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            250 Years Of New Zealand Painting
             

            250 Years Of New Zealand Painting (Hardback)

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

            • RRP: $99.99
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            This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first written by Gil Docking, published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn, and again to 2020 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling.

            ISBN 9781988538822
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art
              

            Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art (Hardback)

            By Various Authors

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $48.75
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            • Pub Date
              16 Mar 22

            The story of contemporary Maori art from the 1950s to the present day, with over 200 artworks by more than 100 Maori artists. A powerful, dynamic and extensive new book about contemporary Maori art. Based on the ground-breaking 2020-21 exhibition staged by Auckland Art Gallery To...i o Tamaki, and edited by the show's curator Nigel Borell, Toi Tu Toi Ora presents more than 200 works by 100 Maori artists working from 1950 to the present day. From carving to painting, video art to jewellery, this is a powerful expression of the incredible creativity and diversity within Maori art, linked across time and place through the unique Maori creation story. Every work is illustrated in full colour and described in illuminating captions that are bilingual in English and te reo Maori. A beautiful foreword by Moana Jackson and the author's informative introduction share the history of contemporary Maori art within a kaupapa Maori worldview. These are supplemented by a comprehensive chronology of contemporary Maori art by the exhibition's assistant curator Taarati Taiaroa, and detailed biographies for every artist, written by the Gallery's expert curators and art historians, making this a major resource on toi Maori for anyone interested in the culture or history of Aoteroa New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9780143776734
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English & Te Reo Maori)
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            Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky
              

            Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky (Hardback)

            By Vangioni, Peter

            • RRP: $69.99
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            Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa's art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. This book shows the artist at his finest. Feature...s: - An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour. - Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni. - Huge images and details of some of Hammond's finest paintings. - Responses to Hammond's practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others. Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.
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            ISBN 9781877375675
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2021
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
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            Textures from Nature in Textile Art: Natural inspiration for mixed-media and textile artists
             

            Textures from Nature in Textile Art: Natural inspiration for mixed-media and textile artists (Hardback)

            By Jazmik, Marian

            • RRP: $59.44
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            Harness the beauty of the natural world to create unique textile art pieces.

            ISBN 9781849946704
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            Epic Iran: 5000 Years of Culture

            Epic Iran: 5000 Years of Culture (Hardback)

            By Curtis, John; Sarikhani Sandmann, Ina; Stanley, Tim

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            This lavishly illustrated publication tells the story of Iran from the dawn of the historical period in 5,000 BC to today.

            ISBN 9781851779291
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

            Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern (Hardback)

            By Beard, Mary

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            From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and w...hy? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore? In this book-against a background of today's sculpture wars -Mary Beard tells the story of how for more than two millennia portraits of the rich, powerful, and famous in the western world have been shaped by the image of Roman emperors, especially the twelve Caesars, from the ruthless Julius Caesar to the fly-torturing Domitian. Twelve Caesars asks why these murderous autocrats have loomed so large in art from antiquity and the Renaissance to today, when hapless leaders are still caricatured as Neros fiddling while Rome burns. Beginning with the importance of imperial portraits in Roman politics, this richly illustrated book offers a tour through 2,000 years of art and cultural history, presenting a fresh look at works by artists from Memling and Mantegna to the nineteenth-century African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, as well as by generations of now-forgotten weavers, cabinetmakers, silversmiths, printers, and ceramicists. Rather than a story of a simple repetition of stable, blandly conservative images of imperial men and women, Twelve Caesars is an unexpected tale of changing identities, clueless or deliberate misidentifications, fakes, and often ambivalent representations of authority. From Beard's reconstruction of Titian's extraordinary lost Room of the Emperors to her reinterpretation of Henry VIII's famous Caesarian tapestries, Twelve Caesars includes some fascinating detective work and offers a gripping story of some of the most challenging and disturbing portraits of power ever created. Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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            ISBN 9780691222363
            Released NZ 3 Jan 2022
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Series Bollingen Series
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            1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny

            1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny (Hardback)

