• Dress Circle Nz Fashion Design Since 1940
    Dress Circle Nz Fashion Design Since 1940
    ISBN: 9781869621810
    Title: Dress Circle Nz Fashion Design Since 1940
    Author: HAMMONDS & LLOYD JENKINS & REGNAULT

    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
    $75.00
  • Dynamo Hum
    Dynamo Hum
    ISBN: 9780994130655
    Title: Dynamo Hum
    Author: WATKINS DENYS

    Foreword by Matt Blomeley
    Essays by Anna Miles and Francis McWhannell
    Conversation with Allan Smith and Denys Watkins
    Design by Index – Jonty Valentine
    DYNAMO HUM is an artist book by Denys Watkins, featuring his paintings from 2004 to 2016.
    Denys is a highly respected New Zealand contemporary artist. A long serving teacher of thirty-one years at Elam School of Fine Arts that, in 2011, he left to pursue full-time studio art practice.
    Here he turns his multifaceted interests to creating a book as art statement.
    From the introduction by Matt Blomeley:
    Dynamo Hum presents an enticing and rare glimpse into the practice of an artist whose work bridges several generations yet remains undeniably in the present . . .
    Completely resolved formally, yet liminal and mysterious, Denys Watkins’ paintings are the result of endless curiosity and intense labour . . .
    Viewed en masse, the effect is like a jukebox of carefully curated 45s, each work and title a modernist tone poem reflecting the fascinations and recalled moments of an individual with a voracious appetite for culture . . .
    Watkins has observed all manner of cultural artifacts in an artistic career now spanning five decades. Images, objects, textures, sounds and shapes, anything deemed relevant and necessary to a particular composition or series has been fair game within his visual milieu.
    The metaphor of music is especially relevant for Watkins; a keen guitarist and avid music fan. Recent years have seen him combining nature and abstraction. Reflecting his humanism and concerns for the natural world, the success of these paintings relies on carefully working out the corybantic visual stimuli residing within each composition until a fine level of balance is achieved. It is a compelling way of engaging with abstraction. Adhere labels as you please: on point, political, environmental, bricoleur, collector, craftsman . . .
    Discussing his work, Watkins says, ‘It’s a sort of tapestry of information, weaving in events and histories and all determined by the way the paint goes down, then embellished to construct formal visual activity.’


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • E Mervyn Taylor Artist Craftsman
    E Mervyn Taylor Artist Craftsman
    ISBN: 9781877338557
    Title: E Mervyn Taylor Artist Craftsman
    Author: BRYAN JAMES

    Portrays the story of New Zealand s greatest exponent of the art of wood engraving. His images have enduring power and beauty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Eagle's Complete Trees & Shrubs of Nz (2 Vol Boxed Set)
    Eagle's Complete Trees & Shrubs of Nz (2 Vol Boxed Set)
    ISBN: 9780909010089
    Title: Eagle's Complete Trees & Shrubs of Nz (2 Vol Boxed Set)
    Author: EAGLE AUDREY

    This beautiful two-volume set brings together Audrey Eagle’s botanical artworks from her best-selling 1975 and 1983 publications. It includes over 170 new paintings, bringing the total number of plants to more than 800 - all in colour and life-size. Flowers, fruits, and other features are shown in superb detail. Comprehensive notes, written in consultation with expert botanists, accompany the illustrations. They provide up-to-date information on each plant’s habitat, distribution, identification, nomenclature, and more. This set represents Audrey Eagle’s life’s work. It is an outstanding contribution to botany in New Zealand - and an essential addition to any library

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $250.00
    $250.00
  • East
    East
    ISBN: 9781877517020
    Title: East
    Author: PALMER STANLEY

