• Titokowarus Dilemma
    Titokowarus Dilemma
    ISBN: 9780473196875
    Title: Titokowarus Dilemma

    colour reproductions plus explanatory essays on the 2011 series of narrative lithographs and etchings.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Tony Lane Practical Metaphysics
    Tony Lane Practical Metaphysics
    ISBN: 9780958270403
    Title: Tony Lane Practical Metaphysics
    Author: LANE TONY

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Tony Williams Goldsmith
    Tony Williams Goldsmith
    ISBN: 9780947503796
    Title: Tony Williams Goldsmith

    Arguably one of the finest jewellers and goldsmiths working in New Zealand, Tony Williams has both expanded and enhanced New Zealand jewellery-making over the past 40 years. From exquisite dragonfly brooches to a jewelled serpent eating its tail, from exotic butterflies to bold necklaces, elegant earrings and magnificent rings, here is an original artistic mind at work. He has not pandered to fashions or trends and has not succumbed to the conventions of either `traditional jewellery¿ or of `contemporary jewellery¿. ¿ Kobi Bosshard Tony Williams Goldsmith explores the jeweller¿s inspired career starting with his training in Birmingham and culminating with the triumph of his Dunedin-based gallery, and is graced throughout with images of Williams¿ most stunning and unique pieces; pieces that reveal a playful, dazzling brilliance brought about by masterful craftsmanship. The book features an insightful essay covering the arc of Williams¿ career by award-winning novelist Emma Neale, along with an essay by art critic Rigel Sorzano. Also showcased are photographs of Williams¿ specialist enamel work including a series capturing the making of an enamelled dragon brooch. Sumptuously illustrated, Tony Williams Goldsmith celebrates the creativity, skill and imaginative vision of an artisan who follows his own pathway.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Transnational Film Culture in Nz
    Transnational Film Culture in Nz
    ISBN: 9781841506609
    Title: Transnational Film Culture in Nz
    Author: SIGLEY SIMON

    In this innovative work of cultural history, Simon Sigley tells the story of film culture in New Zealand from the establishment of the Auckland Film Society in the 1920s to the present day.

    Rather than focusing on the work of individual filmmakers, Sigley approaches cinema as a form of social practice. He examines the reception of international film theories and discourses and shows how these ideas helped to shape distinct cultural practices, including new forms of reviewing; new methods of teaching; and new institutions such as film societies, art house cinemas, and film festivals. He goes on to trace the emergence in New Zealand of the full range of activities and institutions associated with a sophisticated film culture-including independent distribution and exhibition networks, film archives, university courses, a local feature film industry, and liberalized film censorship. In doing so, Sigley makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the myriad ways film can shape our thinking, our icons, our institutions, and our conversations. A fascinating case history of how a culture can develop,Transnational Film Culture in New Zealandwill be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of anyone interested in film culture and cultural history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $64.00
  • Tsunami Box
    Tsunami Box
    ISBN: 9780473164843
    Title: Tsunami Box

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Tuhituhi William Hodges Cooks Painter in the South Pacific
    Tuhituhi William Hodges Cooks Painter in the South Pacific
    ISBN: 9781877578175
    Title: Tuhituhi William Hodges Cooks Painter in the South Pacific

    William Hodges (1744-1797) was an English painter. He was also a member of Captain James Cook's second voyage to the Pacific Ocean - hired as Cook's 'landskip painter' - and is best known for the sketches and paintings of locations he visited on that voyage. Tuhituhi: William Hodges, Cook's Painter in the South Pacific arises from the voyage and is a study of Hodges' art, which opens fresh theoretical perspectives on the representational problems raised by the early paintings produced in the South Pacific. Tuhituhi argues that it is possible to read the texts and visual material produced from early South Seas encounters as moments of cross-cultural exchange that challenge postcolonial complacencies. In a detailed exploration of the background and in the close readings of individual paintings, the book sets forth some fresh contexts for interpreting assumptions about the representation of the Pacific islands and the South Seas. Tuhituhi is presented in sections that follow the geographical and chronological progress of Cook's ocean voyage on the HMS Resolution, for which William Hodges was hired as the official artist. Painters like Hodges found themselves staring again and again in disbelief at landscapes and seascapes that stretched 18th-century conventions of painting, such as the 'picturesque,' the 'sublime,' and the 'beautiful.' Each chapter of Tuhituhi focuses on the close reading of a significant painting of a South Pacific location by Hodges. The last chapter considers the important influence of Hodges' work on a series of paintings by the major 20th-century New Zealand painter Colin McCahon. "Enhanced with full color illustrations throughout, as well as copious footnotes, and extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive index, "Tuhituhi: William Hodges, Cook's Painter in the South Pacific" is a welcome and seminal addition to academic library 18th Century Art History reference collections and supplemental reading lists". The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, August 2012

