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            Tate: Contemporary Art Decoded
             

            Tate: Contemporary Art Decoded (Hardback)

            By Cerasi, Jessica

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $54.59
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            • Pub Date
              28 Sep 21

            Learn how to understand and interpret contemporary art, and transform your next trip to an art gallery. How can you tell if that fire extinguisher on the wall is an installation piece or a safety requirement? How can a Banksy increase in value even as it gets put through a shredd...er? And couldn't a five-year-old have done all of this, anyway? Contemporary Art Decoded takes ten key questions about contemporary art and uses them to dissect and explain the contemporary art world. Cerasi digs deep into the ideas and concepts behind the art, but avoids unnecessary jargon. This book is guaranteed to make your next trip to a gallery a more rewarding experience. What is contemporary art? Where did it come from? How can I tell if it's art? Where do you draw the line? Does it matter who makes it? Does it have to mean something? Can anything be art? Has it all been done before? Does it have to be so serious? What's next?
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            ISBN 9781781577455
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon
              

            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler, Rex; Simmons, Laurence

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $49.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            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 McCahons 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. McCahons 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 Pollocks 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 9781922464750
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

            Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves (Paperback)

            By Parker, Kate; Parker, Kate T.

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Inspired by the popular photo project of the same title that went viral in the spring of 2015, Strong Is the New Pretty is a photo-driven book comprised of 100 high-quality black-and-white and color images (with minimal text) of fierce and joyful girls--a celebration of what it m...eans to be strong.
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            ISBN 9780761189138
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2017
            Publisher Workman Publishing
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            Bob Dylan - No Direction Home

            Bob Dylan - No Direction Home (Hardback)

            By Shelton, Robert

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Robert Shelton met Bob Dylan when the young singer arrived in New York in 1961. He became Dylan's friend, champion, and critic. His book, first published in 1986, was hailed as the definitive unauthorized biography of this moody, passionate genius. Shelton tells the intimate and ...first-hand story of Bob Dylan's formative years in Greenwich Village NYC, and it is the only biography that has been written with his active cooperation. Dylan gave Shelton access to his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman - whom no other journalist has ever interviewed; to his brother, David; to childhood friends from Hibbing; to fellow students and friends from Minneapolis; and to Suze Rotolo, the muse immortalized on the cover of Freewheelin' , among others. Concluding Dylan's story during his triumphant 1978 world tour, No Direction Home took 20 years to complete and when it was finally published the book received widespread critical acclaim. Following his Nobel Prize for Literature Award in 2016, Dylan's standing is higher than at any time since the 1960s and Shelton's book is now seen as a classic. This new illustrated edition, published in the year of Dylan's 80th birthday, includes key images of Dylan throughout his incredible, enduring career, making it a must for all Dylan fans.
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            ISBN 9781743797655
            Published NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking

            Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking (Hardback)

            By McCormack, Catherine

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            A feminist visual manifesto

            ISBN 9781785785894
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            The Colour Bible: The definitive guide to colour in art and design
             

            The Colour Bible: The definitive guide to colour in art and design (Hardback)

            By Perryman, Laura

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 21

            The definitive guide to the history and use of over 100 colours for designers, artists and creatives

            ISBN 9781781577844
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
             

            The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Paperback, Main)

            By Cameron, Julia

            • RRP: $42.92
            • $42.92
            • Internationally sourced

            A newly designed and repackaged paperback of the multi-million-copy bestseller: discover your innate creativity with The Artist's Way.

            ISBN 9781788164290
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Oku Moe Moea: The dream which is bigger than I am
             

            Oku Moe Moea: The dream which is bigger than I am (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hammond Boys, Shona

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The story traces the dilemmas of a young Maori Artist as he struggles to come to terms with his relationships, talents and future. Born with an abundance of creativity and living without a mentor in an isolated area, he becomes increasingly alienated from others. He struggles wit...h feelings of uncertainty and doubt which plague his efforts to engage in his talents as he wrestles with whether they can drive his future.
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            ISBN 9780473309060
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 (Hardback)

            By Rushdie, Salman

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Languages of Truth offers Salman Rushdie's most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us deep into his own exuberant and fearless imagination Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating dee...p truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of truth, revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories, and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny, and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie's signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read.
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            ISBN 9781787331938
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed

            Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed (Hardback)

            By Meylan, Vincent

            • RRP: $170.00
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            Expertly curating Christie's extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous sale. Includes stories of the world's great jewellery collections

            ISBN 9781788841375
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2021
            Publisher ACC Art Books
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