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Artists On Creative Processes

ISBN: 9788419220479

Author: Miguel Angel Perez Arteaga    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

A collection of artists' portraits, where they talk about the difficulties to be and remain creative and how to overcome blocks. This book should serve as a sou...


A collection of artists' portraits, where they talk about the difficulties to be and remain creative and how to overcome blocks. This book should serve as a source of inspiration to help creative people overcome the obstacles that can appear during the production process. Featuring 25 genre-defying artists working outside the mainstream, it takes readers inside their work spaces and challenges them to focus on details that help reveal some of the secrets of their creative activity. In addition to the many images of their work, the artists, in their own words, shed light on the creative processes that made them possible. They explain why they create, what they are trying to say and how they look to literature, sculpture, music, theatre or scenes from everyday life to overcome creative blocks and selfdoubt and stay inspired and productive. Through their words and work, the contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists and textile artists that appear in this insightful and visually sumptuous book transmit the emotion, energy, individuality and irony that defines their artistic production and the creative processes behind it. Some artists included: Alexandra Duprez, Eltono, Soeurs Siamoises, Hermann Josef Hack, Gaia Bernasconi, Luca Giovagnoli. Johanna Schaible, Nicholas Stevenson, Sophie Woodrow, Michael McGrath, Cristina Sitja.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 152 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2024


$75.00
DUE > 1st Nov 2024
The Revival of Letterpress and Handmade Type

ISBN: 9788419220776

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This handbook uncovers the rich history of handmade type and the process of letterpress printing showcasing works of contemporary international top printers and...


This handbook uncovers the rich history of handmade type and the process of letterpress printing showcasing works of contemporary international top printers and designers. Letterpress, a Chinese invention from the 10th century consisting in the use of movable types and adopted in the Western Hemisphere about 1440, forever transformed communication and the way and speed at which information is spread, paving the way for the modern press. This book explores the rich history and intricate process of letterpress printing with a curated list of classic movable types arranged in style order, highlighting the beauty and craftsmanship of contemporary typography. A handbook and source of inspiration for type designers, letterpress enthusiasts, design students, and craft lovers alike, it explains the revival of classical letterpress and its widespread use with a modern aesthetics in different forms of art and design such as books, posters, customised stationary, name cards and letterheads, to name a few. Including biographies and exclusive interviews, it also introduces prominent letterpress designers, artists, type foundries, and institutions from around the world, making it a treasure trove for graphic designers, typographers, self-publishing authors, and small presses as well. The future of letterpress promises to be a long and colourful one. Readers are invited to join this fascinating revival and be inspired by the enduring charm of letterpress and handmade type.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2024


$75.00
DUE > 1st Jul 2024
Pressing On : The story of New Zealand newspapers, 1921-2000

ISBN: 9781991164452

Author: Ian F Grant    Publisher: Fraser Books

In 1920, when Lasting Impressions, the first volume in this history of New Zealand newspapers ended, the large number of newspapers in the country were the prof...


In 1920, when Lasting Impressions, the first volume in this history of New Zealand newspapers ended, the large number of newspapers in the country were the profitable, well-respected vehicles of nearly all the news from around the world and around the corner welcomed into households in the largest cities and smallest hamlets. Newspapers were also the principal means by which manufacturers and merchants sold their products and services to people. This strange amalgam – provision of a public service in an essentially commercial operation – worked, for the most part, very successfully. All that changed over the next 80 years. There were ownership changes to what had been, both large and small, mainly family businesses. Radio, television and the Internet severely disrupted the press’s virtual monopoly of the news. The commercial model that allowed newspapers to function successfully was severely disrupted. Foreign owners, without the same commitment to New Zealand society, entered and began to dominate the local market. By 2000, the New Zealand newspaper market had changed forever – and in ways that put its very survival at risk. Pressing On is the story of how and why this happened.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 680


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 16-04-2024


$69.50
Nailed Boots and Crinoline Gowns : Women on the rural frontier in nineteenth century New Zealand

ISBN: 9781991164445

Author: Robert Peden    Publisher: Fraser Books

Histories of Pākehā settlement in New Zealand have often ignored the role of women, or devalued their contribution to mere adjuncts to the work of men. In Nai...


Histories of Pākehā settlement in New Zealand have often ignored the role of women, or devalued their contribution to mere adjuncts to the work of men. In Nailed Boots and Crinoline Gowns historian Robert Peden argues that not only were women present from the very beginnings of settlement, they were also industrious partners with their menfolk in farming and other enterprises. Despite the Victorian ideal of women as primarily domestic helpmates to their husbands, many women succeeded on the farm and in the wider world. Many settlers on New Zealand’s rural frontier lived in extreme isolation, far from friends, family and support. In times of crisis, such as childbirth or severe illness, their resourcefulness was sorely tried. Many developed a healthy self-reliance to manage this acute deprivation, some were broken by it. Nailed Boots and Crinoline Gowns presents the stories of women living on the rural frontier in the first two or three Pakeha--generations. Through their diaries, letters and other sources the author relates the vivid stories of women who toiled long and hard, shoulder to shoulder with their men, even as they cared for their families.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2024


$40.00
Echoes From Hawaiki : The origins and development of Maori and Moriori musical instruments

ISBN: 9781990048593

Author: Jennifer Cattermole    Publisher: Otago University Press

Echoes from Hawaiki is a comprehensive account of taonga pūoro ancestral musical traditions and instrument-playing techniques. In this thoroughly researched an...


