• Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    ISBN: 9781927249512
    Title: Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $64.00
  • Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    ISBN: 9781877578694
    Title: Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories

    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
  • Artist & Bon Vivant: A Memory of Bruce Henry
    Artist & Bon Vivant: A Memory of Bruce Henry
    ISBN: 9781877228667
    Title: Artist & Bon Vivant: A Memory of Bruce Henry

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art 2009 - 2011
    Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art 2009 - 2011
    ISBN: 9780473150228
    Title: Artists: 21 Practitioners in NZ Contemporary Art 2009 - 2011

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Artnews NZ - Winter 2019 (19/08/19)
    Artnews NZ - Winter 2019 (19/08/19)
    ISBN: 9415078000202
    Title: Artnews NZ - Winter 2019 (19/08/19)

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Artwork Peter Campbell
    Artwork Peter Campbell
    ISBN: 9781781250679
    Title: Artwork Peter Campbell

    Peter Campbell was the resident designer and art critic for the London Review of Books. He worked for the magazine from its first appearance in 1979 and wrote more than 300 pieces, mainly about art but also about such things as escalators, weeds, bicycles, bridges and hearts. Each fortnight from 1996 onwards, Peter created a cover illustration for the LRB, coming up with a seemingly infinite array of unpredictable images: a yacht and a starfish, a tram, two knickerbocker glories, a game of dominoes, a man walking past a lighted window at night. The immediate freshness, colour, playfulness and surprise of these covers belied their technical skill, erudition and command of detail and artistic reference. Peter Campbell designed and edited BBC books by Kenneth Clark, Jacob Bronowski and David Attenborough. He worked often with Quentin Blake and wrote the introduction to Blake's The Life of Birds. He worked, too, on several books by his fellow LRB contributor Alan Bennett. He described the LRB job as perfect for him and his 'absurd good fortune'. It allowed his talent and years of expertise to come together. Artwork is a collection of Peter's finest works over the years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Assay/essay: Artist Run in Aotearoa NZ
    Assay/essay: Artist Run in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9780473378400
    Title: Assay/essay: Artist Run in Aotearoa NZ

    "The idea was simple: a publication looking at artist-run spaces in Aotearoa New Zealand. And even in that first statement, just in the words I used, the complexity of the territory began to reveal itself."

    With contributions from founders, trustees, curators and observers of artist-runs, Assay/Essay teases out some of the rich area that comprises New Zealand's past and present artist-run activity, showcasing how invaluable artist-runs are to art in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Featuring Karl Bayly (PILOT), Emma Bugden, Lauren Gutsell (Blue Oyster Art Project Space), Robbie Fraser (FERARI), Yolunda Hickman, Keir Leslie, K. Emma Ng (Enjoy Public Art Gallery), Grace Ryder (North Projects), Daphne Simons (Canape´ Canopy), Dog Park Art Project Space and North Projects.

    Published by Gabrielle Amodeo with support from Enjoy Public Art Gallery and the Chartwell Trust

    Format: Spiral
    Price: $20.00
  • At the Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in NZ
    At the Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in NZ
    ISBN: 9780994114716
    Title: At the Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in NZ

    At the Beach: 100 years of summer fashion in New Zealand celebrates changing beach fashions and fun since the early 1900s. What we did and what we wore reveals our relationship to the coast and the changes in social attitudes to modesty and participation in leisure pursuits. From the neck to knee bathers of the Edwardian era to the skimpy bikinis of the 1970s and beyond see how and why swimwear shrank. With over 100 archival and recent photos the book shares some personal beach experiences, explores the relationship between glamour and the beach, the rise of the perfect tan and uncovers the history of our swimwear industry riding the local and global fashion wave. At the Beach goes in search of the influence of the beach on our New Zealand identity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • Atua Sacred Gods from Polynesia
    Atua Sacred Gods from Polynesia
    ISBN: 9780642334480
    Title: Atua Sacred Gods from Polynesia
    Author: GUNN MICHAEL

