Coming Soon (258)

The World's Din

ISBN: 9781988531199

Author: Peter Hoar    Publisher: Otago University Press

New Zealanders started hearing things in new ways when new audio technologies arrived from overseas in the late 19th century. From the first public demonstratio...


New Zealanders started hearing things in new ways when new audio technologies arrived from overseas in the late 19th century. From the first public demonstration of a phonograph in a Blenheim hall in 1879, people were exposed to a succession of machines that captured, stored and transmitted sounds – through radio, cinema and recordings. In The World’s Din, Peter Hoar documents the arrival of the first such ‘talking machines’, and their growing place in New Zealanders’ public and private lives, through the years of radio to the dawn of television. In so doing, he chronicles a ‘sonic revolution’ in how New Zealanders heard the world. The change was radical, signifying a defining break from the past. Human experience of the world changed forever during the late 19th and early 20 centuries because we learned to capture, store, and transmit sounds and moving images. ‘Audio’ since then has been a continued refinement of the original innovation, even in the contemporary era of digital sound, with iPods, streaming audio and Spotify. The World’s Din is a beautifully written account that will delight music-lovers and technophiles everywhere. Without further ado, it is time to crank the gramophone, or tune the wireless, or open the Jaffa box as the cinema lights dim, and hearken to the richness and variety of listening in New Zealand’s past soundscapes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


Tags: Coming Soon   History   New Zealand   Music
$45.00
DUE > 23rd Mar 2018
Jil Sander : Present Tense

ISBN: 9783791357515

Author: Matthias Wagner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Jil Sander is known for designing well sculptured, high quality clothes in subdued colours. This comprehensive book presents her work from the late 1960s to 201...


Jil Sander is known for designing well sculptured, high quality clothes in subdued colours. This comprehensive book presents her work from the late 1960s to 2014. Challenging the styles of flamboyant femininity, her collections delighted the fashion world with their purity. She proposed a modernity which did away with senseless ornaments, while dynamizing the individual. This lavishly illustrated book will showcase the ingenuity and creative power of a designer who aimed at underlining a person's personality. More than 150 illustrations present the Jil Sander vision which had a huge impact not only on fashion, but on product design, advertising campaigns, and store architecture as well.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2017


$140.00
DUE > 31st Mar 2018
Twin Peaks: Glorious & Bizarre

ISBN: 9788416500628

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

This is a book that pays tribute to the mythical Twin Peaks series of the 1990s that revolutionized television and created countless followers. Created by David...


This is a book that pays tribute to the mythical Twin Peaks series of the 1990s that revolutionized television and created countless followers. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, we were introduced to Dale Cooper, an eccentric FBI agent addicted to coffee and cake, who had to investigate the murder of a popular girl named Laura Palmer. These geniuses set a precedent in 1990, and twenty-five years later, just as Laura Palmer promises at the end of the second season, they have returned to continue to fascinate the public from that small town called Twin Peaks.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$49.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2018
Prefab : How many modules do you need to live?

ISBN: 9788416500611

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

How many modules do you need to live? with this simple question we present this new book about prefabricated and modular construction. Showing options for expan...


How many modules do you need to live? with this simple question we present this new book about prefabricated and modular construction. Showing options for expanding or downsizing according to each person’s need for space, and the ease with which you can move the home to a new place. Homes that are economical, green, and durable.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$49.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2018
Lettering : Through the Creative Process

ISBN: 9788416500635

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

This is not just another lettering book. At present, this art has been performed for several decades. It enjoys a high level of popularity due to the possibilit...


This is not just another lettering book. At present, this art has been performed for several decades. It enjoys a high level of popularity due to the possibilities, uses, and techniques that give you the opportunity to experience, play, and enjoy while you create. There are more people now than ever who understand its potential and are dedicated to making “letters” full of beauty and individual style. Following the hand of authentic masters of the art of lettering from around the world, you can enter into their fascinating worlds full of unique letters and learn their techniques, tips and tricks from each artist.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$65.00
DUE > 31st Mar 2018
Love and Lights

ISBN: 9783961710683

Author: David Drebin    Publisher: TeNeues

A luxurious collector’s edition volume of David Drebin’s neon light installation works. Complements his iconic series of breathtaking coffee table books whi...


A luxurious collector’s edition volume of David Drebin’s neon light installation works. Complements his iconic series of breathtaking coffee table books which include The Morning After (2010), Beautiful Disasters (2012), Chasing Paradise (2015) and Dreamscapes (2016) to reveal the secret thoughts of Drebin’s muses and femmes fatales. Features a dramatic velvet fabric and lenticular cover, three surprise gatefolds, and a foreword by global art authority Magnus Resch. Internationally-acclaimed art photographer and multidisciplinary artist, David Drebin is renowned as a storyteller par excellence. Whether elusive shots of glamorous and mysterious women or ethereal city or landscapes, his photographs and other art forms are bestowed with a unique combination of voyeurism, surrealism and intrigue. His celebrated collection of stunning monograph coffee table books including The Morning After, Beautiful Disasters, Chasing Paradise and Dreamscapes, have made him a worldwide favorite of young and established art patrons alike. Now, the New York-based artist takes on the next chapter in his narrative-led art with his works in neon. In gleaming reds, blues, yellows and purples, these dazzling installations reveal the secret thoughts of the models and femme fataleswho inhabit some of his most iconic photographs. At turns cynical , witty, eloquent, sexy, and wistful, each piece uses color, light, and disarming intimacy to maximum effect. Availableat select galleries worldwide, the neon light installation works are produced in limited editions and with the highest levels of contemporary craftsmanship. This luxurious collector’s edition coffee table book of Drebin’s neon works is the fifth in his series of books with teNeues and features an eye-catching lenticular cover as well as three unexpected gatefolds. With a foreword from global art expert Magnus Resch, it is a comprehensive review of his continued storytelling now via neon light installations, in which the tension, passion, and drama that characterizes Drebin’s work acquires a turbo-charge of fluorescence.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 66


Dimensions: 300 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 10-12-2017


$160.00
DUE > 31st Mar 2018
Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats

ISBN: 9781629634388

Author: Iain McIntyre    Publisher: PM Press

The first comprehensive account of how the rise of postwar youth culture was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction. As the young created new styles in music, fas...


