• 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: 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
  • Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City. Isthmus.
    Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City. Isthmus.
    ISBN: 9780473325503
    Title: Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City. Isthmus.

    Since 1988, Isthmus has pioneered the design of culturally meaningful, enduring and inspiring environments, in that time becoming one of New Zealand's leading design studios. Well known for an ability to make a positive impact across a wide range of project types, Isthmus's works of landscape architecture, urban design and, more recently, architecture have created vibrant new communities, healthy new ecologies, and built environments that are simple in their expression yet rich in authenticity, value and culture. Over the last three decades the practice has achieved some of this country's highest design honours. Michael Barrett is a writer and editor who writes predominately about New Zealand design and its impact upon the built environment. He is a former editor of Landscape Architecture New Zealand, Interior, Prodesign and has contributed to a number of other publications.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Colin Mccahon in Australia (gordon Brown Lecture)
    Colin Mccahon in Australia (gordon Brown Lecture)
    ISBN: 97711765882X
    Title: Colin Mccahon in Australia (gordon Brown Lecture)
    Author: BUTLER REX

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Colonial Gothic to Maori Renaissance: Essays in Memory of Jonathan Mane-wheoki
    Colonial Gothic to Maori Renaissance: Essays in Memory of Jonathan Mane-wheoki
    ISBN: 9781776561094
    Title: Colonial Gothic to Maori Renaissance: Essays in Memory of Jonathan Mane-wheoki

    Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943–2014) was a much loved and respected academic and curator of broad and varied interests, who made an immense contribution to New Zealand art history over almost half a century. His scholarship was matched by a terrific generosity of spirit and personal charisma. Colonial Gothic to Maori Renaissance is a remarkable tribute to his memory from friends, colleagues and former students alike. Its contents are as varied and interesting as the man himself: Victorian church architecture and liturgy, mysticism, the New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906, the Toi Te Papa exhibition of 2006, traditional and contemporary Maori art, and the artists Thomas Benjamin Kennington, Gottfried Lindauer, Colin McCahon, Tony Fomison, Philip Clairmont and Emily Karaka are all included here. Beautifully illustrated and scholarly yet readable, this book is a powerful testament to the inspiration of a remarkable person.


    Deidre Brown
    Conal McCarthy
    Ian Lochhead
    Jenny May
    Robyn Peers
    Mark Stocker
    Katherine Lochnan
    Linda Tyler
    Peter Simpson
    Lara Strongman
    Sarah Farrar
    Roger Blackley
    Chloe Cull
    Karen Stevenson
    Huhana Smith and Penny Allan
    Caroline Turner
    Anna-Marie White
    Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    ISBN: 9780473423834
    Title: Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    Author: CAHILL ANNE

    This biography is the lively, persuasive and colourful story of a talented bisexual man who had to leave New Zealand to find a life as a painter on his own terms. Now almost 95, still resident in Paris, he is oldest survivor of his extraordinary generation of creative New Zealanders, and perhaps a missing link - the one who got away and slid under the radar for choosing to pursue a global career rather than a domestic living. Douglas MacDiarmid has achieved an international reputation as an expatriate New Zealand painter, long based in France but acutely in tune with his homeland. He defies labelling, acclaimed particularly as a superb colourist and for the diversity, technique and intellectual rigour of his paintings. His life and insights have the distinction of straddling almost a century of cultural trends and influences, in New Zealand and abroad. Just as the diversity of MacDiarmid's paintings has something for everyone, this book will appeal to a wide audience. Apart from those interested in art, New Zealanders making it abroad, motivational life stories of overcoming the odds, history and cultural change, the biography is expected to attract an enthusiastic readership among art professionals and students, collectors and entities, diplomats, and the still-marginalised gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Indeed, Douglas hopes his biography will be a positive example to encourage other conflicted people to follow their inclinations and dreams. More widely, this book is for anyone looking for inspiration to liberate their potential and dedicate their life to doing what they love. "My past is made up of so many different stages, so many different chapters packed with experience that goes from the most ecstatic to the most anguishing." - DOUGLAS MACDIARMID

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Colours of Joy: the Life of an Artist Told by Jeanne Macaskill
    Colours of Joy: the Life of an Artist Told by Jeanne Macaskill
    ISBN: 9780473324698
    Title: Colours of Joy: the Life of an Artist Told by Jeanne Macaskill

    a memoir of the life of Jeanne Macaskill, a well- known Wellington painter and art educator. She was married to Patrick Macaskill until his death in 1994, chaired the Wellington Community Arts Council, was a Vice President of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, was awarded an MNZM for services to the arts and the community.