            By Weiwei, Ai; Translated by Martin, Barnaby

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            A timeless, visionary collection of poems from Ai Qing - one of China's most acclaimed poets and the father of contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei - now available in English for the first time in a generation. Hailed as the most important artist working today by the Financ...ial Times and as an eloquent and unsilenceable voice of freedom by The New York Times, Ai Weiwei has written a sweeping memoir that presents a remarkable history of China over the last 100 years while illuminating his artistic process. Once an intimate of Mao Zedong, Ai Weiwei's father was branded a rightist during the Cultural Revolution, and he and his family were banished to a desolate place known as Little Siberia, where Ai Qing was sentenced to hard labor cleaning public toilets. Ai Weiwei recounts his childhood in exile, and his difficult decision to leave his family to study art in America, where he befriended Allen Ginsberg and was inspired by Andy Warhol. With candour and wit, he details his return to China and his rise from artistic unknown to art world superstar and international human rights activist - and how his work has been shaped by living under a totalitarian regime. Ai Weiwei's sculptures and installations have been viewed by millions around the globe, and his architectural achievements include helping to design the iconic Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing. His political activism has long made him a target of the Chinese authorities, which culminated in months of secret detention without charge in 2011. Here, for the first time, Ai Weiwei explores the origins of his exceptional creativity and passionate political beliefs through his own life story and that of his father, whose own creativity was stifled. At once ambitious and intimate, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows offers a deep understanding of the myriad forces that have shaped modern China, and serves as a timely reminder of the urgent need to protect freedom of expression.
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            ISBN 9781847923509
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Silence

            The Silence (Paperback)

            By DeLillo, Don

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            Don DeLillo completed The Silence just weeks before the devastating advent of Covid-19. This timely and compelling novel is the story of a different catastrophic event.

            ISBN 9781529057102
            Released NZ 11 Jan 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals
             

            Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals (Hardback)

            By Jenkins, Simon

            • RRP: $75.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            Europe's cathedrals are magnificent. They outstrip palaces and castles. They are the most sensational group of structures anywhere in the world - which everyone should 'see before they die'. They are also hugely popular, most of them absolutely packed. They are humankind's greate...st creations. In Europe's 1oo Best Cathedrals, Simon Jenkins has travelled the continent - from Chartres to York, Cologne to Florence, Toledo to Moscow and Stockholm to Seville - to illuminate old favourites and highlight new discoveries. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of Europe's history tells the stories behind these wonders, showing the cathedral's central role in the European imagination. Readers will be inspired to make their own pilgrimage to all one hundred of them.
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            ISBN 9780241452639
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            A Modern Way to Live: 5 Design Principles from The Modern House
             

            A Modern Way to Live: 5 Design Principles from The Modern House (Hardback)

            By Gibberd, Matt

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            Find happiness at home with five guiding principles from cultural phenomenon THE MODERN HOUSE. 'If you are a frequent consumer of house porn, chances are The Modern House will feature heavily in your browser history' Vogue In 2005, childhood friends Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill s...et out to convince people of the power of good design and its ability to influence our wellbeing. They founded The Modern House - in equal parts an estate agency, a publisher and a lifestyle brand - and went on to inspire a generation to live more thoughtfully and beautifully at home. As The Modern House grew, Matt and Albert came to realise that the most successful homes they encountered - from cleverly conceived studio flats to listed architectural masterpieces - had been designed with attention to the same timeless principles: Space, Light, Materials, Nature and Decoration. In this lavishly illustrated book, Matt tells the stories of these remarkable living spaces and their equally remarkable owners, and demonstrates how the five principles can be applied to your own space in ways both large and small. Revolutionary in its simplicity, and full of elegance, humour and joy, this book will inspire you to find happiness in the place you call home. PRAISE FOR THE MODERN HOUSE: 'Follow for some lust-worthy houses, even if you're not in the market to buy' Telegraph 'The Modern House transformed our search for the perfect home' Financial Times 'The Modern House sells the most incredible design-led homes in urban and rural locations in the UK' Evening Standard
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            ISBN 9780241480496
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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