• 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 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
  • 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
  • Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Big Ideas for Small Houses
    ISBN: 9780143773245
    Title: Big Ideas for Small Houses

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brent Harris Towards the Swamp
    Brent Harris Towards the Swamp
    ISBN: 9781877375576
    Title: Brent Harris Towards the Swamp

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • 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: Hardback
    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
  • Cartoon War the Cartoons of the Nz Freelance & Nz Observer as Historical Sources August 1914-november 1918
    Cartoon War the Cartoons of the Nz Freelance & Nz Observer as Historical Sources August 1914-november 1918
    ISBN: 9780958232067
    Title: Cartoon War the Cartoons of the Nz Freelance & Nz Observer as Historical Sources August 1914-november 1918

    Cartoons were an important medium of communication in New Zealand during the first world war. In pictorial weeklies like Wellington's New Zealand Free Lance and Auckland's New Zealand Observer, cartoons provided commentary on the events of the war and expressed the attitudes and concerns of particular segments of society. This monograph, A Cartoon War, is about the role editorial cartoons played in New Zealand during that war. The monograph was compiled by Sarah Murray, currently curator of Canterbury social history at Canterbury Museum, and was adapted from her MA thesis. This work is the first in a series by the NZ Cartoon Archive at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.

    Format: Spiral
    Price: $35.00
  • Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    ISBN: 9780473426477
    Title: Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Certain Words Drawn
    Certain Words Drawn
    ISBN: 9781869621490
    Title: Certain Words Drawn

    John Reynolds is one of New Zealand's most significant and most admired contemporary artists. Certain Words Drawn brings together examples of his recent work and practice.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire
    Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire
    ISBN: 9780473342753
    Title: Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire

    Chester Nealie : Etched in Fire is a survey of the work of New Zealand-born. Australian-based potter. Chester Nealie, who has been making pots for six decades (1964-2014) and plays an active part in international ceramics.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Christchurch Heritage Houses II
    Christchurch Heritage Houses II
    ISBN: 9781877303609
    Title: Christchurch Heritage Houses II
    Author: WELLS RODNEY

    This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been preserved following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 This is the second book of Christchurch Heritage Houses, personally selected by artist and author Rodney Wells, showcasing the domestic architecture that is still a rich part of Christchurch's heritage.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A Dream Renewed
    Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A Dream Renewed
    ISBN: 9781988503103
    Title: Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A Dream Renewed
    Author: LOCHHEAD IAN (ED.)

    The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through seismic strengthening, restoration and repair. With contributions from those who shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall’s Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christchurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance. It will appeal to a diverse range of readers, from architects and acousticians, to musicians and those who seek a better understanding of what makes it such an outstanding performance venue, as well as to citizens who take pride in their town hall. Opened in 1972, the Christchurch Town Hall was acclaimed for its architectural excellence and established the national reputation of its designers, Warren & Mahoney. Harold Marshall’s acoustic design brought international recognition and helped to transform the way concert halls were designed around the world. Serving as the city’s leading concert venue for almost forty years, the Christchurch Town Hall has been acclaimed by performers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa and Carlos Santana. Yet it was always more than just a performance venue, becoming the focus for many of the city’s civic, social, cultural and educational rituals. In 2019 the renewed town hall became, once more, Christchurch’s ‘public living room’.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Christchurch: the Transitional City
    Christchurch: the Transitional City
    ISBN: 9780473250188
    Title: Christchurch: the Transitional City

    This book is a collection of 153 temporary and transitional projects that have occurred in Christchurch since September 2010. It illustrates a city dealing with the tragic loss of people, the massive changes to its urban fabric that is losing 80% of its central city buildings and over 4000 residential houses, and the hopes, frustrations, and dreams that all this entails. The book profiles many types of projects including: acts of protest, improvised community constructions, artworks both legal and improvised, bars, cafes, temporary stadiums and shopping centres, and much much more. It is the first book to compile these important projects, and is an historically important document. It is also something of a how-to manual that will contribute to the intelligent and creative rediscovery of Christchurch City.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Christmas at Home
    Christmas at Home
    ISBN: 9781869538651
    Title: Christmas at Home