    Stanley Palmer is one of New Zealand's most respected and enduring artists. Best known for his editioned prints, monoprints and paintings, he is strongly associated with locations along and off the east coast: Parengarenga Harbour, Matauri Bay, the Poor Knights Islands, Great Barrier Island, Mahurangi Peninsula. Many of his classic prints are of Auckland in the 1970s, before motorways divided the city and the old areas of Newton and Ponsonby became gentrified. More recent works focus on the easternmost parts of New Zealand--the East Cape area and the Chatham Islands. EAST is a sampling of 136 of Stanley Palmer's works ranging across four decades. From early woodcuts through Palmer's unique bamboo engravings, to his delicate monoprints and evocative paintings, this extensive collection celebrates the work of one of our most-loved and prolific artists and also our own edge of the Pacific.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Eco Home: Smart Ideas for Sustainable NZ Homes
    Eco Home: Smart Ideas for Sustainable NZ Homes
    ISBN: 9780143771531
    Title: Eco Home: Smart Ideas for Sustainable NZ Homes
    Author: WILLIAMS MELINDA

    Everything you need to know to build, renovate or just live in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

    With loads of inspirational photographs of New Zealand homes, this book is packed full of practical and accessible information.

    It presents the modern home by moving from room to room, to look at structural materials, furnishings and general life hacks to improve your personal green-star rating. As well as the living spaces (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, office, living area, utility rooms and outdoor areas) it also looks at the wider issues - why make an eco home at all? Also covered are- principles of sustainable building, choosing a property, building a team of professionals, foundations and floors, the structure and the shell.

    In a compact and colourful package, this book is both entertaining and informative. A must-have for all people with an eco-conscience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    ISBN: 9781877375552
    Title: Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    Author: VANGIONI PETER & CASSIDY JILLIAN

    Calling on the natural world around her for inspiration, Eileen Mayo’s extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of Britain’s foremost print artists in 1930s London, where she exhibited alongside the likes of Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power. Mayo left it all behind when, in 1953, she abandoned London for Sydney then Christchurch, each move generating a new body of work. This is the first substantial publication on Mayo, publishing for the first time many of her exquisite neo-romantic wood engravings, prints, designs and book illustrations that continue to enthral and delight audiences.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Elizabeth Lissaman: NZ's Pioneer Studio Potter
    Elizabeth Lissaman: NZ's Pioneer Studio Potter
    ISBN: 9780994130662
    Title: Elizabeth Lissaman: NZ's Pioneer Studio Potter
    Author: VIAL JANE & AUSTIN STEVE

    'Elizabeth Lissaman: New Zealand’s Pioneer Studio Potter' traces the life and works of New Zealand’s pioneering woman studio potter. It is fully illustrated with over 100 images, especially photographed, of Lissaman’s pottery selected from private and public collections. Illustrations also include images of her designs and historical family photographs. The biography is meticulously researched and written by Jane Vial, and Steve Austin contributes an essay placing her work in the wider international contexts of art deco and decorative modernism, as well as the history of women’s art and social standing in early 20th century New Zealand. Together, this book is a definitive biography and art history of arguably the first independent, professional studio potter in New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Elizabeth Thomson My Hi-fi, My Sci-fi
    Elizabeth Thomson My Hi-fi, My Sci-fi
    ISBN: 9780958229012
    Title: Elizabeth Thomson My Hi-fi, My Sci-fi
    Author: THOMSON ELIZABETH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Emily Jackson: a Painter's Landscape
    Emily Jackson: a Painter's Landscape
    ISBN: 9780992245399
    Title: Emily Jackson: a Painter's Landscape
    Author: NICHOLSON BRONWEN

    A memoir told in the painter's own words, selected from her private journals and letters, 'Emily Jackson: A Painter's Landscape' reveals the inner life of a passionate and driven artist as well as giving an insightful glimpse into the Auckland art scene of the 1970s '80s and '90s.
    Mentored by Colin McCahon to 'paint abstract landscapes in a very free way,' Jackson created radiant and brooding paintings, which though reminiscent of her contemporary Toss Woollaston, were stylistically very much her own.
    Jackson's paintings are characterised by a sense of not quite being in a landscape, but of having been in one. Their movement is that of drifting, in memory, through different territories. At the same time, they are an energetic embrace of the moment of their making.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Everything Is Going to be Alright
    Everything Is Going to be Alright
    ISBN: 9781877375415
    Title: Everything Is Going to be Alright
    Author: BEEHRE AARON

