• Old New World
    Old New World
    ISBN: 9780987659712
    Title: Old New World

    Change in New Zealand society, seen in small towns throughout the North and South Islands, is the subject of Mary Macpherson's Old New World photographic book and touring exhibition.The in-depth study by Wellington-based photographer Mary Macpherson took seven years of travel around New Zealand to create. The striking colour photographs feature buildings, houses, statues and murals to tell the story of a shift from the remains of the traditional New Zealand of the 1950s and 60s to places of boom and prosperity that look very different to our remembered past.
    Introduction and interview by Gregory O’Brien.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Olivia Spencer Bower: Making Her Own Discoveries
    Olivia Spencer Bower: Making Her Own Discoveries
    ISBN: 9781927145074
    Title: Olivia Spencer Bower: Making Her Own Discoveries
    Author: KING JULIE

    "I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point in writing or painting unless you make your own discoveries." Olivia Spencer Bower wrote those words near the end of an almost six-decade career as one of New Zealand's finest and best-loved artists. Born in England, she initially came to New Zealand reluctantly but learned to call this country home and to cherish its landscape, particularly in the South Island. She was a superb watercolourist, but worked in a wide variety of media and was always keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas. Outwardly sociable, hospitable and colourful, the friend of artists from Rita Angus to Colin McCahon, she remained a private, thoughtful person. Her conviction that artists should have the freedom and opportunity to make their own discoveries led to the establishment of her art award, an ongoing legacy to subsequent generations in New Zealand. In this, the first book to consider Olivia Spencer Bower's life and work, art historian Julie King offers, through a lively and impeccably researched text and a selection of watercolours, paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations, a superb evocation of one of the most engaging and vital artists this country has produced.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Our Spaces: Contemporary NZ Interiors
    Our Spaces: Contemporary NZ Interiors
    ISBN: 9780143772507
    Title: Our Spaces: Contemporary NZ Interiors

    A sourcebook of ideas for contemporary interiors.

    Our Spaces takes you room by room through some of New Zealand's most stylish and inspiring homes - spaces that are relaxed yet refined, modest yet modern.

    Both aspirational and instructional, Our Spaces features over 400 beautiful photographs, alongside hundreds of ideas and insights pulled from each space, for yours.

    Discover not only what makes a space beautiful, but also what makes it meaningful.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Out There: Scape Public Art 1998 - 2018
    Out There: Scape Public Art 1998 - 2018
    ISBN: 9780473457082
    Title: Out There: Scape Public Art 1998 - 2018

    It has been 20 extraordinary and exciting years since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the open spaces of Otautahi Christchurch – and public arts practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. This bold initiative stepped outside the gallery and into the streets, to make contemporary art, both national and international, truly public in a fresh and invigorating way. And it did so, uniquely for this country, by involving industry and business, and the city’s various communities, in commissioning and realising arts projects and permanent works. Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998–2018 tells the story of this fruitful association and celebrates two decades of achievement since SCAPE’s first biennial, then known as Art & Industry, was held in 2000. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with the originators and supporters of SCAPE, and with many of the more than 230 artists who have been involved, well-known arts commentator Dr Warren Feeney has written a lively and appealing account. He considers both the stunning works made possible by SCAPE and the unexpected and beneficial partnerships that have developed in Christchurch, particularly after the 2010–11 earthquakes. Fascinating, richly illustrated and superbly designed, Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998–2018 is a beautiful and significant book. No one interested in the visual arts will want to be without it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting
    Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting
    ISBN: 9781869402785
    Title: Painted Histories: Early Maori Figurative Painting
    Author: NEICH ROGER

