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              The Seekers: The 50 Year Recorded History of Australia's First Supergroup
               

              The Seekers: The 50 Year Recorded History of Australia's First Supergroup (Hardback)

              By Simpson, Graham; Patrick, Christopher

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              This is the worldas first aEnseeklopediaa - a treasure trove of stories, music analysis and rare memorabilia. Moreover, it is a long overdue salute to Australiaas Fab Four and their enduring recording catalogue. In tracing contemporary Australian music, history will recall th...e four young Melbourne musicians who started the ball rolling internationally for every big name Australian artist who would follow in their footsteps. Folk and gospel group The Seekers - featuring the golden voice of Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley - set sail for the UK in 1964 on a working holiday, totally unaware of the global fame and fortune that lay ahead. Chart-topping hits, gold and platinum record awards, sold-out tours and record-breaking crowds in the 60s, and again in the reunion years since 1993. In this publishing first, renowned Australian authors Christopher Patrick (ABBA: Let The Music Speak) and Graham Simpson (The Judith Durham Story a" Colours Of My Life) have joined forces to produce the first-ever Seekers coffee table book a" an in-depth and highly informative look at the recording history of Australiaas first supergroup. Their forensic analysis of every song The Seekers recorded in the 50 years between 1963 and 2013 sits comfortably with peeks behind the scenes, never-before-revealed facts, fascinating trivia, and a kaleidoscope of photos and memorabilia a much of it never seen before. With a good tour guide, you see so much more when you know what it is you're looking at; Chris has approached The Seekers' song list from a musician's perspective, undressing every song the group ever recorded to reveal the vocal and instrumental craft at play. Graham has brought to the coffee table his penchant for fascinating Seekers minutiae, and an archive of memorabilia gathered from all over the world over five decades. The Seekers were the very first group to put Australia on the international music map, and they will be forever k
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              ISBN 9781922129802
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2015
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              ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: Collecting in Australia
               

              ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: Collecting in Australia (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Miles

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              The best trained and most experienced librarian or curator is likely to confront difficulties in dealing with architectural drawings. Even an architect will be unable to understand some aspects of drawings a century old. Professor Miles Lewis, a leading architectural historian, i...n conjunction with the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (Australasia) demonstrates to professional curators how to collect, interpret and conserve these ephemeral works of art. In so doing he reveals fascinating insights and wonderful images for all who appreciate and practise fine art and architecture.
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              ISBN 9781925556902
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
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              Built for Ballet
               

              Built for Ballet (Hardback)

              By Benjamin, Leanne; With Crompton, Sarah

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              The book takes you behind the scenes to find a real understanding of the pleasure and the pain, the demands and the intense commitment it requires to become a ballet dancer. Itpersonal point of view, how ballet has changed and is changing. Itcreated ballet in its modern form and ...now she works with the dancers of today, handing on all she has known and learnt. But itpsychology of achievement, how you go from being a child in small town Rockhampton in the centre of Australia to being a power on the worldcopes with the ups and downs of that kind of career. ItFonteyn, Kenneth MacMillan, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Darcey Bussell, Carlos Acosta to name a few. President Clinton, Michelle Obama, Diana Princess of Wales and David Beckham all make an appearance. But it is also a book of small moments of insight- what makes a performance special, how you recover from injury, illness and child-birth; how you combine athletic and artistic prowess with motherhood, how a different partner can alter everything, what itithuman terms, why women get the reputation for being difficult in a world where being a good girl is too much prized. And what they can do about it.
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              ISBN 9781925556575
              Published NZ 10 Nov 2021
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              Sculptures of Melbourne
               

              Sculptures of Melbourne (Hardback)

              By Holsworth, Mark S.

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              Sculptures of Melbourne explores major changes in the nature of public sculpture. When Melbourne was established, sculpture was heavily influenced by the colonial legacy of neo-classical bronze and marble statues. From 1980 onwards, public sculpture changed dramatically, not only... in style but in materials, location and sheer numbers. This book tells the story of how the shifting trends in public sculpture moved from a classical style, to commemorative, to a corporate modernist style, to being integrated into urban design, and finally evolving into a contemporary style, which is non-traditional and temporary. The history includes controversial modernist sculptures such as aThe Yellow Perila and unofficial laneway installation works. The book is written in an easy accessible style and is also a pictorial essay of Melbourneas sculptures. The Author: Mark S. Holsworth is a writer, art critic and artist who lives in Melbourne. He has written plays, short stories and authors a long-running blog: Black Mark a" Melbourne Art & Culture Critic. He studied philosophy and art history at Monash and LaTrobe universities, and has exhibited in several Melbourne galleries.
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              ISBN 9781922129697
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2015
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              Reflections of Elephants
               

              Reflections of Elephants (Hardback)

              By Clow, Bobby-Jo; Blissett, David; Foreword by Greive, Bradley Trevor

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              Elephants are enormous, unmistakable a" and irreplaceable. No other creature has such a long-shared history with humanity while remaining largely undomesticated. But today, despite 4000 years of coexistence, we seem determined to destroy them. Itas estimated that a wild elephant ...is lost to the world every fifteen minutes. Each is an individual that can never be replaced. Reflections of Elephants is a celebration, seen through the lens of acclaimed photographer Bobby-Jo Clow. From the rusty, red plains of Tsavo to the lush, green forests of Northern Thailand, Bobby-Jo has captured every aspect of elephant life, from first step to untimely death. Her astonishing images have been paired with the words of writers, poets, scientists, conservationists, students and everyday people, to produce unique reflections of this most iconic animal.
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              ISBN 9781922129970
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2016
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              This Will Explain Everything
               

