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            Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020
               

            Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020 (SoftBack / Other)

            By Reid's, Nadia; Illustrated by Albon, James

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20
            ISBN 9780473521363
            Published NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Homesteads: The Story of New Zealand's Grand Country Houses
              

            Homesteads: The Story of New Zealand's Grand Country Houses (Hardback)

            By Millar, Debra

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 20

            A stunning tribute to New Zealand's historic station homesteads, sharing the stories that have shaped these iconic rural landmarks.

            ISBN 9780473523626
            Published NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Point Publishing Limited
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            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain
             

            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collins, Anita

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Can learning music help our children learn to read and write? Can playing in an orchestra develop social skills? What is the effect of music on children's brains? In this major new book Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music can bring about huge benefits for children. Dr Co...llins explains the ground-breaking research which shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory and planning and strategy skills. Throughout the book Dr Collins provides real-life stories together with practical strategies to show the difference music learning can make to the lives of children from birth to the teenage years. 'Dr Collins' exuberance and infectious enthusiasm shine through as she persuasively argues for the importance of music in every child's education' - Professor Alan Harvey, author of Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls
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            ISBN 9781760875886
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Me, According to the History of Art
              

            Me, According to the History of Art (Hardback)

            By Frizzell, Dick

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $52.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Nov 20

            A FAST-PACED ROMP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WESTERN PAINTING WITH ONE OF NEW ZEALAND'S BEST-KNOWN PAINTERS

            ISBN 9780995135413
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Living Construction
             

            Living Construction (Paperback)

            By Dade-Robertson, Martyn

            • RRP: $58.99
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            • Pub Date
              22 Sep 20

            Modern bio-technologies give us unprecedented control of the fundamental building blocks of life. For designers, across a range of disciplines, emerging fields such as synthetic biology offer the promise of new sustainable materials and structures which may be grown, are self-ass...embling, are self-healing and adaptable to change. While there is a thriving speculative discourse on the future of design in the age of biotechnology there are few realised design applications. This book, the first in the Bio Design series, acts as a bridge between design speculation and scientific reality, and between contemporary design thinking, in areas such as architecture, product design and fashion design, and the traditional engineering approaches which currently dominate bio technologies. Filled with real examples, Living Construction reveals how living cells construct and transform materials through methods of fabrication and assembly at multiple scales, and how designers can utilise these processes.
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            ISBN 9781138363038
            Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Bio Design
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            The Art of Tango
             

            The Art of Tango (Hardback)

            By Varassi Pega, Barbara

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              25 Oct 20

            The Art of Tango offers a systematic exploration of the performance, arrangement and composition of the universally popular tango. The author discusses traditional practices, the De Caro school and the pioneering oeuvre of four celebrated innovators: Pugliese, Salgan, Piazzolla a...nd Beytelmann. With an in-depth focus on both reception and practice, the volume and its companion website featuring supplementary audio-visual materials analyse, decode, compare and discuss literature, scores and recordings to provide a deeper understanding of tango's artistic concepts, characteristics and techniques. River Plate tango is explored through the lens of artistic research, combining the study of oral traditions and written sources. In addition to a detailed examination of the various approaches to tango by the musicians featured in this book, three compositions by the author embodying creative applications of the research findings are discussed. The volume offers numerous tools for developing skills in practice, inspiring new musical output and the continuation of research endeavours in the field. Illustrating the many possibilities of this musical language that has captivated musicians and audiences worldwide, this book is a valuable resource for everyone with an interest in tango, whether they be composers, performers, arrangers, teachers, music lovers or scholars in the field of popular music studies.
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            ISBN 9781138392069
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Style and Function in Roman Decoration: Living with Objects and Interiors
             

            Style and Function in Roman Decoration: Living with Objects and Interiors (Paperback)

            By Swift, Ellen

            • RRP: $86.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This important book puts forward a new interpretation of Roman decorative art, focusing on the function of decoration in the social context. It examines the three principal areas of social display and conspicuous consumption in the Roman world: social space, entertainment, and dr...ess, and discusses the significance of the decoration of objects and interiors within these contexts, drawing examples from both Rome and its environs, and the Western provinces, from the early Imperial period to Late Antiquity. Focusing on specific examples, including mosaics and other interior decor, silver plate, glass and pottery vessels, and jewellery and other dress accessories, Swift demonstrates the importance of decoration in creating and maintaining social networks and identities and fostering appropriate social behaviour, and its role in perpetuating social convention and social norms. It is argued that our understanding of stylistic change and the relationship between this and the wider social context in the art of the Roman period is greatly enhanced by an initial focus on the particular social relationships fostered by decorated objects and spaces. The book demonstrates that an examination of so-called 'minor art' is fundamental in any understanding of the relationship between art and its social context, and aims to reinvigorate debate on the value of decoration and ornament in the Roman period and beyond.
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            ISBN 9780367888060
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Europe's Rich Fabric: The Consumption, Commercialisation, and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries)
             

