Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            Conservation, Restoration & Care Of Artworks

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 387 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Museums and Maori: Heritage Professionals, Indigenous Collections, Current Practice
              

            Museums and Maori: Heritage Professionals, Indigenous Collections, Current Practice (Paperback)

            By McCarthy, Conal

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $62.99
            • Save $7.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            For centuries, M ori treasures, or taonga, have been some of the most prized, popular and precious objects held in museums around the world. From Te Maori to Te Papa and beyond, initiatives in Aotearoa New Zealand over the last 30 years have continued to provide new models for mu...seums around the world. With this has changed the role of museum staff who face new challenges in collecting, caring for and exhibiting the taonga of the M ori people in partnership with iwi (tribes) as well as developments involving the repatriation of human remains, the opening of cultural centres, and debates over identity, cultural property and heritage management. How do museum professionals deal with the indigenous objects in their care from day to day? How do they engage on a practical level with tribal communities? How do museums structure themselves to meet the needs of visitors as well as these communities? For the first time ever, Museums and Maori answers these questions. Using practical examples and the voices of the indigenous professionals and community representatives who have transformed museum practice in New Zealand over the past three decades, this all-new book provides an up-to-the-minute snapshot of New Zealand museums today across the whole range of museum work: mission and governance, management and staffing, collection care and management, exhibition development, education and public programmes, research and training. Ground-breaking initiatives - and their legacies - are revealed through interviews, policy documents, images and observations of professionals at work in museums ranging from the national museum Te Papa to the tiniest regional galleries. Museums and Maori addresses a major gap in the literature and a yawning gulf in professional training, making it indispensible as a reader for students, a handbook for professionals and a critical study relevant to the academic fields of museum and heritage studies, anthropology, art history, cultural studies, history,
            Read more

            ISBN 9781877385704
            Published NZ 4 Jan 2011
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            143 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Back of the Painting
             

            The Back of the Painting (Paperback)

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

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $40.50
            • Save $4.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            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.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780995133884
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            273 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Forger and the Thief: Wingspan Pocket Edition
               

            The Forger and the Thief: Wingspan Pocket Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mckenzie, Kirsten

            • RRP: $25.99
            • $24.76
            • Save $1.23
            • In Stock US

            A wife on the run, a student searching for stolen art, a cleaner who has lined more than his pockets, a policeman whose career is almost over, and a guest who should never have received a wedding invite. Five strangers, entangled in the forger's wicked web.

            ISBN 9780995142107
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2020
            Publisher Squabbling Sparrows Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
            View details for this title
            FINE ART AND HIGHT FINANCE

            FINE ART AND HIGHT FINANCE (Paperback)

            Edited by McAndrew, Clare

            • RRP: $75.99
            • $75.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Art and finance come together in the elite world of fine art collecting and investing. This title explain the most complex financial matters facing art investors in the market, with key topics including: appraisals and valuations, art as loan collateral, securitization and taxati...on, and insurance and investing in art funds.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781576603338
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bloomberg
            Availability
            1 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            The Wittgenstein Vitrine: Modern Opulence in Vienna

            The Wittgenstein Vitrine: Modern Opulence in Vienna (Hardback)

            By Tucker, Kevin W.; Contributions by Baas, Fran; Schmuttermeier, Elisabeth

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $47.99
            • Back Order Indent title

            <![CDATA[The Wittgenstein Vitrine, a monumental silver and gemstone-encrusted cabinet, is one of the most important and complex works produced by Austria's Wiener Werkstatte. Kevin W. Tucker weaves together a fascinating portrait of the vitrine, examining its stylistic origins an...d context, the powerful Wittgenstein family, and Vienna during its apogee of artistic ferment. His essay explores how the vitrine and its presentation at the 1908 Kunstschau embodied the debate over progressive ornamentation and suggested the evolving definition of modernity in the early 20th century. A companion essay by Fran Baas details the fascinating eight-month process of conserving the cabinet, revealing construction details unseen since its original assembly. Lavish photography throughout the book includes details of the vitrine's floral and faunal ornamentation as well as contextual images of related works by the Wiener Werkstatte. This book also serves as the only English-language publication detailing the work and biography of the vitrine's designer, Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960).]]>
            Read more