              This Will Explain Everything (Hardback)

              By Duff, Jeff

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              Jeff Duff is arguably the most flamboyant, creative and controversial entertainer Australia has produced. His musical gifts and fantastical androgynous performances parallel the artistry of David Bowie. While Duffoas career kicked off in the 1970s, he continues to grow as an arti...st, creating new music and performing sell-out concerts to this day. In his tell-all memoir, dedicated to Bowie, Duffo shares his tales of life, love and rockanaroll, in what is a rollicking, entertaining read. From his childhood desire to wear a dress, to performing before violent London punk crowds, to being banned and arrested, and even his journey into the depths of despair, Duffo recalls all with flair and style. From the Foreword by Molly Meldrum Jeff Duff once hosted Countdown dressed as a sausage. Unique is an over-used word in showbiz. But Jeff Duff is unique. When I first met Jeff, he was wearing a wedding dress. That was just a usual day in the unusual life of Jeff Duff. Heas been arrested in Ballarat and outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, banned by Ray Martinas Midday Show, appeared in Baz Luhrmannas The Great Gatsby, and sung some unforgettable songs. And no man looks as good in a leotard. Flamboyant, eccentric, cheeky, charming a Jeff Duff is one of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced. Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye and now Duffo. a" Andy Warhol 1980 I donat think itas overstating the case to say that, had Jeff Duff hailed from a country in the top half of the world, he could now be as acknowledged and acclaimed as David Bowie or Lou Reed or Iggy Pop. a" Glenn A. Baker, rock historian
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              ISBN 9781922129918
              Published NZ 1 May 2016
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              Inflection Journal Vol. 9
               

              Inflection Journal Vol. 9 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Handoko, Tasha

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              Rejuvenating former industrial areas into natural landscapes hides an uncomfortable truth- pseudo-returns to nature, while poor attempts at erasing the scars on our landscapes, constitute Repair as we know it. Inflection Vol. 09 showcases thinking that is part of a contemporary m...etamorphosis, where Repair instead becomes a nuanced approach to architectural design in the 21st century. In engaging with the opportunities presented within the built environment, while evaluating potential consequences and leading innovation in the field, how can architecture acknowledge and adapt, rather than continue to damage and eliminate the existing?
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              ISBN 9781877096426
              Published NZ 6 Dec 2022
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              Amanka Stories: Saving the Last Apes

              Amanka Stories: Saving the Last Apes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grossfeldt, Lou; Blissett, Dave

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              It's a beautiful, rich word that means "family". Yet, in the forests and villages of this part of Uganda - and across much of tropical Africa and Asia - families are at war. In the narrowing margins between forest and farm, human and non-human, there is a growing conflict. A dead...ly conflict. The Amanka Book Project has been coordinated by writer, David Blissett and primate curator, Lou Grossfeldt. We celebrate our closest living relatives, by sharing the stories and experiences of the people who are working, fighting, and sometimes risking their lives to save them. We focus on all ape species (gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee, bonobo and the gibbon family). These are stories of sacrifice and courage and hope; tears and happiness; love and loss. In each chapter, Lou and David speak with people who devote their lives to the conservation and wellbeing of the apes. This includes scientists, researchers, caregivers, vets, filmmakers and conservation advocates. Many of the stories in this book have never been told before and will give readers a direct insight into the day-to-day heartaches, challenges and joys of working with these intelligent, sentient beings. 'We wrote this book to raise awareness of the plight of our ape family and to share the stories of the unsung heroes who are trying to help them. All contributors have been donated to this project and profits from book sales will be donated to various ape conservation and enrichment programs or projects' Lou Grossfeldt and David Blissett
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              ISBN 9781925556704
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
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              Designing the Dynamic: High performance sailing and real time feedback in design
               

              Designing the Dynamic: High performance sailing and real time feedback in design (Paperback, UK ed.)

              Edited by Burry, Jane

              Who knows more about the performance impact of design changes in real time than the sailor and sail trimmer in an ocean race? Performance can be most influential on design decision-making when the performance response to design change is experienced in real time. In architect...ure and design dynamic feedback is the computational and analogue design challenge of the hour - how to experience within dynamic digital and physical design models as those changes are actually happening. So, in this book, the challenge is first explored by looking beyond the design of the static built infrastructure of the city to the ultimate in reflexive action and high performance design: sailboat racing. Successful design decision-making relies on design team interaction between individuals of very diverse expertise and points of departure: generalists and specialists. Designing the Dynamic brings together leading researchers from architecture, boat design, industrial design, mathematics, aerospace, structural engineering, and computer science to explore the design and representation of dynamic systems. The authors expose diverse aspects of the subject ranging from the empirical science and sociology to the deep poetry of designing with dynamic phenomena. This is a cutting edge design book that will be of real interest to those involved in the dynamics of practical, super efficient design methods as well as those with an interest in sailing and maximizing the efficiency of sails in racing conditions.
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              ISBN 9781922129130
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              Inside Silicon Valley: How The Deals Get Done
               

              Inside Silicon Valley: How The Deals Get Done (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Phillips, Marc

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              Inside the Valley is a must read for entrepreneurs wishing to raise venture capital and anyone with a fascination for the inner workings of Silicon Valley, the epicentre of the dot com world of venture capital. The book relates 'fly on the wall stories' from venture capital inve...stment presentations made by entrepreneurs who have successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars. You will learn the craft of creating an investment pitch deck, how to pitch your business idea and how valuations are determined. The book also gives insights into the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley and how venture capitalists evaluate start up companies, written by someone who has been both a successful entrepreneur and is now a partner in a venture capital firm.
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              ISBN 9781922129185
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