• & Then There Were None
    & Then There Were None
    ISBN: 9780995118416
    Title: & Then There Were None
    Author: JONES LLOYD & BENGE HARVEY ET AL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 50 / Fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi
    50 / Fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi
    ISBN: 9780473495602
    Title: 50 / Fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi
    Author: WEVERS LYDIA (ED)

    The book features taonga in the Aratoi collection, with beautiful photographs and captivating stories of Wairarapa and beyond – a pair of huia (with the last reported sighting in the local Tararuas); tiki of bone, pounamu and also of celluloid and paua; a mah-jong set made with scrap wood and plastic from toothbrushes – among other materials – by Japanese prisoners of war in Featherston; Poem by Colin McCahon; wood engraving by E. Mervyn Taylor whose murals are a part of Masterton’s heritage, 17th century ceramics from Turkey; and a range of fine work by Wairarapa, national and international artists, colonial, modern and contemporary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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 NZ #174 Winter 2020 (17/08/20)
    Art NZ #174 Winter 2020 (17/08/20)
    ISBN: 9415006101933
    Title: Art NZ #174 Winter 2020 (17/08/20)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $9.80
    $9.80
  • 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
  • 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
  • Athfield Architects
    Athfield Architects
    ISBN: 9781869405915
    Title: Athfield Architects
    Author: GATLEY JULIA

    Over many years, Ian Athfield and his team at Athfield Architects have reshaped New Zealand architecture - from the Buck House at Te Mata Estate to Wellington's Civic Square, from Jade Stadium to Athfield's own sprawling settlement on the Khandallah hills. Reflecting on half a century of work, Julia Gatley's landmark book introduces a major body of architecture that will lead readers through modernism, postmodernism and beyond. Its four-part structure traces Athfield's formative years; the fledgling firm and its radical 1960s and '70s houses; its important break into commercial work; and finally its impact in the public, urban and institutional realms. ATHFIELD ARCHITECTS combines newly commissioned photography, evocative original architectural drawings and a rich text informed by extensive archival research and interviews with key figures in the firm. Taking us from the slums of Manila to the streets of post-quake Christchurch, this major book shows how New Zealand's leading contemporary architect is transforming the way we all might live.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Auckland Architecture A Walking Guide
    Auckland Architecture A Walking Guide
    ISBN: 9780995113534
    Title: Auckland Architecture A Walking Guide
    Author: WALSH JOHN

    In this handy pocket guide, well-known architecture writer John Walsh teams up with architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to offer a self-guided walking tour of 50 significant Auckland buildings, from the Victorian era to the brand new. The sparkling and informative text is accompanied by maps for each of the six routes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Auckland Museum Director's Choice
    Auckland Museum Director's Choice
    ISBN: 9781785511738
    Title: Auckland Museum Director's Choice
    Author: GAIMSTER DAVID

    - Auckland Museum houses the world's leading collection of Maori taonga (treasures) and, reflecting Auckland's place as the world's largest Polynesian city, multiple traditional and contemporary arts from throughout the Pacific region - The Museum's natural history and documentary heritage holdings are among the most extensive in the southern hemisphere - New photography showcases the key items in the collection in exquisite detail - Part of the successful Director's Choice series Auckland Museum, founded in 1852, just 12 years after New Zealand became a British colony, was the nation's first public museum. From the outset the Museum was encyclopedic in its collecting of 'specimens illustrative of the Natural History of New Zealand - also, Weapons, Clothing, Implements of New Zealand, and the Islands of the Pacific'. Starting in a farm cottage, the Museum is now one of the most important in Oceania. Dominating the central Auckland landscape, its monumental Greek Revival building is one of the visual icons of the city. The building is also a memorial to the war dead of the Auckland province, hence the Museum's full title, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Auckland Museum houses the world's leading collection of Maori taonga (treasures) and, reflecting Auckland's place as the world's largest Polynesian city, multiple traditional and contemporary arts from throughout the Pacific region. The Museum's director, David Gaimster, explores this extraordinary collection, each item with its own compelling backstory.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Big Ideas for Small Houses
    ISBN: 9780143773245
    Title: Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Author: FOSTER CATHERINE

    A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to housing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own.
    The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 34 square metres!
    Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bill Culbert Making Light Work
    Bill Culbert Making Light Work
    ISBN: 9781869404390
    Title: Bill Culbert Making Light Work
    Author: WEDDE IAN