            ISBN 9780300214574
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2016
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Dallas Museum of Art Publications (YUP)
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History: Volume 2: Art in Context

            Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History: Volume 2: Art in Context (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Barbour, Daphne S.; Gifford, E. Melanie

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
            • Back Order Indent title

            <![CDATA[Facture presents the latest conservation research on masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, spanning the early Renaissance through the present and encompassing a range of media. Volume 2 examines great art of two very different eras-the Italian Renais...sance and the 20th century-and puts in new contexts works such as Giotto's Madonna and Child, bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, watercolors by John Marin, early paintings by Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko's multiforms, which mark the birth of his abstraction. Seven essays are illustrated with outstandingly detailed photography and share a common approach. They each begin with meticulous material and analytical study of the work and then place the findings in a broader historical context, providing new perspectives on well-known works. A fascinating contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship on art, this publication extends a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators in the international community. ]]>
            Read more

            ISBN 9780300217087
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Facture Series (YALE)
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Monet: Framing Life

            Monet: Framing Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shaw, Jill

            • RRP: $40.99
            • $40.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            This beautiful publication highlights a treasured painting in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts--Gladioli by Claude Monet (1840-1926). The canvas was painted while Monet lived in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil from late 1871 to early 1878, during which time Monet ba...nded with other painters to form the group now known as the Impressionists. Monet: Framing Life brings Gladioli together with other canvases, by both Monet and fellow Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, to trace how this painting fits into the history of Impressionism more broadly. The text also describes new findings uncovered in a recent technical analysis of the Monet masterpiece. --
            Read more

            ISBN 9780300229172
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2018
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Detroit Institute of Arts
            Availability
            6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Frame Work: Honour and Ornament in Italian Renaissance Art

            Frame Work: Honour and Ornament in Italian Renaissance Art (Hardback)

            By Wright, Alison

            • RRP: $131.99
            • $131.99
            • Back Order Indent title

            <![CDATA["My husband Jan finished me on 17 June 1439. . . . My age was 33 years."So speaks Margaret van Eyck from the frame of her portrait. This painted inscription honors its maker Jan van Eyck, even as it blurs the distinction between living subject and painted double.Frame Wo...rk,an in-depth study of paintings, sculpture, and manuscript illumination in their varied social settings,argues that frames and framing devices arecentral to how Renaissance images operate. In a period of rapid cultural change, framing began to secure the very notion of an independent "artwork," and reframings could regulate the meaning attached to works of art-a process that continues in the present day. Highlighting innovations in framing introduced by figures such as Donatello, Giovanni Bellini, and Jean Fouquet, this original book shows how the inventive character of Renaissance frames responds to broader sociopolitical and religious change. The frame emerges as a site of beauty, display, and persuasion, and as a mechanism of control. ]]>
            Read more

            ISBN 9780300238846
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries

            Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries (Hardback)

            By Cleland, Elizabeth; Wieseman, Marjorie E.; Contributions by de Luca, Francesca; Griffo, Alessandra; Da Zara, Costanza Perrone

            • RRP: $71.99
            • $71.99
            • Back Order Indent title

            <![CDATA[Featuring detailed scenes of court pageantry and life-size portraits of members of the French Valois dynasty woven in wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the Valois Tapestries are one of the most extravagant sets of hangings produced in the 16th century. The ...precise circumstances surrounding the tapestries' commission and their arrival at the Medici court in Florence, as well as the significance of the specific scenes depicted, however, have eluded scholars for years. Presenting new research into the political maneuvering of the Valois and Medici courts and providing extensive physical analysis gathered during a recent cleaning of the tapestries, this volume offers brand new insight into why these magnificent works were made and what they represent.]]>
            Read more

            ISBN 9780300237061
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Cleveland Museum of Art (Yale)
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History: Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks

            Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History: Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Barbour, Daphne S.; Gifford, E. Melanie; Contributions by Lindsay, Suzanne Glover

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
            • Back Order Indent title

            Focuses on great works of the Renaissance, studying sculpture, painting and drawing from various points of view. This biennial journal presents articles by highly respected authorities aimed at the specialist as well as the general reader with a passion for art.

            ISBN 9780300197426
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2013
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Facture Series (YALE)
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Total 387 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›