New Releases (84)

Cook's Ark

ISBN: 9780473493165

Author: Alison Sutherland    Publisher: Alison Sutherland

Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers...


Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers a novel insight into an aspect of Cook's voyages rarely touched on by other authors: the menagerie that travelled in uncomfortably close proximity to the men on board Endeavour and Resolution. From the tiniest mouse, poultry, cats, monkeys, goats, pigs, etc to the larger cattle and horse, the reader follows their journey with Captain Cook. Dr Sutherland's intensive research on the vermin, livestock, utility animals, pets and exotic animals that sailed with Captain Cook not only reveals a captivating glimpse into the life of animals at sea in the 18th century, but also exposes little known or understated historical facts. These include the story behind the massacre of Furneaux's men at Grass Cove, the relationship between a Maori girl and a young seaman, and for the readers interested in heritage breeds, concludes by linking animals introduced during Cook's voyages to some of New Zealand's rarest breeds of livestock.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$39.99
The World - Hand Signed Special Edition

ISBN: 9783961712366

Author: Michael Poliza    Publisher: TeNeues

Michael Poliza is more than a seasoned globetrotter who has traveled through almost 170 countries. He is also a collector of the world, always on the lookout fo...


Michael Poliza is more than a seasoned globetrotter who has traveled through almost 170 countries. He is also a collector of the world, always on the lookout for breathtaking landscapes, remote regions, and intact nature reserves. With his camera ever on hand, Poliza does not only want to experience the beauty of the planet, but also to make it accessible to all. In his two great books, Africa and Eyes over Africa, as well as his single volumes on South Africa, Kenya, and Namibia, Poliza opened our eyes to the diversity of the African continent. In AntArctic, the WWF ambassador created a sensitive double portrait of the polar regions. And in his characteristic aerial photographs, he even opened up new perspectives on well-known places like Mallorca. In this new limited edition, The World, Poliza opens his digital treasure chest to reveal previously unpublished images from all seven continents. Like a true photographic world tour, we travel with him to Australia and New Zealand, to Vietnam and Myanmar, to the west of the USA and north to Canada, to the Galapagos Islands and Bolivia, across the Antarctic and the many lands of Africa. No matter how different the regions he explores, the photographer always captures extraordinary images, instilling both the beauty of our planet and an urgent need to protect the natural world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 380 x 485 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$700.00
The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019

ISBN: 9781988503103

Author: Ian Lochhead    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 201...


The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through seismic strengthening, restoration and repair. With contributions from those who shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall’s Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christchurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance. It will appeal to a diverse range of readers, from architects and acousticians, to musicians and those who seek a better understanding of what makes it such an outstanding performance venue, as well as to citizens who take pride in their town hall. Opened in 1972, the Christchurch Town Hall was acclaimed for its architectural excellence and established the national reputation of its designers, Warren & Mahoney. Harold Marshall’s acoustic design brought international recognition and helped to transform the way concert halls were designed around the world. Serving as the city’s leading concert venue for almost forty years, the Christchurch Town Hall has been acclaimed by performers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa and Carlos Santana. Yet it was always more than just a performance venue, becoming the focus for many of the city’s civic, social, cultural and educational rituals. In 2019 the renewed town hall became, once more, Christchurch’s ‘public living room’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2019


$59.99
Politics in the Playground (Revised Ed)

ISBN: 9781988531816

Author: Helen May    Publisher: Otago University Press

Freshly updated in 2019, the third edition of Politics in the Playground: The world of early childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand is a lively history of early chil...


Freshly updated in 2019, the third edition of Politics in the Playground: The world of early childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand is a lively history of early childhood education and care in Aotearoa New Zealand in the postwar era. The book follows on from Discovery of Early Childhood (1997, 2013), which traced the origins of institutional care and education for young children in Europe, US and New Zealand prior to state interest and serious investment. This latest edition brings the story right up to date with developments under the Labour coalition government of Jacinda Ardern. The place of children in New Zealand’s social history makes this book a remarkable record of social movements. The postwar search for security, the radicalism of the 1960s and 1970s, the rise of feminism, the role of the state in social issues, increasing employment of women – all have impacted on early childhood education. The language of the debate has shifted from ‘social progress’ in mid-century, to the economic terminology of the 1990s, some cautious consideration of the young child citizen in the 2000s, followed by the rhetoric of ‘risk’, the ‘vulnerable child’ and a new story in this revised edition covering the 2010s. This is an account of critical issues for young children that will interest parents, policy-makers, teachers and students.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 414


Dimensions: 150 x 210 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


Tags: New Release   Education
$49.95
Forgotten Philanthropist - The Life of Robert McDougall 1860-1942

ISBN: 9780473477202

Author: Jennifer Haworth    Publisher: Translations Worldwide Limited

‘Forgotten Philanthropist’ — these two words summarise this book. Robert McDougall was one of Christchurch’s most generous benefactors. His gift to Chri...


