New Zealand (487)

The Catlins and the Southern Scenic Route

ISBN: 9781988531090

Author: Neville Peat    Publisher: Otago University Press

An out-of-the-way corner of the South Island, the Catlins is a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area with many natural attractions, including that rare thing o...


An out-of-the-way corner of the South Island, the Catlins is a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area with many natural attractions, including that rare thing on the east coast, native forest. Neville Peat introduces the region – its flora, wildlife, bush walks, caves and waterfalls – before tracing the journey along the stunning Southern Scenic Route linking Otago, Southland and Fiordland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 11-12-2017


Tags: New Zealand   Travel
$19.95
101 Works of Art

ISBN: 9781877375408

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to fee...


Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting, texts are short, personal and insightful. Learn how an artwork was made, what inspired the artist, the secrets behind the frame. See up close the movement of the painter's brushstrokes, the glinting surface of a glass sculpture the almost-hidden detail of a Dutch master. This large, beautifully presented book showcases 101 treasures from its collection – paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Coloured page edges and ribbons match the colours within. And like an origami cherry on top, the patchwork dust jacket opens out then folds back on itself to make a second dust jacket. Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Meehre, 101 was shortlisted for Best Illustrated book and won Best Cover at the 2016 PANZ awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$79.99
Aberhart Starts Here

ISBN: 9781877375491

Authors: Lara Strongman, Laurence Aberhart    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most perceptive artists, Laurence Aberhart is a photographer who makes images of the vanishing past in an accelerating world. It w...


One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most perceptive artists, Laurence Aberhart is a photographer who makes images of the vanishing past in an accelerating world. It was Christchurch where he developed his eye for the scenes that later brought his work to international attention. These early photographs of ordinary suburban houses, abandoned shops, masonic lodges and long-lost fast-food joints - some of them now iconic, others unseen or little know - depict a city and a way of life that no longer exists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 220 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 11-09-2017


$39.99
Meet Me In The Square David Cook

ISBN: 9781877375378

Author: David Cook    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irrepa...


After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding through images the city as he remembered it. The photographs he selected reveal Christchurch in the 1980s - Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns. Meet Me In The Square is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2014


$34.99
Flies Sand and Unwashed Socks

ISBN: 9780473410865

Author: Susan Cambridge    Publisher: Susan Cambridge & Tony Francis

Letters from WWII New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1940-1943 R.G. (Dick) Harris These letters are from Egypt, Greece, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Italy: Dick Harris t...


Letters from WWII New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1940-1943 R.G. (Dick) Harris These letters are from Egypt, Greece, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Italy: Dick Harris travelled huge distances in North Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. For more than three years he lived with bombing from the air and shelling fro the ground. He manoeuvred guns and ammunition, lived in slit trenches and tents, talked with people from other cultures, and learned the skills of radio operation. He was a quiet gentle person who liked his own company, read widely, enjoyed writing and painting. World War II brought adventure, exploration, companionship, challenges, hardship and loss. It changed his life forever. This is his story, told in his own words, and the story of many New Zealanders who set out to defeat tyranny and make the world a better place.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 151


Dimensions: 160 x 222 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2017


Tags: May 2018   Biography   New Zealand   Military
$35.00
Sir Brother Patrick Lynch : A Life in Education and New Zealand's Integrated Schools 1976-2016

ISBN: 9781927158333

Author: Bee Dawson    Publisher: Wairau Press

Forewords by the Right Honourable Helen Clark and Right Honourable James Bolger When young Pat Lynch was growing up in south Auckland, helping his father in the...


Forewords by the Right Honourable Helen Clark and Right Honourable James Bolger When young Pat Lynch was growing up in south Auckland, helping his father in the garden and enjoying the beach with his siblings, little did he know that in his future he'd be influencing politicians of all persuasions, and even a prime minister or two. This book tells the story of his path through New Zealand's education system. Starting as a De La Salle teaching Brother, he eventually became involved in smoothing the way for the integration of church schools into the state system, and doing his best to make sure all were dealt with fairly and equitably.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 233 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


Tags: May 2018   Education   New Zealand   Biography
$29.99
Edgeland

ISBN: 9781988531274

Author: David Eggleton    Publisher: Otago University Press

The poetry in David Eggleton’s new collection possesses an intensity and driven energy, using the poet’s recognisable signature oratory voice, strong in bea...


The poetry in David Eggleton’s new collection possesses an intensity and driven energy, using the poet’s recognisable signature oratory voice, strong in beat and measure, rooted in rich traditions of chant, lament and ode. Mashing together the lyrical and the slangy, celebrating local vernaculars while simultaneously plugged in to a global zeitgeist of technobabble and fake news, Eggleton recycles and ‘repurposes’ high visual culture and demotic aural culture. Edgeland offers a tragicomic and surreal skewering of the cons, swindles, posturings and flaws of damaged people on the make, dislocating the reader with high speed jinks and swerves. A satirical eye interrogates ‘data’, media bilge, opinion, social change, extreme experience, and worst-case-scenario extrapolations. A menagerie of vivid characters burst off the page – including the man who mistook the moon for a candy bar, instigators, prestidigitators, procurators, promulgators, Zorro and Governor Grey – alongside a survey of 35 types of beard, an ode to ooze, metadada, Gordon Ramsay’s pan-sizzled bull’s pizzle, a Baxterian moa, and various other waka jumpers hailing from Jafaville to Jack’s Blowhole. Edgeland is a dazzling display of polychromatic virtuosity, teeming with irrepressible wordplay, startling imagery and anarchic wit, from one of New Zealand’s best-loved poets


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


$27.50
Because Everything Is Right But Everything Is Wrong

ISBN: 9780994137241

Author: Erin Donohue    Publisher: Escalator Press

Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb's world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sk...


Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb's world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He's barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To Mum. To Pat. But he has Casey. Maybe she can save him...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 164


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$25.00
The Vault: Neil Pardington

ISBN: 9781877375200

Authors: Ken Hall, Lara Strongman, Anna-Marie White    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington bring to light fascinating hidden collec...


Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington bring to light fascinating hidden collection storage spaces that are normally closed to the public. Texts by Ken Hall and Anna-Marie White and an interview by Lara Strongman.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


$29.99
Provocations: The Work of Christine Webster

ISBN: 9781877375224

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

PROVOCATIONS: THE WORK OF CHRISTINE WEBSTER, has been published as a catalogue to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Com...


PROVOCATIONS: THE WORK OF CHRISTINE WEBSTER, has been published as a catalogue to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Complex, theatrical and fearless, Christine Webster has astonished and sometimes outraged New Zealanders over the last 20 years. She addresses power relations, sexual identity and the representations of the body through guise.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 95


$40.00 $19.99
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