    Celebrating one of New Zealand's most distinguished artists, this substantial monograph reviews the artistic accomplishments of Bill Culbert. Exploring the predilections and passions that have fueled Culbert's art over the past 50 years, this account presents an in-depth exploration of his preoccupation with lightstemming from his days as a student in London in the late 1950s. Demonstrating how he has deployed his concepts through numerous mediums, this survey illustrates the domestic-scaled works, dazzling large-scale museum installations, and public spaces such as the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Millennium Dome in London. Suggesting that energy, travel, congeniality, and conviviality are also key to understanding Culbert's work, this study depicts the diversity of his pieces, from wall-mounted light sculptures made of white fluorescent tubes and colored plastic containers to his installations of objects from the dump near his home. From his studies in Auckland and London to his life-changing visits to Philadelphia and France, this chronicle explores every facet of Culbert's career, providing a thoughtful and compelling overview of an art aficionado.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp
    Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp
    ISBN: 9781877375576
    Title: Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp
    Author: STRONGMAN LARA ET AL

    New Zealand-born artist Brent Harris is a leading, high-profile contemporary artist in Australia. Harris's artworks explore uneasy psychological states and childhood trauma. He uses automatic drawing - a way of working that allows the subconscious to rise to the surface - as his starting point to create grotesque, elegant and immediately engaging works of art. In this beautifully designed catalogue, leading art writers Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard and Justin Paton introduce this remarkable artists to New Zealand audiences for the first time

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bronze Affair: Ken Kendall In His Own Words
    Bronze Affair: Ken Kendall In His Own Words
    ISBN: 9780995110755
    Title: Bronze Affair: Ken Kendall In His Own Words
    Author: WILKINS HELEN

    Ken Kendalls deep desire to live by his art took him around the world through thick and very often thin. For forty years his response to what he saw took form, initially in ceramic and terracotta, then flourishing in bronze, with many sculptures cast by the artist himself. From life-size works to cotton-reel people, Kens humour and fundamental understanding of the human condition transformed his materials, and eventually after years struggling to make a living as a sculptor brought him artistic recognition and an international following.

    Told in his own words, A Bronze Affair is the story of how Ken went from school teacher to Franciscan monk and master sculptor. It takes us into a creative mind, shows how religion sustained the man and where the artist found inspiration.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Carried Away: Bags Unpacked
    Carried Away: Bags Unpacked
    ISBN: 9781988547183
    Title: Carried Away: Bags Unpacked
    Author: AUCKLAND MUSEUM

    The bag, and the handbag in particular, has achieved high fashion status, but what's the cultural and historical significance behind the bag? Why do we use them and not just have pockets? Why don't men routinely use them? Does every culture have a tradition of using bags? The Auckland Museum exhibition Carried Away: Bags Unpacked is a collection of 150 bags from their Applied Arts and Design Collection, a nationally significant research archive of key makers and designers from New Zealand and abroad, and this book serves as both a photographic record and an exploration of the symbolism and power behind bags. Grace Lai, curator of the collection, unpacks issues carried by the bag: of colonialism, the economy, consumption, gender politics, and whakapapa. Issues that remain relevant to not only museums and their collections but also to society today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    ISBN: 9780473426477
    Title: Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    Author: THOMSON ELIZABETH

    For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson’s art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, what it means to live in the South Pacific region in the 21st century. Cellular Memory presents some of the most seductive and lyrical, yet often perplexing, works produced in New Zealand during that period. The works also speak of such timely concerns as global warming, over-fishing of oceans, pollution and environmental degradation. Thomson asks fundamental questions such as: How does humanity fit within the broader world of nature; and to what extent are we are a part of, or distinct from, our environment? Rather than offer simple answers, her works elicit feelings, states of being, reminding us of P. A. Tomory's assertion that 'sensation not fact is the stimulant of the true visionary'.

    A highly illustrated publication coincides with the major survey exhibition Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory at Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 2017-18, and then touring nationally. With essays from Gregory O’Brien and Lloyd Jones, poetry Jenny Bornholdt.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • City House Country House: NZ Houses
    City House Country House: NZ Houses
    ISBN: 9781775538516
    Title: City House Country House: NZ Houses
    Author: WALSH JOHN & REYNOLDS

    The much anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Big House, Small House.