    Her life was remarkable and interesting. She left New Zealand to train as an artist in London, and with her first husband, a talented sculptor, planned a life in London and France. That plan crashed after Neil’s untimely death, and after 17 years absence she came back to Wellington, made a mark on the cultural life of the city, worked in tertiary art education, cared for loved ones, and was a noted artist. It took unquenchable energy and determination during which her creativity never lagged.

    It was a life with its full share of sorrows and joy. She was a warm, loving woman who cared deeply about people and had a gift for friendship. She had a flair for tutoring and mentoring people who wanted to develop their artistic skills. A number of people who are now accepted artists have said that Jeanne inspired them and gave them the confidence to develop their creativity. Over the years the number of art workshops that she tutored must run into hundreds.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Coming of Age Thirty Years of Nz Film
    Coming of Age Thirty Years of Nz Film
    ISBN: 9781869790196
    Title: Coming of Age Thirty Years of Nz Film

    This book is a celebration of how far the New Zealand film industry has come in the last 30 years of making home-grown movies. This has been a time when film has leapt ahead as an industry and gained recognition from the home audience - and from international audiences too. It is illustrated throughout with posters from around the world for the films we love. Contents: Foreword by Roger Donaldson The coming of age of a national cinema The roar of the crowd The celluloid journey What makes New Zealand film distinctive? How others have seen us New Zealand cinema 30 years on New Zealand film-makers talk about the movies they love 30 iconic New Zealand films Afterword by Robert Sarkies

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Company
    ISBN: 9780986459429
    Title: Company

    The publication 'company' is an extension of the collaboration between Blaine Western, Michael Parr, Matthew Galloway and The Physics Room which includes the gallery exhibition of the same name and an offsite work titled 'neither a window, opening or wall'. The provisional exhibition 'company' was developed by the artists in a transitional moment over December 2012 and January 2013 as the gallery moved to occupy the third floor of 209 Tuam Street. The publication ‘company’ documents the spatial, performative and material transitions of this project and includes a parallel text by Henry Babbage.

    Format: Spiral
    Price: $30.00
  • Concise Dict of NZ Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors
    Concise Dict of NZ Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors
    ISBN: 9780473058029
    Title: Concise Dict of NZ Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors
    Author: MCGAHEY KATE

    The aim of the Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists: Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors is to offer reliable and accessible information about New Zealand painters, printmakers and sculptors from the 19th century to the 2000.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Cone Ten Down: Pottery Book
    Cone Ten Down: Pottery Book
    ISBN: 9781869537319
    Title: Cone Ten Down: Pottery Book

    A beautifully written and photographed tribute to New Zealand pottery and potters at the height of their craft. Over 100 photographs have been specially taken by NZ's leading art photographer Haru Sameshima and a comprehensive list of potter's marks will be invaluable to the collector.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Contemporary Nz Art 4~
    Contemporary Nz Art 4~
    ISBN: 9781869535759
    Title: Contemporary Nz Art 4~

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Contemporary Nz Art 5
    Contemporary Nz Art 5
    ISBN: 9781869537197
    Title: Contemporary Nz Art 5
    Author: CAUGHEY L

    This series offers readers a comprehensive view of New Zealand artists working at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In each book, 20 artists are represented and over 100 artworks are reproduced in full colour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Contemporary Nz Cinema from New Wave to Blockbuster
    Contemporary Nz Cinema from New Wave to Blockbuster
    ISBN: 9781845118372
    Title: Contemporary Nz Cinema from New Wave to Blockbuster

    Focusing on industrial and commercial concerns, questions of aesthetics and form, and the cultural debates surrounding nation and identity, the book surveys the full range of filmmaking in New Zealand. It displays the rich diversity of film production in the country, and in doing so highlights a number of specific contexts - Maori, documentary and short filmmaking, literary adaptations, the development of the national Film Commission and Archive, marketing and censorship, in addition to explorations into the place of bicultural relations, spirituality, masculinity and disability - that have created a cinema of global significance. Featuring critical accounts of internationally-acclaimed features like The Piano and Once Were Warriors, as well as the growth of the national infrastructure that made such films possible, Contemporary New Zealand Cinema is the most thorough study available of a vibrant filmmaking culture. The book also includes a fully comprehensive filmography detailing all New Zealand feature and television films.--BOOK JACKET.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Continuous Line: the Art of Dennis K Turner
    Continuous Line: the Art of Dennis K Turner
    ISBN: 9780987654878
    Title: Continuous Line: the Art of Dennis K Turner

