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            Culture in a Small Country: The Arts in New Zealand
             

            Culture in a Small Country: The Arts in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Horrocks, Roger

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            Culture in a Small Country provides a remarkably wide-ranging but indepth account of the arts in New Zealand, including interviews with writers, painters, composers, filmmakers and other artists. Horrocks' big picture history is convincing and revelatory because his insider's kno...wledge of the arts is so uniquely broad and deep. - Wystan Curnow
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            ISBN 9781991159120
            Published NZ 8 Aug 2022
            Publisher Atuanui Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
               

            Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Intra, Giovanni; Edited by Leonard, Robert; Foreword by Kraus, Chris; Von Schlegell, Mark; Introduction by Berardini, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              27 Sep 22

            Artist, gallerist, and writer Giovanni Intra's inventive approach to art writing provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of his era. Everything you read about Los Angeles is true. The city adapts to its own mythology. It's such a ludicrously discussed place... that I always feel slightly idiotic in my attempts to produce a serious discourse about it. Raves in the desert, however, are superb. And ecstasy is a great drug. Also, if you hadn't heard, music sounds better when you're high. And the desert surrounding LA is wondrous. --Giovanni Intra, LA Politics Before his early death in 2002, Giovanni Intra enjoyed a rollercoaster ride through the art world. He was an artist and gallerist--cofounding two legendary galleries, the artist-run space Teststrip in Auckland and China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles--as well as a writer. Clinic of Phantasms provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of the day, including texts on key artists from New Zealand (John Hurrell, Fiona Pardington, Denise Kum, Ava Seymour, Ann Shelton, Gavin Hipkins, Daniel Malone, and Slave Pianos) and Los Angeles (Charles Ray, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Dave Muller, Evan Holloway, John McCracken, and Julia Scher). What makes Intra's work of enduring significance is his inventive approach to art writing, which was informed by his interest in punk, surrealism, and Daniel Paul Schreber, the famous case study in paranoia and hallucination. This volume features writing on Intra from Chris Kraus and Mark von Schlegell, Andrew Berardini, Roberta Smith, Tessa Laird, Will Bradley, Joel Mesler, and Robert Leonard. He emerged the radically elegant punk, whip-crack smart and charming as hell . . . The hilarious honesty and sharp intelligence of Giovanni was to me a breeze, a knife, a wonder. --Andrew Berardini, Everything You Read About Giovanni Intra is True Published by Bouncy Castle and Semiotext(e).
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            ISBN 9781635901658
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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            How Art Works: The Concepts Visually Explained
              

            How Art Works: The Concepts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 22

            What goes into creating art? How can we learn to "read" paintings? What are the key elements of composition? An art book like no other, How Art Works uses practical graphics to demonstrate the techniques, styles, materials, and concepts that lie behind great art. It shows you how... to interpret paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and reveals how art is made, laying out the key techniques and materials in visual detail. It also explains the nuts and bolts of the technical aspects behind art, such as perspective and composition, and shows how to identify major artistic styles and movements. Providing all you need to know to build on your artistic understanding and appreciation, this is the perfect book for art lovers - and for anyone who wants to know more about art but isn't sure where to begin.
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            ISBN 9780241450819
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2022
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series How Things Work
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            How Art Can Change Your Life
             

            How Art Can Change Your Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hodge, Susie

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            • Pub Date
              23 Aug 22

            Brimming with upbeat guidance, this accessible handbook shows how anyone can use art to enlighten, uplift, calm and ease stress and anxieties.

            ISBN 9780500024935
            Released NZ 23 Aug 2022
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            Art History 101... Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art
             

            Art History 101... Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Labatt, Annie Montgomery

            • RRP: $57.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Jan 23

            A millennia of art history condensed into 20 accessible chapters

            ISBN 9781595348784
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2023
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Artists on Art: How They See, Think & Create
             

            Artists on Art: How They See, Think & Create (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Black, Holly

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            • Pub Date
              13 Sep 22

            Includes iconic works of 50 great artists, from Michelangelo to Tracey Emin

            ISBN 9781786278852
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2022
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Lucas Luvs Silence: The Perfect Moments of an Adventurous Deaf Dog
              

            Lucas Luvs Silence: The Perfect Moments of an Adventurous Deaf Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Borowski, Gregory Joseph

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            The perfect moments of an adventurous deaf dog named named Lucas.

            ISBN 9781637600344
            Publisher Gregory Joseph Borowski
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            Colours of Art: The Story of Art in 80 Palettes
              

            Colours of Art: The Story of Art in 80 Palettes (Hardback)

            By Ashby, Chloe

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            • Pub Date
              3 Oct 22

            Colours of Art takes the reader on a journey through history by pairing 80 carefully curated artworks with infographic palettes. For these pieces, colour is not only a tool (like a paintbrush or a canvas), but the fundamental secret to their success.

            ISBN 9780711258044
            Released NZ 3 Oct 2022
            Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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            Art: Explained: 100 Masterpieces and What They Mean
             

            Art: Explained: 100 Masterpieces and What They Mean (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hodge, Susie

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            • Pub Date
              11 Oct 22

            Why did Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, or Rembrandt obsess over painting his own image? What's the secret behind the Terracotta Army, or Andy Warhol's soup cans? Art: Explained offers straightforward and satisfying answers to 100 of these fascinating questions. If you've ...ever looked at an art masterpiece in awe, but wondered just what it means, here is your guide.
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            ISBN 9780857828972
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2022
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Victory Over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon
               

            Victory Over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Simmons, Rex Butler and Laurence

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            Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with it. Victory over Death: Th...e Art of Colin McCahon takes up this question of the afterlife of the work of art by looking at the work of the New Zealand painter Colin McCahon, who is often described as one of the most important Australasian artists of the twentieth century. Imagine for a moment being a great artist in faraway and culturally marginal New Zealand in the 1950s. The audience for your work does not yet exist. You are destined to die unknown. So, what does McCahon do? He makes work - as do all the artists we remember - for a future audience. It is they who will grant him eternal life. It is they who will allow him to live on. In this, as McCahon well knew, he was like Jesus, who similarly lives on through his Apostles. And this act of religious transmission increasingly becomes the real subject of McCahon's work. Just as he becomes an Apostle of Christ, so we become Apostles of McCahon. And in so doing, McCahon tells us something profound about art, whose truth would lie not so much in what it tells us as in its act of telling. McCahon's Victory over death 2 (1970), a huge black and white painting featuring the words 'I AM' and evocative of the cloudy mountains of New Zealand, is now in the National Gallery of Australia, where it and Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles (1952) are regarded as the two most significant works in the collection. It is a painting about the resurrection of Christ, but every time someone stands before the painting and looks at it is also McCahon who is granted a certain 'victory over death'. Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon seeks to speak of this small miracle of art and the particular life or even afterlife it grants both the artist and their audience
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            ISBN 9780369383624
            Released NZ 9 May 2022
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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