The first comprehensive account of how the rise of postwar youth culture was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction. As the young created new styles in music, fashion, and culture, pulp fiction shadowed their every move, hyping and exploiting their behavior, dress, and language for mass consumption and cheap thrills. With their lurid covers and wild, action-packed plots, these books reveal as much about society's deepest desires and fears as they do about the subcultures themselves. Featuring approximately 400 full-color covers, many of them never before reprinted, along with 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles, the book goes behind the scenes to look at the authors and publishers, how they worked, where they drew their inspiration and—often overlooked—the actual words they wrote. It is a must read for anyone interested in pulp fiction, lost literary history, retro and subcultural style, and the history of postwar youth culture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 29-12-2017


$65.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2018
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques for Children's Clothing

ISBN: 9788416851140

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

Antonio Donnanno returns to children’s clothing patterns, expanding on previous work and including numerous new garments to dress kids for any occasion. Once ...


Antonio Donnanno returns to children’s clothing patterns, expanding on previous work and including numerous new garments to dress kids for any occasion. Once again, this text is the result of attentive studies and ongoing updates to measurements and the changing needs that this industry is known for. The author wanted to create a method similar to that for adults, simple yet precise and clear. All categories of garments which are currently made and sold were the object of close study: from gowns to rompers, skirts to trousers and jumpsuits, casual clothes to carnival costumes. In the words of the author: “Each age range comes with models which combine comfort, beauty and style. I hope this text will help simplify the work of those in this industry or of those who just wish to make garments for their family members.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$95.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2018
Walking to Jutland Street

ISBN: 9781988531182

Author: Michael Steven    Publisher: Otago University Press

Walking to Jutland Street is the impressive first book-length collection by up-and-coming Auckland-based poet Michael Steven. The title refers to Dunedin’s i...


Walking to Jutland Street is the impressive first book-length collection by up-and-coming Auckland-based poet Michael Steven. The title refers to Dunedin’s industrial wharf precinct where some of the poet’s friends shared a flat in 2010. A poem about friendship in the face of the other, ‘Walking to Jutland Street’ vividly recreates their evening ‘constitutional’ from the flat via the bridge over train tracks to the city and back, with its inebriated, surreal, sometimes nightmarish inhabitants. Other poems deliver snapshots of the human condition through bizarre personalities such as the subject of ‘Dropped Pin: Jollie Street’, ‘a man who proclaimed to function / best in a state close to coma’. Still others are tender love poems, travel poems (in 2016 the poet slept in the last bedroom of explorer Vasco da Gama), poems about family or childhood memory. A poet of gritty, day-to-day urban New Zealand reality (whether depicting teenage drug dealing, alcoholics or the night shelter), Steven is equally a writer steeped in literary tradition, Buddhist mysticism and world-historical narrative. His is a voice that aspires to capture quotidian experience or personality as a phenomenon implicitly of all times and places. In this pursuit, his literary cousins are Olds, Orr, Mitchell, Dickson, Johnson and Baxter.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2018


$27.50
DUE > 23rd Mar 2018
Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973

ISBN: 9781988531144

Author: Charles Brasch    Publisher: Otago University Press

This third and final volume of Charles Brasch’s compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, th...


This third and final volume of Charles Brasch’s compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, though very private by temperament, was a reluctant public figure, especially as editor of Landfall – indisputably the country’s leading cultural quarterly (he eventually quit as editor after 20 years). He was also becoming a highly regarded poet, with eventually six books (one posthumous) to his name. Behind the scenes Brasch was increasingly important as an art collector and as patron and benefactor; the Burns, Hodgkins and Mozart Fellowships – for writers, artists and composers respectively – which he helped anonymously to found and fund, all began in this period. Among his friends Brasch counted most of the country’s leading artists, writers and intellectuals including Sargeson, McCahon, McCormick, Stead, the Pauls, the Woollastons, the Baxters, Lilburn, Beaglehole, Angus, Oliver, Bensemann, Lusk, Frame and Dallas. These near contemporaries were joined by the talented young, many met as contributors to Landfall – including Gee, Cross, Shadbolt, Duggan, O’Sullivan, Hotere, Tuwhare, Caselberg, Middleton and Manhire. Brasch’s lively and sometimes acerbic accounts of such people are a fascinating aspect of his journals. Behind the esteemed poet, editor and public intellectual, however, was a sensitive and often angst-ridden man, who confided to his journals (and poems) the emotional roller-coaster of his private life, especially his endlessly frustrated search for love. Presented here are deep attachments to both men and women, including Andrew Packard (a visiting English zoologist) and Margaret Scott, widow of Harry Scott with whom Brasch had also been in love. Late in life his strong involvement with an elderly Jewish émigrée, Moli Zimmerman, adds another surprising layer to the complex and lovable man his journals reveal. Brasch’s journals will change forever the perception and understanding of an outstanding New Zealander and of the era to which he contributed so much.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 694


Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$59.95
DUE > 23rd Apr 2018
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