• Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks & Drawings 1985-2020
    Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks & Drawings 1985-2020
    ISBN: 9781869421922
    Title: Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks & Drawings 1985-2020
    Author: PIRIE MARK

    Folk Punk is the first of two volumes collecting the work of Mark Pirie as an artist and book designer. Volume One, Folk Punk, contains a selection of his photography 1985-2020 plus illustrations/artworks and drawings of Pirie’s music influences as a poet: Bono, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Anthony Kiedis, David Bowie, Sammy Hagar and Kurt Cobain.
    The book complements his poetry oeuvre and also gives portraits of other writers, performers or musicians who have been important to his work and life as an editor and publisher over the years, including Michael O’Leary, Alistair and Meg Campbell, Andrew Fagan, Bill Direen and Alistair Paterson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    ISBN: 9781869408930
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

    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
  • 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
  • Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780143009931
    Title: Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners

    These 50 interesting and entertaining projects are designed to teach beginners the basic skills of the Maori craft of plaiting. Fun with Flax shows how to make items ranging from a simple windmill, a dart and a whistle to more complex puzzles, balls, birds, fish and even a caterpillar. Each project is described one step at a time with easy-to-follow line drawings and instructions. All are fun and will delight children and adults with their ingenuity, their beauty and the amusement they provide. This book is ideal for kohanga reo, playcentres, kindergartens, Maori crafts groups and New Zealand homes. It aims not only to teach the skills of plaiting to young New Zealanders but also to nurture a new generation of flaxworkers. Mick Pendergrast first became interested in plaiting and other Maori crafts while teaching in small communities in the East Cape area. He has spent time as a VSA teacher in the Solomon Islands and on the remote Polynesian outlier of Tikopia, and has worked in a number of New Zealand's major museums. He is the author of Te Mahi Kete: Maori Basketry for Beginners, Feathers and Fibre, a catalogue of the first major exhibition of Maori flaxcrafts, of which he was the curator, and Raranga Whakairo, a collection of plaiting patterns.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    ISBN: 9781869409357
    Title: Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910

    Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which European colonists to New Zealand (called Pakeha by the indigenous Maori) discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century summed up in a popular nickname describing New Zealand; Maoriland. It could be seen in the paintings of Lindauer and Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past. The culture of Maoriland was a colonists creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture? Why did the idealisation of an ancient Maori world, which obsessed ethnological inquirers and artists alike, appeal also to Maori? Who precisely were the Maori participants in this culture, and what were their motives? Galleries of Maoriland looks at Maori prehistory in European art; the enthusiasm of settlers and Maori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Maori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illuminating New Zealand's artistic and ethnographic economy at the turn of the twentieth century, this book provides a new understanding of our art and our culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the Pacific Rim
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the Pacific Rim
    ISBN: 9780995118409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the Pacific Rim
    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
  • 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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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

    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
  • Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    ISBN: 9781869409302
    Title: Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits

    An exquisite piece of art publishing that showcases Bohemian artist Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand in 75 plates and detailed contextual essays.

    From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and – commissioned by Maori and Pakeha – captured in paint the images of key Maori figures. For Maori then and now, the faces of tupuna are full of mana and life. Now this definitive book on Lindauer’s portraits of the ancestors collects that work for New Zealanders.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • 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
  • Harry Turbott: NZ's First Landscape Architect
    Harry Turbott: NZ's First Landscape Architect
    ISBN: 9780473517496
    Title: Harry Turbott: NZ's First Landscape Architect

    Environmental design and landscape architecture are growing fields in New Zealand as people become more aware of the possibilities and benefits of sustainable development. From the early 1960s Harry Turbott played a key role in introducing these concepts to New Zealand. Now his enormous work and rich legacy can be truly celebrated for the first time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • High Wire
    High Wire
    ISBN: 9780995123083
    Title: High Wire

    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
  • Hinemihi Te Hokinga The Return
    Hinemihi Te Hokinga The Return
    ISBN: 9780995118447
    Title: Hinemihi Te Hokinga The Return

    Hamish Coney author - in conjunction with Mark Adams, with contributions by Dr Keri-Anne
    Wikitera, Lyonel Grant and Jim Schuster.
    The journey of the carved house Hinemihi o Te Ao Tawhito (Hinemihi of the old world) is
    one defined by cataclysmic events and the unpredictability of elemental forces. Through
    eruptions, fires, wars and displacement she has endured. Today she is a revered kuia, adored
    by her iwi in the United Kingdom and her original owners and creators, Tuhourangi as well as
    wider iwi of Te Arawa

