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101 Works of Art

ISBN: 9781877375408

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to fee...


Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting, texts are short, personal and insightful. Learn how an artwork was made, what inspired the artist, the secrets behind the frame. See up close the movement of the painter's brushstrokes, the glinting surface of a glass sculpture the almost-hidden detail of a Dutch master. This large, beautifully presented book showcases 101 treasures from its collection – paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Coloured page edges and ribbons match the colours within. And like an origami cherry on top, the patchwork dust jacket opens out then folds back on itself to make a second dust jacket. Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Meehre, 101 was shortlisted for Best Illustrated book and won Best Cover at the 2016 PANZ awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$79.99
Bad Hair Day

ISBN: 9781877357439

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A 'bad hair day' is one when your hair won't behave itself, or when everything seems to go wrong. This eccentric little book of pictures investigates the changi...


A 'bad hair day' is one when your hair won't behave itself, or when everything seems to go wrong. This eccentric little book of pictures investigates the changing expressions of hair, and includes historical paintings and prints, contemporary sculpture, videos, a wig-and Christchurch Art Gallery's oldest treasure, a 2500-year-old Egyptian portrait.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 168 x 220 mm


$14.99
The Vault: Neil Pardington

ISBN: 9781877375200

Authors: Ken Hall, Lara Strongman, Anna-Marie White    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington bring to light fascinating hidden collec...


Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington bring to light fascinating hidden collection storage spaces that are normally closed to the public. Texts by Ken Hall and Anna-Marie White and an interview by Lara Strongman.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


$29.99
Hidden Light

ISBN: 9781877375569

Authors: Ken Hall, Haruhiko Sameshima    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

In uncovering the remarkable, largely unseen work of early New Zealand photographers, Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography is an exploratio...


In uncovering the remarkable, largely unseen work of early New Zealand photographers, Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography is an exploration of an often overlooked aspect of our artistic past. This publication highlights the sometimes unsettling stories of photographers at work in nineteenth-century Te Waipounamu. Spectacular landscapes by skilled amateurs and professionals join powerful images of tangata whenua, settlers and mining scenes. The stories and work of several little-known pioneering women photographers are also given new attention. Published with the assistance of the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 245 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2019


$49.99
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