    To inaugurate the second decade of his art practice in 1958, Dennis Turner “ventured into the dark interior of the continuous line”, going beyond Paul Klee’s dictum of taking a line for a walk to create a menagerie of over a hundred Horned Beasts – cows, antelope, goats and springboks. Already famous for his 1940s portraits of literary luminaries such as D’Arcy Cresswell and Maurice Duggan, Turner was commissioned by the union movement to celebrate the skilled trades of carpentry, building, transport and engineering in Auckland in a series of mural panels completed in 1948. His image of muscly labourers rallying behind the red flag of Unity represents the apotheosis of the organised labour movement in New Zealand before voluntary unionism decimated the ranks. An exploration of oceanic themes derived from Kai Tahu rock art followed, once Turner had entered the orbit of Theo Schoon and Gordon Walters. Working as a guide in the Waitomo caves in the 1950s, he rambled through the South Waikato, depicting remnant bush and pastoral plenty. Meeting a representative of the publishing house A.H. & A.W. Reed through his work as a blackwater guide, Turner was asked to produce illustrations for Arthur Manning’s startling “study in abnormal psychology”, The Bodgie. His characterisation of the type as a louche lad in sneakers with a Brylcreemed quiff and his hands in his pockets was loosely based on James Dean, and established this look as associated with troublemaking in the popular imagination. The antidote to this urban malaise was a good dose of life in the bush, as portrayed in Barry Crump’s tales of hunting, shooting and fishing. Turner drew A Good Keen Man as rough and ready, booted and bearded, with one hand on a deer’s antlers and the other on his gun. He illustrated the three subsequent books in Crump’s series, before turning to making a book of his own. It was Turner’s experience of the funeral of Princess Te Puea in 1952 that inspired his moving pictorial account published in 1963 as Tangi, where even the attendant fence posts seem to grieve in sympathy with the characters. Sheep shearing and outlines of head shapes full of landscape imagery were his preoccupations in the 1960s. These series were interrupted by a celebration of the rebellious Hone Heke flaunting his tattooed buttocks as he wields the axe in the direction of a flagpole bearing a Union Jack, some of the last works he completed before leaving for Britain in 1964. He returned as the Tylee Cottage Artist in Residence to his hometown of Whanganui in 1992, producing a series of watercolours of tiki. These loop back to his earlier pictorial concerns with indigenous art, forming a line of continuity maintained over six decades and throughout the seventy works in this exhibition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Converted Houses: Nz Architecture Recycled
    Converted Houses: Nz Architecture Recycled
    ISBN: 9780143567615
    Title: Converted Houses: Nz Architecture Recycled

    Remodelling a disused grain store, dilapidated railway station, school dental clinic or abandoned factory into a comfortable living environment requires dedication, vision and hard work - characteristics shared by the owners of these unique homes. From the unlikeliest of beginnings, character-filled spaces have emerged that imbue their owners' daily lives with a unique sense of history.Converted Houses showcases clever examples of New Zealand's early architecture being recycled for modern day living. Industrial and farming buildings, halls, chapels, community landmarks and even a cool store are among the clever conversions featured within this inspiring collection of innovative homes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Corrugations: the Art of Jeff Thomson
    Corrugations: the Art of Jeff Thomson
    ISBN: 9780473235109
    Title: Corrugations: the Art of Jeff Thomson

    Jeff Thomson has enjoyed a career as a sculptor for three decades. He is best known for his work with corrugated iron, but as this book showcases, Thomson has corrugated many different materials.

    This beautifully designed 120 page Jeff Thomson book, with works from Penelope Jackson, Robin Woodward and Jeff Thomson, is published by Tauranga Art Gallery, 2013.

    Limited print run. Now available for order at Tauranga Art Gallery at the price of $39.95 per book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Cosplay Nz
    Cosplay Nz
    ISBN: 9780473277062
    Title: Cosplay Nz

    Synopsis/description: Cosplay is a hobby that attracts attention. For better or for worse, when cosplayers descend on an event they are highly visible, and act both as a free form of advertising for the event, and as a display of performance art. Costumes may be outlandish or deceptively simple, instantly recognisable or incredibly obscure; but all represent an individual's passion for creativity and for the character they have chosen. This body of photographic work examines cosplay and its transformation into a separate art form, and its representation within the New Zealand cosplay community.