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Nga Taonga Tuku Iho
    House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Nga Taonga Tuku Iho
    ISBN: 9780473522926
    Title: House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

    Since first opening its doors to the public on Rolleston Avenue on 1 October 1870, Canterbury Museum has come to house an estimated 2.3 million taonga (treasures). To celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary, 150 taonga (treasures) from this vast collection are showcased in a superbly designed and photographed book House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Nga Taonga Tuku Iho. The featured taonga speak of the depth and breadth of the collection and honour the generations of staff, volunteers and visitors who have made the Museum the remarkable and much-loved place that it is today. From the smallest to the largest, from the beautiful to the bizarre, from the tragic to the humorous, from local taonga to those created far, far away, the objects in House of Treasures tell an extraordinary story of natural and human history, and of Canterbury Museum itself.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Irony/Sincerity
    ISBN: 9780473448806
    Title: Irony/Sincerity

    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
  • It Does No Harm to Wonder / The Body of the Work
    It Does No Harm to Wonder / The Body of the Work
    ISBN: 9780473532628
    Title: It Does No Harm to Wonder / The Body of the Work

    This publication documents the exhibition The Body of the Work / It does no harm to wonder at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, a survey of Richard Reddaway’s sculptures and photomontages form the 1980s and 90s alongside more recent work, including a project working with local crafters. Edited by Kate Linzey, designed by Jo Bailey and Anna Brown, with writing by Tim Corballis, Julian Holcroft, Owen Connors, Andrew Gibbons and Emit Snake-Beings, Bridget Riggir-Cuddy and an interview with Sophie Jerram. 185 pages with 5 pageworks including a booklet designed by Sarah Hall and a soundwork by Bryce Galloway.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $89.00
  • Joseph Banks' Florilegium Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    Joseph Banks' Florilegium Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    ISBN: 9780500022870
    Title: Joseph Banks' Florilegium Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage

    Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage around the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Java, bringing back over 1,300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned over 700 engravings. Known collectively as Banks' Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever created.

    The Florilegium was never published in Banks' lifetime, and it was not until 1990 that a complete set in color was issued under the direction of the British Museum. It is from these prints that the new compact edition of Joseph Banks' Florilegium is selected, as directed by David Mabberley, who has provided expert botanical commentaries. Art historian Mel Gooding sets the works in context while an afterword by Joe Studholme describes the history of modern printing.

    Joseph Banks' Florilegium is not only a great work of science, but also a major achievement in collaborative Enlightenment art and a volume of outstanding beauty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Karl Maughan
    Karl Maughan
    ISBN: 9781869409272
    Title: Karl Maughan

    "A walk through the intricate painted gardens of Karl Maughan, one of New Zealand¿s most-loved contemporary artists.

    For more than three decades, Karl Maughan has created intricately painted gardenscapes, developing his own visual language to explore the forms of nature and the nature of form.

    Born in 1964 in Wellington, Maughan studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts before moving to London in 1994. His works can be found in the local collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhet? and the Wallace Arts Trust, while internationally he has been collected by major arts organisations including the Saatchi Collection and the Arts Council Collection, London. He now lives back in Wellington.

    Maughan¿s paintings present idyllic yet unsettling enclosed spaces, characterised by their claustrophobic and colourful atmosphere. Ever faithful to his garden subject, Maughan continues to captivate his audiences with contemporary interpretations of an age-old subject.

    This first book on one of New Zealand¿s leading living artists features more than 150 beautifully reproduced images of Maughan¿s work, while writers and artists from New Zealand and the United Kingdom explore the deeper meanings of Karl Maughan¿s painted gardens."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Knitting Gifts for Baby
    Knitting Gifts for Baby
    ISBN: 9781869538101
    Title: Knitting Gifts for Baby
    Author: CLARK MEL

    What better way to celebrate a new arrival, or a first or second birthday for that matter, than with a special gift made just for baby. You are sure to find something gorgeous to inspire you in this beautifully photographed book.Includes 26 patterns, with something for beginners and more experiences knitters. Mel uses natural fibres, with deliciously soft organic cottons and warm, cuddly wools. And there is a handy yarn conversion guide so you can substitute yarns with confidence. A glossary of techniques and abbreviations will guide you through any questions. The luscious photographs will have you itching to cast on!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Landmarks
    ISBN: 9780143774228
    Title: Landmarks

    A handsome, landmark book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights.