    City House, Country House explores 40 of New Zealand’s most outstanding residential projects in locations ranging from intensely urban to spectacularly remote. New family homes, suburban alterations, city apartments, coastal beach houses and rural retreats are all included in this impressive collection of recently completed projects, reflecting a growing diversity of living styles and architectural responses across the country.

    Thoughtfully photographed and with accompanying plans and text that probes the design rationale behind each project, this is a highly collectable survey of some of New Zealand’s most innovative and interesting homes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Colin McCahon: 2 volume Signed Limited Edition Slipcase
    Colin McCahon: 2 volume Signed Limited Edition Slipcase
    ISBN: 9781869409234
    Title: Colin McCahon: 2 volume Signed Limited Edition Slipcase
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    With each volume signed by author Peter Simpson and combined in a slipcase edition limited to 100 copies, this set is an extraordinary work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

    Colin McCahon (1919¿1987) was New Zealand¿s greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon¿s work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon¿s work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years.

    In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon¿s birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of McCahon¿s work over the artist¿s entire forty-five-year career.

    Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon¿s extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon¿s work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon¿s work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material.

    This set combines Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction. Vol 1. 1919¿1959 and Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol 2 1960 1987 in a single slipcase set and will be the definitive work on New Zealand¿s leading artist for many years to come.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $175.00
    $175.00
  • Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987
    Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987
    ISBN: 9781869409081
    Title: Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    The second of an extraordinary two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon. Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and M?ori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon's work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon's birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of McCahon's work over the artist's entire forty-five-year career. Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon's extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon's work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon's work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material. Along with Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction. Vol 1. 1919 - 1959, this book will be the definitive work on New Zealand's leading artist for many years to come.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction Vol. 1 1919-1959
    Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction Vol. 1 1919-1959
    ISBN: 9781869408954
    Title: Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction Vol. 1 1919-1959
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    The extraordinary first volume of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

    Colin McCahon (1919–1987) was New Zealand’s greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon’s work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon’s work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years.

    In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon’s birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Dr Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of the artist’s work over McCahon’s entire forty-five-year career.

    Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon’s extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon’s work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three-hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon’s work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material.

    This will be the definitive work on New Zealand’s leading artist for many years to come.



    Author

    Dr Peter Simpson is a former associate professor of English at the University of Auckland. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books including Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years, 1953–1959 (AUP, 2007) and Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933–1953 (AUP, 2016). He has also curated three significant exhibitions of McCahon’s work. He received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (non-fiction) in 2017.


    Reviews

    ‘New Zealand’s foremost artist Colin McCahon is many things to many people: modernist, visionary, environmentalist, shaman, preacher, rustic provincialist, bicultural trailblazer, painter-poet, graffiti artist, teacher, maverick . . . Peter Simpson’s account interrogates as well as accommodates all of these possibilities. Guiding us year by year through the artist’s career, he offers a ground-breaking overview of the life’s work of a tenacious, brilliant and endlessly fascinating figure.’ – Gregory O’Brien

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    ISBN: 9780473423834
    Title: Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    Author: CAHILL ANNE

    This biography is the lively, persuasive and colourful story of a talented bisexual man who had to leave New Zealand to find a life as a painter on his own terms. Now almost 95, still resident in Paris, he is oldest survivor of his extraordinary generation of creative New Zealanders, and perhaps a missing link - the one who got away and slid under the radar for choosing to pursue a global career rather than a domestic living. Douglas MacDiarmid has achieved an international reputation as an expatriate New Zealand painter, long based in France but acutely in tune with his homeland. He defies labelling, acclaimed particularly as a superb colourist and for the diversity, technique and intellectual rigour of his paintings. His life and insights have the distinction of straddling almost a century of cultural trends and influences, in New Zealand and abroad. Just as the diversity of MacDiarmid's paintings has something for everyone, this book will appeal to a wide audience. Apart from those interested in art, New Zealanders making it abroad, motivational life stories of overcoming the odds, history and cultural change, the biography is expected to attract an enthusiastic readership among art professionals and students, collectors and entities, diplomats, and the still-marginalised gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Indeed, Douglas hopes his biography will be a positive example to encourage other conflicted people to follow their inclinations and dreams. More widely, this book is for anyone looking for inspiration to liberate their potential and dedicate their life to doing what they love. "My past is made up of so many different stages, so many different chapters packed with experience that goes from the most ecstatic to the most anguishing." - DOUGLAS MACDIARMID