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Two Pedants: Season One
    Two Pedants: Season One
    ISBN: 9780473308421
    Title: Two Pedants: Season One
    Author: MOLLOY SEAN

    Two Pedants: Season One collects all the strips from the first season of this popular web comic (http://www.twopedants.com/) about two pedants saving the world one correction at a time. It also contains character profiles, deleted strips, and a special preview of Season Two.

    Two Pedants features two self-styled 'linguistic superheroes', Blonde-haired Pedant and Black-haired Pedant, along with their sidekick 'Curly-haired Guy', who, in a somewhat meta twist, also draws the comic. Other characters who pop in include their ever-cheerful nemesis TXT SPK GRRL:), a time-travelling Shakespeare (who is copying down his own plays to avoid having to write them), the supercomputer Deep Blue, Frankenstein's Monster (or Adam, as he'd rather be called), and various kinds of punctuation.

    Good fun for grammarians and those corrected by them.

    Two Pedants is written and 'drawn' by Sean Molloy. Like many writers, Sean works a day job as a public servant. Hopeless, his first film, co-written with Steve Hickey, was released in 2000. Lovebites, its spin-off television series, aired on TV3 in 2002. Since then Sean has worked on a variety of projects as a writer and script editor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Unavailable Memory of Gold Coin Café
    Unavailable Memory of Gold Coin Café
    ISBN: 1221100220160
    Title: Unavailable Memory of Gold Coin Café
    Author: LEE KERRY ANN

    The publication The Unavailable Memory of Gold Coin Cafe is the untold story of 296 Willis Street - the site of Kerry Ann Lee’s parents’ business and former family home in Wellington from 1978 - 1986. Exploring Cantonese settlement, memory, material, loss and her family’s connection to the city, the catalogue brings together a collection of found materials and related ephemera from the site and exhibition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Undreamed Of: 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship
    Undreamed Of: 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship
    ISBN: 9780947522568
    Title: Undreamed Of: 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

    In 1966 Michael Illingworth, whose oil painting Adam and Eve appears on the front cover of this book, was awarded the inaugural Frances Hodgkins Fellowship. For the first time in New Zealand a practising artist was given a studio and paid a salary to make art for a whole year. Such support, as Frances Hodgkins herself wrote from her own experience, was capable of ‘yielding up riches – undreamed of’. Poet and critic David Eggleton has described the fellowship as ‘an emblem of cultural endeavour which … holds a legendary status in the public imagination’. The initiative and much of the early funding for the fellowship is thought to have come from poet, editor and arts patron Charles Brasch, and it was set up by the University of Otago Council. Fifty years later, the Frances Hodgkins is still going strong, one of five arts fellowships offered through the University of Otago’s Humanities Division. This sumptuous book brings together the art and the stories of half a century of Frances Hodgkins fellows. Arts commentator Priscilla Pitts writes about their work, while journalist Andrea Hotere interviews the artists about their lives and sources of inspiration. The result is a vibrant celebration of a wealth of talent fostered through New Zealand’s foremost visual arts residency, showing how the artistic wealth created has flowed back into the culture of the small country that nurtured it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Unnerved the Nz Project
    Unnerved the Nz Project
    ISBN: 9781921503115
    Title: Unnerved the Nz Project