    The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was first brought together in the hugely successful Timeless Land in 1995. Its pages showed their shared, deep connection to Central Otago, to its vast skies, its wide plains punctuated by jagged ranges, its unique colours and its dwarfing effect on the people who pass through it. Twenty-five years later, this lavish new volume from these three long-time friends showcases a rich selection of their subsequent work, including recently written, previously unpublished pieces. Through their own marks about the land and its people, be it in ink or paint, they offer a love song to the South Island, in particular Central Otago.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Laughter & Magic Shoes
    Laughter & Magic Shoes
    ISBN: 9780473432652
    Title: Laughter & Magic Shoes
    Author: BORKA EVA

    A recent gold medal winner in the international "Living Now" Awards, "Laughter and Magic Shoes" is Eva's second book of her paintings and poems.
    The human quest to find truth and meaning within the self and life is a key theme in Eva's work and reflects both her deep interest in the spiritual and in life's journey in all its aspects. She also draws inspiration from the richness of her Hungarian heritage and from the beauty of her adopted country.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
  • Len Lye: a Biography
    Len Lye: a Biography
    ISBN: 9781869402471
    Title: Len Lye: a Biography

    The life of an extraordinary New Zealander told for the first time. A charismatic personality Lye was a major New Zealand artist and a leading figure in international modernism who lived in London and New York but always retained a South Pacific energy and informality. There is a growing interest in his work and it is well illustrated in this book.
    "Len Lye: A Biography" tells for the first time the story of a unique, charismatic artist who was an innovator in many areas- film, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1901, Len Lye gained an international reputation in the arts and had friendships with many famous people- including Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, Gertrude Stein, John Grierson, Norman McLaren, Oskar Fischinger, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Laura Riding, Stan Brakhage, and the artists of the New York School. A colorful bohemian, Lye lived in London from 1926 to 1944 (where he made highly original hand-painted films for John Grierson's GPO Film Unit), then moved to New York for the last 36 years of his life. Describing Len Lye as a "trailblazer" and a "one-man modern art movement" in "Sight & Sound," Ian Francis also celebrated this superb biography as "the definitive piece of Lye scholarship."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Life of Extremes: The Life & Times of a Polar Filmmaker
    Life of Extremes: The Life & Times of a Polar Filmmaker
    ISBN: 9781775594321
    Title: Life of Extremes: The Life & Times of a Polar Filmmaker
    Author: QUINN MAX

    Max Quinn's filmmaking career has taken him to the ends of the earth; from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his travel and work in these remote locations. It focuses on Max's polar filmmaking experiences, which started in 1991 when he spent 11 months filming the wildlife of Antarctica. The illuminating text and stunning images illustrate 20 years of subsequent adventures in polar climates.

    The stories in this book capture experiences that can only be had in the most extreme places on earth. Whether it be travelling 80 kilometres over crevassed ice to a lonely colony of Emperor penguins who have evolved to live and breed in temperatures as low as -50 degrees, or figuring out how to keep bodies and cameras warm in the coldest places on earth, Max Quinn has a story to tell about it. The historical background given to the tales will enthral any natural history buff, while filmmaking enthusiasts will wonder at the methods behind capturing life on the edge.

    Become inspired to leave the tourist trail behind with this unique book about what life is like behind the camera, beyond public transport and even human inhabitation. Learn about dog sled racing, the last great ice age, penguin colonies, and everything else that happens in the immensely beautiful landscapes where the temperature is permanently below freezing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Little Book of Houses
    Little Book of Houses
    ISBN: 9781877375606
    Title: Little Book of Houses

    A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in New Zealand and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Little Book of Otautahi
    Little Book of Otautahi
    ISBN: 9781877375620
    Title: Little Book of Otautahi

    A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in New Zealand and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Little Book of Portraits
    Little Book of Portraits
    ISBN: 9781877375590
    Title: Little Book of Portraits

    A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in New Zealand and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Little Book of Sunlight
    Little Book of Sunlight
    ISBN: 9781877375613
    Title: Little Book of Sunlight

    A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Living Big in a Tiny House
    Living Big in a Tiny House
    ISBN: 9780947503901
    Title: Living Big in a Tiny House