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Cook Voyages Encounters: the Cook Voyage Collections of Te Papa
    Cook Voyages Encounters: the Cook Voyage Collections of Te Papa
    ISBN: 9780994136282
    Title: Cook Voyages Encounters: the Cook Voyage Collections of Te Papa
    Author: DAVIDSON JANET

    Almost 250 years after James Cook first sighted Aotearoa in October 1769, world-wide interest in all aspects of his exploration of the Pacific endures. In this handsome book, widely respected Pacific scholar Janet Davidson details the collection of Maori, Pacific and Native American objects associated with Cook's voyages that is held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in NZ & the Wider Moana Oceania
    Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in NZ & the Wider Moana Oceania
    ISBN: 9780994136275
    Title: Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in NZ & the Wider Moana Oceania
    Author: SKINNER DAMIAN, CHITHAM KARL & MAHINA-TU KOLOKESA

    A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). It tells the previously untold story of craft in Aotearoa New Zealand, and proposes a new idea of craft - one that acknowledges Pakeha, Maori and wider Moana histories of making, so that the connections, as well as the differences and tensions, can be identified and explored.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Creative Victoria: A History of 119 Years of Creativity at Victoria University of Wellington
    Creative Victoria: A History of 119 Years of Creativity at Victoria University of Wellington
    ISBN: 9781776562060
    Title: Creative Victoria: A History of 119 Years of Creativity at Victoria University of Wellington
    Author: BARROWMAN RACHEL

    Creativity isn’t all about individual inspiration and work. It sparks from the cross-fertilisation of energy and imaginations and ideas, and thrives in institutional, social and cultural places that recognise the worth of cultural activity and creative expression, and that make room for and foster it.

    Over 119 years (and counting) Victoria University has made huge contributions to the cultural and creative life of Wellington and New Zealand, and beyond—in music, art, theatre, film, architecture, creative literature and publishing. It has actively sought to encourage creative thinking and creative expression—in a diversity of forms, across a diversity of fields—and to establish the creative arts as not only a legitimate but a vital part of the institution and its work.

    This is a story not only of the creative activity that has come out of Victoria, but also of the university’s role as a custodian of cultural treasures, and of its engagement with creative and cultural life beyond its doors. It is a rich and distinctive history, one of which the University of Wellington can be proud.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    ISBN: 9781869403430
    Title: Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    Author: BAKER KRISELLE

    Alongside the large abstract paintings for which he is so much admired, Ralph Hotere has throughout his career produced countless beautiful figurative works - drawings and paintings. In this book Kriselle Baker introduces these works and presents a rich selection of 142 images focusing especially on the gorgeous Woman series, a constant in Hotere's work from the 1960s. These are wonderfully varied, many composed of the simplest lines effortlessly suggesting warmth, intimacy and pleasure; others have flashes of colour or denser lines. Also included are a smaller group of works from Song Cycle, originally drawn for a stage performance and evoking movement and sound. The introductory essay, in which Baker explores the history of these images, their distinctive qualities and their role in relation to Hotere's better-known work, is followed by a catalogue of 112 full-page images and a list of works.--BOOK JACKET.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • E Mervyn Taylor Artist Craftsman
    E Mervyn Taylor Artist Craftsman
    ISBN: 9781877338557
    Title: E Mervyn Taylor Artist Craftsman
    Author: BRYAN JAMES

    Portrays the story of New Zealand s greatest exponent of the art of wood engraving. His images have enduring power and beauty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    ISBN: 9781877375552
    Title: Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    Author: VANGIONI PETER & CASSIDY JILLIAN

    Calling on the natural world around her for inspiration, Eileen Mayo’s extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of Britain’s foremost print artists in 1930s London, where she exhibited alongside the likes of Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power. Mayo left it all behind when, in 1953, she abandoned London for Sydney then Christchurch, each move generating a new body of work. This is the first substantial publication on Mayo, publishing for the first time many of her exquisite neo-romantic wood engravings, prints, designs and book illustrations that continue to enthral and delight audiences.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Elizabeth Lissaman: NZ's Pioneer Studio Potter
    Elizabeth Lissaman: NZ's Pioneer Studio Potter
    ISBN: 9780994130662
    Title: Elizabeth Lissaman: NZ's Pioneer Studio Potter
    Author: VIAL JANE & AUSTIN STEVE