    Neich’s highly successful Painted Histories is now reprinted in paperback. It explores the flowering of figurative painting in Maori meetinghouse decoration in the nineteenth century. Not practiced traditionally, figurative painting was a response to missionary criticism of Maori church decoration. Decoration of the meetinghouse was transformed in striking, beautiful ways to display new tribal histories based on Ringatu teaching and the experience of land alienation. It was later superseded by a government-sponsored return to orthodox art forms. Neich analyses the theory and practice of this art and describes more than 80 meeting houses, including many now disappeared. Richly illustrated.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Painted Journey
    Painted Journey
    ISBN: 9781869664893
    Title: Painted Journey
    Author: YOUNG GRAHAM

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Parentheses
    ISBN: 9780473557218
    Title: Parentheses
    Author: WICKES FLEUR

    During Level 4 lockdown in NZ, I made a drawing every day. Wrote corresponding text. Posted both on social media every night. I did it as a way of grounding myself through the uncertainty of the days.
    After the lockdown was over and done, I decied to make those 34 drawings/texts into an artist book. Here it is, this raw inperfect very personal artist's response to the days all of us shared. A book of word and image which is really an artwork, a memento of the extraordinary year that 2020 has been.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $145.00
  • Paul Dibble X
    Paul Dibble X
    ISBN: 9781988538556
    Title: Paul Dibble X
    Author: DIBBLE PAUL

    Paul Dibble has traversed many subjects in his sculptural work – often returning to them years later, like godwits coming home to roost.

    Between 2010 and 2020, human figures and native New Zealand flora and fauna have been among Dibble’s oft-revisited subjects, his work refining these figures to their simplest forms. Yet, while the forms may be simplified, the implied sense of movement, the anticipation of action and captured emotion are paramount.

    Dibble is one of a select number of sculptors who cast their own bronze work, often in larger-than-life scale, creating a powerful effect. Prolific in his output and ambitious in his scope and vision, it is easy to see why Paul Dibble remains one of New Zealand’s most original and respected sculptors.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Paul Dibble X: A Decade of Sculpture 2010-2020
    Paul Dibble X: A Decade of Sculpture 2010-2020
    ISBN: 9781988538419
    Title: Paul Dibble X: A Decade of Sculpture 2010-2020
    Author: DIBBLE FRAN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Peter Peryer Photographer
    Peter Peryer Photographer
    ISBN: 9781869404178
    Title: Peter Peryer Photographer

    Delving into the life of one of New Zealand's foremost modern photographers, this compelling biography brings together Peter Peryer's finest images. Spanning a career of more than 30 years, this collection also portrays Peryer as one of his country's most innovative photographers, constantly refining his practice and embracing techniques such as digital photography. With a diverse selection of both black and white and color images, this enthralling compendium also includes an engaging introduction by the author and an illustrated autobiographical essay by Peryer himself, discussing aspects of his life from infancy to the beginning of his career.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build NZ
    Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build NZ
    ISBN: 9780995133839
    Title: Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build NZ

    For many decades the Railways Department's design studios, Railways Studio, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appear on railway-station hoardings and billboards throughout the land, and it developed some of New Zealand's most iconic graphic images. This big, beautiful book brings this treasure trove of design together for the first time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Reading Room: Journal of Art & Culture Issue 5 2012
    Reading Room: Journal of Art & Culture Issue 5 2012
    ISBN: 9781254899909
    Title: Reading Room: Journal of Art & Culture Issue 5 2012

    Although pervasive and multifarious, the role reading plays in creative, curatorial and critical practice is commonly taken for granted.

    The Space of Reading responds to questions like: What are we reading and why? How do we read? And how do we know what to read? What makes for a great reading experience and what makes a great reader? What are the relations between reading and viewing?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Refocusing Ethnographic Museums Through Oceanic Lenses
    Refocusing Ethnographic Museums Through Oceanic Lenses
    ISBN: 9781988592398
    Title: Refocusing Ethnographic Museums Through Oceanic Lenses

    Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses offers a collaborative ethnographic investigation of Indigenous museum practices in three Pacific museums located at the corners of the so-called Polynesian triangle: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Hawai'i; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Museo Antropol gico Padre Sebasti n Englert, Rapa Nui. Since their inception, ethnographic museums have influenced academic and public imaginations of other cultural-geographic regions, and the often resulting Euro-Americentric projection of anthropological imaginations has come under intense pressure, as seen in recent debates and conflicts around the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, Germany. At the same time, (post)colonial renegotiations in former European and American colonies have initiated dramatic changes to anthropological approaches through Indigenous museum practices. This book shapes a dialogue between Euro-Americentric myopia and Oceanic perspectives by offering historically informed, ethnographic insights into Indigenous museum practices grounded in Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, and cosmologies. In doing so, it employs Oceanic lenses that help to reframe Pacific collections in, and the production of public understandings through, ethnographic museums in Europe and the Americas.

    By offering insights into Indigenous museologies across Oceania, the coauthors seek to recalibrate ethnographic museums, collections, and practices through Indigenous Oceanic approaches and perspectives. This, in turn, should assist any museum scholar and professional in rethinking and redoing their respective institutional settings, intellectual frameworks, and museum processes when dealing with Oceanic affairs; and, more broadly, in doing the "epistemic work" needed to confront "coloniality," not only as a political problem or ethical obligation, but "as an epistemology, as a politics of knowledge." A noteworthy feature is the book's layered coauthorship and multi-vocality, drawing on a collaborative approach that has put the (widespread) philosophical commitment to dialogical inquiry into (seldom) practice by systematically co-constituting ethnographic knowledge. Further, the book shapes an "ethnographic kaleidoscope," proposing the metaphor of the kaleidoscope as a way of encouraging fluid ethnographic engagements to avoid the impulse to solidify and enclose differences, and remain open to changing ethnographic meanings, positions, performances, and relationships. The coauthors collaboratively mobilize Oceanic eyes, bodies, and sovereignties, thus enacting an ethnographic kaleidoscopic process and effect aimed at refocusing ethnographic museums through Oceanic lenses.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Repurposed: NZ Homes Using Upcycled Materials & Spaces
    Repurposed: NZ Homes Using Upcycled Materials & Spaces
    ISBN: 9780143771746
    Title: Repurposed: NZ Homes Using Upcycled Materials & Spaces

    An on-trend home design book, featuring an inspiring array of homes that have made good use of recycled and upcycled materials, structures, spaces and furnishings. Included in the mix are industrial and farm buildings that have been converted for living and furnished appropriately with vintage and repurposed industrial fittings.

    The book features 20 homes located throughout the country that feature a variety of clever solutions and design styles. There is everything from repurposed container homes to army barracks, farm utility buildings, churches and urban spaces finished with upcycled and repurposed furnishings.

    The homes are in Lyttelton, Auckland, Wellington, Mahurangi, Cambridge, Cromwell, Christchurch, Queenstown, Hawke's Bay, Coromandel and Rangiora.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Ripe Fruit Vol. 2 (Tony Watkins)
    Ripe Fruit Vol. 2 (Tony Watkins)
    ISBN: 9781253792755
    Title: Ripe Fruit Vol. 2 (Tony Watkins)
    Author: DEVITT SIMON

    Ripe Fruit Vol. 2, is the second book in a series of eight, celebrating an array of New Zealand artists. The subject of volume two is Tony Watkins – architect, educator, environmentalist and all-round maverick.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ's Mountain Tourism
    Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ's Mountain Tourism
    ISBN: 9780994146021
    Title: Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ's Mountain Tourism

    This lavish book explores the story behind the promotion of New Zealand's mountains through posters, advertisements, hand-coloured photos and more. It explains how the country built its reputation as an alpine playground and, alongside, how mountains became central to belonging in Aotearoa.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Seeds of Life: The Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski
    Seeds of Life: The Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski
    ISBN: 9780994130679
    Title: Seeds of Life: The Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski

    ‘Seeds of Life – the Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski’ is a new book by scientist and artist, Craig Hilton. It realises the symbiotic potential of art–science collaborations with an unrelenting intensity. Both Mahalski and Hilton are interested in the ethical and philosophical implications of using biological material (living and non-living) in art to critique what they see as outdated and ‘species-dangerous’ social norms. The ethics of collecting biological material and making art with it are also discussed. The book’s title refers to the Ancient Aztec’s belief that their gods used human bones as seeds to grow new ones and Mahalski’s firmly held opinion that bones are not symbol’s of death but beautiful and enduring reminders of life. This sixty-four page book is illustrated by photos of Mahalski’s work by many noted NZ photographers including Michael Hall, James Gilberd and Andrew Ross.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Self-portrait
    ISBN: 9781869407841
    Title: Self-portrait

    From a childhood in London orphanages to half a century in New Zealand photographing wine-makers and artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a rich life - one defined by the art of looking, seeing, capturing on film. In Self-Portrait, Marti tells her story for the first time. As unflinching and clear in prose as in her photographs, she describes growing up in a London orphanage, being Jewish, working in a Kensington photography studio, marrying a New Zealander and moving to a challenging new country. Here she spent her life photographing the ordinary and the extraordinary, protests and politicians, balloons and beaches. Seeing with a stranger's eye, Marti Friedlander describes how she captured the transformation of New Zealand life over more than fifty years. This book is a rich meditation on one women's photographic journey through the twentieth century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Shops
    ISBN: 9780908689941
    Title: Shops

    A portrait of New Zealand shops - disappearing, sad, beautiful, comic, lonesome, dirt poor, rich in spirit - by writer Steve Braunias and photographer Peter Black. In 44 colour images and an essay that combines intensely personal memoir with reflections on how the online and stripmall revolution has created ghost towns, The Shops is a tender, striking work of art by two of our most acclaimed artists.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Side Eye Annual 2020
    Side Eye Annual 2020
    ISBN: 2012011142387
    Title: Side Eye Annual 2020
    Author: MORRIS TOBY

    Format: Magazine
    Price: $20.00
  • Small House Living
    Small House Living
    ISBN: 9780143573357
    Title: Small House Living

    Smart, space-efficient houses are becoming the way of the future. Small House Living showcases an inspiring collection of homes measuring less than 90m2 from around New Zealand. Family homes, baches and apartments are included in the line-up; all of them demonstrating ingenious ways to reduce space and cut costs within a design-enriched environment.

    Small House Living is a book in tune with the current preoccupation with creating affordable housing solutions. Anyone interested in living well with less will find inspiration in the compact yet highly considered homes featured.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Strangers Arrive: Emigres & the Arts in NZ, 1930-1980
    Strangers Arrive: Emigres & the Arts in NZ, 1930-1980
    ISBN: 9781869408732
    Title: Strangers Arrive: Emigres & the Arts in NZ, 1930-1980
    Author: BELL LEONARD

    From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants – refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries – arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were an extraordinary group of artists and writers, photographers and architects whose European modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country.

    In words and pictures, Strangers Arrive tells their story. Ranging across the arts from photographer Irene Koppel to art dealer and printmaker Kees Hos, architect Imric Porsolt to writer Antigone Kefala, Leonard Bell takes us inside New Zealand’s bookstores and coffeehouses, studios and galleries to introduce us to a compelling body of artistic work. He asks key questions. How were migrants received by New Zealanders? How did displacement and settlement in New Zealand transform their work? How did the arrival of European modernists intersect with the burgeoning nationalist movement in the arts in New Zealand?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Tall: The Design & Construction of High-Rise Architecture
    Tall: The Design & Construction of High-Rise Architecture
    ISBN: 9781138350762
    Title: Tall: The Design & Construction of High-Rise Architecture
    Author: MARRIAGE GUY

    This is a guide to both the basics and the details of tall building design, delving into the rudimentary aspects of design that an architect of a tall office building must consider, as well as looking at the rationale for why and how a building must be built the way it is.