    Presents 400 exceptional works of art in a gorgeously designed compact and colourful little book.
    Published on the reopening of Christchurch Art Gallery, this is a great keepsake to remember an important time in Christchurch’s history—and a wonderful selection of some of the most important works of art in a major New Zealand art institution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    ISBN: 9781877375170
    Title: Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    This cleverly designed paperback book with an expanding cover accompanies Daniel Crook's fascinating video works exhibition "everywhere instantly". Crooks' works seem to carry us through space and time in multiple directions at once. At a moment when much has been said about the possibilities of video and new media art, Crooks simultaneously takes us back to cinema's origins in the time-and-motion experiments of Marey and the Lumire brothers, and propels video art forward into exciting new territory. Exhibition: 18 July - 9 November 2008

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Ewan Mcdougall: Painter
    Ewan Mcdougall: Painter
    ISBN: 9780956866455
    Title: Ewan Mcdougall: Painter
    Author: MCDOUGALL EWAN, MARKS DAVID F (ED)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $288.00
    $288.00
  • Exquisite Apart: 100 Years of Architecture in Nz
    Exquisite Apart: 100 Years of Architecture in Nz
    ISBN: 9780476013667
    Title: Exquisite Apart: 100 Years of Architecture in Nz
    Author: WALKER CHARLES ED

    Over 100 years New Zealand has grown enormously: our population, our culture and our built environment. This book surveys 100 years of how multi-cultural settlement and our built environment has modified our land.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Faction #2 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Faction #2 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    ISBN: 9780473260910
    Title: Faction #2 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Author: MAXWELL AMIE

    An astronaut awakens on a far off planet, after employing one of the most alarming forms of space travel imaginable. In one fantastical world, a princess is possessed, and in another, a strange ride into a dreamlike landscape begins. These are just some of the curious and imaginative stories that appear in Faction 2 - a high-quality collection of New Zealand's best comic artists. This beautiful paperback anthology showcases the stunning growth of the comic medium in recent years and its flowering in New Zealand. Full colour throughout, it features a collection of the previously unpublished works of ten well-known and up-and-coming artists from across the country and spans genres from fantasy to urban horror. It is a wonderful introduction to the state of comics in New Zealand and a must-have for existing comic fans. Contributing artists include Adrian Kinnaird (author of From Earth's End - The Best Of New Zealand Comics), a cover by Christian Pearce (concept artist for Weta and the blockbuster Elysium) and an introduction by Ant Sang (Dharma Punks, Bro' Town and Shaolin Burning).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Faction #3 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Faction #3 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    ISBN: 9780473287498
    Title: Faction #3 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Author: MAXWELL AMIE

    Faction is a biannual anthology of New Zealand's best comic artists.

    Faction 3 brings you a big, colourful poke to the eyeballs with stories ranging from the gut wrenching to the bizarre. Featuring Tim Gibson, Toby Morris and a raft of exuberantly creative narratives from some of New Zealand's premier artists.

    Contributing artists include Cory Mathis, Jonathan King, Katie O'Neill, Li Chen, Mat Tait and Michael Brown, Mukpuddy, Tim Gibson, Toby Morris and Tom Williamson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Faded Glamour: Nostalgia Revisited
    Faded Glamour: Nostalgia Revisited
    ISBN: 9780473250478
    Title: Faded Glamour: Nostalgia Revisited
    Author: KAIN REBECCA

    • Inspirational coffee-table book of images of historic New Zealand homes, their interior furnishings and style, informed by the author’s personal family history and her love of nostalgia.
    • Rebecca Kain founded the highly successful chain of New Zealand lifestyle accessories boutiques, Redcurrent, with her mother 14 years ago. This is her first book.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    ISBN: 9781877484230
    Title: Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Author: JENNINGS SHONA

    Fatu Feu’u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art.

    In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world.