    The Queensland Art Gallery presents UNNERVED: THE NEW ZEALAND PROJECT, the second in a series of country-specific exhibition projects focusing on its contemporary collections. Since the 1990s, the Gallery's holdings of contemporary work from New Zealand have grown rapidly, partly through increased awareness and interest in the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibitions. UNNERVED, and its accompanying publication, explores a particularly rich dark vein that recurs in New Zealand contemporary art and cinema. Psychological or physical unease pervades many works in the exhibition, with humour, parody and poetic subtlety among the strategies used by artists across generations and genres. Major sculptures by Michael Parekowhai, installations by Lisa Reihana and Michael Stevenson and photographic series by Yvonne Todd, Anne Noble and Greg Semu feature alongside video art by Sriwhana Spong and Nathan Pohio. The exhibition is accompanied by the film program, New Zealand Noir.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Upcycling with Style
    Upcycling with Style
    ISBN: 9781869664961
    Title: Upcycling with Style

    Upcycling with Style encourages readers to think creatively. It is packed with projects, tips and practical information as a guide to making your home and garden inviting places without having to splurge on expensive items. Comprehensive step-by-step photographs help as a guide to clever project ideas that will help to create stylish and unique living spaces.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Us V Them: Tony de Lautour
    Us V Them: Tony de Lautour
    ISBN: 9781877375538
    Title: Us V Them: Tony de Lautour

    "Standing among Tony's installation of paintings and painted Coca Cola bottles precariously balanced on a shelf held up by a stick, I was a little freaked out. Tony, the art provocateur, had succeeded in provoking me." Welcome to the low-brow, high-art world of Tony de Lautour. Writer and curator Peter Vangioni provides and entertaining introduction to the work of one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading artists. Described as "a body of work like nothing else this country has seen", de Lautour's paintings and sculptures over the past thirty years are brought together taking the reader on a journey from the chaos of his early paintings inspired by seedy underground street culture to the careful geometric abstracts of his later major canvases. Includes an interview between de Lautour and fellow artist Peter Robinson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Van Der Velden Otira
    Van Der Velden Otira
    ISBN: 9781877375231
    Title: Van Der Velden Otira

    Petrus van der Velden is one of New Zealand's keystone artists, and this sumptuous publication brings together major examples of his ground-breaking Otira series from public and private lenders throughout New Zealand. It highlights the manner in which van der Velden's art has resonated throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, and explores the fascination his Otira works continue to exert on art lovers and artists. This richly illustrated publication is a long overdue addition to the scholarship on a truly international artist.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Vernacular: the Everyday Landscapes of NZ
    Vernacular: the Everyday Landscapes of NZ
    ISBN: 9781927213490
    Title: Vernacular: the Everyday Landscapes of NZ

    As long as people have lived in New Zealand, they have left traces of all kinds upon the land: stone walls, sculpted earthforms, urban benches, farm fences, boardwalks, walls, steps and drains. These everyday parts of our landscape form the backdrop to our lives, but are a frequently overlooked and underappreciated part of our cultural legacy.

    Landscape designer Philip Smith and photographer David Straight have travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand to document a wonderful diversity of forms and objects that make up our everyday landscape. Far from being ordinary, these landscape features often display a considerable degree of invention and innovation, and great aesthetic appeal.

    These landscape features sometimes have a large scale, as is the case in the beautiful steps and paths of Kauaeranga Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, or the long sinuous water races of Central Otago. But just as much, these built objects are often modest and small – benches, manhole covers, bike racks and suburban gates.

    Fascinating, idiosyncratic, often beautiful, Vernacular is a unique book, created out of the authors’ desire to record and value a very distinct part of the landscape we inhabit, and the cultural legacy of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre & the Remaking of Wellington
    Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre & the Remaking of Wellington
    ISBN: 9781869408152
    Title: Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre & the Remaking of Wellington

    "... we of this Architectural Centre in Wellington are a group of architects and draughtsmen and wood engravers and other people whose greatest claim to affiliation is an overriding enthusiasm for good design" - Design Review, 1948. "Planning was the battle-cry, the code name for the vital process that would make possible and indeed inevitable the world we intended to make. It meant design, as opposed to accident, or habit; everything from lamp-post to urban design" - Allan Wild. In 1946, just as the Group was being established in Auckland, Wellington established the Architectural Centre. Members of both were young and idealistic, and they shared common beliefs - in the transformative potential of modern architecture, in need for urban development to be carefully controlled, in the desirability of planning for a better future. The Group survived for just over a decade while the Centre still exists, but remarkably architects remember the former but not the latter. While the Group focused on the small, refined, architecturally designed house that was to dominate the mythology of New Zealand architecture, the Centre focused on the urban living that New Zealanders actually embraced and tackled tough questions: how houses go together to make suburbs, how those people who do not belong to the archetypal nuclear family might best be housed, with how the central city and the public realm might be saved. This book recovers the powerful history, politics and architecture of the Architectural Centre to return us to a vision of a modernist city, partially realised in Wellington New Zealand. Gatley and Walker begin writing the city back into the history of architecture in this country.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Vintage Paua Shell Jewellery
    Vintage Paua Shell Jewellery
    ISBN: 9781869539115
    Title: Vintage Paua Shell Jewellery