    Create a beautiful home for the holiday season with Sandra Kaminski and Christmas at Home. Whatever your budget, or if time is lacking, even just a small gesture can turn a simple celebration into a memorable occasion. Sandra shows how inspiration may be hiding in the back of your cupboards ¿ turn old or discarded items into wonderful heart-felt gifts or use them to make a table look magical for the night. With over 600 photographs, Sandra covers preparations for Christmas including choosing and arranging flowers and foliage, and ideas for Christmas trees and candles. There are suggestions for homemade gifts, Christmas stockings and bags, gift wrapping and labels, as well as papercraft and Advent calendars. Create a wonderful table with innovative place settings, napkins, glasses, and an eye-catching centrepiece. All of this is based around sumptuous themes to get your creative juices flowing ¿ woodland, snowy white, golden pear, regal purple, a French Noel, pretty pastels, a citrus Christmas, perfect pink, a `recycled¿ Christmas, children¿s celebrations, a romantic Christmas. All labels, tags, wrappers and giftwrap in the photos are downloadable from Sandra¿s website www.sandrakaminski.com.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Chroma Vol 1.
    Chroma Vol 1.
    ISBN: 9780473246051
    Title: Chroma Vol 1.
    Author: XIA ALLAN (ED)

    Chroma Vol.1 collects artwork from Chromacon 2013 exhibitors and other guest artists from around New Zealand. Featuring the best in kiwi illustration, comics, concept art/ design and other fields of visual storytelling.

    Chromacon is an Annual Independent Illustration and Comics Arts Festival held in Auckland, New Zealand. It is a grassroots effort to showcase original New Zealand art and promote self-published work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
  • City House Country House: NZ Houses
    City House Country House: NZ Houses
    ISBN: 9781775538516
    Title: City House Country House: NZ Houses

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku He Toi Rangi
    Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku He Toi Rangi
    ISBN: 9781927225271
    Title: Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku He Toi Rangi

    "An artist has an obligation to the art of his or her people. It's the people's art. It doesn't belong to you. It must identify Maori to Maori if it is going to remain relevant to our tribal beliefs, values and mana in today's and tomorrow's world"
    Throughout a career spanning more than 50 years, this observation of Sandy Adsert has been an underlying ethic reflected in Cliff Whiting's work as a teacher, an artist, and in arts administration. Born in 1936, in a whare raupo beside the Kereu river, inland from Te Kaha on the East Coast of the North Island, Cliff showed early signs of having inherited the artistic creativity inherent in his whakapapa. This talent was nurtured, encouraged, and challenged by many along his journey, in particular by Pine Taiapa of Ngati Porou and Gordon Tovey within arts education. Cliff has developed a recognisable style of contemporary Maori art, based firmly on his Te Whanau-a-Apanui tribal traditions, which can be seen in his marae building, and the public and individual art works he has completed. He has contributed his expertise and time to a large number of marae renovation projects, and was also the first Kaihautu of Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of NZ. He has received many awards in recognition of his contributions, including NZ's highest honour, the Orde of NZ (1998), and Te Tohu Tiketike a Te Waka Toi (2003).
    This new book provides insights to the thinking, the work and the development of this remarkable artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the tradition of Maori art making and meeting house decoration, forging innovative techniques and practises, exploring new materials and forms, while at the same time maintaining essential elements of tradition, ensuring the relevancy of "beliefs, values and mana in today's and tomorrow's world".
    This book has both Maori & English texts, and is supported with a large number of images of the many projects people & art works Cliff has been involved with over the many years of his career.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku He Toi Rangi Limited Edition
    Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku He Toi Rangi Limited Edition
    ISBN: 9781927225288
    Title: Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku He Toi Rangi Limited Edition

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
  • Cloth: an Inspirational Guide to Cotton, Linen...
    Cloth: an Inspirational Guide to Cotton, Linen...
    ISBN: 9780857831590
    Title: Cloth: an Inspirational Guide to Cotton, Linen...

    Organised into five sections - Cotton, wool, silk, linen and hide - 'Cloth' provides insight into their craftsmanship and history and includes striking projects that make the most of each fabric's properties, such as using antibacterial hemp to make napkins. Projects include: cotton tote bag, waxed cotton purses, Liberty print cushions, silk sari curtains, a tie-dyed silk scarf, wool oven gloves, pillow covers and a dog bed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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