    The Polynesian concept of atua -- of gods, figurative objects and associated beliefs -- developed over thousands of years and spread throughout the region. The superb examples of sculpture illustrated in this volume provide an island-by-island insight into this rich and intriguing heritage.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • 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
  • Auckland Art Gallery: Toi O Tamaki: a Place for Art
    Auckland Art Gallery: Toi O Tamaki: a Place for Art
    ISBN: 9780864632883
    Title: Auckland Art Gallery: Toi O Tamaki: a Place for Art
    Author: SAINES CHRIS

    An award-winning, landmark building on the edge of a beautiful city park, the newly developed Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki opened its doors on 3 September 2011. This book celebrates the incredible success of its transormation by architects FJMT+Archimedia on the site it has occupied since 1888. Embraced by local and international audiences alike, Auckland Art Gallery now takes its place as one of the most significant public buildings in New Zealand and is a world-class example of art museum architecture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Auckland Museum Director's Choice
    Auckland Museum Director's Choice
    ISBN: 9781785511738
    Title: Auckland Museum Director's Choice

    - 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
  • Auckland: New City Spaces
    Auckland: New City Spaces
    ISBN: 9780987659538
    Title: Auckland: New City Spaces

    This is the first book ever published on new Auckland Urban Spaces; in fact I think the first in New Zealand It's 96 pages feature descriptions, plans and photographs of 16 major urban spaces in Auckland City -all which have made a positive contribution to the development of a new urban fabric for the City. Projects include; Queen Street, Aotea Square, Lorne Street, Auckland Art Gallery, Elliott & Darby Streets, St Patrick's Square, Fort Street area, Britomart Precinct, Taurarua Judges Bay, Queen's Wharf, Te Wero, Karanga Plaza, North Wharf, Jellicoe St, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter Playspace, Victoria Skatepark & Victoria park Tunnel. Practices responsible for these areas include; Boffa Miskell, Architectus, Isthmus, Reset Urban Design, Ted Smythe & Associates, Cooper/Cheshire Architects, Taylor Cullity Lethlean/Wraight + Associates and Archimedia. This is an important book which all those interested in Auckland, urban
    spaces and urban planning should include in their collection.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Bad Hair Day: a Salute to the Bearded, Brushed, Balding & Bewigged
    Bad Hair Day: a Salute to the Bearded, Brushed, Balding & Bewigged
    ISBN: 9781877375439
    Title: Bad Hair Day: a Salute to the Bearded, Brushed, Balding & Bewigged
    Author: HALL KEN

    A ‘bad hair day’ is one when your hair won’t behave itself, or when everything seems to go wrong.
    This eccentric little book of pictures investigates the changing expressions of hair, and includes historical paintings and prints, contemporary sculpture, videos,
    a wig—and Christchurch Art Gallery’s oldest treasure,
    a 2500-year-old Egyptian portrait.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Bad Taste
    Bad Taste
    ISBN: 9781905674879
    Title: Bad Taste
    Author: BARRATT JIM

    And now for something completely different... a low- budget comedy gore film from New Zealand, influenced as much by the work of Monty Python and Buster Keaton as by the splatter masters, like Sam Raimi and George A. Romero. Composed by the gifted hands of Peter Jackson and his collaborators, ""Bad Taste"" is a steady-earning cult classic that launched the career of the world's highest- paid filmmaker. This book recounts the fascinating story of the film's unconventional, homemade production and its unexpected success at the Cannes Film Festival. It concludes with an examation of the work's global cult appeal and status as a pioneering work of ""slaptstick.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Barging In: 100 Political Cartoons 2008 – 2012
    Barging In: 100 Political Cartoons 2008 – 2012
    ISBN: 9780473221409
    Title: Barging In: 100 Political Cartoons 2008 – 2012
    Author: DOYLE MARTIN

    100 political cartoons that cover the final year of PM Helen Clark’s nine-year reign, and the first four years of John Key. The cartoons appear in chronological order. Using inkmarkers, pens, pencils and unusual texturing, artist Martin Doyle boasts a naive, aggressive style that bristles with raw energy. Although the style is far from the mainstream, the focus is very much on the key issues of a watershed period of modern New Zealand history. Whimsical, irreverent, slapstick, engaged with lashings of verbal wit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Behind Closed Doors
    Behind Closed Doors
    ISBN: 9780473191443
    Title: Behind Closed Doors

    Behind Closed Doors offers a rare view into the intimate world of private art collecting in and around Wellington.