    All vintage jewellery is collectible and none more so than that made from paua shell. No longer regarded as the tourist kitsch of yesteryear, the book explores this fascinating history and shares the many stories of how and why it came to be produced and by whom, and also who bought it and for what reason, whether as a souvenir of New Zealand or to commemorate a special place or event. The beauty of numerous pieces of paua shell jewellery is showcased in nearly 400 photographs. The accompanying narrative traces its roots from the Classic pre-European Maori period, through the years of its main production in New Zealand from the 1920s to the 1980s, before the market was flooded by cheap, mass-produced imports, to its present status as Kiwi icon.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Visions of Peace: the H.w. Youren Collection & the Art of Chinese Soft Diplomacy
    Visions of Peace: the H.w. Youren Collection & the Art of Chinese Soft Diplomacy
    ISBN: 9780992259686
    Title: Visions of Peace: the H.w. Youren Collection & the Art of Chinese Soft Diplomacy

    Presents the previously untold story of one man's attempt to use art to promote communist China in post-war New Zealand. As a tireless campaigner for world peace, nuclear disarmament and social justice, left-wing Hawke's Bay farmer H.W. Youren (1910-1983), courted national controversy. In China, he witnessed events seminal in the history of the foundation of the People's Republic. Alongside public talks and published writings, he attempted to use art to present an alternative image of China to that offered by government and the mainstream press. This book celebrates his life and the collection of Chinese art he amassed to promote New China to New Zealand

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Vivid: The Paul Hartigan Story
    Vivid: The Paul Hartigan Story
    ISBN: 9780473337117
    Title: Vivid: The Paul Hartigan Story
    Author: ABBOTT DON

    Vivid is a rare, career-spanning survey of New Zealand artist Paul Hartigan. Hartigan is the painter of the original Phantom, an icon in New Zealand art. He is also the creative mind behind some of New Zealand's best-known and loved public sculptures: the neon works Colony (Auckland), Whipping the Wind (Wellington) and Nebula Orion (Christchurch). Hartigan was often in the right place at the right time: as a schoolboy he was the protege of the progressive team that set up New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in 1970; in the late '70s he was half of the creative duo at Snake Studios; and in the mid-1980s he was the artistic talent behind the company Gone On Neon, which transformed Auckland's nightscape. The book is a unique mix of biography and art history, generously illustrated throughout, and will appeal to buyers of art books as well as those interested in New Zealand's visual and popular culture

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Vonney Ball: Ceramics
    Vonney Ball: Ceramics
    ISBN: 9780995102903
    Title: Vonney Ball: Ceramics
    Author: SCHAMROTH H

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor
    Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor
    ISBN: 9780994141552
    Title: Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor

    Mervyn Taylor - wood engraver, painter, illustrator, sculptor and designer - was one of the most celebrated New Zealand artists of the 1930s to 1960s. He was highly connected to modernism and nationalism as it was expressed in the New Zealand art and literature of the period. Between 1956 and 1964 he created twelve murals for major new government and civic buildings erected in that era of great economic prosperity, during which New Zealand first began to loosen its apron-string ties to England. Tragically, some have been destroyed and others presumed lost - until now. This fascinating book, bursting with archival material, details the detective hunt for the murals and tells the stories of their creation. They cement Taylor's place as one of New Zealand's most significant artists, and are a celebration of the art and culture of our modernist era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Way Home
    Way Home
    ISBN: 9780947503260
    Title: Way Home

    When life as she knew it ended, with her marriage over and her last child off into the world, writer Jillian Sullivan set out to fulfil a long-held dream of building a strawbale house. A Way Home tells the story of how she settled in a small community in Central Otago, where she eventually managed to build her new home. With her son-in-law Sam as her builder and mentor, and she as the apprentice, Jillian describes the process of having to learn how to build, how to be strong and most importantly that there is no such thing as can’t.

