October 2013 (21)

Lateral Inversions : The Prints of Barry Cleavin

ISBN: 9781927145470

Author: Melinda Johnston    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, wi...


Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisable yet ranges from lightly humorous parody through to caustic social comment. In Cleavin's world nothing is what it seems: Lateral Inversions invites viewers to explore other ways of seeing and understanding, prompting a wider consideration of our fragile and often absurd existence.
Lavishly illustrated with over 120 colour plates, Lateral Inversions draws from Cleavin's vast output to present a major representative survey of his prints and drawings from 1966 through until 2012. Over more than five decades Cleavin has developed thematic groupings, created visual echoes and provided contemporary twists on age-old traditions. Selected works are presented within the context of Cleavin's wider oeuvre, but they are also placed within their social and historical background, demonstrating the range of Cleavin's talent and providing significant new insights into his work and thematic concerns.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2013


$55.00
NZV8's Top 100 Cars

ISBN: 9780473261962

Author: Parkside Media    Publisher: Parkside Media

New Zealand has some of the most impressive and desirable V8-powered muscle cars and street machines in the world. To celebrate the passion for these vehicles, ...


New Zealand has some of the most impressive and desirable V8-powered muscle cars and street machines in the world. To celebrate the passion for these vehicles, NZV8 magazine's editor Todd Wylie has selected what he fells are his top 100 from the first 100 issues of the magazine. The outcome is NZV8 Magazine - Top 100 Cars, the Editor's Pick, a 144-page full-colour book.
Like the people behind them, the cars within vary hugely, from stock-standard rare and desirable classics through to hand-crafted custom works of art that would cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars to build. It's a selection that ranges from late-model exotics, right back to the early days of motoring, together with a large selection from the iconic muscle car era - the diversity is huge.
Each of the 100 vehicles selected has a unique story behind it, and while some have been selected on the basis of outright power, others have a special characteristic that singled them out enough to get onto the list.
With detailed mechanical specifications and gorgeous photography, NZV8 Magazine - Top 100 Cars, The Editor's Pick is the perfect way to celebrate New Zealand's love of the almighty V8 engine.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 310 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 08-12-2013


$49.99 $19.99
What Are You Doing Here? Reflections on Dementia

ISBN: 9780473252472

Author: Janet Wainscott    Publisher: Janet Wainscott

"What Are You Doing Here?" is about dementia. The core of teh book charts the journey of the author's mother from mild confusion to severe dementia, from being ...


"What Are You Doing Here?" is about dementia. The core of teh book charts the journey of the author's mother from mild confusion to severe dementia, from being cared for at home to her final years in a rest home.
More than a memoir, this unsentimental but compassionate account draws on interviews with other family caregivers and challenges some of the popular myths about dementia. Does it lead to 'loss of the self'? What does it mean when your mother doesn't know you? How do you communicate with someone who has lost control of words? What's it really like in a dementia care rest home? Can you prevent dementia? Is there any hope on the horizon?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2013


$29.95
Caring For Our Coast

ISBN: 9780987666048

Author: Lucy Brake    Publisher: Environmental Defence Society

This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user fri...


This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user friendly tone and includes lots of check lists, maps and illustrations.
New Zealand has a long, varied and spectacular coastline. It supports a diverse range of habitats and species and is of enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic importance to New Zealanders. With the growing pressures and threats facing this country's coastal environment, we are at risk of losing many of these significant values.
This fully updated and expanded guide to managing New Zealand's coastal environment sets out how these challenges can be btter addressed. It identifies how the strengthened provisions of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 can be proactively implemented to achieve better outcomes for the coast.
The guide describes the valuable lessons learnt over the past decade in the planning and design of coastal developments and offers insights into current best practice in the field. It is an invaluable resource for coastal developers, coastal managers, professional advisors, students, people living in coastal communities and everyone else concerned with better managing and protecting New Zealand's coastal environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2013


$75.00
Living In Style Berlin

ISBN: 9783832797416

Author: Stephanie Von Pfuel    Publisher: TeNeues

No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming br...


No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming brightly. But the renovation does not stop at the facades. Berlin has also become a creative laboratory for living, leading trends in interior styles. However, there are a multiplicity of Berlin styles—not just one. From the lakeside villa to the center-city townhouse, from the loft on the Spree to the penthouse on Potsdamer Platz, Living in Style Berlin shows the wide range of exclusive living options in this world metropolis. After browsing through this book, you’ll see the city from an entirely different perspective!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2013


$115.00 $45.00
Pumpkins & Squashes

ISBN: 9781908117168

Author: Janet Macdonald    Publisher: Grub Street

Everyone knows and loves the traditional pumpkin ̶ plump and golden carved into a Halloween lantern ̶ and perhaps you’ve prepared a pumpkin pie or a thi...


