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            The Back of the Painting
             

            The Back of the Painting (Paperback)

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

            • RRP: $45.00
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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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            525 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            First Person Singular: Stories

            First Person Singular: Stories (Hardback)

            By Murakami, Haruki; Translated by Gabriel, Philip

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            A mindbending new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami. The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator.

            ISBN 9781787302600
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Vintage
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            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Understanding Caricature: An Artist's Practical Guide to Creating Portraits with Personality
              

            Understanding Caricature: An Artist's Practical Guide to Creating Portraits with Personality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Houston, Greg

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Apr 21

            A truly comprehensive and laser-focused examination of a really wonderful, expressive art form. Understanding Caricature offers artists, aspiring artists, students, journalists, bloggers, etc. a lively guide to an old and respected art form. A great caricature is one that not onl...y captures the subject's look and personality but amplifies them significantly. They are almost always funny and very often (but not always) mean spirited. Caricature is a form of portraiture and, while they share the same goal to tell the viewer something about the subject, a standard portrait is essentially reportage or a recitation of facts where the caricature is a wacky story. The portrait tends to depict the reality of the subject where the caricature exaggerates those details to heighten the appearance and (very often) to make a statement or point about the subject. Understanding Caricature takes an in-depth look at this specific sub-specialty of illustration using artwork from the author and as well dozens of practicing illustrators working today, with insights into the art and business of the genre.
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            ISBN 9781580935647
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 20 Jul 2021
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            The Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems

            The Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems (Paperback)

            Edited by Tompkins, Arthur; Contributions by Amineddoleh, Leila; Davis, Tess; Ebbinghaus, Amelie; Flescher, Sharon

            • RRP: $70.50
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            This indispensable handbook, co-published with the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), covers all major aspects of provenance research and guides the reader through the theoretical and practical complexities of this challenging subject.

            ISBN 9781848222762
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2021
            Publisher Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
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            3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Jul 21

            A feminist visual manifesto

            ISBN 9781785785894
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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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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            • Pub Date
              5 May 21

            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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            Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
              

            Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Laing, Olivia

            • RRP: $36.50
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction (Harper's Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era.

            ISBN 9780393867398
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 May 2021
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            The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution
              

            The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution (Library Binding)

            By Hicks, Dan

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            A call for western museums to wash their hands of colonial blood

            ISBN 9780745341767
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
            Publisher Pluto Press
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            9 Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            On the Farm: Heritage and Heralded Animal Breeds in Portraits and Stories

            On the Farm: Heritage and Heralded Animal Breeds in Portraits and Stories (Hardback)

            By Eliazarov, Aliza

            • RRP: $60.00
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            A collection of moving, ethereal portraits of heritage farm breeds from a renowned animal photographer, alongside personal stories and a history of these breeds on American farms --

            ISBN 9781984857408
            Released NZ 17 Feb 2021
            Publisher Random House
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists

            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists (Hardback)

            By Smith, Jeffrey K.

            • RRP: $65.99
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            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists introduces people to great art by showing the more salacious side of the personal lives of great artists. The book not only tells the stories of twelve artists, but explores how to look at art and the separation between art and artist. Th...is lively narrative is enhanced by over 100 full-color images.
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            ISBN 9781538126776
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2021
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            19 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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