‘Forgotten Philanthropist’ — these two words summarise this book. Robert McDougall was one of Christchurch’s most generous benefactors. His gift to Christchurch in autumn 1928 of the art gallery that bears his name is, in today’s monetary terms, the largest gift ever given to the city, yet today he and that gift are virtually forgotten. Robert McDougall built up his biscuit and confectionery company, Aulsebrooks, to become possibly the largest employer of staff in Christchurch in the early 1900s. It was this success and Robert’s ongoing business acumen that allowed him to exercise his philanthropy to the extent that he did. He was also heavily involved in all aspects of manufacturing and industry in Christchurch and New Zealand, participating in and helping organise trade fairs and exhibitions throughout the country. Although by nature a reserved man, Robert was a man before his time. He cared about his employees’ welfare, building sports facilities for them and helping them when in need, and he was responsible for many other acts of generosity in both Christchurch and beyond. He was also a family man, who spent far more time than a father usually did with his children in those days. This biography provides not only a welcome insight into Robert’s life and the times in which he lived—a time when Christchurch was rapidly developing—but also a return to prominence of one of New Zealand’s most accomplished businessmen and unassuming philanthropists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2019


$49.95
Story On A Plate

ISBN: 9783899559873

Publisher: Gestalten

Plating―the art of presenting food on the plate―is brought to life for amateurs and pros alike, with spectacular photography and how-to's for creating a vis...


Plating―the art of presenting food on the plate―is brought to life for amateurs and pros alike, with spectacular photography and how-to's for creating a visual feast with exquisitely arranged dishes. Delicious food lives through presentation as much as taste, and creatively displaying food on a plate can turn a great dish into an artwork. In plating, a dish of food is transformed into a feast for the senses. Playing with contrasting textures, color hues, and aromas, this is a skillful culinary art that spans global cuisine. Story On A Plate introduces world renowned chefs and food stylists who guide you through the process of plating, step-by-step, from main dishes and appetizers to desserts. Story On A Plate opens up this gastronomic art form for both the amateur chef at home and the pro, and allows you to imaginatively and skillfully serve your own culinary creations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$120.00
The Essence

ISBN: 9783899552553

Publisher: Gestalten

The empire of scent: explore the realm of perfumes, smells, and aromatic incense to reveal the enduring allure of fragrance. Scents are linked with our most che...


The empire of scent: explore the realm of perfumes, smells, and aromatic incense to reveal the enduring allure of fragrance. Scents are linked with our most cherished memories―life without the ability to smell is unimaginable. Dive deep into the essentials of olfaction; open up the psychology and science of smell, discover the key fragrance families, and come to understand the historical and cultural ramifications that make the multi-billion dollar perfume industry what it is today. The Essence reveals the power of scent and fragrance to captivate―introducing key global locations, from the lavender fields of Provence and the laboratories where perfumes are created, to incense factories in India. The Essence introduces the trailblazers shaping the future and the vital role that technology and scented products will play in the 21st century, making the book an inviting read for fragrance novices and connoisseurs alike, opening up a new and fragrant world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2019


$120.00
The New Luxury

ISBN: 9783899559835

Author: Highsnobiety    Publisher: Gestalten

The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the s...


The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the story of how culture and commodity intertwined to redefine consumer values in the 21st century. This book isn't just about what you wear, but also what you know. It provides the foundational knowledge of how youth-driven culture and fashion trends start from the ground up. Featuring new interviews with industry leaders including Kim Jones, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Yoon, case studies of the most important brands of the new luxury era, and a preface by Alexandre Arnault of RIMOWA and LVMH scion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2019


Tags: New Release   October 2019   Fashion
$120.00
The House of Glam

ISBN: 9783899559828

Publisher: Gestalten

An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing...


An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing, more is always more. A 21st-century take on sumptuous interiors is sweeping through the design world, combining expressive colors and textures with unusual forms and materials. The result is a highly original interior style, a contemporary interpretation of art deco and classic 50s and 60s Hollywood film set interiors. This new maximalist aesthetic is lovingly layered with references―a welcome antidote to mid-century modernism and minimalist restraint. The House of Glam invites you into the most exciting homes, from Italy to the USA, that embody this decadent, playful trend, profiling key studios and designers at the forefront of the movement. Revealing the key insights behind this rich new spectrum of design, The House of Glam will convert even the most hardened minimalists among us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$150.00
Beautiful Machines

ISBN: 9783899559880

Publisher: Gestalten

Buckle up and enjoy a tour of the most stylish sports cars of the last 100 years―and the fascinating stories that made them icons of the road. Petrolheads and...


Buckle up and enjoy a tour of the most stylish sports cars of the last 100 years―and the fascinating stories that made them icons of the road. Petrolheads and auto devotees: buckle up, we're going for a ride on the best works of machinery to have ever hit the road. From the legendary Porsche 917 (Steve McQueen's favorite) to the Ferrari Daytona (famously replicated for the Miami Vice TV series) and the slick Aston Martin DB5 (James Bond's favorite mode of transport), discover the fascinating stories behind quintessential sports cars. In Beautiful Machines we look under the hood of classic autos that became icons of a whole era, tracing back their history and highlighting the engineering that defined them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$150.00
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