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
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
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An accessible handbook that demystifies the aura surrounding the New Zealand art market. Written by an experienced and accomplished art dealer and gallery owner, it traces the history of art in this country, and the emergence of the art... 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
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.
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
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
|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
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.
The vibrant paintings in this gorgeous book capture that bright sparkling quality of our New Zealand light. Graham Young portrays elements of the Kiwi lifestyle against a backdrop of familiar landscape – the corner dairy, old baches on the coast, boatsheds, villas and country barns. There is alw... 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