    Well known photographer Neil Pardington presents a series of exquisite images capturing the works of art as they appear in people’s homes. The book also includes text by art writer Lara Strongman and a foreword by Adam Art Gallery Director, Christina Barton. Barton, curator of the exhibition Behind Closed Doors states, “I have learnt that everyone lives with their collection differently—in a sense a person’s private collection is a reflection of them as a person. I’ve been to places where pieces are hung floor to ceiling on every available space—collecting becomes an obsession for many people.”

    Behind Closed Doors will give readers a fascinating insight into the more personal stories that weave works of art into the fabric of peoples’ lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
  • Behind the Canvas: an Insiders Guide to the Nz Art Market
    Behind the Canvas: an Insiders Guide to the Nz Art Market
    ISBN: 9781869663674
    Title: Behind the Canvas: an Insiders Guide to the Nz Art Market

    "A look at the world of collecting art with a focus on the New Zealand art market. Written by an accomplished art dealer and gallery owner"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Bernard Winton Johns: Five Decades of His Architecture
    Bernard Winton Johns: Five Decades of His Architecture
    ISBN: 9780473337711
    Title: Bernard Winton Johns: Five Decades of His Architecture

    This limited collector’s edition celebrates the architectural achievement of Bernard W Johns, an architect who influenced and changed the architectural landscape of Wellington and its region, for over half a century. It contains biographical information, photographs, plans and the stories of those who commissioned works by this well known Wellington personality. For over five decades, he was an active commentator on the developments of the region and along with his peers he helped revolutionize the manner in which we all live. In this publication we explore the houses, apartments and commercial structures that this architect
    designed during his long career.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston & Julia Brooke White (photography)
    Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston & Julia Brooke White (photography)
    ISBN: 9781869621575
    Title: Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston & Julia Brooke White (photography)

    Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston is a survey of over thirty years' work by one of New Zealand's leading contemporary jewellers. From his earliest work in the 1970s to his achievements as part of the bone stone shell movement and his most recent jeweller y using fibre and found materials, Between Tides tracks the ceaseless flow of creativity that informs Preston's jewellery.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Big Picture Dvd
    Big Picture Dvd
    ISBN: 9418212007709
    Title: Big Picture Dvd
    Author: KEITH HAMISH

    The BIG PICTURE is a series of six documentaries surveying the history of art in NZ. In plain english, Hamish Keith presents a provocative view of New Zealand's cultural history, showing how our art reflects the way we have shaped our lives. From the earliest rock drawings to the present day, we see how the people who have made this land home have created a vibrant and unique artistic heritage.
    "Art is not made for musuems - it's made to be part of people's lives" Hamish Keith

    Format: DVD
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • Bill Hammond Jingle Jangle Morning
    Bill Hammond Jingle Jangle Morning
    ISBN: 9781877375132
    Title: Bill Hammond Jingle Jangle Morning
    Author: HAMMOND BILL

    A spectacular new book on Bill Hammond, one of New Zealand's most sought-after contemporary painters. Produced to accompany the exhibition Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning at Christchurch Art Gallery, 20 July - 22 October 2007. With insightful texts by Jennifer Hay, Ron Brownson, Chris Knox and Laurence Aberhart and full page images of more than sixty of Bill Hammond's most significant works from the last three decades.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Bittersweet Philosophies
    Bittersweet Philosophies
    ISBN: 9780994104700
    Title: Bittersweet Philosophies
    Author: JART K K

    A very Sophisticated Picture Book for adults, The Bitter Sweet Philosophies is a collaboration between the artist Nick Fedaeff, and a collective of writers known as KK Jart.

