March 2015 (23)

Brockie : A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches

ISBN: 9780958232074

Author: Bob Brockie    Publisher: Cartoon Archive

A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In...


A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In this charming book, Dr Robert Brockie remembers - with some help from his diaries - all the highlights. The people (particularly women), places, pioneering scientific work and five decades of political cartooning. There is a strong emphasis on the sketches, portraits, caricatures and cartoons that Brockie is renowned for, but his varied and impressive scientific career is not forgotten. Brockie's life has encompassed editing and illustrating at School Publications, design concepts for Te Papa, DSIR's ground-breaking Orongoronga Valley forest study, possum and hedgehog research, 40 years as National Business Review cartoonist, the writing of a number of books, and over 600 popular newspaper science columns.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 20-02-2015


Tags: March 2015   New Zealand   History
$39.50
The People's University

ISBN: 9781927145593

Author: Ian Dougherty    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider...


From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider of adult education, enriching, and sometimes even transforming, the lives of thousands of men and women. Through its box and travelling library schemes, inspired by the charismatic James Shelley, it took adult education to nearly every nook and cranny of the Canterbury and Westland provinces from the 1920s, Its wider horizons programme revolutionised adult education for retired people from the 1970s. In The People's University, widely published historian Ian Dougherty tells the fascinating and important story of this resilient association over its first 100 years and of the enthusiastic and committed involvement of students, tutors, volunteers and staff.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2015


Tags: March 2015   History   New Zealand   Education
$49.99
Sketch City

ISBN: 9781584235927

Publisher: Gingko Press

Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around ...


Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around the globe have been brought together to share tips about their favorite urban settings, including locations in South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, and beyond. Citified sketchers will be guided through techniques for capturing frenetic street scenes as well as the rare moments of peace found in metropolitan centers with the aid of sections that include basic sketching knowledge, architecture and landscape sketching, common tools and materials, and FAQs about landscape sketching. In addition to this practical knowledge, artists’ profiles featuring samples of their work, descriptions of their methods, advice on composition and proper material use, and philosophical views on the art of urban sketching provide ample encouragement to inspire any artist to take to the streets.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2015


$59.99
Wood Craft Love

ISBN: 9781574219197

Author: Peg Couch    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Get inspired to turn ordinary craft wood pieces into stunning home décor. Inside you'll find 17 easy projects that you can make in just one weekend or less. Co...


Get inspired to turn ordinary craft wood pieces into stunning home décor. Inside you'll find 17 easy projects that you can make in just one weekend or less. Combine ready-made pieces from your local craft and hobby store with unique items from flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores. Then dress them up with creative paint finishes to make stylish furniture, wall art, fixtures, and more! All you need are a few simple tools, paints, and your creativity-no special woodworking skills required. Discover the best techniques for chalk-finish paints, waxes, spray paints, decoupage, and stencils. Wood, Craft, Love is a must for every DIY home decorator


Bind: paperback


Pages: 49


Dimensions: 218 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 03-01-2015


$19.99
Living in Style City

ISBN: 9783832732431

Publisher: TeNeues

Cities are fascinating places that attract growing numbers of people every year. They offer seemingly unlimited opportunities and a vibrant cultural life. And p...


Cities are fascinating places that attract growing numbers of people every year. They offer seemingly unlimited opportunities and a vibrant cultural life. And people’s homes are as varied as the cities themselves. Living in Style City shows the most stunning urban homes from around the world. Whether it’s a New York apartment, a London townhouse, or a Berlin loft, this richly illustrated coffee table book features endless inspiration. Discover the private side of the world’s most enchanting cities and immerse yourself in beautiful interiors that reflect their local culture. One common thread ties all of the presented styles together: a love of urban living.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00 $45.00
Living in Style Country

ISBN: 9783832732219

Publisher: TeNeues

Especially busy urbanities are plagued by an insatiable desire to escape the city to the countryside—to breath in fresh air, yearning silence and comfort. The...


