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By Bacon, Ron; Jahnke, Robert
The Home of the Winds describes and illustrates the building and fortification of a pa on a site chosen for its defensibility. The ancient lore of the Maori people, their beliefs and skills, their affinity with nature are revealed in an authentic tale of pre-European days.
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This is the story of the oldest tohunga who promised the people he would build for them a canoe worthy of the name Te Ika-a-matua, the Fish of our Fathers.
When the people of a Maori kainga decide that they need a meeting house built on their spacious marae, the oldest tohunga sees to it that a house of wonder is made for them.
By Jahnke, Robert; Edited by Cotton, Shane
Exhibition cataloge for WHAKAWHITI ARIA: TRANSMISSION profiles new works from three of New Zealand's leading contemporary Maori artists: Israel Birch, Shane Cotton and Robert Jahnke.
Exploring the transfer of ideas, energy, information and inspiration between these artists, t...he exhibition shows the artworks created by these synergies alongside existing works.Read more
By Jahnke, Robert
"Tirohanga o Mua began life as a catalogue for a retrospective exhibition by Robert Jahnke at Te Manawa Art Gallery in Palmerston North in 2010. But as the judging panel noted, "It is too substantial to just call it another exhibition catalogue". Along with a comprehensive catalo...gue of work covering some 20 years and an essay by Jahnke himself, the book also contains essays by Nicholas Thomas (director of Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) and Anna-Marie White (curator at Nelson's Suter Gallery and a former student of Professor Jahnke's). The catalogue also includes a conversation between artist Shane Cotton and Jahnke entitled Cotton and Jahnke Unplugged.." This book is the winner of the Arts catagory of the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards 2011.Read more
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