    His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art - how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    ISBN: 9781877484131
    Title: Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Author: JENNINGS SHONA

    Fatu Feu’u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art. In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world. His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art - how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    ISBN: 9781988531083
    Title: Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Author: COOPER ANNABEL

    The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nation’s history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone, and from Pakeha adventurers
    to young Maori songwriters, filmmakers have made and remade the stories of this most troubling past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Finding Frances Hodgkins
    ISBN: 9780995102972
    Title: Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Author: KISLER MARY

    "When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated with more than 70 artworks, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins life, art and social milieu."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Finishing Touches: How To Find Grace in Your Place
    Finishing Touches: How To Find Grace in Your Place
    ISBN: 9780473364335
    Title: Finishing Touches: How To Find Grace in Your Place
    Author: ALEXANDER KATE

    Finishing Touches is the book for encouraging everyday
    kiwis to see and improve the beauty of their own home.
    This practical interior styling guide is divided into eight
    chapters. Titled: Living with old; new; children; selling;
    seasons; plants; renting. Followed by advice on How to shop
    like a stylist and Tips to keep up your sleeve.
    Finishing Touches is a practical guide to creating your
    real dream home. Stylist Kate Alexander shares her interior
    projects, offering both informative solutions and inspiration.
    This is a timeless book. It will be a go-to guide for decades
    to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    ISBN: 9781877578090
    Title: Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Author: BAKER KRISELLE ED & RANKIN ELIZABETH ED

    European explorers of the Pacific in the 18th and early 19th centuries faced a problem -- how to describe the people they met and report what they had seen and found. From Cook onwards, a serious expedition included artists and scientists in its ship's company. An ambitious journey of the 19th century was the third voyage of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, from 1837 to 1840. It was just before the invention of photography, when phrenology, the study of people's skulls, was the latest thing. D'Urville chose to take on the voyage an eminent phrenologist, Pierre-Marie Dumoutier, to preserve likenesses of people by making life casts. When the expedition returned to France, the casts were displayed, and later stored in the MusÚe de l'Homme in Paris, to be joined eventually by other casts from Dumoutier's collection, including those of the d'Urville and Dumoutier families. All were overtaken by photography and history. Fiona Pardington first learnt of the life casts in 2007, when a chance conversation initiated a four-year project. It took her from Auckland to the MusÚe de l'Homme, as she researched and photographed some of more than fifty casts of Maori, Pacific and European heads, including casts of her Ngai Tahu ancestors. This book publishes these photographs and coincides with the opening of a major travelling exhibition. The photographs are extraordinarily beautiful, evocative and spiritually powerful images. They recover likenesses and revive the life force of Dumoutier's subjects, eliciting our empathy and fascination with a world we can never really know. This is a rich and engaging book. With essays by leading scholars in Pacific history, art and photography, on subjects as diverse as phrenology and cast-making, the voyage, and the identity of the Maori casts, it will appeal to anyone interested in nineteenth-century encounters between voyagers and the peoples of the Pacific, or contemporary art and photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Fix the Art & Life of Felix Kelly
    Fix the Art & Life of Felix Kelly
    ISBN: 9780473111403
    Title: Fix the Art & Life of Felix Kelly
    Author: BASSETT DONALD

    The career of Auckland-born artist Felix Kelly, 1914-1994 ('Fix' to his friends), is a fascinating story of artistic and social transformation - one of the most unusual amongst New Zealand's expatriates. From graphic designer to Surrealist and Neo-romantic; from Lilliput cartoonist to stage designer for John Gielgud; from painter of architecture to revamper of Highgrove for the Prince of Wales, Kelly carefully nurtured his new identity. Like so many 20th-century gay men, Felix Kelly had to leave New Zealand to survive; but increasingly unrecognisable 'memories' of his home country continued to appear for over thirty years after his 1935 departure, intersecting with architectural fantasies on British and American themes. Felix Kelly was much more than the society painter he at first glance seems to have been. Donald Bassett teaches art and architectural history at the University of Auckland.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Form Next to Form Next to Form With 7' Vinyl
    Form Next to Form Next to Form With 7' Vinyl
    ISBN: 9780986462870
    Title: Form Next to Form Next to Form With 7" Vinyl
    Author: NOVA PAUL


    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Foureyes: Nz Street Style
    Foureyes: Nz Street Style
    ISBN: 9780992249373
    Title: Foureyes: Nz Street Style
    Author: BLANCO ALEX ET AL

