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Banksy Myths & Legends Vol 2

ISBN: 9781908211316

Author: Marc Leverton    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Cultu...


No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Culture to bring a collection of the best of these stories together. Since then the Banksy juggernaut has continued to roll on spewing out sharp satire, unintentional furores, blatant profiteering, and many more myths and legends. Plus the odd bit of art. For many, the smoke and mirrors that surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century s most important living artist. The first edition contained 58 Banksy stories, many of which have been subsequently verified as being bona fide. Others have remained slightly more tenuous. The second edition takes the same approach. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves. Marc Leverton is a freelance writer based in Bristol, England. Bristol is Banksy s reputed hometown where he still continues to set tongues wagging, as the recent shenanigans over Mobile Lovers proved. The writer collects the stories from contacts and friends in the city and Banksy fans worldwide. The small black book format is an homage to Banksy s own first books, which are now out of print. Both Volume One and Volume Two reproduce high quality images of Banksy s street work and other items of interest to Banksy fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2015


$19.99 $10.00
Having A Ball : A cartoon history of New Zealand rugby

ISBN: 9780958232050

Author: Ian F. Grant    Publisher: Cartoon Archive

For over a century rugby has been New Zealand’s national game, an obsession that has helped define a small country and mould its people – Maori and Pakeha H...


For over a century rugby has been New Zealand’s national game, an obsession that has helped define a small country and mould its people – Maori and Pakeha Having a Ball looks at the triumphs and disasters, the amateur code that morphed into the professional era, the game at the local park and internationals in huge arenas, as well as rugby’s effect on the national psyche and the agendas of politicians. It is a story brilliantly told in a short introduction and through the perceptive, telling and funny insights of New Zealand’s leading cartoonists. From earlier generations, there are cartoons by Trevor Lloyd, Sir Gordon Minhinnick, Sid Scales, Neville Colvin, Eric Heath and Nevile Lodge. Today’s award-winning cartoonists include Peter Bromhead, Bob Brockie, Chris Slane, Murray Ball, Murray Webb, Garrick Tremain and Tom Scott. Foreword by David Kirk, captain of the All Black team that won the inaugural World Rugby Cup in 1987. Having a Ball also includes a timeline of important dates in NZ’s rugby history and short profiles of the contributing cartoonists.


Pages: 96


Publication Date: 01-05-2011


$24.95 $9.99
The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (Men-at-Arms)

ISBN: 9781849085397

Author: Wayne Stack    Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the ...


Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the New Zealanders' war effort was a defining moment in their national history and sense of identity. The statistics are astonishing: of the total population of New Zealand of 1 million, no fewer than 100,000 men enlisted - that is one in every five men in the country, and of those, 18,000 men were killed and 58,000 wounded. In other words, 15 per cent of the male population of New Zealand became casualties. The NZEF was first committed at Gallipoli in 1915, NZ cavalry regiments helped defend Egypt and fought in Palestine with Allenby's famous Desert Mounted Corps; on the Western Front the Kiwis were called the 'Silent Division' for their fieldcraft and their uncomplaining professionalism. This book is both a tribute and a history of the crucial contribution made by a small nation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Tags: March 2016   History   Education   Military   New Zealand
$24.99 $14.99
Landfall 228

ISBN: 9781877578472

Publisher: Otago University Press

Landfall 228 is an event, an occasion: an arts and literary festival between covers. Offering darting word-play, erudite exploration of culture and literature, ...


Landfall 228 is an event, an occasion: an arts and literary festival between covers. Offering darting word-play, erudite exploration of culture and literature, and lots of imaginative and critical writing from notable practitioners and new talent, Landfall 228 contains a carousel of exuberant poets, a bureau of unpredictable essayists, a cavalcade of zestful artists, a cluster of fresh and risky prose writers. Also included are the top four essays from the Landfall 2014 Essay Competition, for which 40 entries were received. The artworks include a photo-essay on a memorial installation made by sculptor Mary McFarlane; a suite of portraits by New York-based New Zealand artist Lorene Taurerewa; graphic art by Denise Copland; and black-and-white graphic art by printmaker Barry Cleavin. There are short stories or prose fiction from Sheridan Keith, Kate Davis, Russell Haley, Andrew Paul Wood and others, as well as a chapter from a forthcoming novel, ‘The Ice Slide’, by Sandra Arnold, winner of the Landfall Seresin Residency 2014. There’s a prose childhood memoir by Michele Leggott; a Melbourne memoir by David Herkt; and a poetic tribute to West Coast writer Peter Hooper by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman. The Landfall Review section includes a major essay by C.K. Stead on Kevin Ireland’s poetry, and Damian Skinner writes about Cliff Whiting: He Toi Nuku, He Toi Rangi, while Gerry Te Kapa Coates reviews Angela Wanhalla’s award-winning book Matters of the Heart: A history of interracial marriage in New Zealand. Simone Oettli comments on Fiona Kidman’s novel The Infinite Air. And of course there is an eclectic and wide-ranging mix of brand-new poetry by Elizabeth Smither, Bernadette Hall, Anna Jackson, Rhian Gallagher, Sue Wootton, Alan Roddick, Reihana Robinson, Jen Crawford, Maris O’Rourke, Richard Reeve, Nick Ascroft, Joanna Preston and Carolyn McCurdie – as well as poems from emerging poets Kirsti Whalen, Carin Smeaton, Rata Gordon, Lynley Edmeades, Liz Breslin, Morgan Bach, Marissa Cappetta, Doc Drumheller – and more, much more. What a Landfall! The editor of New Zealand’s liveliest literary and arts magazine has sluiced for gold and come up trumps. Landfall 228 is abuzz with aspirational creativity, showcasing the nation’s best: from the uncanny and the unhomely to the affectionate and the disaffectionate; from the cultural physics of what where how to the pathos and wonder of past present and future … Landfall Aotearoa New Zealand: the narrative journey continues.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


$30.00 $10.00
Before I Wake Up...

