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            The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons - Over 450 illustrations!
             

            The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons - Over 450 illustrations! (Paperback)

            By Kojima, Y.

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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            An easy-to-follow, yet comprehensive beginner's guide to drawing . In The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners, experienced art instructor Yoshiko Ogura explains the basics of pencil drawing through a series of lessons that provide insights on artistic composition, simulating ...highlights and shadows, depicting realistic forms, rendering textur
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            ISBN 9784805315767
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Symbolism
             

            Symbolism (Hardback)

            By Gibson, Michael; Edited by Gilles, Gilles

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jan 21

            Land of symbols: Where myth, death, and desire reignIt was in France and Belgium, the cradles of literary Symbolism, that Symbolist painting was born. In the late 19th century, painters such as Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon rejected realism, naturalism, and impressionism to exp...ress instead the emotion or idea. In place of Monet s light-suffused landscapes or the frank working-class subjects of Courbet came imaginary dream scenes of psychological, sexual, and mystical content.This generously sized book explores the Symbolists rich pool of inspiration as they strove to express such charged experiences as love, fear, anguish, death, sexual awakening, and unrequited desire. Through literature, the Bible, and Greek mythology, we see how the movement s protagonists fused erudite references with personal and private significance in the restless pursuit of a feeling-laden form.With featured work from Edward Burne-Jones, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Gustav Klimt, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon and many more, the book attests to the favorite motifs as well as the stylistic variety of Symbolist practice. In one work we find muted washes of pastel color, in another ornate textural details. More than once, we encounter the virgin or femme fatale, Symbolism s female archetypes par excellence.Through this rich, sometimes obscure, but always evocative journey, we come to appreciate an essential 19th-century movement which not only spawned disciples around the world, but also paved the way for some of the leading modernist developments.
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            ISBN 9783836520614
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taschen
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            Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries

            Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries (Hardback)

            Edited by Wolf, Rachel Rubin

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            Celebrating the best drawings by contemporary artists! The celebrated Strokes of Genius series follows the beautiful, ongoing story of contemporary drawing through the work and words of some of today's top artists.

            ISBN 9781440347061
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2018
            Publisher F&W Publications Inc
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            Series Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing
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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

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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
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            Giacometti: Critical Essays

            Giacometti: Critical Essays (Paperback)

            Edited by Read, Peter; Kelly, Julia

            • RRP: $98.99
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            Giacometti: Critical Essays brings together new studies by an international team of scholars who together explore the whole span of Alberto Giacometti's work and career from the 1920s to the 1960s. During this complex period in France's intellectual history, Giacometti's work und...erwent a series of remarkable stylistic shifts while he forged close affiliations with an equally remarkable set of contemporary writers and thinkers. This book throws new light on under-researched aspects of his output and approach, including his relationship to his own studio, his work in the decorative arts, his tomb sculptures and his use of the pedestal. It also focuses on crucial ways his work was received and articulated by contemporary and later writers, including Michel Leiris, Francis Ponge, Isaku Yanaihara and Tahar Ben Jelloun. This book thus engages with energising tensions and debates that informed Giacometti's work, including his association with both surrealism and existentialism, his production of both 'high' art and decorative objects, and his concern with both formal issues, such as scale and material, and with the expression of philosophical and poetic ideas. This multifaceted collection of essays confirms Giacometti's status as one of the most fascinating artists of the twentieth century.
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            ISBN 9781138248908
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture
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            Francis Bacon: Anatomy Of An Enigma
             

            Francis Bacon: Anatomy Of An Enigma (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Peppiatt, Michael

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 20

            This book, a biography on Francis Bacon, is inspired by the friendship the author had with Bacon and based on records of the conversations that took place since 1963. The book forms the first comprehensive account of the artist's life and his work.

            ISBN 9780367160401
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

            Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Hardback)

            By Ignotofsky, Rachel

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            Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figur...es like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes --
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            ISBN 9781607749783
            Released NZ 18 Jul 2017
            Publisher Ten Speed Press
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            Lawrence Alma-Tadema

            Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Hardback)

            Edited by Prettejohn, Elizabeth; Trippi, Peter

            • RRP: $110.00
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            This important re-evaluation of the Dutch- born painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema traces his personal and artistic journey towards international fame and success in London and investigates how this exceptionally creative artist used his own houses and studios as laboratories to produc...e vivid paintings of life in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt.
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            ISBN 9783791355528
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2016
            Publisher Prestel
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            Dark Night
               

            Dark Night (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Edmond, Martin

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            In this work of creative non-fiction, Martin Edmond illuminates the life and work of Colin McCahon and his own relationship with the art and the man, by taking readers on an imagined (and real) journey as he traces a possible McCahon route across Edmond's adopted city.

            ISBN 9781869404833
            Published NZ 8 Jul 2011
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Two Hundred and Forty Years of New Zealand Painting
              

            Two Hundred and Forty Years of New Zealand Painting (Hardback, New edition)

            By Docking, Gil; Dunn, Michael; Hanfling, Edward

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            "This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first published in 1971, then extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn and now again to 2010 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling. The original text by Gil Docking, former director of the Aucklan...d City Art Gallery, covers the period from European discovery up until 1969, and is presented in its completely original form, making for a fascinating look at what was being thought and written about New Zealand paintings thirty-something years ago. Michael Dunn's narrative takes over to complete the picture through the 1970s and 1980s, and then Edward Hanfling looks at New Zealand painting and its evolution over the last twenty years, when many painters saw their medium as a vehicle for addressing issues or generating a range of meanings, rather than dealing with visual or formal concerns. In total, this new edition features more than 200 paintings. This book is an ideal introduction to the development of New Zealand painting from its very beginning, and also the development of critical thinking about the work of New Zealand artists over the last 40 years. Detailed bibliography and index makes this an ideal book for students." --Ubsbooks.co.nz.
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            ISBN 9781869538040
            Published NZ 18 Oct 2012
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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