    Four eyes is a celebration of New Zealand street style with over 600 full colour images. A must-have for any fashionista!
    “FourEyes showcases New Zealand's unique sense of style in this diverse collection of street style portraits” - Elisabeth Findlay, Zambesi “Inspirational, audacious and always polite — these boys are a real catch” – Karen Walker

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Frances Hodgkins Kapiti Treasures
    Frances Hodgkins Kapiti Treasures
    ISBN: 9780473167905
    Title: Frances Hodgkins Kapiti Treasures
    Author: BAYLY JANET

    Catalogue of an exhibition of the same name held at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, 28 February - 2 May 2010, as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    ISBN: 9781869408930
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Author: HAMMOND CATHERINE & KISLER MARY

    A vivid and revealing book published alongside a landmark exhibition focused on one of New Zealand's most internationally recognised artists, Frances Hodgkins.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: Femme Du Monde
    Frances Hodgkins: Femme Du Monde
    ISBN: 9780908910557
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: Femme Du Monde
    Author: JOHNSTON ALEXA

    FRANCES HODGKINS: FEMME DU MONDE celebrates the life and work of one of New Zealand's favourite artistic talents and brings together the wonderful body of her works held in Dunedin's public collections. The works are chronologically organised and span the 55 year period from 1890 to 1945. The book is a coffee-table style and features large colour reproductions of every work by Hodgkins in a Dunedin public collection with accompanying text written by Alexa Johnston; author of the very popular 'Ladies a Plate' and 'Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life'.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
  • Frangipani Is Dead Contemporary Pacific Art in NZ 1985-2000
    Frangipani Is Dead Contemporary Pacific Art in NZ 1985-2000
    ISBN: 9781869693251
    Title: Frangipani Is Dead Contemporary Pacific Art in NZ 1985-2000
    Author: STEVENSON KAREN

    This book offers a contextual understanding of the contemporary Pacific art movement in New Zealand. As well as examining key individual artists, the book also addresses the key issues that underlie this movement as well as the inspirations for creating this art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Freedom Song
    Freedom Song
    ISBN: 9780473410131
    Title: Freedom Song
    Author: FARRY E

    Freedom Song challenges our belief systems, examines the juxtaposition between darkness and light and shows us a way through the madness building in our world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • From Grafton to the Guggenheim: Max Gimblett
    From Grafton to the Guggenheim: Max Gimblett
    ISBN: 9780994127600
    Title: From Grafton to the Guggenheim: Max Gimblett
    Author: GIMBLETT MAX

    Max Gimblett is one of New Zealand's most treasured and noted artists. He's celebrating his 80th birthday this summer and is reminiscing about his journey From Grafton to the Guggenheim. That's the title of a new book about his life and work. The book celebrates Max's work in the mediums of painting, sculpture, ink drawings and artist's books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • From the Aether: Courtenay Place Park Light Box Exhibition
    From the Aether: Courtenay Place Park Light Box Exhibition
    ISBN: 9780473354695
    Title: From the Aether: Courtenay Place Park Light Box Exhibition
    Author: MCQUARRIE CAROLINE & NG K EMMA

    From the Aether has been published alongside the exhibition of the same title in the Wellington City Council run Courtenay Place Park light boxes, which runs from April-August 2016. Showcasing Wellington artists whose interest in amateur science has been brought together into a contemporary cabinet of curiosities, From the Aether celebrates scientific categorisation, but also questions it, suggesting that we might lose perspective if we look too close.
    A5, 22 page, offset print, perfect bound. Limited edition – 150 copies.

    Caroline McQuarrie is a Wellington-based artist and Lecturer in Photography in Whiti o Rehua School of Art at Massey University Wellington. K. Emma Ng is a Wellington-based writer and curator at Enjoy Gallery Wellington.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780143009931
    Title: Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Author: PENDERGRAST MICK

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Futuna: Life of a Building
    Futuna: Life of a Building
    ISBN: 9781776560523
    Title: Futuna: Life of a Building
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY & BEVIN NICK

    As a humane expression of architecture Futuna is perfectly adaptable to interdenominational use, and it embodies in three-dimensional form the values of the Treaty of Waitangi – perhaps the only building in our culture to do so. To experience it on a fine summer’s day, when light intensities move the building, is to sense the rhythm of our homecoming, the where and what of our turangawaewae as New Zealanders.
    —Russell Walden

    Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington's Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand's cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel's inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O’Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania.

