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100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa: 100 Amazing Objects from the Te Papa Natural History Collection

Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealand's national muse..

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Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook

Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Z..

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Back of the Painting

Behind the scenes with the experts on famous paintings. The seal of the Prince of Yugoslavia, the icon that protected persecuted Russians, Monets repurposed canvas, the excised first wife, the stolen ..

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Billy Apple:Life/Work

Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art. At the Royal College of Art in London f..

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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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Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction.Volume 1. 1919-1959
Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania

A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). Paying attention to Pakeha (European New Zealanders), Maori, and i..

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Creative Conservation

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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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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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Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors and the Maori World, 1880-1910

Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which Pakeha discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century - in the paintings of Lindauer and Gol..

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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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Graham Bennett: Around Every Circle

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House of Treasures : 150 Objects From Canterbury Museum Nga Taonga Tuku
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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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Llew Summers: Body and soul

Llew Summers (1947-2019) was a rarity in the art world - a figurative artist in a scene dominated by abstract practices. 'Llew Summers: Body and Soul' depicts the work and life of one of New Zealand's..

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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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Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists

For fifty years, Marti Friedlander (1928-2016) was one of New Zealand's most important photographers, her work singled out for praise and recognition here and around the world. Friedlander's powerful ..

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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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Me, According to the History of Art

Throughout his long career, New Zealand painter Dick Frizzell has often gone way out on a limb to see where it would take him. From his early Pop art influenced approach to his experiments with landsc..

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Nicolas Dillon Drawn to the Wild

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Paintings from My Palette

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Paintings from My Palette

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Paul Dibble X:  Decade of Sculpture 2010-2020

Paul Dibble has traversed many subjects in his sculptural work - often returning to them years later, like godwits coming home to roost. Between 2010 and 2020, human figures and native New Zealand ..

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Rita Angus

Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent biography of one of New Zealands leading 20th century artists. Now back in print, this revi..

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Surrealist Art at Te Papa | He Toi Pohewa: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | He Toi Marupo o Muhiama o Boijmans Van Beuningen

Surrealism emerged in Paris in the early 1920s, at first mainly through literature and poetry and later through writing, drawing, painting, photography, performance, exhibitions and game-playing. Deve..

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Tara McLeod: A Typographic Journey

Chronicling the work of Tara McLeod, New Zealand's most revered private press printer, this book presents a selection of over 300 images of his prints, his books and his 3D work. Accompanied by essays..

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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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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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Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery
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