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            The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
             

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

            By Cameron, Julia

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            Have you ever longed to be able to draw or paint, write or compose music? With The Artist's Way you can discover how to unlock your latent creativity and make your dreams a reality. With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron ...leads you through a comprehensive 12-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity. This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe. The Artist's Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It dispels the 'I'm not talented enough' conditioning that holds many people back and helps you unleash your own inner artist. Its step-by-step approach will enable you to: start out on your own path to creativity, dissolve the barriers that prevent your creative impulse from finding expression, use your rediscovered talents in whatever way you wish, learn that it is never too late to start fulfilling your dreams. The Artist's Way helps demystify the creative process by making it part of your daily life. It tackles your self-doubts, self-criticism and worries about time, money and the support to pursue your creative dream. It has already helped thousands of people to uncover their hidden talents - it can help you, too.
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            ISBN 9781788164283
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            The Story of Painting: How art was made

            The Story of Painting: How art was made (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Dixon, Andrew Graham

            • RRP: $48.00
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            A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists and giving them the means to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the f...irst pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 150 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail. Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.
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            ISBN 9780241335185
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children
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            Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky
             

            Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky (Hardback)

            By Paton, Justin; With Weinberger, Eliot; Leonard, Robert; Barlow, Geraldine Kirrihi

            • RRP: $120.00
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            "For two decades Shane Cotton (ONZM, Ngapuhi) has been one of New Zealand's most acclaimed painters. His works of the 1990s played a pivotal part in that decade's debates about place, belonging and bicultural identity. In the mid 2000s, however, Cotton headed in a spectacular and... unexpected new direction: skywards. Employing a sombre new palette of blue and black, he painted the first in what would become a major series of skyscapes -- vast, nocturnal spaces where birds speed and plummet. The Hanging Sky brings together highlights from this period with four distinctive new responses. New York essayist Eliot Weinberger offers a poetic meditation on what he calls 'the ghosts of birds' in Cotton's paintings. Christchurch Art Gallery senior curator Justin Paton plots his own encounters with Cotton across six years in which the artist was constantly 'finding space'. Melbourne-based curator Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow confronts the haunting role of Toi moko -- tattooed Maori heads -- in the paintings and in her own past. And Institute of Modern Art Director Robert Leonard argues the case for Cotton as a cultural surrealist exploring 'the treachery of images'." -- www.craigpotton.co.nz
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            ISBN 9781877375255
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2013
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
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            What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

            What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail (Hardback)

            By Hagen, Rainer & Rose-Marie; Hagen, Rainer

            • RRP: $50.00
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            If you thought these paintings were familiar, look again, and look closer. Part art history, part detective work, this fascinating collection explores 100 world-famous works of art through enlarged details, revealing the fashions and lifestyles, the loves and intrigues, politics ...and people that truly make a masterpiece.
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            ISBN 9783836559263
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taschen
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bibliotheca Universalis
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            What's Next?: Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art
             

            What's Next?: Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weintraub, Linda

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            A comprehensive and accessible introduction to neo- and eco-materialism as they relate to art and artistic practice.

            ISBN 9781783209408
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2018
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
              

            On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons (EPUB ebook)

            By Cumming, Laura

            Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family storyIn the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach.

            ISBN 9781473556508
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher Random House
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            Retroactivity and Contemporary Art
             

            Retroactivity and Contemporary Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Staff, Craig

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            Contemporary art is often preoccupied with time, or acts in which the past is recovered. Through specific case studies of artists who strategically work with historical moments, this book examines how art from the last two decades has sought to mobilize these particular histories..., and to what effect, against the backdrop of Modernism. Drawing on the art theory of Rosalind Krauss and the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur, Gerhard Richter, and Pierre Nora, Retroactivity and Contemporary Art interprets those works that foreground some aspect of retroactivity - whether re-enacting, commemorating, or re-imagining - as key artistic strategies. This book is striking philosophical reflection on time within art and art within time, and an indispensable read for those attempting to understand the artistic significance of history, materiality, and memory.
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            ISBN 9781350136762
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Tate: Brief Lessons in Seeing Differently
             

            Tate: Brief Lessons in Seeing Differently (Paperback)

            By Ambler, Frances

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            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            Open up to new ways of seeing with inspirational perspectives from Turner, Van Gogh and more.

            ISBN 9781781577431
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Tate
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            On Modern Beauty - Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne

            On Modern Beauty - Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne (Paperback)

            By Brettell, Richard R.

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            A thought-provoking discussion on the concept of beauty in works by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne.

            ISBN 9781606066065
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Blue: The History of a Color

            Blue: The History of a Color (Hardback)

            By Pastoureau, Michel

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            Blue has had a long and topsy-turvy history in the Western world. The ancient Greeks scorned it as ugly and barbaric, but most Americans and Europeans now cite it as their favorite color. In this fascinating history, the renowned medievalist Michel Pastoureau traces the changing ...meanings of blue from its rare appearance in prehistoric art to its international ubiquity today. Any history of color is, above all, a social history. Pastoureau investigates how the ever-changing role of blue in society has been reflected in manuscripts, stained glass, heraldry, clothing, paintings, and popular culture. Beginning with the almost total absence of blue from ancient Western art and language, the story moves to medieval Europe. As people began to associate blue with the Virgin Mary, the color became a powerful element in church decoration and symbolism. Blue gained new favor as a royal color in the twelfth century and became a formidable political and military force during the French Revolution. As blue triumphed in the modern era, new shades were created and blue became the color of romance and the blues. Finally, Pastoureau follows blue into contemporary times, when military clothing gave way to the everyday uniform of blue jeans and blue became the universal and unifying color of the Earth as seen from space.Beautifully illustrated, Blue tells the intriguing story of our favorite color and the cultures that have hated it, loved it, and made it essential to some of our greatest works of art.
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            ISBN 9780691181363
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2018
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Language (English)
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