    Liberally illustrated with clear, simple black and white illustrations showing how the building structure and details can be built, this book greatly assists the reader in their understanding of the building process for a modern office tower. It breaks down the building into three main components: the structure, the core and the facade, writing about them and illustrating them in a simple-to-understand manner. By focusing on the nuts and bolts of real-life design and construction, it provides a practical guide and desk-reference to any architect or architecture student embarking on a tall building project.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
  • Tara McLeod: A Typographic Journey
    Tara McLeod: A Typographic Journey
    ISBN: 9780473422271
    Title: Tara McLeod: A Typographic Journey
    Author: VARIOUS

    Chronicling the work of Tara McLeod, New Zealand’s most revered private press printer, this book presents a selection of over 200 images of his prints, his books and his 3D work. Accompanied by essays from Riemke Ensing, Bronwyn Lloyd, Paul Thompson, Donald Kerr, Jürgen Wegner and Alan Loney. Additionally a McLeod letterpress print has been tipped-in. This book provides a context and a benchmark for letterpress printers, setting both a challenge and an incentive to emerging young artists and designers to explore the unlimited potential of this medium in their own ways and to expand the boundaries of what is possible with a new spin on old technology.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing
    Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing
    ISBN: 9780994136244
    Title: Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing

    Tatau is a beautifully designed and richly illustrated retelling of the unique and powerful history of Samoan tattooing, from 3,000 years ago to modern practices.

    The Samoan Islands are virtually unique in that tattooing has been continuously practiced with indigenous techniques: the full male tattoo, the pe'a has evolved in subtle ways in its design since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, meaningful, and powerful as it ever was.

    This cultural history is the first publication to examine Samoan tatau from its earliest beginnings. Through a chronology rich with people, encounters, and events it describes how Samoan tattooing has been shaped by local and external forces of change over many centuries. It argues that Samoan tatau has a long history of relevance both within and beyond Samoa, and a more complicated history than is currently presented in the literature.

    It is richly illustrated with historical images of nineteenth and twentieth century Samoan tattooing, contemporary tattooing, diagrams of tattoo designs and motifs, and with supplementary photographs such as posters, ephemera, film stills and artefacts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Te Papa to Berlin: The Making of Two Museums
    Te Papa to Berlin: The Making of Two Museums
    ISBN: 9781988592374
    Title: Te Papa to Berlin: The Making of Two Museums
    Author: GORBEY KEN

    Ken Gorbey is a remarkable man who for 15 years was involved with developing and realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Then in 1999 he was headhunted by W. Michael Blumenthal to salvage the Jewish Museum Berlin, which was failing and fast becoming a national embarrassment. Led by Gorbey, a young, inexperienced staff, facing impossible deadlines, rose to the challenge and the museum, housed in Daniel Libeskind's lightning-bolt design, opened to acclaim. As Blumenthal writes in the foreword: 'I can no longer remember what possessed me to seriously consider actually reaching out to this fabled Kiwi as a possible answer to my increasingly serious dilemma ...' but the notion paid off and today the JMB is one of Germany's premier cultural institutions. Te Papa to Berlin is a great story - a lively insider perspective about cultural identity and nation building, about how museums can act as healing social instruments by reconciling dark and difficult histories, and about major shifts in museum thinking and practice over time. It is also about the difference that can be made by a visionary and highly effective leader and team builder.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania
    Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania
    ISBN: 9781877375637
    Title: Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania
    Author: HALL KEN

    Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Britain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Theo Schoon: A Biography
    Theo Schoon: A Biography
    ISBN: 9780995100176
    Title: Theo Schoon: A Biography