            Europe's Rich Fabric: The Consumption, Commercialisation, and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) (Paperback)

            Edited by Lambert, Dr Bart; Wilson, Dr Katherine Anne

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Throughout human history luxury textiles have been used as a marker of importance, power and distinction. Yet, as the essays in this collection make clear, the term 'luxury' is one that can be fraught with difficulties for historians. Focusing upon the consumption, commercialisat...ion and production of luxury textiles in Italy and the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period, this volume offers a fascinating exploration of the varied and subtle ways that luxury could be interpreted and understood in the past. Beginning with the consumption of luxury textiles, it takes the reader on a journey back from the market place, to the commercialisation of rich fabrics by an international network of traders, before arriving at the workshop to explore the Italian and Burgundian world of production of damasks, silks and tapestries. The first part of the volume deals with the consumption of luxury textiles, through an investigation of courtly purchases, as well as urban and clerical markets, before the chapters in part two move on to explore the commercialisation of luxury textiles by merchants who facilitated their trade from the cities of Lucca, Florence and Venice. The third part then focusses upon manufacture, encouraging consideration of the concept of luxury during this period through the Italian silk industry and the production of high-quality woollens in the Low Countries. Graeme Small draws the various themes of the volume together in a conclusion that suggests profitable future avenues of research into this important subject.
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            ISBN 9780367879136
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society
             

            La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society (Hardback)

            By Garcia Lopez, Saul; Gomez-Pena, Guillermo; Edited by Martinez-Cruz, Paloma

            • RRP: $259.00
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            • Pub Date
              6 Dec 20

            La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society marks a transformation from its sister book, Exercises for Rebel Artists, into a pedagogical matrix suited for use as a performance handbook and conceptual tool for artists, activists, theorists, pedago...gues and trans-disciplinary border crossers of all stripes. Featuring a newly reworked outline of La Pocha Nostra's overall pedagogy, and how it has evolved in the time of Trump, cartel violence and the politics of social media, this new handbook presents deeper explanations of the interdisciplinary pedagogical practices developed by the group that has been labelled the most influential Latino/a performance troupe of the past ten years. Co-written by Guillermo Gomez-Pena in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra's artistic co-director Saul Garcia-Lopez, this highly anticipated follow-up volume raises crucial questions in the new neo-nationalist era. Based on field experience from ten years of touring, the authors blend original methods with updated and revised exercises, providing new material for teachers, universities, radical artists, curators, producers and students.
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            ISBN 9780367338206
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design: A History of Shifting Manifestoes, Paradigms, Generic Solutions, and Specific Designs
             

            The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design: A History of Shifting Manifestoes, Paradigms, Generic Solutions, and Specific Designs (Hardback)

            By Lang, Jon

            • RRP: $447.00
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            • Pub Date
              6 Dec 20

            The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design is a fully illustrated descriptive and explanatory history of the development of urban design ideas and paradigms of the past 150 years. The ideas and projects, hypothetical and built, range in scale... from the city to the urban block level. The focus is on where the generic ideas originated, the projects that were designed following their precepts, the functions they address and/or afford, and what we can learn from them. The morphology of a city-its built environment-evolves unselfconsciously as private and governmental investors self-consciously erect buildings and infrastructure in a pragmatic, piecemeal manner to meet their own ends. Philosophers, novelists, architects, and social scientists have produced myriad ideas about the nature of the built environment that they consider to be superior to those forms resulting from a laissez-faire attitude to urban development. Rationalist theorists dream of ideal futures based on assumptions about what is good; Empiricists draw inspirations from what they perceive to be working well in existing situations. Both groups have presented their advocacies in manifestoes, and, often, in the form of generic solutions or illustrative designs. This book traces the history of these ideas and will become a standard reference for scholars and students interested in the history of urban spaces, including architects, planners, urban historians, urban geographers, and urban morphologists.
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            ISBN 9780367860509
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Companions
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