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About Face: An Artist's Guide to Forensic Facial Approximation

Enter the fascinating world of forensic facial approximation and journey with me through this how-to guide for the artist. Forensic facial approximation is the marriage of scientific observation and..

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Aesop's Kiwi Fables

In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altoget..

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Albatross Neck: Landings by the Ancient Mariner and Romanticism in Aotearoa New Zealand 1770-2022
Ans Westra: A Life in Photography

The photographer Ans Westra, who died in 2023, took hundreds of thousands of images over her long career. Together, those images constitute what is arguably a photo album of Aotearoa. Her dedica..

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Architect and the Artists: Hackshaw, McCahon, Dibble, The

A beautiful and important book about the remarkable collaboration between the modernist architect James Hackshaw (a member, for a time, of the famous Group Architects), the painter Colin McCahon..

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Art New Zealand #187 - Spring 2023

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Artists in Antarctica

What transformation happens when writers, musicians and artists stand in the vast, cold spaces of Antarctica? This book brings together paintings, photographs, texts and musical scores by Aotearoa New..

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Cape to Bluff: A survey of residential architecture from Aotearoa New Zealand

What makes Aotearoa New Zealand one of the most picturesque countries in the world? Its striking landscape can range from the snow-capped alps to the breezy ocean in a few hundred kilometres, requirin..

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Cheryl Lucas: Shaped by Schist and Scoria

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Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?: Vol.2 1960-1987

Colin McCahon (1919-1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon's work came t..

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Conversatio: In the company of bees

Through Noble's art and newly commissioned essays, the book traverses Noble's deep interest in how humans relate to bees. From images of communities of bees to tintype photographs showing the beau..

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Culture in a Small Country

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Dear Colin, Dear Ron: The Selected Letters of Colin McCahon and Ron O'Reilly

This substantial book of letters selected by esteemed Colin McCahon scholar Peter Simpson shines a light on one of the most remarkable relationships in New Zealand art. The painter Colin McCahon..

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Don Binney: Flight Path *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

Painter, printmaker, teacher, writer and ornithologist, Don Binney (1940-2012) was a mercurial presence on the New Zealand cultural scene from the time of his meteoric rise to fame in the early 1960s...

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Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa

On the periphery of Aotearoa New Zealand's publishing scene, there is a rich and varied cottage industry of small press publishers. They work in collaboration, in gaps between paid gigs and with the s..

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Finding Frances Hodgkins

When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler..

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Folly Literary Journal Issue 001

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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

New Zealand-born Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) arrived in London in 1901 and, by the 1920s, had become a leading British modernist, exhibiting frequently with avant-garde artists such as Ben Nicholson,..

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Gordon Walters

In this remarkable study by the late Francis Pound, author of the landmark Invention of New Zealand, we are introduced to the making of a New Zealand modernist - tracing the work of Gordon Walters (19..

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Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand: The Maori Portraits

From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - commissioned by Maori and Pakeha - captured ..

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Greenstone Carving: Techniques and Concepts in Pounamu

* Fully redesigned edition of sought-after guide to greenstone carving * Includes background to stone, Maori design, techniques and tools * Contains easy-to-follow instructions, colour photos of works..

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Gretchen Albrecht: Between gesture and geometry

Gretchen Albrecht CNZM is one of New Zealand's most influential painters. Over the course of her long career, her work has continued to surprise and delight, and her paintings feature in many importan..

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Harry Turbott: New Zealand's First Landscape Architect

Landscape architect, teacher and environmentalist Harry Turbott (1930-2016) was at the forefront of the first wave of environmental design. From the early 1960s, after returning from completing an MLA..

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Heaven

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Hot Lunch Leftovers

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Hundertwasser in New Zealand

'New Zealand is for me a kind of promised land.' Austrian-born artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser arrived in New Zealand in 1973, seeking refuge from a world out of kilter with nature. After tra..

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Joe L'Estrange Painter

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Landmarks: Grahame Sydney, Brian Tuner and Owen Marshall with Fiona Farrell

A handsome, landmark book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights. The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian T..

