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              Mid-Century Living: The Butterfly House Collection
               

              Mid-Century Living: The Butterfly House Collection (Hardback)

              By Fernyhough, Christine; Skinner, Damian

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              "Christine Fernyhough has built an extraordinary collection of over 4000 everyday objects of mid century New Zealand craft, design and folk art. From furniture to toys and games, tableware to ornamental objects, Royal Family memorabilia to Kiwiana, Crown Lynn to hand-coloured sce...nic posters, together these objects are a gloriously nostalgic, colourful and tangible record of the way we lived and the things we surrounded ourselves with. Christine has devoted her classic 1960s seaside bach, The Butterfly House to housing her collection, transforming it into a beguiling mid-century fantasy ... She entertainingly blends her own family stories with those of New Zealands manufacturers and craftspeople, sharing her journey into collecting as well as her knowledge and passion, and evoking nostalgia for the beach, the bach and bygone summers"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143772361
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania
               

              Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania (Hardback)

              Edited by Mahina-Tuai, Kolokesa; Skinner, Damian; Chitham, Karl

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              A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific).

              ISBN 9780994136275
              Published NZ 7 Nov 2019
              Publisher Te Papa Press
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              Theo Schoon: A Biography
               

              Theo Schoon: A Biography (Paperback)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              The definitive book on one of New Zealand's most controversial artists.

              ISBN 9780995100176
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Massey University Press
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              Metaphysical Heart
                

              Metaphysical Heart (Paperback)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              A storytelling jeweller, working alone on Banks Peninsula, with one eye focused on the artistic heritage of Europe and the other trained on the mythic potential of his local landscape. Welcome to the work (and world) of Peter McKay, one of this country's senior jewellers. From hi...s early days as an apprentice of Kobi Bosshard, trained in the techniques and aesthetics of European goldsmithing, to the appropriation?of European modernism and Medieval and Renaissance art that marked the achievement of his mature style in the early 1990s, to his recent investigation of what's come to be known as Canterbury Gothic, McKay's practice can seem contradictory, different genres with nothing in common. Taking its name from the Metaphysical Heart series, a long-running narrative in brooch form, Metaphysical Heart: Jewellery by Peter McKay is a retrospective of over three decades of jewellery, surveying the diversity and extent of McKay's work, and looking for the common threads of technique and concept that bind his work together.
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              ISBN 9780473121273
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2007
              Publisher Rim Books
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              1839 Exchanges
                

              1839 Exchanges (Paperback)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              Since 1998 Jason Hall's jewellery has been asking questions about Pakeha identity. His work represents a consistent struggle to negotiate being Pakeha through an awareness of the traditions and craft of contemporary jewellery in Aotearoa. 1839 Exchanges: Jewellery?by Jason Hall i...s an exhibition about jewellery, identity and cultural exchange explored through a series of amulets created for Frederick Edward Maning, an Irishman who arrived in Aotearoa in 1833 and became a trader. Maning is a well known Pakeha Maori, a term?that refers to Europeans who lived as Maori in the early phase of colonisation. Maning, who initially advised Maori not to sign the Treaty of Waitangi, later became a land court judge in the 1860s, and a member of the European colonial gentry.Most cultures have made use of the amulet, in which a part of what is feared (commonly a tooth or claw) is strung up and worn in order to ward off the object of fear. Hall's works draw a parallel between the amulet and the tension that sits at the heart of settler societies around the question of native and indigenous, and explores how settlers might construct a convincing claim of belonging?to a land they have stolen.1839 Exchanges: Jewellery by Jason Hall features essays by the exhibition curator, Dr Damian Skinner, and David Colquhoun, curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.
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              ISBN 9780473128500
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Rim Books
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              The Company Of Potters : Ian Smail And The Nodsdale Kilns, 1973-1984
               

              The Company Of Potters : Ian Smail And The Nodsdale Kilns, 1973-1984

              By Skinner, Damian

              ISBN 9780994149121
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2017
              Publisher OBJECTSPACE
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              Pocket guide to New Zealand jewelry
               

              Pocket guide to New Zealand jewelry (Paperback)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              During the Second World War, American troops in New Zealand were issued a concise guide to familiarize themselves with the country in which they were stationed. Published by the War and Navy Departments in 1943, Pocket Guide to New Zealand was a descriptive guide to the history, ...culture, peoples and language of New Zealand. Reassuring readers that New Zealanders were a pioneering society who had been "seeing our movies, listening to our radio, and reading our magazines", the Pocket Guide to New Zealand concluded that its readers would meet "a people with some of the British reserve, with many British methods and institutions, but with American outspokenness and directness - plus a working knowledge of American slang." Five decades later, the Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry continues this tradition of cultural exchange, introducing a new generation of Americans to contemporary jewelry made, as the original guide put it, "deep in the heart of the south seas."Small enough to fit in your pocket, yet big enough to survey the best contemporary jewelers currently working in New Zealand, the Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry is an indispensable introduction to a country that continues to transform cultural influences from England, Europe and America into jewelry that American audiences will find both familiar and strange.
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              ISBN 141130
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2009
              Publisher Velvet Da Vinci Gallery
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              Conversations with Kahungunu Carvers
               

              Conversations with Kahungunu Carvers (Paperback)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              This thesis style book is the result of research from 2004- 2008 containing text, interviews,photoghraphs and articles

              ISBN 436391
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2014
              Publisher Misc Pub
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              The Maori Meeting House
               

              The Maori Meeting House (Paperback)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              This all-new guide to the whare whakairo, or decorated Maori meeting house, covers every aspect of these treasures--their history and evolution, structure and art forms, and symbolism and cultural significance. Generously illustrated with more than a hundred intriguing historical... and contemporary photographs, and containing dozens of diagrams and a helpful glossary, the book clearly illustrates the parts, and the arts, of the whare whakairo with reference to numerous historical and contemporary meeting houses from all over Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. In an accessible and engaging text, author Damian Skinner brings together existing scholarship on whare whakairo with his own reflections as an art historian and curator and the voices of many carvers, artists, architects, writers, experts, and iwi to give every reader new ways of seeing these taonga. Equal parts informative history, personal essay, and illustrated guidebook, The Maori Meeting House makes an important contribution to contemporary discussions about indigenous art history and taonga Maori.
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              ISBN 9780994104151
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2016
              Publisher Te Papa Press
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              The Carver and the Artist: Maori Art in the Twentieth Century
               

              The Carver and the Artist: Maori Art in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Skinner, Damian

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              Charts the growth and development of the Maori modernist art that emerged from the rapid urbanisation of Maori in the midtwentieth century and the complex transition of Maori cultural and social structures from a rural to an urban setting.

              ISBN 9781869403737
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2008
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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