    The house that emerges through this memoir is a physical testament to the rebuilding of a life, and of moving past loneliness and loss to find a place to call home. This is a beautifully told and inspiring story, a book for anyone who needs to start again, or has a project bigger than they think possible.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Weather as Medium: Toward a Meteorological Art
    Weather as Medium: Toward a Meteorological Art
    ISBN: 9780262038270
    Title: Weather as Medium: Toward a Meteorological Art

    An exploration of artworks that use weather or atmosphere as the primary medium, creating new coalitions of collective engagement with the climate crisis.

    In a time of climate crisis, a growing number of artists use weather or atmosphere as an artistic medium, collaborating with scientists, local communities, and climate activists. Their work mediates scientific modes of knowing and experiential knowledge of weather, probing collective anxieties and raising urgent ecological questions, oscillating between the "big picture systems view" and a ground-based perspective. In this book, Janine Randerson explores a series of meteorological art projects from the 1960s to the present that draw on sources ranging from dynamic, technological, and physical systems to indigenous cosmology.

    Randerson finds a precursor to today's meteorological art in 1960s artworks that were weather-driven and infused with the new sciences of chaos and indeterminacy, and she examines work from this period by artists including Hans Haacke, Fujiko Nakaya, and Aotearoa-New Zealand kinetic sculptor Len Lye. She looks at live experiences of weather in art, in particular Fluxus performance and contemporary art that makes use of meteorological data streams and software. She describes the use of meteorological instruments, including remote satellite sensors, to create affective atmospheres; online projects and participatory performances that create a new form of "social meteorology"; works that respond directly to climate change, many from the Global South; artist-activists who engage with the earth's diminishing cryosphere; and a speculative art in the form of quasi-scientific experiments. Art's current eddies of activity around the weather, Randerson writes, perturb the scientific hold on facts and offer questions of value in their place.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
  • Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings
    Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings
    ISBN: 9780994130686
    Title: Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings

    The first monograph of the New Zealand painter Peter Ireland this book surveys his practice, on the theme of Captain Cooks voyages to the Pacific. Irelands exquisite, detailed and enigmatic history painting is beautifully reproduced in this 100pp., spot varnished, offset reproduction, to reflect the oil on paper originals. Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of the first sustained European contact with Aotearoa New Zealand, this book features 69 works from, mostly, Irelands ongoing James Cook series and the associated Waitangi Wallpaper series, supported by a number of related works from his Curator, Panorama and continuing Sampler series. These series represent about one-third of his total art practice. Together, the images constitute a continuing conversation between historical characters and the events in which they figured, interweaving our national history with European painting traditions. As writer Gerald Barnett states in his essay (p.11) There is another dimension to Irelands practice that intersects with but is not conditioned by the national frame. He is a religious painter and his use of symbolism draws on Catholic concepts of signification as well as Renaissance painting traditions and exemplars. It is not that motifs in his art point beyond themselves to transcendent meaning, or that representations usher the viewer into contemplative understanding.Ireland does not have some doctrinal cargo to unload on the viewer, but he does attach his work to the language, history and examples of religious painting in the European tradition, and he does bring this into alignment with a colonial history. This is accomplished in a way that leaves the viewer uncomfortably situated between different orders of meaning and understanding. Peter Ireland has been painting full-time since late 1976. He has exhibited regularly and widely in both solo and group shows, he is also known as a writer and curator of photography.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Wellington a City for Sculpture
    Wellington a City for Sculpture
    ISBN: 9780864735706
    Title: Wellington a City for Sculpture

    Featuring brilliant urban photography, this celebration of the dynamic presence of sculpture in Wellington vividly captures more than 40 sculptures throughout the city's streets and parks. An informative and provocative examination of the sculptures' origins, this collection shows how many of the gorgeous art works came into being due to the shared vision of individuals, government agencies, and corporations who value the relationship of art and city, to brighten the lives of its citizens. The result is both a visual feast and a unique record of the 21st-century city's fabricsure to be treasured by travelers, art enthusiasts, and locals alike.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Weta Digital: 20 Years of Imagination on Screen
    Weta Digital: 20 Years of Imagination on Screen
    ISBN: 9780062297839
    Title: Weta Digital: 20 Years of Imagination on Screen

