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            Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania
               

            Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania (Hardback)

            By Milburn ., Felicity

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Br...itain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Britain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.
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            ISBN 9781877375637
            Published NZ 24 Apr 2020
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020
               

            Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020 (SoftBack / Other)

            By Reid's, Nadia; Illustrated by Albon, James

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $29.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20
            ISBN 9780473521363
            Published NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
              

            Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter (EPUB ebook)

            By Jackson, Curtis 50 Cent

            For the first time, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback-from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable's highest-paid executive-in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The 50th Law.In his earl...y twenties Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin's family. The series quickly became "appointment" television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network-the most lucrative deal in premium cable history.Now, in his most personal book, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells readers "fear nothing and you shall succeed," Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson's street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help readers successfully achieve their own comeback-and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.
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            ISBN 9780062953827
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            Language en
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            Homesteads: The Story of New Zealand's Grand Country Houses
              

            Homesteads: The Story of New Zealand's Grand Country Houses (Hardback)

            By Millar, Debra

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 20

            A stunning tribute to New Zealand's historic station homesteads, sharing the stories that have shaped these iconic rural landmarks.

            ISBN 9780473523626
            Published NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Point Publishing Limited
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            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain
             

            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collins, Anita

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Can learning music help our children learn to read and write? Can playing in an orchestra develop social skills? What is the effect of music on children's brains? In this major new book Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music can bring about huge benefits for children. Dr Co...llins explains the ground-breaking research which shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory and planning and strategy skills. Throughout the book Dr Collins provides real-life stories together with practical strategies to show the difference music learning can make to the lives of children from birth to the teenage years. 'Dr Collins' exuberance and infectious enthusiasm shine through as she persuasively argues for the importance of music in every child's education' - Professor Alan Harvey, author of Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls
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            ISBN 9781760875886
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier
             

            Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier (EPUB ebook)

            By Zweibel, Alan

            With his tender, funny memoir of fourdecades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he ca...ught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players. From SNL, he went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows-from It's Garry Shandling's Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm. Throughout the pages of Laugh Lines Zweibel weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and contemporaries, including Richard Lewis, Eric Idle, Bob Saget, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Dave Barry, Carl Reiner, and more. The book also features a charming foreword from his friend of forty-five years Billy Crystal, with whom he co-wrote and co-produced the upcoming filmHere Todaythat stars Crystal and Tiffany Haddish.Laugh Linesis a warmhearted cultural memoir of American comedy.
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            ISBN 9781683356837
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            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Abrams
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            Birds of Aotearoa New Zealand: Collective Nouns
              

            Birds of Aotearoa New Zealand: Collective Nouns (Paperback)

            By Boardman, Melissa

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            A gorgeous illustrated picture book of collective noun names for our native New Zealand bird species

            ISBN 9781775541653
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Involuntary Motion: The Somatics of Refugee Performance
             

            Involuntary Motion: The Somatics of Refugee Performance (Hardback)

            By Kaplan, Jeff

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Involuntary Motion contributes to the study of refugee flight by using movement as a lens to explore problems in refugee performance and understand the experience of bodies in motion. Drawing from Somatics, Movement Analysis, and dance praxis, the chapters explore forces that set... bodies in motion; the spaces in which forced movement occurs; the movement of refugee identity arcs; the monstrosity of refugee performance; and the relationship between writing and body culture. How does forced movement impact identity? What are the philosophical implications of robbing agency over motion? What performances does involuntary motion necessitate? These questions are important as the world confronts the threat of a return of the horrors of the Twentieth Century. Bringing together debates in Migration Studies and Movement Studies, the book argues that refugees are akin to dancers performing on disappearing stages, not of their choosing. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of performance, dance and politics.
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            ISBN 9780367490041
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Emergence of the Professional Watercolourist: Contentions and Alliances in the Artistic Domain, 1760-1824
             

            The Emergence of the Professional Watercolourist: Contentions and Alliances in the Artistic Domain, 1760-1824 (Paperback)

            By Smith, Greg

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 20

            This title was first published in 2002: Draw ing on extensive primary research, Greg Smith describes the shifting cultural identities of the English watercolour, and the English watercolourist, at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. His convinci...ng narrative of the conflicts and alliances that marked the history of the medium and its practitioners during this period includes careful detail about the broader artistic context within which watercolours were produced, acquired and discussed. Smith calls into question many of the received assumptions about the history of watercolour painting. His account exposes the unsatisfactory nature of the traditional narrative of watercolour painting's development into a 'high' art form, which has tended to offer a celebratory focus on the innovations and genius of individual practitioners such as Turner and Girtin, rather than detailing the anxieties and aspirations that characterized the ambivalent status of the watercolourist. The Emergence of the Professional Watercolourist is published with the assistance of the Paul Mellon Foundation.
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            ISBN 9781138739512
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Exploring Imaginary Worlds: Essays on Media, Structure, and Subcreature
             

            Exploring Imaginary Worlds: Essays on Media, Structure, and Subcreature (Hardback)

            Edited by Wolf, Mark J. P.

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 20

            From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imagina...ry world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together, the essays explore the relationship between the worlds and the media in which they appear as they examine imaginary worlds in literature, television, film, computer games, and theatre, with many existing across multiple mediums simultaneously. The book argues that the media incarnation of a world affects world structure and poses unique obstacles to the act of world-building. The worlds discussed include Nazar, Barsetshire, Skotopogonievsk, the Vorkosigan Universe, Grover's Corners, Gormenghast, Collinsport, Daventry, Dune, the Death Gate Cycle universe, Twin Peaks, and the Star Trek galaxy. A follow-up to Mark J. P. Wolf's field-defining book Building Imaginary Worlds, this collection will be of critical interest to students and scholars of popular culture, subcreation studies, transmedia studies, literature, and beyond.
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            ISBN 9780367197308
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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