New Releases (61)

From Taranto To Trieste

ISBN: 9780994136060

Author: Jennifer Mallinson    Publisher: Fraser Books

Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in O...


Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in October 1943 until the end of the European war. Although a personal journey with personal reflections, the real story is about the largely off-the-beaten track places which the troops passed through, what they saw and experienced along the way and, in some cases what they missed. To complement the Division’s story, the historical context and military actions are explained with many maps as well as war-time photographs and colourful quotations from official military histories. As the author says, “There are many people of the post-war generation, and their children, with direct connections to the Italian campaign, who would like to know more about the small, mysterious places the Division passed through which appear in diaries, letters and on the back of photographs, but many of which do not appear on maps.” The author’s own photographs, descriptions of the places visited, the landscapes travelled and the roads followed will delight those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the 2nd Division in Italy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 16-10-2019


$49.50
Uncle John Watson Resident Magistrate

ISBN: 9780473501013

Author: Colin Amodeo    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Colonial Akaroa was surprisingly cosmopolitan with enclaves of speakers of Maori, English, French and German. Migration and ship-jumping further added to the cu...


Colonial Akaroa was surprisingly cosmopolitan with enclaves of speakers of Maori, English, French and German. Migration and ship-jumping further added to the cultural mix. Shipping kept Akaroa and other Banks Peninsula settlements in contact with the rest of New Zealand, supporting its trade and commerce. Despite all this worldliness, it was an isolated place. Almost an island, Akaroa evolved as a little world unto itself. John Watson has always appeared as a man for his time and place but exactly who that man was, up until now, had only been lightly outlined. Colin Amodeo presents a much fuller portrait. In these pages, we see not only a clearer picture of John Watson but also of colonial Akaroa.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$49.95
Little book of Portraits

ISBN: 9781877375590

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
Little Book of Otautahi

ISBN: 9781877375620

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
Little Book of Houses

ISBN: 9781877375606

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
Nga Hoa Hoihoi o Kuwi

ISBN: 9780994136480

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd" Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, b...


Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd" Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, Karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more... The quirky and quintessentially Kiwi illustrations will have both adults and children laughing out loud, with a humorous storyline familiar to parents everywhere. Young readers will be delighted by the fun noises they can make to match each illustration, and as they guess which creature will pop up next. The story also holds a heartwarming and subtle message about being happy with what you have.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$19.99
Ko Kiwipihi

ISBN: 9780994136473

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Te reo translation of the bestselling title "Kiwicorn" Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being ...


Te reo translation of the bestselling title "Kiwicorn" Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$14.99
Water

ISBN: 9783961712212

Author: Rudi Sebastian    Publisher: TeNeues

Water. The origin of life. The stroke of luck among cosmic coincidences. The chameleon of molecules that makes all the difference. Every living entity depends o...


Water. The origin of life. The stroke of luck among cosmic coincidences. The chameleon of molecules that makes all the difference. Every living entity depends on its existence. Yet in and of itself, water appears rather modest. Colourless and tasteless, it is only in its environment that water comes to life, receiving colour through the reflection of the sky, and dynamism in its movement along rivers, over mountains, oceans and plains. Photographer Rudi Sebastian has dedicated his photographic life to water in all its forms. For the last few years he has travelled the globe to capture every imaginable facet of this essential substance in all its liquid, gaseous and solid forms. The result is an exquisite photographic book that presents an unprecedented spectrum of this miracle substance - from a pond to the endless expanse of the Pacific, from the ice of the polar-regions to the salt-encrusted lakes of the great deserts. Taking stylistic inspiration from Monet and classical modernism, Sebastian's images ripple with texture and ever-moving colours. His waterscapes are as vivid as the substance itself, a rich tribute to the planet's life force. Accompanying texts reveal the natural history and wonders of water on earth. Where did it come from? What role has it played in the emergence of life? This photographic journey takes us all over the truly blue planet to remind us that water is never just water but a whole universe of diversity and beauty. AUTHOR: Rudi Sebastian, born in 1960 in Russingen in the Rhineland- Palatinate state of Germany, dedicated himself to photography after many years primarily spent in the advertising industry. His main interest is water and landscape photography, influenced stylistically by Monet and classical modernism. He is particularly interested in the transfer of the space onto the surface, whereby what is shown often loses its point of reference and becomes an interface between the tangible and abstract. SELLING POINTS: A large-format photographic book presenting water in all its diversity and beauty With fascinating texts on the natural history of water on earth. Where does it come from? What role has it played in the emergence of life? An original gift for science buffs, nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike 200 colour images


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2019


$89.99
Volume 3

ISBN: 9783961712298

Author: Frank Okenfels 3    Publisher: TeNeues

As a highly visual, astute, and rapid observer of the world around him, photographer Frank Ockenfels 3 takes in an abundance of images that serve as artistic st...


As a highly visual, astute, and rapid observer of the world around him, photographer Frank Ockenfels 3 takes in an abundance of images that serve as artistic stimuli for his creative mind. A process of collision, collusion, and collaboration is the genesis of his creativity, leading to the transformation of a photographic image into something else, a "re-presentation" of what he saw through the lens. It becomes a new form that communicates a new message, a new meaning; often conveying a more powerfully emotional visual statement. The works of Ockenfels 3 in this book provide a window into his visual thinking, the internal world of imagery and emotions in his mind. Subjected to ink, collage, or paint, the images are no longer just photographs of an individual, but become a more personal statement of who the artist is, of his psyche and as such, creative artistry in its purest form. The erotic, the sublime, and the violent collages are blended with portraiture that seamlessly complement each other. The photographic creations become tactile, bringing another dimension of sensory experience. FWO3 is propelled by a drive and curiosity to discover an image that is not yet known, at the same time he creates a visual language that speaks from the most primal and dark corners of his mind. He creates waking dreams, images that represent the darkest, least-illuminated aspects of his unconscious projected on the person he has photographed. He has the courage to go way beyond the expected and the obvious to the breaking of boundaries of traditional photography. Ockenfels 3 does not play it safe, and as a result, he is very effective at evoking from the viewer aspects of their own psyche of which they may or may not be aware. One cannot help but feel a resonance with the chaotic vibrancy of his mind. He leaves the imprint of his unconscious on the photographic image.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2019


$140.00
Ultimate Toys For Men - New Edition

ISBN: 9783961711727

Author: Michael Gormann    Publisher: TeNeues

Ultimate Toys for Men New Edition is the definitive catalogue for any discerning gentleman. Richly illustrated and meticulously curated, it gathers the best bes...


Ultimate Toys for Men New Edition is the definitive catalogue for any discerning gentleman. Richly illustrated and meticulously curated, it gathers the best bespoke and luxury products and premium experiences around the globe, anchored in the belief that only top quality is true value for money. Whether a sports car or mega yacht, a weekender bag or a boutique hotel, editor Michael G rmann selects the best the world can offer the modern cosmopolitan man. Age is irrelevant; the boys' toys just get bigger, or more exclusive. The much-anticipated sequel to Ultimate Toys for Men, this updated edition includes a dazzling array of slick new gadgets for guys, handmade beauties, customizable accessories, and all manner of luxuries to rent, buy, and experience. Special features cover the "Best of Mallorca," "Best of London," and the finest collector's items.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2019


$180.00
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