    A talented director with the right cinematography crew may see in his or her head exactly the movie he wants to make. But to realize that vision he must have the right visual effects. These are exactly what the geniuses at Weta Digital provide. Movies featured include: The Lord of the Rings trilogy Avatar The Hobbit trilogy The Avengers Prometheus District 9 The Adventures of Tintin King Kong The Chronicles of Narnia Rise of the Planet of the Apes Elysium (premiering this August 2013. Directed by Neil Blomkamp of District 9 fame)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity
    Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity
    ISBN: 9780062297808
    Title: Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity
    Author: HAWKER LUKE

    An insider's tour of twenty years of movie-making magic at Weta Workshop, the creative team behind such celebrated films as The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Avengers, King Kong and District 9.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    ISBN: 9781776562114
    Title: Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    Author: REID JOHN

    Pacific Films was founded on the belief that without locally made feature films, a country imperils its very identity. Led by its idiosyncratic producer John O’Shea, the story of Pacific Films begins at the emergence of a New Zealand national cinema in the second half of the twentieth century, when Pacific was virtually the only independent voice, beholden neither to the government nor the establishment, but determined to establish the value of its production with both. In a converted bakery in Kilbirnie, O’Shea trained and mentored emerging film talent. The principal qualification for admission? A passion for film – and acceptance of the company’s employment contract: last in, first out. There was something about the insecurity of not knowing where the next job would come from that, when coupled with a demanding work ethic, generated a sense of creative collaboration.

    Whatever It Takes recounts the politics and process behind ground-breaking works including Broken Barrier, Runaway, Don’t Let It Get You, Tangata Whenua, Leave All Fair and Ngati, and features a rollcall of cameos in Tony Williams, Kiri Te Kanawa, Howard Morrison, Barry Crump, Michael Seresin, Sam Neill and Barry Barclay, united by visionary producer John O’Shea. This is a story of entrepreneurs and dreamers, a disparate bunch bound together in pursuit of films that would define New Zealand cinema.

    Front cover photo: Roger Mirams and John O’Shea filming in Tahiti, 1953. Pacific Films Stills Collection, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, S1556
    Back cover photo: John Reid and John O’Shea at Pacific Films in 1975, Pacific Films Stills Collection, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, S270696.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • White Cloud Worlds Collection (trilogy Set) an Anthology of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artwork from NZ
    White Cloud Worlds Collection (trilogy Set) an Anthology of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artwork from NZ
    ISBN: 9780473380489
    Title: White Cloud Worlds Collection (trilogy Set) an Anthology of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artwork from NZ
    Author: TOBIN PAUL ED

    Format: Pack
    Price: $85.00
  • Wild Beast the Art of Dean Buchanan
    Wild Beast the Art of Dean Buchanan
    ISBN: 9781877437076
    Title: Wild Beast the Art of Dean Buchanan
    Author: HARVEY BOB

    Dean Buchanan is one of New Zealand's best-known artists. From an early age he showed immense talent, painting large oils that demonstrated both technical brilliance and a close affinity with the natural world. During the past thirty years he has become probably New Zealand's most prolific (and also most affordable) painter, as well as one of the most instantly recognisable. His paintings are found in homes throughout New Zealand and in public buildings and galleries both here and overseas. He has also exhibited in Australia, Japan, Chile, Switzerland and the USA. Coupled with his creative talent is an ability to live life to the full. No shrinking violet, 'Wild beast' Buchanan has always expressed himself forthrightly, especially in defence of preserving New Zealand's natural environment. He has also become a mountaineer of some note, and in January 2007 succeeded in climbing Aoraki Mt Cook. Bob Harvey interviewed Dean Buchanan extensively for this book, and describes every facet of his life. The book includes 80 superb reproductions of some of his greatest paintings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Woollaston: the Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1931–1996
    Woollaston: the Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1931–1996
    ISBN: 9780473323011
    Title: Woollaston: the Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1931–1996
    Author: STEAD OLIVER

    The James Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present the fabulous publication, Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1931-1996 to accompany the exhibition.
    Solidly presented in hard cover, this fine catalogue is a beautiful and insightful reflection of Toss’ life and his work as it is represented by the Trust. Full colour reproductions of all works in the Collection as well as a number of previously unseen archival photographs, with accompanying text by Dr Oliver Stead, this is a fascinating and unique look into the life and work of one of New Zealand's most iconic artists.