    Many of us dream of having a life free from rent, mortgages and utility bills and for some this dream is being achieved by living in a tiny house. Small, compact buildings offer an appealing way to live more sustainably, providing smart, energy-efficient housing at low cost; a route to escaping the financial shackles of long-term debt. Living Big in a Tiny House celebrates the diversity of tiny houses, and explores many of the innovative living solutions that tiny house-builders have developed in response to the challenges of smaller spaces. The author, Bryce Langston, has a significant international following through his YouTube channel, and devotes himself full-time to meeting tiny-house owners and discovering their stories. This book provides a fascinating look into the rapidly growing tiny-house movement, details the author¿s own tiny-house journey and showcases 40 innovative small-space dwellings from across the US, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. It is a must-have for anyone interested in living well with less, as well as an invaluable source of ideas for builders, designers, and aspiring tiny-house owners.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Llew Summers: Body & Soul
    Llew Summers: Body & Soul
    ISBN: 9781988503141
    Title: Llew Summers: Body & Soul
    Author: NEWTON JOHN

    Llew Summers (1947-2019) was a rarity in the art world - a figurative artist in a scene dominated by abstract practices. Llew Summers: Body and Soul depicts the work and life of one of New Zealand's most recognisable sculptors, a man of great warmth and astonishing vitality, whose works are daring, sensual and provocative.John Newton takes us from Summers' beginnings as a self-taught artist, through his relationships and family life, to his success as a highly visible sculptor with works found in public spaces throughout New Zealand.We follow Summers' progression as an artist, a true independent, working outside the hierarchies of the art world. His early monumental works in concrete made him a public fixture, with themes of nurture and nature, sexuality and solidity seen in his idealised female forms. As he discovered carving in wood and marble, the work became more subtle and increasingly dynamic. From the early 2000s, following his first trip to Europe, religious imagery entered Summers' work in ways that extended both his visual and thematic range, and introduced a more overtly spiritual element. His later career features depictions of Christ, angelic winged figures and large, ambitious works in bronze.Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, including newly commissioned images of Summers' works, Llew Summers: Body and Soul is a joyful record of a life in sculpture and a testimony to the value of public art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Making Of Does Ava Dream
    Making Of Does Ava Dream
    ISBN: 9780994128560
    Title: Making Of Does Ava Dream

    The Making of ‘Does Ava Dream?' is the story behind the creation of Sheehan’s one and only edition metal book, ‘Does Ava Dream?’ - about how an artificially intelligent species could develop dreaming, and with striking visualisations of what those dreams might look like.
    Post- production of his unique metal book, he investigates - in this multi-faceted paper book - the ever-closing gap between science fiction and science fact, focussing on the contentious subject of Artificial Intelligence.
    Sheehan postulates that a near future Artificial General Intelligence - artificial neural network or synthetic blue brain equipped - might develop the ability to dream.
    Using high resolution pattern images, combined with artificial neural network photography plug-ins, Sheehan has generated 34 multi-layered images, to illustrate how these dream fragments might look on output.

    He ends his dream theorising with a futuristic an-depth interview with Avery, the world’s first conscious AGI (Artificial General Intelligence). Avery’s insights, although imaginary, are a sentient forecast of what may lie ahead for we humans.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $160.00
  • Maori Art
    Maori Art
    ISBN: 9781869538675
    Title: Maori Art

    Up until now books on Maori art have described the work as either traditional (carving, weaving, painting) or contemporary, work produced post-1950s. This book presents a unique focus on Maori art by exploring the connection between the traditional and contemporary, and the place of Maori art within an international context. Maori Art provides a framework for looking at Maori art in a new way and fills a gap in Maori art history - while there are myriad surveys of Maori art there is currently very little critical writing on Maori art and artists. The book is extensively illustrated with over 400 art works, landscapes and meeting houses, many never published before, including 100 specially commissioned photographs from renowned New Zealand photographers Mark Adams and Haruhiko Sameshima.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Marks of Identity: NZ Logos 1960 - 1980
    Marks of Identity: NZ Logos 1960 - 1980
    ISBN: 9780473544270
    Title: Marks of Identity: NZ Logos 1960 - 1980

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • McCahon Country: Colin McCahon
    McCahon Country: Colin McCahon
    ISBN: 9780143773931
    Title: McCahon Country: Colin McCahon
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    'My painting tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am pointing in.'
    Colin McCahon

    McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in twentieth century art whose ground-breaking work over four decades changed the way we see this country, while engaging intensely with questions of faith, mortality, belonging and the power of art.

    In this landmark new book, published in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki on the 100th anniversary of McCahon's birth, celebrated writer and curator Justin Paton takes readers on a journey through the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, as the artist loved and painted it.

