New Releases (61)

Ko Aotearoa Tatou We Are New Zealand An Anthology

ISBN: 9781988592527

Authors: James Norcliffe, Michelle Elvy, Paula Morris    Publisher: Otago University Press

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words re...


In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our national diversity and inclusiveness and, at the same time, issued a rebuke to hatred and divisiveness. Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand is bursting with new works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art created in response to the editors’ questions: What is New Zealand now, in all its rich variety and contradiction, darkness and light? Who are New Zealanders? The works flowed in from well-known names and new voices, from writers and artists from Kerikeri to Bluff. Some are teenagers still at school; some are in their eighties. Māori, Pākehā, Pasifika, Asian, new migrants, young voices, queer writers, social warriors … Aotearoa’s many faces are represented in this unique and important compendium. In a society where the arts, especially marginalised arts, are under threat, this anthology shows that creative work can explore, document, interrogate, re-imagine – and celebrate – who we are as citizens of this diverse country, in a diverse world. A list of all contributors can be found at https://wearenewzealand.org/.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 165 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$39.95
Nana's Veggie Garden / Te Mara Kai a Kui

ISBN: 9780473544447

Author: Marie Munro    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

New Zealand has the world's best summers and the magic of being a kid is still alive in kiwi backyards. This summer, Jacob, Max, Bella and Lucas help Nana grow ...


New Zealand has the world's best summers and the magic of being a kid is still alive in kiwi backyards. This summer, Jacob, Max, Bella and Lucas help Nana grow an amazing summer garden, filling each and every day with lots of new learning and bunches of awesome memories Nana's garden it grows, and it grows from the tiny wee seeds, she plants in neat rows. Kei te tupu haere te mara a Kui, kei te tupu, kei te tupu he kakano iti i ruia mai, he rarangi, he momo, he rarangi, he momo Piripi Walker's translation has kept the words simple and clear, so the rhythm is right, and each sentece flows when delivered aloud. Rachel Doragh's dynamic illustrations incorporate related Maori words and phrases and bring the story to life in an authentic kiwi vegetable garden.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$25.00
Facing The Shadow : Dreamweavers Book 3

ISBN: 9780473534028

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

rom the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamwea...


rom the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamweaver, one who walks between worlds: that of waking life and the Dreamrealm. Now, she’s finally managed to master some of her powers and alchemise the shadow fragments that were plaguing the beautiful Dreamrealm, but she knows there’s so much more that has to be done in order to face the terrifying Shadow. Awa loves exploring the Dreamrealm. She develops the power to visit her school friends in their dreams, even though they don't know she's a Dreamweaver. That backfires when her best friend Ella is kidnapped in a dream, causing her to come down with a mysterious illness in her waking life. Awa must do everything she can to save Ella... but she has no idea what! And to make matters worse, Veila, her friend and guide, has gone missing. Awa knows she must act quickly because Ella and Veila's lives are at stake, and she's going to need all the help she can get, even if that means recruiting her other friends to help! "A series to get kids hooked" - The Sapling


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$23.99
Graham Bennett : Around Every Circle

ISBN: 9780473504724

Authors: Graham Bennett, Felicity Milburn    Publisher: Ron Sang Publications

Internationally recognised Graham Bennett is best known in Aotearoa New Zealand for the soaring Reasons for Voyaging outside Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna Wa...


Internationally recognised Graham Bennett is best known in Aotearoa New Zealand for the soaring Reasons for Voyaging outside Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna Waiwhetū, the Tribute to Firefighters using steel from the World Trade Center ruins, and major commissions at Gibbs Farm and at Connells Bay Waiheke Island. Especially prominent in Japan, he has also exhibited widely elsewhere: Korea, Hong Kong, New York, Spain and Australia. His works have featured on the cover of international sculpture publications. Bennett’s intricate sculptures speak not only to human invention, the history of voyaging, the need to find balance in our activities and the realities of science, but also the urgency of recognizing and responding to the warning signs of a growing global environmental catastrophe. Bennett’s striking sculptures sit atop an extensive and varied art practice embedded in drawing, printmaking, photography. He distils complex ideas by experimenting with scales that range from intimate to monumental, and calls on a variety of media and contemporary technologies. Three major essays by accomplished writers and five elegant image sequences give insight into the nature of his thinking and process, firmly based in Aotearoa New Zealand yet spanning the globe and half a century. Bennett adds personal insights in an absorbing behind-the-scenes account of the intertwining of art and life, ever changing, turning, moving forward.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2020


$85.00
Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473538637

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Totara Press

We have never been more aware of the benefit of being out in nature, but how much quality time does the 'average' New Zealander spend enjoying the outdoors? Whi...


