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
This new title in the highly regarded Art & Ideas series presents a thorough introduction to the Baroque and Rococo styles. Encompassing architecture, interior design, furniture, ceramics, garden landscaping and theatrical spectaculars, as well as the masterpieces of this prolific period... 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.
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
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
|Author:||Robin Woodward & Greer Twiss|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: Illustrated Non-Fiction 2014.|
Greer Twiss is one of the longest working postwar sculptors and still a productive, inventive and innovative figure in contemporary art today. Greer was recognized by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as one of twenty living icons. "Twiss" is richly illustrated throughout its 396 pages with a forewor... 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
|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
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.