    From Otago to Canterbury, Takaka to Taranaki, Muriwai to Northland and many more places in between, Paton brings his curator's eye to a selection of nearly 200 of McCahon's paintings and drawings, including iconic and beloved works and others never before published, presented in fifteen themed sections offering fresh perspectives on McCahon's abiding concerns.

    In elegant, responsive and deeply compelling prose, the author traces McCahon's travels through New Zealand, charts his remarkable development as a painter and thinker, explores his deepening engagement with Maori culture and environmental issues, and reveals his vision of the land as a source of light, peace and spiritual sustenance.

    A book to introduce new viewers to McCahon's vision and to enlarge the view for those who know the work well, McCahon Country illuminates the beauty, spiritual urgency and enduring power of McCahon's artworks.

    Above all, it shows the reader how McCahon's paintings get us looking at the world we live in with new eyes.

    'McCahon is not only New Zealand's most significant or important artist. He is our most soulful artist, our most searching. He asks the most of art and the world it renders. One hundred years since his birth, he still wants to know what we should believe in and where we belong.'
    Justin Paton

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Me According to the History of Art
    Me According to the History of Art
    ISBN: 9780995135413
    Title: Me According to the History of Art

    A FAST-PACED ROMP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WESTERNPAINTING WITH ONE OF NEW ZEALAND'S BEST-KNOWN PAINTERS Throughout his long career, New Zealand painter Dick Frizzell has often gone way out on a limb to see where it would take him. From his early Pop art influenced approach to his experiments with landscape and the contested area ofappropriation, he's always been brave. Now, he takes on the history of art, starting right back at cave art to discover the key threads of Western art that sit in his DNA as a painter in the 21st century. The approach is essential Frizzell: bring everyone along for the ride.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Melvin Day: Artist
    Melvin Day: Artist
    ISBN: 9781776562923
    Title: Melvin Day: Artist

    There were many Melvin Days, but the term ‘Artist’ encompasses all of them. During a career spanning seven decades, he produced some of the most intellectually astute, yet often visceral, paintings in New Zealand art history. Born in Hamilton in 1923, Day was a radical—but also a great believer in tradition. In recent years, his early Cubist-inclined paintings have reinstated him—alongside John Weeks, Charles Tole and Louise Henderson—as a key figure in mid-20th century New Zealand art. In London during the 1960s, he was a vital and talented figure in an ex-patriate scene which also included Ralph Hotere, Ted Bullmore, Don Peebles and John Drawbridge. By later that decade he had become the most highly-qualified art historian in New Zealand and had returned home to spend a turbulent, but creatively rich, decade as director of the National Art Gallery.

    It was a past he never put behind him. From the late 1970s until his death in 2016, his investigations into still life, landscape and art history continued with undiminished fervour. Melvin Day—Artist is one of the great hitherto-untold stories of New Zealand art and its history. With essays by five writers who knew and understood Day—Vincent O’Sullivan, Tony Mackle, Gregory O’Brien, Mark Hutchins-Pond and Julia Waite—this book brings to light a wide-ranging yet intensely focused life’s work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Mirror Steamed Over: Love & Pop in London, 1962
    Mirror Steamed Over: Love & Pop in London, 1962
    ISBN: 9781869409104
    Title: Mirror Steamed Over: Love & Pop in London, 1962
    Author: BYRT ANTHONY

    In the early sixties at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature.

    Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple in November 1962) was an ambitious young graphic designer from New Zealand, who transformed himself into one of pop art's pioneers. At the same time, his friend and fellow student David Hockney - young, Northern and openly gay - was making his own waves in the London art world. Bates and Hockney travelled together, bleached their hair together, and, despite being two of London's rising art stars, almost failed art school together. And in the middle of it all was the secretary of the Royal College's Painting School - an aspiring young novelist called Ann Quin. Quin ghost-wrote her lover Bates's dissertation and collaborated with him on a manifesto, all the while writing Berg: the experimental novel that would establish her as one of the British literary scene's most exciting new voices.

    Taking us back to London's art scene in the late fifties and early sixties, award-winning writer Anthony Byrt illuminates a key moment in cultural history and tackles big questions: Where did Pop and conceptual art come from? How did these three remarkable young outsiders change British culture? And what was the relationship between revolutions in personal and sexual identities and these major shifts in contemporary art?

