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Aesop's Kiwi Fables

Aesop's Kiwi Fables
 

In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altogether new expression of Aesop's Fables. The stories have left their origins in Gre... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869538453
Published 15 November 2012 by David Bateman Ltd
Format Hardback, 2013 reprint
Author(s) By (artist) Ching, Ray
Introduction by Wolfe, Richard

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ISBN-13 9781869538453
ISBN-10 1869538455
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 3-10 working days
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David Bateman Ltd
Publication Date 15 November 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback, 2013 reprint
Edition 2013 reprint
Author(s) By (artist) Ching, Ray
Introduction by Wolfe, Richard
Category Individual Artists
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 228
Dimensions Width: 237mm
Height: 177mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Dewey Code 398.2452
Catalogue Code 289435

Description of this Book

In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altogether new expression of Aesop's Fables. The stories have left their origins in Greece and ancient Europe and set off to the distant isles of New Zealand. Now, the tales are told by the inhabitants of these islands, mostly birds, who take the place of the more traditional players - Tui are as smart as Crows, and Tuatara is as dogged as the Tortoise, to successfully win his race over Possum. An introduction by Richard Wolfe gives an insight into the work and art of Ray Ching and a brief history of Aesop's fables in publication.

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Author's Bio

Raymond Ching's curiously un-English sounding name is Cornish in origin, and it is from there that his family sailed for New Zealand in 1840, settling in Nelson. It was there, on the family farm, that Ray Ching was introduced to the birds and other creatures that have remained central to his art. Books on his paintings include: Raymond Ching, The Bird Paintings (1978), Studies & Sketches of a Bird Painter (1981), New Zealand Birds (1987), Wild Portraits (1988), Journey of an Artist (1990), Kiwis, A Monograph of the Family Apterygidae (1990), Voice from the Wilderness (1994). Today his home is in Bradford-on-Avon, England.

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