Everyone knows and loves the traditional pumpkin ̶ plump and golden carved into a Halloween lantern ̶ and perhaps you’ve prepared a pumpkin pie or a thick pumpkin soup but in the last few years other more interesting and varied varieties such as patty pans, kabocha, butternut, acorn and spaghetti squashes have become available from famer’s markets and allotment gardeners.
For all those cooks who have wondered what to do with these glorious new vegetables, or those who simply want some inspirational ideas for the good old pumpkin or what to do with that glut of courgettes; here are the recipes. From Pumpkin and White Bean Soup to Minted Courgette Soup, from Squash Couscous to Courgette Bread, from Spicy Pumpkin, Rum and Raisin Ice Cream to Pumpkin wine, there are over 100 easy-to-prepare dishes such as stews, pasta sauces, pickles, relishes, cakes, breads, quiches, biscuits and jams, to take you through the entire year.
For those enthusiasts who like to grow their own produce there are cultivation instructions and seed sources as well as advice on picking, storing and a guide to varieties


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 22-07-2013


$34.99
School of Booze

ISBN: 9781849534758

Author: Jane Peyton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Humans were seeking out alcohol millions of years before the word ‘keg’ was invented. This book contains everything you have ever wanted to know about drink...


Humans were seeking out alcohol millions of years before the word ‘keg’ was invented. This book contains everything you have ever wanted to know about drink, from how to make absinthe to the cultural history of zythos (beer). Packed with fascinating miscellany and curious facts to entertain your friends at the pub, this book is an essential compendium of knowledge about life’s ‘second greatest pleasure’ (according to essayist Dr Samuel Johnson). It is the perfect gift for yourself, or for anyone who enjoys raising a glass to good health. Bottoms up!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 129 x 179 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2013


$29.99 $6.00
Beer O'Clock

ISBN: 9781849534765

Author: Jane Peyton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Beer is the world’s mostpopular alcoholic drink – a joygiving,convivial, nutritious and deliciousgift from nature and possibly the most diverse alcoholic li...


Beer is the world’s mostpopular alcoholic drink – a joygiving,convivial, nutritious and deliciousgift from nature and possibly the most diverse alcoholic libation with over 100 different styles and thousands of brands. This book, written by a leading beer sommelier, not only delves into the rich history of beer production and drinking but contains practical advice and explanations of beer styles, which ones to drink and why, food-matching suggestions, and the not-to-be-missed best beers in the world. There’s no better accompaniment to the perfect pint.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 129 x 179 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2013


$27.99
Merge

ISBN: 9781584233985

Publisher: Gingko Press

Spanning the globe from Asia and Australia to Europe, North and South America, Merge represents the heights to which handcrafted art and design have attained. P...


Spanning the globe from Asia and Australia to Europe, North and South America, Merge represents the heights to which handcrafted art and design have attained. Possibly the broadest in scope of any book published on the subject, this title wishes to embrace all media, from the impermanence of food to that most controversial and everlasting of substances, plastic.

Whimsical tofu teddies vie for attention with breathtaking fiber art skulls, miniature paintings created on a running fence of carved pencils compete with elaborate paper cutout gowns. Portraits are meticulously produced on a growing number of diverse canvases from hand stitching on fabric to layered packing tape snapshots produced on plexiglass that require a light source to illuminate.

The most captivating art movement of recent years, handmade continues to arrest our attention through the innovative use of new, traditional and recycled materials.

Artists featured include: Sarah Bridgland, Ghostpatrol, Mark Khaisman, Jum Nakao, Atelier Pariri, Naomi Ryder and Julie Vermeille.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 24-09-2013


$79.99
Just Kidding

ISBN: 9789881943965

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the mo...


Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the most open-minded and spontaneous audience, who are at all times building and living in a world of their own imagination.
These young customers rely on their instincts, not patience, to judge and pick what they love and hate. Victionary’s new title Just Kidding studies how contemporary product, environmental, and graphic designs for children draw on bold characters and decisions to inspire and appeal.
Just Kidding presents today's most serious designs that not only look endearing, but are also creative, instructional, useful, and safe for children to play and interact with.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2013


$89.99 $45.00
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