ISBN: 9783791372464

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who ease...


A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who eases her fears, gives her confidence and helps her explore the world around her. Along the way she meets whales, jellyfish, grizzly bears and wolves. Then it is time for the moon balloon to take the girl home to her bed, where she awakes, snuggled safely next to the lion, who returns to being a stuffed toy. Award-winning children's illustrator Britta Teckentrup's collage-like artwork creates a magical world of captivating colours, classic shapes and softly detailed textures. The gently told story reassures children that they are never alone, even in their dreams. Exquisitely produced, this book is certain to become a bedtime favourite for children and their parents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 56


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


Tag: Childrens
Canterbury Voices: First Hand Memories of Canterbury's Past

ISBN: 9781877270987

Author: Jim Sullivan    Publisher: Hazard Press Limited

Canterbury Voices is a unique compilation of firsthand stories and photographs of New Zealand history based on more than 70 years of recordings from the Radio ...


Canterbury Voices is a unique compilation of firsthand stories and photographs of New Zealand history based on more than 70 years of recordings from the Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. From hundreds of hours of Canterbury material held, 37 stories have been chosen which reflect diverse aspects of the province's history. These include an old man recalling the great Timaru shipwrecks of 1882 to a Canterbury All Black remembering lunch with Mum before the big game, and moving stories from the Ballantynes fire of 1947. First published July 2007.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Tags: New Zealand   History
$39.99 $19.99
The Audi Book

ISBN: 9783832796914

Publisher: TeNeues

An advertising slogan at the heart of pop culture, Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” has not only entered everyday speech, but has also made its way into s...


An advertising slogan at the heart of pop culture, Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” has not only entered everyday speech, but has also made its way into song lyrics such as “Parklife” by Blur and U2’s “Zooropa.” Yet “Vorsprung durch Technik” is far more than a slogan for Audi—it represents a conscious choice to always think in new ways. This forward-looking approach has led to Audi’s pioneering innovations such as the permanent all-wheel drive, aluminum construction and the TDI engine. Since 1909, and all throughout its eventful history, the company with the four rings as its symbol has consistently produced cars that excite drivers: the Auto Union Grand Prix racing cars, the legendary quattro, the TT. The Audi Book offers a fascinating overview of more than a hundred years of automotive history as well as showcases the brand’s illustrious present.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 23-03-2013


Tags: March 2013   Transport
$199.00 $75.00
Evolution : Tim Flach Stern Fotografie 74

ISBN: 9783652001588

Author: Tim Flach    Publisher: TeNeues

Award-winning photographer Tim Flach has built an exceptional reputation for creating compelling images of animals that captivate and enthrall photography buffs...


Award-winning photographer Tim Flach has built an exceptional reputation for creating compelling images of animals that captivate and enthrall photography buffs and animal lovers alike. His commissions include such world-renowned publications as National Geographic and The Sunday Times. He combines artistic originality with an intuitive genius for capturing every creature’s distinctive quirks and traits. As he puts it himself, his work explores “how we shape nature and how it shapes us.” In doing so, we see how our perceptions affect the reality around us—highlighting the deep bond we share with other members of the animal kingdom.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2014


$65.00 $45.00
Cinema : Brigitte Lacombe Stern Fotografie 73

ISBN: 9783652001571

Author: Brigitte Lacombe    Publisher: TeNeues

In 1975, the young Parisian photographer Brigitte Lacombe met Donald Sutherland and Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival; these new acquaintances would go...


In 1975, the young Parisian photographer Brigitte Lacombe met Donald Sutherland and Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival; these new acquaintances would go on to open doors for her. That same year she was hired as a photographer for the filming of Fellini’s Casanova. Since then, Lacombe’s famous images have reflected a who’s who of Hollywood cinema. This collection spans a masterfully choreographed array of photographs Lacombe took—all the way from the sets of 1970s cinema classics to film milestones of the new millennium, including Alan J. Pakula’s All the President’s Men, Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Conveying a certain intimacy without unmasking any mystery, Lacombe’s images capture classical beauty in a way that is fresh and exciting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$65.00 $45.00
Pussy Riot Unmasked

ISBN: 9783832798512

Author: Bert Verwelius   

As a result of their actions such as the “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral and their subsequent trials, the girls of Pussy Riot were t...


As a result of their actions such as the “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral and their subsequent trials, the girls of Pussy Riot were transformed into icons of protest. The images of the principal members, Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were seen all around the world before the two disappeared for two years into Russian prison camps. Immediately after their release, the successful Dutch entrepreneur and avid photographer Bert Verwelius contacted the two women, setting into motion what was to be an extraordinary photo shoot: using the activists’ stories and sketches of the prison camp, he depicted their living and working conditions there as an impressive picture series. Yet Bert Verwelius also shows us a very different, hidden side to the two young women in this book, his first publication. With his sensitive portraits, he captures the open and loveable nature of Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina—not to mention their beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 25 x 32 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


$89.99 $24.99
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