November 2014 (35)

Ohinetahi : Garden, House and Art

ISBN: 9780473302634

Author: Sir Miles Warren    Publisher: Sir Miles Warren

Ohinetahi is the home of Sir Miles Warren, renowned Christchurch architect and passionate gardener. In this delightful description of his house, his garden and ...


Ohinetahi is the home of Sir Miles Warren, renowned Christchurch architect and passionate gardener. In this delightful description of his house, his garden and the major artworks within the garden, Sir Miles tells the fascinating history of the property, details the many architectural changes made since construction of the house began in the 1850s and describes the development of the stunning garden that is now visited by many hundreds of people every year. Filled with beautiful photographs, and told with his usual wry humour, Sir Miles relates the trials and tribulations of reconstructing an old homestead, and then of later having to repair it following the 2011 earthquakes. His tone of unabashed wonder and delight as he describes the ever-changing garden, makes this succinct history of an exceptional property a sheer delight to read.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 138


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2014


$45.00
Animals in Emergencies : Learning from the Christchurch earthquakes

ISBN: 9781927145500

Author: Annie Potts and Donelle Gadenne    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

After the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Canterbury on 4 September 2010, the news media were quick to report, with understandable relief, that no lives had...


After the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Canterbury on 4 September 2010, the news media were quick to report, with understandable relief, that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first quake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish, and that was only the first of a series of even more catastrophic quakes that were to follow, in which many humans and animals perished. Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch Earthquakes provides a record of what happened to the animals during and after these quakes, and asks what we can learn from these events and our response to them. The accounts of professionals and volunteers involved in the rescue, shelter and advocacy of the city's animals post-quakes are presented in the first part of the book, and are followed by the tales of individual animals. These accounts provide an honest and compelling historical record of how Christchurch's seismic activity affected human-animal relationships in both positive and negative ways. We share our lives with a variety of companion animals, including dogs, cats,horses, fish, birds, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and turtles, and the stories of how the Canterbury earthquakes affected these animals are absorbing, sometimes heart-breaking and often heart-warming. The book also reports on the fate of urban wildlife such as hedgehogs, eels and seabirds, in the aftermath of liquefaction and other damage caused by more than 20,000 aftershocks since the first major earthquake, and considers the particular risks to animals most vulnerable when disasters strike - those confined on farms and in laboratories. Animals in Emergencies shows the importance of human-animal relationships for healing and rebuilding damaged lives, reminding us that as our animals help us cope during times of crisis, they also depend on us. This book urges us not to overlook animals in emergencies and provides helpful and practical advice on how best to prepare for their safety and welfare should the worst happen.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$39.99
Kuwi's First Egg

ISBN: 9780473299095

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

NEW ZEALAND NUMBER 1 BEST-SELLER Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She had never had an egg before... A fun...


NEW ZEALAND NUMBER 1 BEST-SELLER Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She had never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for the early learner. Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi, She lays her first egg. She has no idea what she is supposed to do with the egg, or what the 'purpose' of the egg is. She only knows she should care for it. Follow her feather raising antics.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2014


$19.99
F in Exams Journal

ISBN: 9781849536509

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Keep track of all your notes, doodles, scribblings or anything else you could possibly want in this eye-catching journal, peppered with school howlers and rib-t...


Keep track of all your notes, doodles, scribblings or anything else you could possibly want in this eye-catching journal, peppered with school howlers and rib-tickling blunders from the much-loved F in Exams series of books.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 136 x 194 mm


Publication Date: 03-11-2014


$21.99
Banksy in New York

ISBN: 9780990643715

Author: Ray Mock    Publisher: Gingko Press

Photographer Ray Mock takes you along on his exciting hunt for new Banksy work during the famous "Better Out Than In" project in his new book Banksy In New York...


Photographer Ray Mock takes you along on his exciting hunt for new Banksy work during the famous "Better Out Than In" project in his new book Banksy In New York. This personal narrative offers a day-by-day account of Banksy's first New York residency, chronicling works that include "Sirens of the Lambs" and the Central Park stand at which original works by Banksy were sold for only $60. Mock's work captures not only Banksy's artwork but the reactions of the public and media frenzies that often accompanied it, giving fans a direct window into the frenetic scavenger hunt that took over New York City in October 2013. Banksy In New York offers a closer look at Banksy's witty and irreverent art and the varied responses it received, while lending insight into the artist's sharp social commentary. This book is a must-have for those new to the scene and Banksy fanatics alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2014


$59.99
F Scott Hess

ISBN: 9781584235873

Publisher: Gingko Press

Throughout his 40 year career F. Scott Hess has painted against the grain of the contemporary art world. In this comprehensive monograph, we witness Hess steadf...


