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            The Back of the Painting
             

            The Back of the Painting (Paperback)

            By Waters, Linda; Hillary, Sarah; Sherman, Jenny

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            BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS ON FAMOUS PAINTINGS. The seal of the Prince of Yugoslavia, the icon that protected persecuted Russians, Monets repurposed canvas, the excised first wife, the stolen Tissot all these stories can be found on the backs of paintings in New Zealand a...rt museums. This fascinating book by three painting conservators explores the backs of 33 paintings, ranging from 15th century artworks to the present day, from Claude Lorrain to Ralph Hotere, and held in the collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Join them on their art-detective explorations.
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            ISBN 9780995133884
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Rita Angus: An Artist's Life
             

            Rita Angus: An Artist's Life (Paperback)

            By Trevelyan, Jill

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            Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent biography of one of New Zealands leading 20th century artists. Now back in print, this revised edition brings the book up to date with new assessments of Angus and in the ...context of the big Royal Academy show that opens in London in November 2020. Rita Angus was a pioneer of modern painting during the 1930s and 1940s. More than 100 years after her birth, works such as Rutu (1951), Central Otago (1940), and Portrait of Betty Curnow (19411942) are national icons. While Angus is perhaps New Zealands best-loved painter, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before this acclaimed and revelatory book. Jill Trevelyan traces Anguss life, from her childhood in Napier and Palmerston North to her death in Wellington in 1970. Drawing on a wealth of archives and letters, she brings to life Rita Angus the person: highly articulate and full of zest, intellectually curious and forthright in her attitudes and emotions, powerfully committed to her pacifist and feminist beliefs and dedicated, above all, to life as an artist. Rita Angus: An Artists Life is generously illustrated with more than 150 artworks and private photographs to bring Angus her private struggles and public reputation and her greatest legacy, her art to complex, colourful life.
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            ISBN 9780995133822
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Hiapo: a Collection of Patterns and Motifs
              

            Hiapo: a Collection of Patterns and Motifs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wickcliffe, Cora-Allan

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            Hiapo is a notebook of common patterns used in Niuean barkcloth. The patterns within these pages have been collected during Cora-Allan's hiapo journey and have come from many hours of research and conversation.

            ISBN 9781877484476
            Published NZ 25 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little Island Press Ltd
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            Woodwork Step by Step: Carpentry Techniques Made Easy

            Woodwork Step by Step: Carpentry Techniques Made Easy (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Master key carpentry skills with clear step-by-step photography and instructions. Build your woodworking confidence and practise making beautiful pieces of furniture with this comprehensive visual companion. The perfect resource for beginners, Woodwork Step by Step explains every...thing, from how to use tools safely and choose the right wood for your projects, to woodworking techniques. Discover all the tools you need and how to use and maintain them, how to prepare the wood, the methods to make more than 20 different kinds of joints, veneering and finishing techniques, and tips on restoring old furniture. Includes eight projects to make at home, including a mirror frame, a laundry hamper, and a bookcase, with exact dimensions, materials required, and diagrams showing how all the elements fit together.
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            ISBN 9780241459560
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Easy Homemade Pottery: Make Your Own Stylish Decor Using Polymer and Air-Dry Clay
             

            Easy Homemade Pottery: Make Your Own Stylish Decor Using Polymer and Air-Dry Clay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stone, Francesca

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            • Pub Date
              27 Apr 21

            Planters, Vases, Dishes and More, Without a Pottery Studio!

            ISBN 9781645671503
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist
              

            Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist (Hardback)

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 21

            Christchurch in the 1920s was the cultural hub of New Zealand, a base for alternative art movements and radical politics. Into this world moved Rita Angus, an experimental and visionary painter and illustrator whose paintings were to become iconic images of New Zealand's visual h...istory. In 2020 an ambitious exhibition of Angus's work opens at the Royal Academy. This publication, written by the artist's biographer Jill Trevelyan, presents the full range of her paintings and drawings, which often have a deeply spiritual element. Her self-portraits - the most numerous and experimental of any New Zealand artist - form a significant part of her oeuvre and have been compared in their complex symbolism to those of Frida Kahlo. A life-long socialist and pacifist, in later life Angus used her paintings to reflect her vision for the future of New Zealand. Her radical politics were clear throughout: in court, during her trial for conscientious objection in the Second World War, she said: As an artist, it is my work to create life and not to destroy. AUTHORS: Jill Trevelyan is a curator and author who specialises in 20th-century New Zealand art. She is considered the leading expert on the art of Rita Angus. Adrian Locke is Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. SELLING POINTS: Rita Angus is one of the greatest New Zealand artists of the 20th century and an icon in her native country This book accompanies a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 18 October 2020 to 24 January 2021, the first to bring her pioneering vision beyond New Zealand Her remarkable career has parallels to other fiercely independent and political women including Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel and Emily Carr 120 colour illustrations
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            ISBN 9781912520404
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Karl Maughan
             

            Karl Maughan (Hardback)

            Edited by Valentine, Hannah; Stead, Gabriella

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            A walk through the intricate painted gardens of Karl Maughan, one of New Zealand's most-loved contemporary artists.

            ISBN 9781869409272
            Published NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Sketch Your Best Self: How to Draw Selfie-Style
             

            Sketch Your Best Self: How to Draw Selfie-Style (Paperback)

            By Blackwell, Amy

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 May 21

            A fun how-to sketchbook for drawing portraits and selfies! Sketch Your Best Self is a quirky guide to drawing all kinds of faces - starting with your own! The book is split into four sections, covering the basics, how to draw faces, building bodies and selfie style. This comprise...s how to draw features, how to create different expressions, drawing bodies and limbs and lots of fun stuff including how to create a selfie in pop art style, full colour, monochrome and retro classics style. So pucker up for creating lips, decide if today is a good or bad hair day, practise some photobooth-style expressions, build your friends limb by limb, add some attitude, then try out the fun and whimsical drawing challenges with super fun pages based around Snapchat style filters. Don't be left out - this beautiful book is fully inclusive and can be enjoyed by everyone!
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            ISBN 9781782219972
            Released NZ 31 May 2021
            Publisher Search Press Ltd
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            Looking for a New Country: Christopher Perkins in New Zealand
             

            Looking for a New Country: Christopher Perkins in New Zealand (Paperback)

            Edited by Barton, Christina

            • RRP: $35.99
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            Renowned as a vivid personality, British artist Christopher Perkins helped lay the foundations for modern art in New Zealand, producing a well-known body of landscape paintings as well as some of the most striking portraits of his era. This is the first publication to fully asses...s and document his contribution to New Zealand art history. It features new writing by art historians who offer fresh appraisals of Perkins and his work, together with a comprehensive anthology of historical documents written by and about the artist, from the 1930s to the 1990s. 'Looking for a new country' - Christopher Perkins in New Zealand is also a record of the 2019 exhibition of the same title at Victoria University of Wellington's Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, which brought together more than thirty of his paintings and drawings made in response to the five years he spent in New Zealand between 1929 and 1933. Asking why local art writers created a place for Perkins in their national canon, this is both an invaluable resource on the artist and a timely tool to critically reflect on the nature of the discipline of art history in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9781877309458
            Published NZ 18 Sep 2020
            Publisher ADAM ART GALLERY
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            Making Pots: A ceramicist's guide
             

            Making Pots: A ceramicist's guide (Hardback)

            By Andersson, Stefan

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 21

            You don't need much to make your first pot, just a piece of clay and an idea. At the same time, it's a craft one develops over a lifetime. Making Pots is a handbook both for the beginner and more experienced potter.

            ISBN 9781911663287
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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