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            Good Pop, Bad Pop: The honest and funny new memoir from Jarvis Cocker
             

            Good Pop, Bad Pop: The honest and funny new memoir from Jarvis Cocker (Hardback)

            By Cocker, Jarvis

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 22

            What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display? We all have a random collection of the things that made us - photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing ou...t his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions- Who do you think you are? Are clothes important? Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here? From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley's Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis's unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he'd rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process - writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft. This is not a life story. It's a loft story.
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            ISBN 9781787330566
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Art Can Change Your Life
             

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

            By Hodge, Susie

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jul 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 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aotearoa New Zealand in the Global Theatre Marketplace: Travelling Theatre
              

            Aotearoa New Zealand in the Global Theatre Marketplace: Travelling Theatre (Paperback)

            By Wenley, James

            • RRP: $86.99
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            Aotearoa New Zealand primarily focus on examples of New Zealand theatrical work toured and performed internationally under the accelerated globalised conditions over the last thirty years.

            ISBN 9780367553098
            Released NZ 29 Apr 2022
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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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
              14 Jun 22

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

            ISBN 9781786278852
            Released NZ 14 Jun 2022
            Publisher Laurence King Publishing
            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

            • RRP: $40.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Aug 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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Aug 2022
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            Humour
             

            Humour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eagleton, Terry

            • RRP: $25.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 May 22

            A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture-by one of its greatest exponents Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of humour and the functions it serves. Why do we laugh? What are we to make of t...he sheer variety of laughter, from braying and cackling to sniggering and chortling? Is humour subversive, or can it defuse dissent? Can we define wit? Packed with illuminating ideas and a good many excellent jokes, the book critically examines various well-known theories of humour, including the idea that it springs from incongruity and the view that it reflects a mildly sadistic form of superiority to others. Drawing on a wide range of literary and philosophical sources, Terry Eagleton moves from Aristotle and Aquinas to Hobbes, Freud, and Bakhtin, looking in particular at the psychoanalytical mechanisms underlying humour and its social and political evolution over the centuries.
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            ISBN 9780300255027
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Where is Turold?

            Where is Turold? (Hardback)

            By Pivard, Gilles

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A mysterious character can be seen on scene 10 of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. His name is Turold. In this booklet, Turold tells you the same story as the one related on the Bayeux Tapestry, from which the 12 scenes reproduced here have been freely inspired. On each page, the illu...stration contains one or many little Turolds for you to find...
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            ISBN 9782815101073
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher OREP
            Interest Age Children
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            Therese Makes a Tapestry

            Therese Makes a Tapestry (Hardback)

            By Hinrichs, Alexandra

            • RRP: $35.99
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            Step back in time to seventeenth-century Paris with Therese, a talented young girl who lives and works at the Gobelins Manufactory, where Europe's greatest artisans make tapestries and luxury objects for King Louis XIV.

            ISBN 9781606064733
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2016
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series Getty Publications - (Yale)
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            1 In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Behind the Canvas
              

            Behind the Canvas (Paperback)

            By Henderson, Warwick

            • RRP: $45.00
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            "A look at the world of collecting art with a focus on the New Zealand art market. Written by an accomplished art dealer and gallery owner"--

            ISBN 9781869663674
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer
             

            Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer (Paperback)

            By Trevelyan, Jill

            • RRP: $64.99
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            "This is a biography of the Wellington art dealer, Peter McLeavey. It charts the development of contemporary art in New Zealand. The research is based on McLeavey's extensive archive, exhibition files and letters to and from artists around New Zealand, including Colin McCahon, To...ss Woollaston, Len Lye, Milan Mrkusich, Michael Smither, Gordon Walters, Michael Illingworth, Richard Killeen, Robin White, John Reynolds, Yvonne Todd and many more"--Publisher's information.
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            ISBN 9780987668844
            Published NZ 18 Oct 2013
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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