    Artist bio: Sylvie Kirkman, hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, has been cosplaying and costuming for over a decade. She has won numerous awards for her costumes, including an international title with friend and fellow cosplayer Lucy Morris. After cutting her teeth on cosplay Sylvie went on to work in costume design and construction for theatrical and film projects.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Cover Up Nz Artists & Book Design the Art of the Book Cover in Nz
    Cover Up Nz Artists & Book Design the Art of the Book Cover in Nz
    ISBN: 9781869621230
    Title: Cover Up Nz Artists & Book Design the Art of the Book Cover in Nz

    Some of New Zealand's most eminent artists have also featured in some of our most significant books, and it's an impressive roll call indeed: Len Lye, Dick Frizzell, Gordon Walters, Hotere, Para Matchitt, Milan Mrkusich, Colin McCahon, Murray Grimsdale, John Drawbridge, Pat Hanly and more.Hamish Thompson's introductory essay to this comprehensive and handsomely designed book gives an overview of the history of book design in 20th century NZ and details the changing styles of cover art.The body of the book focusses on the work of individual artists, with a two-page spread per artist, plus biographical notes and full colour illustrations. A full index and bibliography included.Sitting at the intersection of art and graphic design, this book slots right into our highly design-aware era and will appeal to the general public as well as to design students, publishers, historians and art lovers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Critic's Part: Art Writings 1971-2012
    Critic's Part: Art Writings 1971-2012
    ISBN: 9780864739322
    Title: Critic's Part: Art Writings 1971-2012

    Wystan Curnow is New Zealand's longest-serving and, arguably, most important art critic. This edited collection brings together a selection of his art writings from 1971 to 2013 to provide the first comprehensive overview of his practice. Selectively drawing on his considerable ouput, the publication features Curnow's long form essays that investigate the stakes for 'high culture' in a 'small province' like New Zealand; major essays on key artists including Len Lye, Colin McCahon, Billy Apple, Stephen Bambury, Max Gimblett, and Imants Tillers; vivid reports on the contemporary art scene; catalogue essays and short reviews that offer insightful readings of art and artists in all their material and conceptual specificity. Both a map of contemporary theory and practice and a cogent agenda for thinking through the implications and challenges of making art here, this compilation is an essential companion for anyone interested in New Zealand art as it has unfolded since 1970.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Csa the Radical the Reactionary & the Canterbury Society of the Arts 1880-1996
    Csa the Radical the Reactionary & the Canterbury Society of the Arts 1880-1996
    ISBN: 9781877257940
    Title: Csa the Radical the Reactionary & the Canterbury Society of the Arts 1880-1996

    The Canterbury Society of Arts dominated the cultural life of Canterbury for nearly a century, and played a vital role in the development of New Zealand art. Whereas art societies are often assumed to be conservative and reactionary institutions that failed to nurture the work of younger or more radical artists, this fascinating and entertaining history reveals a different story. The CSA was formed in 1880 by European settlers resolute in their vision to nurture serious New Zealand artistic talent. From the start, the institution emerged as a vital and sometimes uncompromisingly progressive arts organisation that had, over its life, a total of 2259 working members. For almost 100 years the CSA provided valued support for the arts, exhibiting the early work of generations of leading New Zealand artists, including Petrus van der Velden, Raymond McIntyre, Margaret Stoddart, Rhona Haszard, Frances Hodgkins, W. A. Sutton, Colin McCahon, Michael Smither, Neil Dawson, Andrew Drummond and Pauline Rhodes. Directors and committees came and went, numerous obstacles and controversies were encountered, yet the CSA secured Christchurch's reputation as the artistic capital of New Zealand in the middle years of the 20th century. CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1800-1996 invites readers to reconsider the history of the arts in New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • De-building
    ISBN: 9781877375248
    Title: De-building
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    The De-Building handbook accompanies Christchurch Art Gallery's De-Building exhibition (5 February - 15 May 2011), judged by Warren Feeny to be 'easily the Christchurch Art Gallery's finest group show since it opened in 2003'. (EyeContact review, 9th Feb2011) Curated by Justin Paton, with works by Billy Apple, Monica Bonvicini, Eddie Clemens, Susan Collis, Fiona Connor, Glen Hayward, Pierre Huyghe, Liz Larner. Gordon Matta-Clark, Callum Morton, Peter Robinson, Kay Rosen, Santiago Sierra and Rachel Whiteread. 'De-Building effortlessly rises above the specifics of its curatorial brief to take the gallery visitor 'behind the scenes,' instead addressing far more engaging speculation about the frailties of human behaviour and the tenuous values we assign to art. De-Building brings together an impressive line up of 14 artists from New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, France, the United States and Spain across four generations of arts practice for all the right reasons. It confidently shifts from an art historical treatise on conceptual art to a survey show of international practice to a showcase of recent acquisitions by the Christchurch Art Gallery.'