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Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, The

The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd is both a tale of remarkable success and a window into a brilliant creative mind. Finlay Macdonald's beautifully told, visually gorgeous biography of Dame Lynle..

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Marilynn Webb: Folded in the hills

“...It’s nothing to do with drawing landscape, it’s to do with connection” Marilynn Webb, 2000 Marilynn Webb: Folded in the hills is a major forthcoming bilingual publication to mark the monumental ..

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McCahon Country

'My painting tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am pointing in.' Colin McCahon McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in t..

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Motutapu

MOTUTAPU is the conclusion of a four-year journey by artist Benjamin Work and photographer Brendan Kitto. This book looks at the shared history of Motutapu (sacred island) throughout Moana Oceania-inc..

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Mr Rolland: Something of an Artist

Adam Rolland was born in Edinburgh in 1841 but emigrated to Otago with his parents and siblings on the Alpine in 1859. He documented the journey and this interest and skill with drawing and watercolou..

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Nature Boy:  Photography of Olaf Petersen

A gull chick running across Muriwai Beach. Cabbage trees at Lake Wainamu. Tyre tracks, tugs of war and tramping trips. Olaf Petersen produced an unrivalled photographic account of the people and natur..

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Nga Kaihanga Uku: Maori Clay Artists

The rise of an impressive ceramics movement is one of the more striking developments in contemporary Maori art. Clayworking and pottery firing was an ancient Pacific practice, but the knowledge had la..

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Nirun

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Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara: New Zealand at Venice

Interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara's work interrogates and dismantles gender roles, (mis)representation, and colonial legacies in the Pacific. Kihara is the first Pasifika and first Fa'afafine artis..

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Rewi: Ata haere, kia tere

A major tribute to the late architect Rewi Thompson (Ngati Porou, Ngati Raukawa) whose early death robbed Aotearoa New Zealand of one of its greatest thinkers about how our built landscape could best ..

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Robin White Something is happening here *Ockham 2023 Short List*

Robin White: Something is happening Here is the first book to be devoted to Robin Whites art in 40 years. Its assessment of her remarkable 50 years as an artist includes fresh perspectives by 24 write..

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Simon Ingram: Painting Machines 2005 - 2014

New Zealand-born painter Simon Ingram's (born 1971) first monograph surveys work from 2007-2013. With three essays and abundant illustrations, this publication explores Ingram's robotic kits and self-..

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Snark: Being a True History of the Expedition That Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock... and its Tragic Aftermath
The Collection Te Kohinga

Travel back through history and across place - one artwork at a time Since opening in 1888, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki has become home to one of the largest public art collections in Aotear..

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The South Island from the Road

In 1979 the photographer Robin Morrison and his family spent seven months on the road in the South Island, where Morrison photographed people and places. The resulting book was published in 1981 b..

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Through Shaded Glass: Women and Photography in Aotearoa New Zealand 1860-1960 *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

The contribution of women to the first century of photography has been overlooked across the world, including in New Zealand. With few exceptions, photographic histories have tended to focus on the ma..

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Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art

The story of contemporary Maori art from the 1950s to the present day, with more than 200 artworks by 110 Maori artists, this is a powerful, dynamic new book. Maori art is unique among all art mo..

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Tony Williams Goldsmith

Arguably one of the finest jewellers and goldsmiths working in New Zealand, Tony Williams has both expanded and enhanced New Zealand jewellery-making over the past 40 years. From exquisite dragonfly b..

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Urgent Moments: Art and Social change: The Letting Space projects 2010-2020

After first occupying vacant spaces in post-stock-market-crash Auckland in the mid-1990s, public art curators Letting Space re-emerged in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Confronted b..

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Wild Kinship: The Makers

The Makers takes a deep dive into the realities of what it takes to be a creative today and why creativity is essential to our wellbeing. It is a book about freedom and fulfilment, mindfulness and con..

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Wonderland: The New Zealand Photography of Whites Aviation

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