    NICK BEVIN is a director of Wellington-based Bevin + Slessor Architects, whose contemporary buildings in urban, coastal and rural spaces across New Zealand have won numerous awards. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and Chair of the Friends of the Futuna Charitable Trust, and he currently sits on Heritage New Zealand’s Heritage List/Rarangi Korero Committee. Prior to pursuing architecture Nick worked as a chainman, farmhand, alteration tailor, childcare assistant and zookeeper.

    GREGORY O'BRIEN is the Stout Memorial Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015–16. Between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington, where his projects included exhibitions by Ralph Hotere, Rosalie Gascoigne, Laurence Aberhart and emigre architect Ernst Plischke. His most recent publications are the poetry collection Whale Years (AUP, 2015) and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (AUP, 2015). In 2012 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement (Nonfiction) and also received a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. In 2013–14, he was awarded an MNZM for services to the arts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Futuna: Life of a Building Deluxe Ed
    Futuna: Life of a Building Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9781776560912
    Title: Futuna: Life of a Building Deluxe Ed
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY & BEVIN NICK

    As a humane expression of architecture Futuna is perfectly adaptable to interdenominational use, and it embodies in three-dimensional form the values of the Treaty of Waitangi – perhaps the only building in our culture to do so. To experience it on a fine summer’s day, when light intensities move the building, is to sense the rhythm of our homecoming, the where and what of our turangawaewae as New Zealanders.
    —Russell Walden

    Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington's Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand's cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel's inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O’Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania.

    NICK BEVIN is a director of Wellington-based Bevin + Slessor Architects, whose contemporary buildings in urban, coastal and rural spaces across New Zealand have won numerous awards. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and Chair of the Friends of the Futuna Charitable Trust, and he currently sits on Heritage New Zealand’s Heritage List/Rarangi Korero Committee. Prior to pursuing architecture Nick worked as a chainman, farmhand, alteration tailor, childcare assistant and zookeeper.

    GREGORY O'BRIEN is the Stout Memorial Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015–16. Between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington, where his projects included exhibitions by Ralph Hotere, Rosalie Gascoigne, Laurence Aberhart and emigre architect Ernst Plischke. His most recent publications are the poetry collection Whale Years (AUP, 2015) and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (AUP, 2015). In 2012 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement (Nonfiction) and also received a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. In 2013–14, he was awarded an MNZM for services to the arts.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Games Masters
    Games Masters
    ISBN: 9781877385995
    Title: Games Masters
    Author: MCRAE EMMA

    Game Masters is an exhibition opening at Te Papa on 15 December 2012 and running until 28 April 2013. This catalogue gives an inside view on the art behind the world's biggest entertainment and creative industry. Videogames may well be the defining medium of the 21st century. Once exclusively an obsession of visionary technocrats, then a plaything for a mainly young, male audience, gaming has spread through arcades, personal computers, consoles and finally mobile devices, and today reaches a vast and multifaceted fan base. Game Masters explores the iconic games of the past 40 years and celebrates the phenomenal minds that brought them to life. Game Masters reveals both the artists and the artistry behind your favourite videogames. Featured designers include the creators of such legendary games as Space Invaders and Pac-Man; through to modern favourites Rock Band, SingStar and Flight Control and Real Racing. It showcases the evolution of games across four decades and the designers and developers who imagine them. It portrays the painstaking design processes behind their creation

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 978099518409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: PETERSON GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 9780995118409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: PETERSON GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    ISBN: 9781775540793
    Title: Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Author: MURPHY GEOFF

    The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure -with a healthy does of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on his wild times in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself no-budget shoots in the 1960s to bigger-than-Ben-Hur second unit epics on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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