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Deeper Shade of Green: Sustainable Urban Development Building & Architecture in Nz
    Deeper Shade of Green: Sustainable Urban Development Building & Architecture in Nz
    ISBN: 9780958287838
    Title: Deeper Shade of Green: Sustainable Urban Development Building & Architecture in Nz

    It is estimated that the building sector uses roughly half of all the energy generated in this country, a very high proportion of materials and creates huge volumes of landfill wastes. This means that to make a difference we need to look at how we build, how we can reduce energy use and costs, how we future proof our buildings and minimise their carbon footprint. This book is the first comprehensive step in providing assistance for all of us to make a difference to our environment and to lead more comfortable, cost efficient and sustainable lives within the buildings we inhabit. Editor, and sustainable architect, Johann Bernhardt, has complied essay from more than 50 experts in their fields into a book that covers just about every subject you would want to know about: The Regulatory Framework Regional Development and Urban Environments Residential Building Designing Houses for the Future Building Systems and Materials Sustainable Energy Use Water and Outdoor Environment Towards Zero Waste Commercial and Public Buildings Includes a foreword by Waitakere City mayor, Bob Harvey and 20-odd case studies. The book has been produced to the highest possible standards with colour photography throughout, plans, graphs and illustrations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Design Generation: How Peter Haythornthwaite Shaped NZ’s Design-led Enterprise
    Design Generation: How Peter Haythornthwaite Shaped NZ’s Design-led Enterprise
    ISBN: 9780994130693
    Title: Design Generation: How Peter Haythornthwaite Shaped NZ’s Design-led Enterprise

    This book tells the story of one of New Zealand’s most influential industrial designers. Spanning five decades, Design Generation documents the development of Haythornthwaite’s career as a designer through his education, employment and private practices and his notable contribution to the wider field of design as an industry leader. Vivid case studies of Haythornthwaite’s work illustrate the extraordinary breadth of design projects he developed, many of which will be familiar for the reader.
    It will be launched with an exhibition in March 2018 as part of Objectspace’s Masters of Craft series, Design Generation charts the development and maturation of industrial design as a discipline in New Zealand along with the increasingly globalised forces that have influenced the way things are designed, produced and consumed in this part of the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    ISBN: 9781869403430
    Title: Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works

    Alongside the large abstract paintings for which he is so much admired, Ralph Hotere has throughout his career produced countless beautiful figurative works - drawings and paintings. In this book Kriselle Baker introduces these works and presents a rich selection of 142 images focusing especially on the gorgeous Woman series, a constant in Hotere's work from the 1960s. These are wonderfully varied, many composed of the simplest lines effortlessly suggesting warmth, intimacy and pleasure; others have flashes of colour or denser lines. Also included are a smaller group of works from Song Cycle, originally drawn for a stage performance and evoking movement and sound. The introductory essay, in which Baker explores the history of these images, their distinctive qualities and their role in relation to Hotere's better-known work, is followed by a catalogue of 112 full-page images and a list of works.--BOOK JACKET.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Dick Frizzell: the Painter
    Dick Frizzell: the Painter
    ISBN: 9781869799700
    Title: Dick Frizzell: the Painter

    Dick Frizzell has reached iconic status in NZ - we love him, he's one of our own. Dick has a great story: After going to art school he found himself in his 20s married and with a young family to support. He worked in advertising until 1974, when his artistic urges made him leave the ad agency to take up working in the vege markets in the early hours of the day so that he could pursue his art. His paintings combined the pragmatics of an adman's need for a compelling motif with the visceral pleasures of expressive modernist paintings. His first images of gaudy fish-tin labels and comic strip characters caught everyone's imaginations. Dick's talent, energy and his deadpan humour meant that his art was highly successful. Dick Frizzell: The Painter contains all of his major paintings, the story of his life in his own thoughtful and highly articulate words, and an essay by Hamish Keith on Dick's work and its place in the New Zealand art world. And this paperback edition includes his latest paintings from the Rugby World Cup and from his collaboration with poet Sam Hunt.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Did You Mean to do that Architectural Cartoons
    Did You Mean to do that Architectural Cartoons
    ISBN: 9780473205898
    Title: Did You Mean to do that Architectural Cartoons

