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
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.
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 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.
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
"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
|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 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
|Reading Level:||Very Good|
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
|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
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