    Nick Fedaeff is a Russian artist living and working in New Zealand. His art is exhibited and sold around the world.

    This particular collection of his work is an exploration of life through a child's eyes. Each painting has, Fedaeff says, "a real life behind it" and is inspired by a childhood memory. The pictures depict the universal emotions of joy, curiosity and fear, which speak to adults and children alike.

    The art of Nick Fedaeff evokes different responses from different people, depending on their view of life. It is this complexity that has sparked the KK Jart writers to respond to each picture in this fabulous book, bringing their own creativity to the experience of viewing Fedaeff's art.

    A picture is worth a thousand words - but each Fedaeff painting contains a thousand stories.
    On any page here you may find a thought that mirrors your own response. Or you may not. Some will make you laugh. Some will move you. Others may be incomprehensible or appear unrelated to the image in question. This does not make them wrong and it does not make them right - which is precisely the point. As Fedaeff says:
    "I've done my part. My pictures are very obvious. But then you have different takes on each one. The writers have their own independent vision and points of view. It has been a very unusual experience."

    Hopefully, the result of this collaboration will bring smiles of recognition. Or better still, invite your own response. Because, as we all know, there are far too many Bitter Sweet Philosophies to be contained in one book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Blutopia
    ISBN: 9780473299552
    Title: Blutopia

    A book of essays on the work of contemporary New Zealand artist John Reynolds including full reproductions of a new series Blutopia.
    Six Dead Philosophers in Search of a Live Artist, To Die Laughing, A Blue Afterthought: On Being Blue, Blue skies, Kermadec Blue, Deep blue, Blutopia, Blue death. Each copy signed by the artist with individual cover art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Bromhead
    ISBN: 9780143574200
    Title: Bromhead

    One of New Zealand's best-known cartoonists, Peter Bromhead has led a colourful life. In his satirical, illustrated memoir, Bromhead, as he is affectionately known, shares his life in words and pictures. Packed with hilarious illustrations recounting his harsh upbringing, romantic missteps, cartooning career and experiences as an older father, this is a heart-warming and wickedly funny read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 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

    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: Paperback
    Price: $95.00
  • Brown Book Maori in Screen Production
    Brown Book Maori in Screen Production
    ISBN: 9780473250669
    Title: Brown Book Maori in Screen Production

    'The Brown Book: Maori in screen production' was commissioned by Nga Aho Whakaari, the association of Maori in screen production, and written by Ella Henry and Melissa Wikaire. It was launched in 2013. The Brown Book outlines the history of the Maori screen industry, the role that Nga Aho Whakaari has played in that evolution, and an introduction to Maori society and culture, particularly for those involved in screen production (film and television) who may interact with Maori communities, or draw on Maori language and culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Built for Us the Work of Government & Colonial Architects 1860s to 1960s
    Built for Us the Work of Government & Colonial Architects 1860s to 1960s
    ISBN: 9781877276644
    Title: Built for Us the Work of Government & Colonial Architects 1860s to 1960s
    Author: MARTIN LEWIS E

    This book presents a visual survey of the surviving work of six architects employed by New Zealand's Public Works Department -- which later became the Ministry of Works -- from the 1860s to 1960s. Individual chapters are devoted to William Henry Clayton, Pierre Finch Martineau Burrows, John Campbell, John Thomas Mair, Robert Adams Patterson, and Francis Gordon Wilson. Each chapter includes a brief biographical sketch of the featured architect followed by illustrations of the public buildings, drawn by Martin. The chapters are chronologically ordered, allowing the reader to see the evolution of New Zealand architecture from colonialism to modernism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Bungalow: From Heritage to Contemporary
    Bungalow: From Heritage to Contemporary
    ISBN: 9781775535911
    Title: Bungalow: From Heritage to Contemporary

    A glorious celebration of one of New Zealand's most significant residential architectural styles.

