New Releases (38)

Many Shapes of Clay

ISBN: 9783791374680

Author: Kenesha Sneed    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Eisha lives with her mother, a ceramic artist, who helps her make a special shape out of a piece of clay. The shape reminds Eisha of her father, of the ocean, o...


Eisha lives with her mother, a ceramic artist, who helps her make a special shape out of a piece of clay. The shape reminds Eisha of her father, of the ocean, of a lemon. As Eisha goes through her neighborhood doing errands with her mother, the piece of clay hardens and then shatters into pieces when Eisha taps it. In poignant and powerful words and pictures, Kenesha Sneed shows how Eisha learns to live with the sense of loss and of the joyful power of making something new out of what is left behind. Illustrated with Sneed's bold colors, graphic lines, and gestural textures, the book celebrates diversity and shares a gentle message that we all have the ability to heal and create.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 230 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 04-05-2021


$34.99
Pie For Breakfast

ISBN: 9783791374604

Author: Cynthia Cliff    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

When Hazel and her father bake together, her mother says they make the whole house smell like a fancy bakery. And when they bake in the morning, it's absolutely...


When Hazel and her father bake together, her mother says they make the whole house smell like a fancy bakery. And when they bake in the morning, it's absolutely okay to sample the goods- even if it's for breakfast. One day Hazel decides to organize a bake sale for her school, encouraging her friends to contribute to the effort. The results take readers all over the world-from strawberry mochi and pumpkin empanadas to Indian-spiced shortbread and Egyptian basbousa cake. Best of all, each of these treat-along with muffins, carrot cake, scones, and vegan and gluten free items-comes with its own easy-to-follow recipe. The author of a popular blog with the same name, Cynthia Cliff knows how to make recipes look as good as they taste. Her charming illustrations combine the simplicity of folk art with a sophisticated flair. And her down-to-earth instructions accommodate all sorts of substitutions and skill levels. The perfect gateway book to a lifetime of satisfying and healthy baking, Pie for Breakfast will also introduce families to new flavours and treats, opening their palates and their eyes to the delicious ways that baking can bring us together.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2021


$34.99
Yayoi Kusama : A Retrospective

ISBN: 9783791378824

Author: Stephanie Rosenthal    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book accompanies Yayoi Kusama’s first major European retrospective exhibition, offering a comprehensive overview of the Japanese artist’s influential o...


This book accompanies Yayoi Kusama’s first major European retrospective exhibition, offering a comprehensive overview of the Japanese artist’s influential oeuvre, which spans more than eighty years. The companion to the groundbreaking new retrospective at the Gropius Bau, this publication examines Kusama’s life and work through wholly original insights by leading experts. The book traces the development of Kusama’s creative output from her early paintings and accumulative sculptures to her immersive environments, as well exploring her lesser-known artistic activity in Europe and Germany in particular. It illuminates Kusama’s commitment to political and social issues in Europe, the US and Japan. A diverse selection of images and archival documents feature alongside texts by authors from different theoretical backgrounds. Essays discuss Kusama’s accomplishments in the worlds of fashion, film, art marketing and publishing. They focus on her engagement with different artistic spheres and offer genre-specific observations about her performances, installations and painting series. As panoramic and fascinating as its subject, this monumental retrospective guides viewers interested in Kusama towards a deeper understanding of her creative trajectory and of the breadth of her extraordinary career.


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 220 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2021


$135.00
New Bracelets : 400 contemporary jewellery designs

ISBN: 9788417412500

Author: Nicolas Estrada    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Bracelets are the focus of this latest instalment of Nicolas Estrada's series on contemporary jewellery. This book confirms that auteur jewellery is currently f...


Bracelets are the focus of this latest instalment of Nicolas Estrada's series on contemporary jewellery. This book confirms that auteur jewellery is currently flourishing. This collection of bracelets that come from all over the world and showcase totally different styles will surprise readers with its freshness, diversity (with plenty of materials and approaches, such as classic gold, silver and precious stones, as well as paper, wood, plastic and resins) and colourfulness. This is a comprehensive selection of what is happening in the world of auteur jewellery right now and is part of our ongoing series which constitutes an overview on contemporary jewellery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 193 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2020


$65.00
Unseasoned Campaigner

ISBN: 9781990048104

Author: Janet Newman    Publisher: Otago University Press

Until you send them on their way to be killed, they grant the grace of their company, draw you in with flared nostrils that pause over the bones of their dead. ...