    This long-awaited book covers twenty-five years of cartoons from New Zealand's leading architectural cartoonist - Malcolm Walker: a chronicle of styles, ambitions and happy collaborations. Follow the career development of those perennial architectural contenders, Turbo Floss and Dollop, watch the Crass Corporation shape a city, and enjoy the vicarious pleasure of dealing with Council planning consent officers. Learn the secrets of design and the truth about clients and builders. See architects at work and play and in the psychiatrist's chair. Observe the untiring quest for jobs, fame and a refill at the annual awards dinner. Discover what inspires architects, and find out what they'd like for Christmas. All this, and more, in a book for anyone who has ever wanted to ask; 'Did you mean to do that?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Doctor Grordbort Presents Victory
    Doctor Grordbort Presents Victory
    ISBN: 9781595824639
    Title: Doctor Grordbort Presents Victory

    Doctor Grordbort Presents: Victory - Scientific Adventure Violence for Young Men and Literate Women is the year's foremost journal of progressive armaments and weaponry! Behold the latest line of defense captured in action! Filled to the brim with firsthand tales of exploration and progress from the great heroes of our time, picture strips of unimaginable escapades on the frontier, never-seen-before portraits of dazzling damsels and monstrous villains, and laudable accounts of man and robot pitted against our greatest enemy (the uncivilized world), Victory is an onslaught of action-packed scientific adventure in full-spectrum color - containing facts that every boy and literate girl should know.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Drawing the Days of Blunder & Lightning: the Muldoon/lange Years Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist
    Drawing the Days of Blunder & Lightning: the Muldoon/lange Years Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist
    ISBN: 9781927242766
    Title: Drawing the Days of Blunder & Lightning: the Muldoon/lange Years Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist
    Author: LYNCH JIM

    "Jim Lynch revisits the turbulent Muldoon Lange years with the shrewd insight of a political cartoonist. From 1980 to 1986 he had his cartoons published in the Taranaki Daily News and the New Zealand Times. Here he interweaves the cartoons with the events leading up to them, and turns a critical eye on politics and politicians from the late '70s through to the early '90s."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Drawing the Waitakere Coast
    Drawing the Waitakere Coast
    ISBN: 9781869621766
    Title: Drawing the Waitakere Coast
    Author: BINNEY DON

    In 2008 the famous painter Don Binney completed a suite of 24 absolutely charming coloured pencil drawings of Auckland's West Coast, from Huia to Te Henga (Bethells). They are evocative of the coast so many New Zealanders love and they are magnificent works in themselves. They are accompanied by text that takes the reader on an imaginary journey from Huia to Te Henga, commenting on the landmarks shown in each of the drawings. They also draw on Binney's extensive contact with this coast and with the Waitakeres in general: in early adulthood he tramped and camped throughout the area, he was a founder member of the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and he has often used his art to underpin his conservation-activist work. The book is a beautiful keepsake-small and perfectly formed, as the drawings are. Deliberately inexpensive, it is accessible to all. Lovers of the west will find it completely enchanting.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Dress Circle Nz Fashion Design Since 1940
    Dress Circle Nz Fashion Design Since 1940
    ISBN: 9781869621810
    Title: Dress Circle Nz Fashion Design Since 1940

    Contrary to popular opinion, New Zealand Fashion didn't begin in the late 1990s when four designers were sent to the London catwalks and created a stir with their stylish dark garments. Its history is in fact a long and rich one, and no one tells it better than the team of Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Claire Regnault and Lucy Hammonds, all three of whom are experts in the field, and who spent over three years tracking down our overlooked and in some cases entirely forgotten fashion pioneers and heroes. The treasure-trove of fabulous frocks, coats, ballgowns and bijou pieces they bring back into the light are stunning in their creativity, giving the lie to the notion that we've always been a nation of bad dressers. The stories they tell of dedication, passion, of triumph and of disaster are part of our rich history. It's a marvellous read and a magnificent resource, long overdue.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
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