    'Elizabeth Lissaman: New Zealand’s Pioneer Studio Potter' traces the life and works of New Zealand’s pioneering woman studio potter. It is fully illustrated with over 100 images, especially photographed, of Lissaman’s pottery selected from private and public collections. Illustrations also include images of her designs and historical family photographs. The biography is meticulously researched and written by Jane Vial, and Steve Austin contributes an essay placing her work in the wider international contexts of art deco and decorative modernism, as well as the history of women’s art and social standing in early 20th century New Zealand. Together, this book is a definitive biography and art history of arguably the first independent, professional studio potter in New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    ISBN: 9781988531083
    Title: Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Author: COOPER ANNABEL

    The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nation’s history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone, and from Pakeha adventurers
    to young Maori songwriters, filmmakers have made and remade the stories of this most troubling past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Finding Frances Hodgkins
    ISBN: 9780995102972
    Title: Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Author: KISLER MARY

    "When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated with more than 70 artworks, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins life, art and social milieu."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    ISBN: 9781877578090
    Title: Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Author: BAKER KRISELLE ED & RANKIN ELIZABETH ED

    European explorers of the Pacific in the 18th and early 19th centuries faced a problem -- how to describe the people they met and report what they had seen and found. From Cook onwards, a serious expedition included artists and scientists in its ship's company. An ambitious journey of the 19th century was the third voyage of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, from 1837 to 1840. It was just before the invention of photography, when phrenology, the study of people's skulls, was the latest thing. D'Urville chose to take on the voyage an eminent phrenologist, Pierre-Marie Dumoutier, to preserve likenesses of people by making life casts. When the expedition returned to France, the casts were displayed, and later stored in the MusÚe de l'Homme in Paris, to be joined eventually by other casts from Dumoutier's collection, including those of the d'Urville and Dumoutier families. All were overtaken by photography and history. Fiona Pardington first learnt of the life casts in 2007, when a chance conversation initiated a four-year project. It took her from Auckland to the MusÚe de l'Homme, as she researched and photographed some of more than fifty casts of Maori, Pacific and European heads, including casts of her Ngai Tahu ancestors. This book publishes these photographs and coincides with the opening of a major travelling exhibition. The photographs are extraordinarily beautiful, evocative and spiritually powerful images. They recover likenesses and revive the life force of Dumoutier's subjects, eliciting our empathy and fascination with a world we can never really know. This is a rich and engaging book. With essays by leading scholars in Pacific history, art and photography, on subjects as diverse as phrenology and cast-making, the voyage, and the identity of the Maori casts, it will appeal to anyone interested in nineteenth-century encounters between voyagers and the peoples of the Pacific, or contemporary art and photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    ISBN: 9781869408930
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Author: HAMMOND CATHERINE & KISLER MARY

    A vivid and revealing book published alongside a landmark exhibition focused on one of New Zealand's most internationally recognised artists, Frances Hodgkins.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Freedom Song
    Freedom Song
    ISBN: 9780473410131
    Title: Freedom Song
    Author: FARRY E

    Freedom Song challenges our belief systems, examines the juxtaposition between darkness and light and shows us a way through the madness building in our world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 978099518409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: PETERSON GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 9780995118409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: CONROY BILL

    Garden of Memories, curated by Giles Peterson, brings together heirloom and contemporary Pacific quilts from Petersons collection and uses these precious objects as the starting point for exploring contemporary craft and object-making by extending this traditional form into creative interpretations and new works by artists from across Asia and the Pacific. Six quilts from Aotearoa and the Pacific are at the centre of the exhibition and this complementing publication. Petersons personal connection to each quilt is explored through narratives, along with the idea of quilts as domestic objects, transmitters of knowledge, status objects, items for comfort, survival and as works of art. Garden of Memories features work by Shona Pitt, Sheena Tavairanga, Lisa Reihana, Vea Mafileo, Reina Sutton, Lina Pavaha Marsh, and Ken Khun. The legacy of this project is extended through this exhibition catalogue, developed with Uxbridge Malcolm Smith Gallery in Howick, Auckland. The publication includes profiles on each of the artists involved, high-quality documentation of all components of the exhibition and extended narratives by Peterson related to each quilt