Especially busy urbanities are plagued by an insatiable desire to escape the city to the countryside—to breath in fresh air, yearning silence and comfort. The interiors of the homes presented in Living in Style Country are influenced by their pristine surroundings of untouched nature, majestic mountains, and crystalline lakes. These escapes are nothing less than spectacular, appointed with natural building materials to maintain an atmosphere ranging from vintage to cutting-edge modern. From a hypermodern restored English barn and cozy Provençal or Tuscan cottages, to opulent summer residences on the American coastline, this lavish book provides ample inspiration for your own home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00
Living in Style Scandinavia

ISBN: 9783832732202

Publisher: TeNeues

Nordic countries are frequently listed as having the highest quality of life worldwide, according to multiple studies. But Northern Europe doesn’t just score ...


Nordic countries are frequently listed as having the highest quality of life worldwide, according to multiple studies. But Northern Europe doesn’t just score high in social issues. Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark are known for their spectacular fjords, untouched nature, and their clean interiors. Scandinavian- style interiors exude a classically modern elegance, boasting both innovation and the highest comfort standards. Lighting and a deeply rooted connection to nature play just as much a role in the spaces as do intense colors and graphic design. This newest addition to the Living in Style series displays the Scandinavian lifestyle at its best.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00
Living in Style Morocco

ISBN: 9783832732448

Publisher: TeNeues

In the 1960s Morocco was a hot destination for hippies who tripped out on the magic of North Africa. Today, the international jet set meets in Marrakech. The ol...


In the 1960s Morocco was a hot destination for hippies who tripped out on the magic of North Africa. Today, the international jet set meets in Marrakech. The old-world charms of Morocco and a modern lifestyle are perfectly compatible, as this stunning volume proves. Featured interiors showcase living areas that seamlessly flow, lush green courtyards, and richly ornamented décor. Despite the eclectic details, the rooms never seem too busy; they exude a peace and warmth that accommodate contemporary design elements as well. Photographers Andreas von Einsiedel and Julia Leeb have captured this unforgettable atmosphere in Living in Style Morocco.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00 $69.99
Citix60 - Los Angeles

ISBN: 9789881320322

Publisher: Gingko Press

CITIX60 – Los Angeles is an insider’s tour of LA, with tips for exploring popular attractions as well as the hidden gems of the city. Recommendations includ...


CITIX60 – Los Angeles is an insider’s tour of LA, with tips for exploring popular attractions as well as the hidden gems of the city. Recommendations include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, catching a film event at the Cinefamily, exploring Dave Egger’s Time Travel Mart, brunch at the fire station-turned-restaurant Edendale, and spending a bewitching evening at the Magical Castle. Brought to you by Viction: ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs – cities that lead the world in creative output. Curated by a select group of artists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers that call each city home, these books provide an insider’s look at the hidden gems that make a trip memorable.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 114 x 165 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


Tags: March 2015   Travel
$19.99
The Stylish Life : Golf

ISBN: 9783832732288

Publisher: TeNeues

Golf is a sport with an illustrious pedigree. From the “home of golf,” the Royal and Ancient St. Andrews, it has migrated from its Scottish homeland to the ...


Golf is a sport with an illustrious pedigree. From the “home of golf,” the Royal and Ancient St. Andrews, it has migrated from its Scottish homeland to the globe’s most fashionable corners. Defined by a distinctive and quirky dress code, golf is as much about good-natured wagering that accompanies each round. For this very reason, it attracts socialites, captains of industry, and prominent celebrities looking to relax in sylvan surroundings. Access to clubs is highly coveted for the prestige it grants—as well as the sporting pleasures. But readers can bypass the pesky membership committees as they embark on an illustrated tour of the world’s finest courses and clubhouses—not to mention glimpses of the stylish players who consider the fairways “a home away from home.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2015


$89.99 $22.50
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