    This publication documents the Wallace Arts Trust remarkable collection of works by Sir Mountford Toss Woollaston. Born in rural Taranaki in 1910, long and famously resident in the Nelson district, knighted in 1979 for services to the arts, Toss Woollaston was the veteran of the longest, toughest and best-fought battle for recognition ever won by a New Zealand painter against the resistance of an ambivalent Kiwi public. From the early 1930s he led the struggle to gain acceptance for modern art in New Zealand, and through his life and work inspired generations of new artists to follow his example.

    In 1995 the James Wallace Arts Trust acquired an unparalleled collection of works of art by Woollaston, then widely acknowledged as New Zealand’s greatest living painter. The group of works included paintings and drawings representing high points in the artist’s achievement over six decades of his career from 1931 to 1994. Following this magnificent acquisition the Trust continued to acquire key works by Woollaston, including major late works, compiling what was in Woollaston’s own assessment the most comprehensive representation of his oeuvre held together in any single collection. More important masterpieces have been added to the collection since the death of the artist, including his last completed and signed work, the magnificent Male Nude of 1996, which shows that Woollaston was painting at the height of his powers almost to the very end of his long life.

    While the Wallace collection of works by Woollaston covers the whole of his long career, it is especially strong in late masterpieces by the artist, painted after the death of his beloved wife Edith Woollaston in 1987. At this time Woollaston was radically reassessing his career and moving his painting in bold new directions. After a lifetime of hardship, in the 1980s and ‘90s he achieved public accolade and financial success, and entered a glamorous new phase of his life when he moved regularly between the USA and New Zealand in the company of his close friend Anne Martindell, a former US Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand. Powerful portraits and sensational landscapes resulted from this late burst of energy from Toss’s brush. Woollaston’s acute eye for the ever-changing effects of light and colour as they play on the architecture of landforms and on the bodies of the people he loved are nowhere more in evidence than in his late masterpieces in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection.

    A special feature of the collection is the sequence of over 80 studies of ‘Erua’, a Greymouth schoolboy whom Woollaston employed as a model in the early 1960s. ‘Erua’ (a pseudonym chosen to protect the young man’s identity) was Maori and his strongly Polynesian features intrigued the artist as a challenge to his observational abilities and draughtsmanship. Many of the drawings Toss produced over the two-year period in which he had Erua as a model were reproduced in a book, entitled Erua, in 1966. The Wallace Arts Trust acquired 80 of these drawings in 2014 and this is the first time after nearly 40 years that the majority of the Erua sequence will be shown together.

    This publication accompanies an exhibition of the works which is currently on show at the TSB bank Wallace Arts centre at the Pah Homestead in Hillsborough Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection, 1931 – 1996. The exhibition closes 6 September 2015 and then goes on to tour to the following venues in New Zealand until late 2016: Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Tauranga Art Gallery, Whangarei Museum, Hastings

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • You are Here
    You are Here
    ISBN: 9783932187520
    Title: You are Here
    Author: BENGE HARVEY

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Zizz! The Life & Art of Len Lye: in His Own Words
    Zizz! The Life & Art of Len Lye: in His Own Words
    ISBN: 9781927249215
    Title: Zizz! The Life & Art of Len Lye: in His Own Words

    Len Lye was startlingly original and endlessly inventive. Scottish poet Alastair Reid called the New Zealand-born filmmaker, kinetic sculptor, painter, and poet "the least boring person who ever existed." Today Lye's work is held in major galleries around the world. In this captivating book Lye's biographer, Roger Horrocks, weaves the artist's writings into a memoir of his fascinating life. Lye spent much of his life creating innovative art around the world, including New Zealand, London, New York, and Puerto Rico. Anyone interested in modern art and artists of the 20th century will be fascinated by these insights into Lye's mind and art, which are enriched throughout the book with visually striking illustrations that capture the essence of Lye's work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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