Echoes from Hawaiki is a comprehensive account of taonga pūoro ancestral musical traditions and instrument-playing techniques. In this thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated book, Jennifer Cattermole traces the origins and development of taonga pūoro, the stories they carry and how they connect present-day iwi with ancestral knowledge and traditions. She shows how traditional Māori and Moriori musical instruments have developed in response to available materials and evolving cultural needs, from their ancestral origins through the suppression of their use in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Aotearoa New Zealand, to their revival in the present day. An essential resource for all who are interested in taonga pūoro as treasured objects and as voices through time and place. ‘How did our forebears succeed in creating a bountiful array of musical instruments using stone tools and natural materials? This book answers that question in fine detail and also reveals how our present generation is reviving indigenous culture and language, thereby sustaining our brightly burning fires.’ —Huata Holmes (Kāitahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Hāwea a Rapuwai ano)


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2024


Tags: Coming Soon   History   NZ (History)   Music
$50.00
DUE > 20th Jun 2024
New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar 2025

ISBN: 731788731991

Author: Dave Mitchell   

The 2025 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the essen...


The 2025 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the essence of off-road biking in Aotearoa New Zealand. Includes all New Zealand holidays and important dates.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 340 x 240 mm


$19.99
Cooking Greens On Fire

ISBN: 9783967041538

Author: Eva Tram    Publisher: Gestalten

Embrace the back-to-basics nature of open-fire cooking, and be introduced to dozens of vegetarian campside recipes. Cooking on an open fire is both exciting and...


Embrace the back-to-basics nature of open-fire cooking, and be introduced to dozens of vegetarian campside recipes. Cooking on an open fire is both exciting and impractical―it’s as much about the time spent preparing the food as it is about eating it. This style of cooking lures chefs of all ages to the outdoors, and the possibilities for including vegetables in the campfire kitchen are almost endless. Cooking Greens on Fire introduces 60 recipes for vegetarian campfire dishes in various degrees of difficulty. Learn how to build and light a fire, and get to know the equipment, safety, and cooking methods best suited for enjoying vegetables over the open flames.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2024


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2024
Voyages

ISBN: 9783967041446

Author: Sidetracked    Publisher: Gestalten

From running 1,000km across a mountain range to bikepacking across a continent, the longest journeys have the power to change us in ways that we can scarcely im...


From running 1,000km across a mountain range to bikepacking across a continent, the longest journeys have the power to change us in ways that we can scarcely imagine at the start. ‘Voyages’ will take us around the world through a series of long-distance, human-powered journeys that inspire. The stories in this book may involve mountains, deserts, water, polar regions, cultural discoveries, personal growth or a combination of the above, but the common thread is that these journeys are meaningful, and ambitious in scope.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2024


Tags: Coming Soon   Travel
$135.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2024
The Nature of Swimming

ISBN: 9783967041026

Publisher: Gestalten

Dive deep into that age-old habit humans have carried over centuries—the ever-tranquil act of bathing in nature. Whether in oceans or lakes, streams, or river...


Dive deep into that age-old habit humans have carried over centuries—the ever-tranquil act of bathing in nature. Whether in oceans or lakes, streams, or rivers; humans have been drawn to water and the unique bathing opportunities it offers. This title celebrates our connection with water, focusing on outdoor bathing locations around the world. From spots nature created expertly herself to places designed by humans to harness rugged and remote surroundings, this book examines in detail the long-standing relationship between humans and outdoor bathing in a way sure to charm the inner bather in us all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2024


Tags: Coming Soon   Travel
$135.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2024
Tasteful

ISBN: 9783967041484

Publisher: Gestalten

Dining out is so much more than just what you can order off the menu. Tasteful serves up a selection of restaurant interiors that add an eye-catching element to...


Dining out is so much more than just what you can order off the menu. Tasteful serves up a selection of restaurant interiors that add an eye-catching element to the dining experience. The ever-evolving landscape of the gastronomic industry never fails to surprise with new ideas and trends -- and Tasteful is a testament to that. A follow-up on the earlier gestalten title Appetizer, this book is a curated selection of the most eye-catching interiors of new restaurants, cafes, bars and all kinds of food places. Featuring a variety styles from a host of diverse locations around the planet, Tasteful serves as both a travel guide for intrepid foodies and an inspiration for those passionate about design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2024


$150.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2024
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