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    ISBN: 9781775540793
    Title: Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Author: MURPHY GEOFF

    The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure -with a healthy does of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on his wild times in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself no-budget shoots in the 1960s to bigger-than-Ben-Hur second unit epics on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Goldie: Art of Charles F Goldie
    Goldie: Art of Charles F Goldie
    ISBN: 9781869533403
    Title: Goldie: Art of Charles F Goldie
    Author: BLACKLEY ROGER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Good Joke: The Life & Crimes of Notorious NZ Art Forger Karl Sim
    Good Joke: The Life & Crimes of Notorious NZ Art Forger Karl Sim
    ISBN: 9780473480929
    Title: Good Joke: The Life & Crimes of Notorious NZ Art Forger Karl Sim
    Author: DOUGHERTY IAN

    A Good Joke tells the story of New Zealand's only convicted art forger, Karl Fedor Sim (aka Carl Fedor Goldie) and his associates, and provides an insight into the shady side of art dealing and the incompetent side of art expertise in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom over the past five decades.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    ISBN: 9780995109513
    Title: Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    Author: SMYTHE LUKE

    Gretchen Albrecht CNZM is one of New Zealands most influential painters. Over the course of her long career, her work has continued to surprise and delight, and her paintings feature in many important collections both in New Zealand and overseas. This comprehensive survey of her much-admired work reveals a painter steeped in art history, drawing freely from a range of sources to create vivid, intellectually persuasive and deeply affecting work, and determined to push her work in new directions. With a text by leading art writer Luke Smythe, plus a preface by art curator Mary Kisler, this magnificent book both interrogates Albrechts work and celebrates her accomplishments.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • High Wire
    High Wire
    ISBN: 9780995123083
    Title: High Wire
    Author: JONES LLOYD & MACLEOD EUAN

    High Wire brings together Booker finalist writer Lloyd Jones and artist Euan Macleod. It is the first of a series of picture books written and made for grownups and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way. In High Wire the narrators playfully set out across the Tasman, literally on a high wire. Macleods striking drawings explore notions of home, and depict homeward thoughts and dreams. High Wire also enters a metaphysical place where art is made, a place where any ambitious art-making enterprise requires its participants to hold their nerve and not look down. Its a beautifully considered small book which richly rewards the reader and stretches the notion of what the book can do.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Irony/Sincerity
    Irony/Sincerity
    ISBN: 9780473448806
    Title: Irony/Sincerity
    Author: BIRD HERA LINDSEY & POOLE DEAN

    In the book, Bird mines the absurdity and humour of sincerity and irony. The texts start at opposing ends, before meeting and muddling in the middle, decked out in a spray of Heldane in rainbow glitter.

    “I've always been interested in the relationship between sincerity and irony in literature. Sometimes it's impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins,” Bird says. “People talk about them like they’re contradicting forces, but I love the grey area in-between, where the mutations occur. I still don't really know what irony is. Is that ironic? Probably not.”

    Of the collaboration, Bird says, “It was really exciting to work on something outside the scope of poetry. I have always loved the quick brown fox AND the lazy dog he jumped over, so it was great fun to create a text where the typeface was the central focus and things like punctuation, font size and italicisation took on greater import.”

    While Bird has sought poetic motivation in romantic literary heroes and ’90s pop culture (e.g. John Keats, immortalised in ‘Keats is dead so fuck me from behind’, and Monica Geller from Friends, “one of the worst characters in the history of television”), Sowersby’s starting point for Heldane were the Renaissance typefaces of Hendrik van den Keere, Claude Garamont, Robert Granjon and Simon de Colines.

    “Heldane is a hybrid, a bastard, a fabrication,” Sowersby says. “I vultured my way through history, picking the bones from old fonts to make something new. I hesitate to call it original, but it is new. I used to say Heldane is ‘my Garamond’ as a shorthand explanation, despite having very little to do with Garamont’s work. But it’s very much in the garalde genre. I’ve drawn fuzzy golden threads from his contemporaries to weave my own texture.”


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
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