    From the Royal College to Coney Island and Madison Avenue, encountering R. D. Laing and Norman Mailer, Shirley Clarke and Larry Rivers, The Mirror Steamed Over is a remarkable journey through a pivotal moment in contemporary culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Mitchell & Mitchell: A Father & Son Arts Legacy
    Mitchell & Mitchell: A Father & Son Arts Legacy
    ISBN: 9780947503871
    Title: Mitchell & Mitchell: A Father & Son Arts Legacy

    Leonard C. Mitchell and Leonard V. Mitchell ¿ father and son ¿ are two forgotten artistic heroes. Now, critically studied for the first time, their highlight reel runs long. No other family can likely claim such a diverse contribution to New Zealand art. This beautifully designed and illustrated title brings together these amazing New Zealanders and breathes life into their phenomenal artistic legacy. Leonard Cornwall Mitchell (1901¿71) has been called the father of New Zealand graphic design; a stand-out illustrator and designer. Some of Mitchell¿s posters, including his welcoming wahine for the Centennial Exhibition, are graphic masterpieces; the epitome of great design. For Mitchell¿s first son, Leonard Victor Mitchell (1925-80), art was a natural family fix. At age 31, he won the first Kelliher Art Award and painted one of New Zealand¿s most ambitious murals (Human Endeavour, installed in Lower Hutt¿s War Memorial Library). But within four years, despite another Kelliher win and multiple big-name portrait commissions, Mitchell moved to Europe, pushed out by Modernism never to return again. Only now, through privileged access to his own repatriated collection, can Mitchell¿s art be fully understood. This incredible body of work has been carefully crafted by the author Peter Alsop and designer Anna Reed (Leonard V. Mitchell¿s grand-daughter), and is a fantastic edition to the kernels of New Zealand¿s art history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Nicolas Dillon: Drawn to the Wild
    Nicolas Dillon: Drawn to the Wild
    ISBN: 9781988550169
    Title: Nicolas Dillon: Drawn to the Wild

    Nicolas Dillon is one of New Zealand’s leading wildlife artists, who has built a reputation over the last 30 years for his masterful portraits of our wildlife, in particular birds. His evocative, moody paintings are deeply considered observations of nature and the environment.

    At the heart of his practice is drawing in the field. Using a high-powered spotting scope, he works quickly to capture the living character of the birds he is observing. This book beautifully illustrates his working process by combining many of the drawings and watercolour sketches done directly from life, with finished paintings completed in his studio.

    Nicolas Dillon is motivated by a deep yearning to connect with something beyond what he sees. ‘It’s about an intimacy or a closeness, a feeling for nature that I am trying to put across in the paintings.’

    With drawings, sketches and paintings of most of our bird species, as well as text from the author to capture something of his experience of painting the featured birds, this book is a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to New Zealand’s birdlife.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Observations of a Rural Nurse
    Observations of a Rural Nurse
    ISBN: 9780995122970
    Title: Observations of a Rural Nurse

    A unique photographic portrait of the King Country. Sara McIntyre, the daughter of the artist Peter McIntyre, was nine years old when her family first came to Kākahi, in the King Country, in 1960. The family has been linked to Kākahi ever since. On the family car trips of her childhood, McIntyre got used to her fathers frequent stops for subject matter for painting. Fifty years on, when she moved to Kākahi to work as a district nurse, she began to do the same on her rounds, as a photographer. This book brings together her remarkable photographic exploration her observations of Kākahi and the sparsely populated surrounding King Country towns of Manunui, Ōhura, Ōngarue, Piriaka, Ōwhango and Taumarunui.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Oceania
    ISBN: 9781910350492
    Title: Oceania

    250 years after Cook's voyage to the South Pacific, the dazzling and diverse art of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary. From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and expressively sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences. AUTHORS: Peter Brunt is Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. Nicholas Thomas is Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge. Noelle Kahanu is Assistant Specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programmes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Emmanuel Kasarhérou is Curator at the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris. Sean Mallon is Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Michael Mel is a performance artist and Associate Professor in Indigenous Art and Education at the University of Goroka. Dame Anne Salmond is Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland. SELLING POINTS: Accompanies the first major survey of art from Oceania ever to be shown in the UK Leading experts from European and Oceanic institutions present a fascinating review of Oceanic art, with images of many works that have never been published before Accompanies exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (29 September - 10 December 2018) and the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris (February - May 2019) Marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first voyage to the South Pacific 300 colour images

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
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