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Len Lye: A Biography

First published to acclaim in 2001, this classic biography is now back in print - as the art and life of Len Lye continue to fascinate readers in New Zealand and around the world. Len Lye: A Biography..

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Leo Bensemann - Portraits, Masks and Fantasy Figures
Leo Bensemann : Landscapes & Studies

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Life and Art of Lynley Dodd

Dame Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's best known author and illustrator of children's books. Her career was launched in 1973 with the publication of My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, which she collaborated o..

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Lisa Reihana: Emissaries

Lisa Reihana: Emissaries is a beautifully designed and exquisitely illustrated examination of one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most ambitious artworks, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], for its presentatio..

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Little Book of Birds

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Little Book of Black

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Long Dream of Waking: New Perspectives on Len Lye

Recognised internationally as one of the twentieth century's great modernist innovators, New Zealand artist Len Lye is most famous for his avant-garde experimental films and for his astonishing and pl..

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Maori Art: History, Architecture, Landscape & Theory

Traditionally books on Maori art have described the work as either 'traditional' (as in the arts of carving, weaving, painting) or 'contemporary', that is work produced post-1950s. This book presents ..

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Mark Cleverly: Designer

In this latest book in the Objectspace Master of Craft series the process of design is examined, from the development of an idea through drawing to its realisation in the finished object--or what Mark..

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Marti Friedlander

From Maori moko to Dame Whina Cooper (Te Rarawa) and the 1975 Maori land march, from Rita Angus to Norman Kirk, from Israel to Fiji, Marti Friedlander's photographs have captured the transformation of..

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Meet Me in the Square: Christchurch 1983-1987

Take a trip down Retro Avenue with this beautifully designed book of photographs of 1980s Christchurch. After the earthquake of 22 February 2011, photographer David Cook returned to his former ho..

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Mitchell & Mitchell: A father and son arts legacy

Leonard C. Mitchell and Leonard V. Mitchell - father and son - are two forgotten artistic heroes. Now, critically studied for the first time, their highlight reel runs long. No other family can likely..

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Moments in Time: Ralph Miller Artist

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Mrkusich: Art of Transformation

The story of twentieth-century art is dominated by a major shift from representation to abstraction, from Cezanne's paintings of hills and houses to Pollock's pictures of nothing. Yet in New Zealand w..

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New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the Art of Museum Diplomacy

`New China Eyewitness' is the fascinating account of the 1956 visit to the People's Republic of China by a group of prominent New Zealanders - including Roger Duff, James Bertram, Evelyn Page, Angus R..

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New Zealand Art at Te Papa

Te Papa holds New Zealand's national art collection, whose origins date back to 1865 and the establishment of the then Colonial Museum (later the Dominion and then the National Museum). Built up over ..

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New Zealand's Historic Samplers: Our Stitched Stories

A unique glimpse into our cultural history, and particularly women's history, through more than 80 historic samplers - many specially photographed for the book. Through exceptional first-hand research..

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New Zealand: A Painted Country (Compact Edition)

New Zealand: A Painted Country is a journey through a unique portfolio of landscapes depicting the favourite places of some of New Zealand's most popular contemporary artists. The highly diverse paint..

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New Zealand: A Painted Journey

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North South

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Ohinetahi: Garden, House & Art

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Parihaka The Art of Passive Resistance

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Peter McLeavey:  Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer

From Montana award-winning author Jill Trevelyan comes the first biography of Peter McLeavey, the charismatic, pioneering art dealer who since the 1960s has shaped - even transformed - New Zealand art..

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Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, waterco..

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Pleasure Zones

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Rail Toward the Sky : Story of Driving Creek Railway
Rita Easther : A Life in Art

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Say Something! Jacqueline Fahey

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Seeds of Life

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Self-Portrait

From a childhood in London orphanages to half a century in New Zealand photographing wine-makers and artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a rich life - one defined by the art of loo..

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Shane Cotton:  Hanging Sky

For two decades Shane Cotton (ONZM, Ngapuhi) has been one of New Zealand's most acclaimed painters. His works of the 1990s played a pivotal part in that decade's debates about place, belonging and bic..

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Spirit of Colin McCahon

The Spirit of Colin McCahon provides a vivid historical contextualisation of New Zealand's premier modern artist, clearly explaining his esoteric religious themes and symbols. Via a framework of visua..

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Tanya Ashken: Jeweller, Silversmith, Sculptor

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Te Tohunga Auaha: Fred Graham - Creator of Forms

Fred Graham is a leading figure in New Zealand's art world. He began as an art teacher, and since 1984, he has been a full-time sculptor, producing a wealth of work and having sell-out exhibitions. Hi..

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Ten x Ten

Published to coincide with the imminent opening of the beautiful new art galleries at Te Papa, this book takes an intimate yet expert look at the national art collection. Ten art curators each pick te..

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Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

This book is published to mark the exhibition at Te Papa of the remarkable third century BC funerary statues excavated from the astounding archaeological site at X'ian, China. The sculptures depi..

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Theo Schoon: A Biography

Emigre artist Theo Schoon was fascinating, unorthodox, controversial, pioneering and at times reckless. His life intersected with important cultural periods and places, where what it meant to be moder..

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Undreamed of ...: 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

In 1966 Michael Illingworth, whose oil painting Adam and Eve appears on the front cover of this book, was awarded the inaugural Frances Hodgkins Fellowship. For the first time in New Zealand a practis..

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Us V Them Tony de Lautour

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Van Der Velden: Otira

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Vonney Ball: Ceramics

Ceramic artist Vonney Ball's elegant output reflects a sound education in English ceramics design, a singularity of purpose and a drive to keep making work. Twenty years on from her arrival in New Zea..

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Whatu Kakahu: Maori Cloaks

A CELEBRATION OF THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MAORI WEAVING, FOCUSED ON THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF MAORI CLOAKS IN THE WORLD Weaving is more than just a product of manual skills. From the simple rourou (fo..

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Zizz! : Life & Art of Len Lye

Born in Christchurch in 1901, Len Lye was driven by a lifelong passion for motion and energy, and how to represent them in art. He moved to London, where he exhibited with Frances Hodgkins and Henry M..

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