    If you live in a house built before 1940, chances are it's a bungalow. It may be small and utilitarian, or it may be a high-flown celebration of the Arts and Crafts movement, loaded with inglenooks, stained-glass windows and wood panelling .... either way it's a housing style that's instantly familiar to New Zealanders: well built, snug, and full of character. LIke its antecedent, the villa, its style has given our older suburbs their generous atmosphere and tone.

    In this splendid book, edited by Nicole Stock, New Zealand's best architectural writers and historians document the bungalow's complex past and its varied and eminently modifiable present.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Business of Documentary Filmmaking
    Business of Documentary Filmmaking
    ISBN: 9781877361975
    Title: Business of Documentary Filmmaking

    Claudia Babirat and Lloyd Spencer Davis pool their considerable experience to provide this clearly written, practical how-to manual on running a successful business in documentary filmmaking in New Zealand. This comprehensive, no-nonsense guidebook gives step-by-step advice on how to become an independent filmmaker of the future. The Business of Documentary Filmmaking examines the role of the independent filmmaker, and explains how you get a foot in the door, form an independent production company, write budgets and business plans, access funding and market your business. T his book is brimming with helpful advice and important industry contacts as well as essential information provided by industry professionals â?? from filmmakers and broadcasters to entertainment lawyers and accountants. The fascinating case studies of practising filmmakers inspire with their originality and energy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Capturing Mountains: the Life & Art of Austen Deans
    Capturing Mountains: the Life & Art of Austen Deans
    ISBN: 9780958292382
    Title: Capturing Mountains: the Life & Art of Austen Deans

    At twelve Austen Deans knew he wanted to spend his life exploring the high country and mountain ranges of Canterbury. He became an en plein air artist and has made his living for nearly seventy-five years capturing images of mountains and natural landscapes in water colours and oils. CAPTURING MOUNTAINS is fully illustrated with examples of Austen Deans's paintings. These range from those completed while he was still a student to some recent works painted in his nineties. The book describes Austen's life as a painter and mountaineer, his place in New Zealand's history as a direct descendant of the Canterbury pioneers John and Jane Deans and his connection to the 18th century, British novelist, Jane Austen. It follows his progress as an artist in a series of letters written to his family while a prisoner of war from 1941-1945. As a P.O.W. he explored Modernist painting styles and managed to send a number of these works home. On his return to New Zealand he rejected experimental techniques and made his name in the late 1940s and 1950s as a skilled representational painter. Throughout the 1960s his exhibitions were so popular that, at times, people queued in the street to get in. He won the Kelliher Art Prize in 1962 and 1963 and was placed second in 1969 and 1970. In 1995 he was awarded an OBE for his services to art. While he has always been a devoted family man, mountain climbing remained his greatest enthusiasm. Shortly before his 80th birthday he became the oldest person to cross the 2105- metre Ball Pass on the Mount Cook Range. He was still making more gentle ascents at the age of 90. It was his love of the mountains that inspired many of his greatest paintings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Capturing the Light
    Capturing the Light
    ISBN: 9780992245719
    Title: Capturing the Light
    Author: MILLER BRIAN

    Stained glass has been admired for hundreds of years around the world - but the artistic designers and skilled craftsmen who created these works are often unknown. 'Capturing Light' opens up this world behind the scenes with a brief history of stained glass, before focusing on the work of Roy Miller who was the leading stained glass artist in New Zealand from the 1950s until 1981.

    The book is lavishly illustrated throughout. The work and lives of several artists associated with Miller's work are also featured, along with window locations.

    'In many respects the work of Miller Studios represents the peak achievement in traditional, New Zealand-executed stained glass.' - Fiona Ciaran

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Carried Away: Bags Unpacked
    Carried Away: Bags Unpacked
    ISBN: 9781988547183
    Title: Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

    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
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