Throughout his 40 year career F. Scott Hess has painted against the grain of the contemporary art world. In this comprehensive monograph, we witness Hess steadfastly going his own way. In the 80s, a period in which conceptual art was favored, he emphasized figurative work with narrative themes. His rebellious nature is further exposed as his career progresses and he confronts and explores societal taboos. Although much of Hess’ subject matter is challenging, he also employs humor to great end, leavening work that is sometimes very dark. His stylistic influences are many, reflecting both his formal studies and his extensive travels. During his time studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, he received the Theodor Körner award. In the 1990s, he spent a year in residency in Iran on a J. Paul Getty Fellowship. More recently a Hess painting was chosen as the cover art for the book Realismus in Der Bildenden Kunst (Realism in the Visual Arts – Europe and N. America 1830 – 2000, Gebr. Mann Verlag, 2013). He has shown with galleries the world over and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, USA.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 280 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2014


$69.99
Usugrow : Works 2007-2013

ISBN: 9780996074209

Publisher: Gingko Press

Usugrow began his art career creating fliers in the underground punk and hardcore music scenes in the early 90s. Since then, he’s been involved in various alb...


Usugrow began his art career creating fliers in the underground punk and hardcore music scenes in the early 90s. Since then, he’s been involved in various album cover designs for bands and musicians across multiple genres, art directing, and merchandising, as wells as collaborating with many large skateboarding and fashion brands. Since 2005, Usugrow has continued to expand his range of activities, including the publication of his first monograph and several solo exhibitions in Japan and abroad. In addition to his own exhibitions, he has also curated group exhibitions and book projects with Japanese artists since 2009. His current works are mainly in illustration, painting, and calligraphy, but he also works in live painting, three-dimensional artworks, and collaborations with other artists. The artist’s first monograph, Usugrow – Works 2007 – 2013 collects his distinct work, which blends Japanese calligraphy, pointillism, and Los Angeles Cholo culture for an effect that is truly unique.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2014


$59.99
Design in Bloom

ISBN: 9781584235866

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

Design in Bloom is the perfect resource for those looking to lend a personal yet sophisticated touch to their home and event dŽécor. The book offers a multitu...


Design in Bloom is the perfect resource for those looking to lend a personal yet sophisticated touch to their home and event dŽécor. The book offers a multitude of chic hand crafted projects, including party decorations, centrepieces, floral crowns, wedding accessories, and even cocktail garnishes. Each project is broken down into easy steps and accompanied by photographs of these elegant DIY arrangements. Design in Bloom guides its audience through the creative application of flowers for every day and special occasions to produce unique decorations that will charm all who encounter them.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 197 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 14-11-2014


$69.99
5000 Years of Chinese Art

ISBN: 9781908175281

Publisher: Gingko Press

As sweeping in magnitude as its name implies, 5000 Years of Chinese Art is an amazingly comprehensive guide to Chinese art from prehistory (ca 2 million) to the...


As sweeping in magnitude as its name implies, 5000 Years of Chinese Art is an amazingly comprehensive guide to Chinese art from prehistory (ca 2 million) to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. This gorgeous volume, which comes in an elegantly crafted red and gold folding case, looks at highlighted pieces not just as static objects but as artifacts of their time, tied to the historical and political context of the period they were created in. Chapters arranged in chronological order and an index presented as a timeline allow readers to trace the progression of signature forms of Chinese art through the ages, as simple jade talismans evolve into carved jade bonsai, elegant bronze work leads to elaborate vessels crafted from a variety of precious metals, and early writings carved on “oracle bones” give way to scrollwork of stunning beauty and philosophical value. From furniture to drinking vessels, simple glazed ceramics to the terra cotta warriors, 5000 Years of Chinese Art is a fully engaging experience for anyone with an appreciation of art, history, or Chinese culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 492


Dimensions: 255 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2014


$250.00
Type Player 3

ISBN: 9781584235767

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

Type Player 3 displays the best of types that demonstrate how designers don’t just design type, but turn it into a subject of play with letters that go beyond...


Type Player 3 displays the best of types that demonstrate how designers don’t just design type, but turn it into a subject of play with letters that go beyond the page to capture the unique needs and aesthetic preferences of designers and brands. The words and letters within exist as physical objects that embody the messages they spell out in their very design — items of clothing demonstrate exactly what it means to be “colorful,” long nights working on deadlines are represented in buzzing neon, and delicate curls of smoke show how beautiful a reminder in text can be. Type Player 3 contains creative examples collected worldwide, including editorial work, illustration, fashion, hand-made objects and environmental subjects, with 240 pages of lettering created from flowers, raindrops, food, and even the human body itself. The sequel to the best-selling Type Player 2, this title is essential for anyone looking for provocative new ways to get their message across.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2014


$89.99
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