This easy-to-use book brings a welcome clarity to the myriad choices of colour and paint varieties on offer today. You will find out how to choose a powerful and balanced palette of exceptional colour that will suit your working style - and put a stamp of individuality on your paintings. Discover how ... read more
|Awards:||Winner of PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Typography 2010. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: Illustrated Non-Fiction 2010.|
Art at Te Papa reveals and illuminates New Zealand's vast national art collection. Reproductions of more than 400 individual artworks, personally selected by curators, are accompanied by brief essays giving expert and engaging commentary on each work. This book spans the entire collectio... read more
The beauty of New Zealand's rural landscape is often overshadowed by its grander and more famous wilderness scenery. Yet, as rural people have always known, no one travelling through New Zealand can fail to notice how attractive and appealing so much of our farmed countryside actually is. ... read more
|Author:||Vincent O'Sullivan; Grahame Sydney (Artist)|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Illustrated Book 2015.|
Grahame Sydney: Paintings 1974-2014 is a major retrospective survey of paintings from Sydney's 40-year career as an artist. His paintings of the Central Otago landscape and the wider South Island are known and loved by large numbers of New Zealanders at home and abroad, and have become touchstones tha... read more
It is entirely possible to immerse oneself in the glories of European art without having to travel to the Louvre, the Uffizzi, the Tate or the Frick. That's because New Zealand's public art galleries are richly studded with wor... read more
Impressionist painting, which originally developed in France in the late 19th century, is regarded as the forerunner of modern art. This book presents the most significant influences on this style, the stages in its evolution and the personalities who put their stamp on it, such as the painters Manet,... read more
In the mid-1980s the sprouting of new movements that had driven modern art since the nineteenth century finally went dormant, sputtering out with a last few half-hearted labels ('pattern painting', 'neo-geo', 'commodity art'). But this was not ... read more
In June 2006, the Neue Galerie in New York purchased Gustav Klimt's 1907 "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" for $135 million. This deposed Picasso's "Boy With a Pipe" (sold May 2004 for $104 million) as the highest reported price ever paid for a piece of art sold at a public auction. Howev... read more
An up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 artists from around the world, Vitamin P2 allows the reader to look at the medium in detail, to study painting's unique properties in relation to itself, in relation to contemporary art and in relation to the world at large.
"30,000 Years of Art" presents 1000 great works of art from all periods and regions in the world, arranged in chronological order for a general readership. Breaking through the usual geographical and cultural boundaries of art history, it celebrates the vast range of human artistry... read more
The latest title in the successful Contemporary Arts series showcasing 24 of New Zealand's established and up-and-coming artists. This volume features Luise Fong, Neil Pardington, James Ormsby, Sara Hughes, Viky Garden and Stanley Palmer among others. First published Octoboer 2008.