydney
    Author: SYDNEY GRAHAME

    Here is a comprehensive survey of one of New Zealand's best-loved artists. Chosen from paintings produced over the past thirty years, this selection shows Sydney's enormously varied body of work; the luminous skies of Central Otago, the curious early studies, figure paintings, pencil drawings, portraits, still lifes, lithographs and etchings. The images are complemented by a brief autobiographical outline of Sydney's early art development, a personal response from poet Brian Turner, essays from Michael Findlay and Belinda Jones and an extended and insightful interview with Grahame Sydney and photographer Reg Graham. Included are 143 reproductions, 9 photographs, and a list of the artworks, exhibition history and biographical notes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Art that Moves: the Work of Len Lye + Dvd
    Art that Moves: the Work of Len Lye + Dvd
    ISBN: 9781869404222
    Title: Art that Moves: the Work of Len Lye + Dvd
    Author: HORROCKS ROGER

    A companion to the author's bestselling biography of Len Lye, this compelling volume shifts the focus from Lye's life to his art practice and innovative aesthetic theories about the art of motion, which continue to be relevant today. Going beyond a general introduction to Lye and his artistic importance, this in-depth book offers a detailed study of his aesthetics of motion, analyzing how these theories were embodied in his sculptures and films."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    ISBN: 9781927249512
    Title: Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    Author: JACKSON PENELOPE

    Penelope Jackson documents New Zealand's most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years - some notorious but others covered up by embarrassed owners and institutions. They include a near-life-sized nude mysteriously stolen from the Christchurch's McDougall Art Gallery and never seen again; an international court battle around ownership of major Italian paintings stolen from their Jewish owners by the Nazis, bought by a NZ soldier during WWII and later sold to Dunedin Public Art Gallery; a leading NZ painter who sold copies of his work as originals; paintings illegally sold by an unscrupulous art dealer; a blatant theft from the Auckland Art Gallery, and the embarrassing rip-offs by Goldie forger Karl Sim. Jackson shows that NZ is far from immune to the criminal activities increasingly affecting art around the world. 2015 saw the establishment of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust, of which Jackson is a founding trustee. Art Thieves, Fakes and Fraudsterswill be launched first at the September 30 opening of a major art crime exhibition, The Empty Frame, at Waikato Museum, and featured at the trust's second symposium, City Gallery Wellington, October 15.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art Toi NZ Art at Auckland Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    Art Toi NZ Art at Auckland Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    ISBN: 9780864632791
    Title: Art Toi NZ Art at Auckland Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    Author: BROWNSON RON

    ART TOI represents the multiple histories of New Zealand's art and reveals the significance and richness of art within our diverse culture. Targeted to a wide audience - from secondary school age readers onwards - the book is thoroughly researched, engagingly written, designed and printed to the highest standard, and at an affordable price point. Organised in four chronological sections which survey the period 1642 to 2011, the 388-page book is an essential handbook to the Auckland Art Gallery's New Zealand collection. It contains introductory essays and over 150 artists' page texts written by the Gallery's curators. These concise, readable texts are accompanied by over 300 stunning new images. ART TOI brings in other viewpoints through eight short, focused essays on a particular moment or theme within New Zealand's art. Written by external experts, the contributors are a mix of established writers with an upcoming generation of curators and art historians. ART TOI is the ideal souvenir for visitors to the newly expanded Auckland Art Gallery and an absorbing journey through New Zealand art for the general reader.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $64.00
    $64.00
  • Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    ISBN: 9781877578694
    Title: Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    Author: THOMAS NICHOLAS ET AL

    The Pacific artefacts and works of art collected during the three voyages of Captain James Cook and the navigators, traders and missionaries who followed him are of foundational importance for the study of art and culture in Oceania.

    These collections are representative not only of technologies or belief systems but of indigenous cultures at the formative stages of their modern histories, and exemplify Islanders institutions, cosmologies and social relationships.