    Émigré artist Theo Schoon was fascinating, unorthodox, controversial, pioneering and at times reckless. His life intersected with important cultural periods and places, where what it meant to be modern in New Zealand were being debated andarticulated in art, literature, music and theatre.The art he pioneered and promoted - M¿ori rock drawings, the drawings of a psychiatric patient, M¿ori moko and k¿whaiwhai, the abstract patterns ofgeothermal activity in Rotorua - were decisive for many other New Zealand artists, including Gordon Walters. And his example, as an academically trained artist with a good knowledge of modern European art and a commitment to do whatever it tookto pursue his artistic projects, was both an inspiring and a cautionary tale.Schoon's is a life less well known now than it deserves to be. This superb, highly illustrated biography by one of New Zealand's best art writers corrects that imbalance and examines Schoon's claims on the development of art and culture in Aotearoa in the twentieth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • This Is It! It's Your Life, Live It
    This Is It! It's Your Life, Live It
    ISBN: 9780473246563
    Title: This Is It! It's Your Life, Live It

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa NZ's Women's Comics
    Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa NZ's Women's Comics
    ISBN: 9780994120502
    Title: Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa NZ's Women's Comics

    Women in Aoteroa New Zealand make comics. They make slick professional comics and homemade crafty ones. some are conventionally attractive and some are beautifully ugly. Some have logical linear narratives and some are cerebral visual leaping swirls. There are big proud comics and small humble ones, widely distributed comics and one-offs, comics that are deep and meaningful and some that are light and silly. There are physical, emotional and intellectual comics, intentional and accidental comics, happy, sad, funny, angry, scary, confusing and wondrous comics.

    For some it may be a surprise to find so many comics by women, since conventional wisdom would have us believe that comics is a boys’ club. But it’s not a surprise to us. Although women’s comics haven’t been represented much in New Zealand history books, they have been found in zines and magazines, tumbles, twitter feeds, shoe boxes, art galleries, painted on old tea trays and brochures, magneted to fridges, tattooed on forearms. And now they’re also here. In this book. A whole bunch of them, up front, visible, available and MAKING HISTORY.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Tony Williams Goldsmith
    Tony Williams Goldsmith
    ISBN: 9780947503796
    Title: Tony Williams Goldsmith

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Us V Them: Tony de Lautour
    Us V Them: Tony de Lautour
    ISBN: 9781877375538
    Title: Us V Them: Tony de Lautour

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor
    Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor
    ISBN: 9780994141552
    Title: Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings
    Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings
    ISBN: 9780994130686
    Title: Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    ISBN: 9781776562114
    Title: Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    Author: REID JOHN

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Wonderland: The NZ Photographs Of White Aviation
    Wonderland: The NZ Photographs Of White Aviation
    ISBN: 9781988550152
    Title: Wonderland: The NZ Photographs Of White Aviation
    Author: ALSOP PETER

    A superb tribute to the New Zealand landscape photography of Whites Aviation. Many of New Zealand’s best hand-coloured photos were produced by Whites Aviation between the 1950s and 1970s and changed the way we saw our country. These glorious scenic vistas were a sensation, adorning offices and lounges throughout the land. Now, despite massive changes in society and photography, these images remain sought-after collectors’ items, a charming reminder of gentler, quieter times.

    The photos in this book were first presented in Peter Alsop’s book Hand-Coloured New Zealand: The Photographs of Whites Aviation, which was published in large format in 2016 by Potton & Burton, and which was an immediate hit, quickly selling out.

    Wonderland collects the best of these images in a more condensed edition, presented in the style of a New Zealand pictorial and geographically organised from Northland and Auckland, down to the deep south. The introduction tells the story of Whites Aviation, with profiles of the key personalities behind this company’s success.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • World of Art & Design
    World of Art & Design
    ISBN: 9780473510138
    Title: World of Art & Design
    Author: HALL PETER

    Peter Hall is an internationally recognised fabric designer and an award winning New Zealand artist. This is his second book.

    This is a beautifully crafted and lavishly illustrated 'coffee table' book containing 135 of Peter's most outstanding designs and paintings. the text and portfolio of his work combine the illustrate the story of his opersonal artistic conundrum of bridging the gap between the different creative worlds of a designer and a painter.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Zizz! The Life & Art of Len Lye: in His Own Words
    Zizz! The Life & Art of Len Lye: in His Own Words
    ISBN: 9781927249215
    Title: Zizz! The Life & Art of Len Lye: in His Own Words

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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