The volumes in this series provide unique portraits of European art history. Authoritative texts illuminate the decisive stages in the artists' lives and the development of their styles, explaining their impact against the background of their social context as well as their significance for following generations of artists.
This is a unique cookbook/art book that explores life in the artists' cafe, with traditional recipes ranging from the hearty to the refined. With the use of letters, engravings, postcards, and a selection of Van Gogh's paintings, Fred Leeman, former chief curator of the Van Gogh Museum... 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.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: General Non-Fiction 2010.|
In the 1960s and 70s not only did potters flourish around the country but it seems that everyone's mum was producing mugs and bowls at night class. This phenomenon was part of a particualr philosophy of pottery - local materials and natural-looking for... read more
Take a trip through New Zealand art via Dick Frizzell's point of view. He shines a light on some of the works he's always loved - a number of which have seemed to miss muster in the usual round-ups. It's an eclectic bunch of paintings and begins with images he was drawn to (bec... 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
In this lavishly illustrated book, author Graeme Lay presents the lives of twenty-three of the finest artists and writers to have been inspired by the South Pacific, and a rich selection of their works. In Search of Paradise is a compilation of memorable visual and literary journe... read more
Presenting an exciting portfolio of new artwork, Denis Robinson includes interviews with artists working in such areas as mixed media, contemporary fibre art, wood sculpture, ceramics, glass and table or wall sculpture, as well as paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour. In his la... 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 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.
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
Lenore Doolan, a food writer for the New York Times, meets Harold Morris, a photographer, at a halloween party in 2002. He is dressed as Harry Houdini. In Leanne S... read more