    Recently, scholars from the Pacific and further afield, working with Pacific artefacts at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge (MAA), have set out to challenge and rethink some longstanding assumptions on their significance.

    The Cook voyage collection at the MAA is among the four or five most important in the world, containing over 200 of the 2000-odd objects with Cook voyage provenance that are dispersed throughout the world. The collection includes some 100 artefacts dating from Cooks first voyage.

    This stunning book catalogues this collection, and its cutting-edge scholarship sheds new light on the significance of many artefacts of encounter.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Artist & Bon Vivant: A Memory of Bruce Henry
    Artist & Bon Vivant: A Memory of Bruce Henry
    ISBN: 9781877228667
    Title: Artist & Bon Vivant: A Memory of Bruce Henry
    Author: ASHWORTH NORMA & CHISHOLM JOCELYN


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Artists Impressions of Nz
    Artists Impressions of Nz
    ISBN: 9781869663308
    Title: Artists Impressions of Nz
    Author: ROBINSON DENIS

    Denis Robinson's latest offering is something of an artist's road trip - a journey from the top to the bottom of New Zealand through the paintings of nearly 60 artists. The tour begins with Northland and runs cross-country to the south of the South Island. Work from more than one artist highlights the nuances of each particular region or city. There are 20 regions covered in the book, with an additional focus on the four main cities, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch - including a commemorative selection of paintings - and Dunedin. The artists have submitted work that expresses their creative or emotional response to places they know well. In the captions they tell the 'story' behind every painting. There is a wide variety of techniques displayed in the work, and often this seems related to place, like central Otago, which attracts more oil painters than Wellington, where watercolourists dominate the painting landscape. All in all, Denis Robinson has once again achieved a portfolio of striking artworks that not only demonstrates the deep well of artistic talent in this country, but also reflects the scenic beauty that surrounds us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ 2013-2015
    Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ 2013-2015
    ISBN: 9780992249342
    Title: Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ 2013-2015
    Author: APPERLY J

    The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013-2015 provides a unique insight into the richness and diversity of New Zealand contemporary art through the work of emerging and established artists represented by a single gallery. Essays have been contributed by 21 of New Zealand's leading art writers, historians, and curators, each offering their own distinctive insights. This diversity of viewpoints creates an absorbing survey of current critical discourse to read alongside portfolios of the artists' work. Featuring over 100 full-colour images of sculpture, video, photography, installation and painting, this book is an enlightening and entertaining snapshot of New Zealand art at this moment in time

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art 2009 - 2011
    Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art 2009 - 2011
    ISBN: 9780473150228
    Title: Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art 2009 - 2011
    Author: SANDERSON KYLIE & DARRAGH T & ATHERFORD K M

    Continuing in the tradition of the 2007-2008 publication, this book reveals the unique stories of a new selection of artists - providing real insight into the richness and diversity of the New Zealand contemporary art scene as a whole. The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2009-2011 introduces the depth of talent boasted by just one gallery (Sanderson Contemporary Art).

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art C 2011 2013
    Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art C 2011 2013
    ISBN: 9780473187217
    Title: Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art C 2011 2013
    Author: SANTRY SANDERSON & DARRAGH

    The Artists 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013 A sneak peak into the exciting upcoming publication from Beatnik! The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013 showcases 21 full-time New Zealand artists working in sculpture, photography and painting. The publication presents emerging artists alongside established names providing in-depth information on their current practices and a wealth of full-colour images of pieces from their current portfolios.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Artnews NZ - Summer 2019 (10/02/20)
    Artnews NZ - Summer 2019 (10/02/20)
    ISBN: 9415078000202
    Title: Artnews NZ - Summer 2019 (10/02/20)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $11.50
    $11.50
  • Arts & Crafts Movement in NZ ~ 1870-1940
    Arts & Crafts Movement in NZ ~ 1870-1940
    ISBN: 9780473334352
    Title: Arts & Crafts Movement in NZ ~ 1870-1940
    Author: CALHOUN ANN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
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