Until you send them on their way to be killed, they grant the grace of their company, draw you in with flared nostrils that pause over the bones of their dead. - – from ‘Drenching’ Unseasoned Campaigner is a layered collection exploring the complexities of farming life in Horowhenua. Poet Janet Newman uncovers territory ripe for exploration as she juxtaposes the often troubled aspects of commercial farming – the life and death of animals –with loving family relationships. The collection begins with the poet’s contemporary farming life, interspersed with memories of growing up on the same dairy farm. Newman then goes on to provides a portrait of her late father, the seasoned campaigner – a farmer working on the land, his war-induced anxiety, his hardness yet tenderness, and his widowhood. The final section, ‘Ruahine’, presents a take on being on the land now as the torch is passed to the next generation. Newman’s lyric poems are plainly and beautifully put together, with her delicate and surprising attention to form and language marking her as an exciting new voice in Aotearoa.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 106


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$27.50
New Zealand Karst

ISBN: 9783982171401

Author: Max Wisshak    Publisher: Speleo-Photo Editions

New Zealand Karst is a high-quality coffee-table book by geoscientist and photographer Max Wisshak and his wife Stefanie Wisshak. The book is aimed equally at a...


New Zealand Karst is a high-quality coffee-table book by geoscientist and photographer Max Wisshak and his wife Stefanie Wisshak. The book is aimed equally at a readership interested in natural science and at friends of skilful nature photography. Accompanied by a foreword contributed by renowned karst researcher Paul W. Williams, the lavishly designed 256-page work guides readers through the diverse aspects of New Zealand's karst landscapes and caves. The authors characterise this voyage as follows: „Karstified landscapes are among the most bizarre on our planet – both above and below ground. New Zealand Karst takes you on a visual journey across sublime karst scenery and into the subterranean wilderness of New Zealand caves. Accompanied by popular scientific texts, stunning images lead you from the sculptured limestone pavements of the alpine marble karst to the grassland and jungle karst of the foothills, onwards into the twilight zone and deeper into the caves. It explores the diversity of peculiar features and creatures of the underground, ventures back into the light of cave ruins, and concludes with karst-related Māori rock art. Learn about the life cycle of the endemic glowworm and the critically endangered Nelson cave spider. Explore the majesty of cave minerals forming speleothems of all types. Discover the many roles water plays in shaping karst and understand the vulnerability of these geotopes and biotopes. New Zealand Karst reveals how you can appreciate karst as a phenomenon where geological, biological, and archaeological beauty all come together in harmony.“


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 310 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$120.00
The Road To The Future : An Electric Pioneer and his Magnificent Battery Cars

ISBN: 9780473553906

Author: Viv Walker    Publisher: Swirld Books

In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and a...


In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and another revolutionary vehicle quietly makes its entrance ... meet New Zealand's first electric truck! Delivery man Mr O'Hare bets a hot pie that his petrol­engine truck can beat Mr Harris's electric vehicle. Who will win the race? The Road to the future is based on the true story of New Zealander Ambrose Reeves Harris, who more than a hundred years ago, imported the country's largest fleet of electric vehicles. His clever little truck set us off on a journey to the future - batteries included!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 232 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$22.99
Alpine Thunder : When the KB Class Rules the Midland Line

ISBN: 9780995138506

Author: Jonathan Shingleton    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational...


Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound loads were governed by EO haulage capacity through the Otira tunnel, the manufacture and bedding in of the KBs, their daily operation, the booster operation and maintenance, trialling of KB operations out of Dunedin, a proposal to transfer all KBs to the North Island, and their eventual displacement onto the Main South Line. Detail of the KB operations are neatly interspersed with crew accounts of operating the KB class; the firemen, drivers and fitters. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2021


Tags: New Release   May 2021   History   NZ (History)   Transport
$69.00
Strong Words #2

ISBN: 9781990048050

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Otago University Press

Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall essay competitions. The contents, often poetic and psychologically insightful, ...


Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall essay competitions. The contents, often poetic and psychologically insightful, gave editor Emma Neale a ‘hell of an intriguingly hard time’ deciding which sparkling explorations would knock off the others for the top three places in each year. This anthology gives readers a chance to sample the high quality work entered, without the agony of having to choose the winners. Including well-known names and promising newcomers, the contents roam far and wide over a number of subjects, such as Sarah Harpur’s irreverent, laugh-aloud essay about death; Siobhan Harvey’s potent essay about the memories of an abusive childhood stirred up by current house renovations; and Tan Tuck Ming’s essay about technology and how it mediates, enables and impacts intimate relationships. Strong Words #2 also includes the joint winners of the 2019 essay prize: Tobias Buck’s ‘Exit. Stage Left’, which explores issues of prejudice and bias through the experience of someone ‘the colour of cotton candy or pink marshmallows’, and Nina Mingya Powles’ work ‘Tender Gardens’, exploring Chinese cultural and poetic heritage and how to maintain a sense of home in a foreign land.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2021


$35.00
Jumbo Crosswords - Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602109

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Containing 100 jumbo crossword puzzles with easy-to-read print, this is the perfect crossword gift book for adults and seniors. The definition only 'coffee time...


Containing 100 jumbo crossword puzzles with easy-to-read print, this is the perfect crossword gift book for adults and seniors. The definition only 'coffee time' (as opposed to cryptic) clues are arranged on one page and the large 21 x 21 crossword grids are on the opposite facing page, with solutions easily found at the back of the book. Printed as a large format book on luxurious white paper.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 x 16 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2021


$29.99
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