We have never been more aware of the benefit of being out in nature, but how much quality time does the 'average' New Zealander spend enjoying the outdoors? While our national parks are places of spectacular wilderness, for many of us, these places are out of reach. This ground-breaking book argues the restoration of 'neighbourhood nature' - places that all New Zealanders can freely access, irrespective of socioeconomic or other factors. New Zealand's experience of the coronavirus pandemic underscores how important these local oases of nature are - and how vital they are to our wellbeing. Richly illustrated throughout, this book tells the stories of a wide range of New Zealanders, who - either individually or through organised initiatives - have experienced the wellbeing benefits gained through connection with nature. Their stories are varied but each one is authentic, personal and moving. Drawing on the latest scientific research and through these personal stories, Knight challenges us to contemplate a more nature-rich future.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 190


Dimensions: 205 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$39.99
Lost Wheels : The Nostalgic Beauty of Abandoned Cars

ISBN: 9783961712588

Author: Dieter Klein    Publisher: TeNeues

In his unique photo journey, Dieter Klein travels to remote corners of Europe and the United States to find abandoned cars in forgotten places. In shabby backya...


In his unique photo journey, Dieter Klein travels to remote corners of Europe and the United States to find abandoned cars in forgotten places. In shabby backyards and dusty barns, in deserted fields and thick forests, Klein roams strange and isolated places to find once gleaming vehicles left to rust and ruin. From a dented Porsche to a faded Cadillac, a battered VW Beetle to a whole fleet of abandoned military jeeps, Klein's subjects creak with bygone glamour and might. As moss and gnarled branches transform motors into eerie artifacts, Klein's award-winning automobile photography is not only a tribute to classic cars, but also to the transformative power of nature and the enduring intrigue of people and incidents unknown.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 300 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$89.99
Unmasked : The Stories and Secrets Behind the World's Most Famous Portraits

ISBN: 9783791386201

Author: Francesca Bonazzoli    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Portraiture is one of the oldest and most studied genres of art. While most scholars will look at a painting's composition, style, and themes, often questions r...


Portraiture is one of the oldest and most studied genres of art. While most scholars will look at a painting's composition, style, and themes, often questions remain unanswered-who were these people and why were they painted? This entertaining book reveals the identities and lives of some of the most famous characters that populate art history-from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Readers will learn how the fifteen-year-old subject of da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine nearly destroyed a marriage; that van Dyck's depiction of Prudence in wild clothes is actually one of the most controversial aristocrats of the seventeenth century; and that Francis Bacon's character George Dyer was a man he met in a Soho nightclub. These and other stories behind works by Picasso, Klimt, Rubens, Warhol, and dozens of other artists show how portraiture remains one of the most enthralling genres. Based on art scholarship and conveyed in an accessible tone, these fascinating tales of power, lust, intrigue, jealousy, vengeance, and romance will help readers understand masterpieces of art history in an entirely new light.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$75.00
Modernist Architecture And Interiors

ISBN: 9783791386096

Author: Adam Stech    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In 2006, architectural designer and curator Adam Stech embarked on a photographic project to document the best Modernist architecture around the globe. Twenty-f...


In 2006, architectural designer and curator Adam Stech embarked on a photographic project to document the best Modernist architecture around the globe. Twenty-five countries and more than a decade later, the fruits of that monumental project are gathered in this impressive collection covering nearly a century of architectural history. Driven by a passion for rediscovering forgotten or lesser known architectural treasures of Modernism, Stech took thousands of diverse photographs of exteriors and interiors. This survey features often overlooked details that Stech helps bring to light. Examples of seating, storage, tables, handrails, lighting, doors, windows, fireplaces, and other decorative or functional elements illustrate how architects imbued every aspect of a building with Modernist ideals. Stech's brief personal commentary reveals insights into his photography such as capturing Le Corbusier's bold use of primary colours, the California vibe of an Albert Frey house, or the over-the-top elegance of Togo Murano's Grand Prince Hotel. Expansive and inspiring, this is destined to become the definitive guide to 20th-century


Bind: hardback


Pages: 1000


Dimensions: 148 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 12-06-2020


$89.99
Bus Stops On The Moon : Red Mole Days 1974-1980

ISBN: 9781988592510

Author: Martin Edmond    Publisher: Otago University Press

Bus Stops on the Moon is a personal and a cultural history. As memoir, it is a sequel to The Dreaming Land (2015). A troubled and restless young Martin Edmond i...


Bus Stops on the Moon is a personal and a cultural history. As memoir, it is a sequel to The Dreaming Land (2015). A troubled and restless young Martin Edmond is on his way to becoming the wiser, older man who will sit down and write both narratives. As cultural history, the book gives us a participant’s-eye view of the early years of Alan Brunton and Sally Rodwell’s avant-garde theatre troupe Red Mole. Formed in 1974, Red Mole performed Dadaesque cabaret, agit-prop, costume drama, street theatre, circus and puppetry, live music, and became a national sensation. They toured the country with Split Enz and travelled internationally. One of Red Mole’s five founding principles was ‘to escape programmed behaviour by remaining erratic’. They ticked that one off. In Bus Stops on the Moon Martin Edmond offers, with his customary elegance, a rich and entertaining picture of the high times and low lives of Red Mole.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 274


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 11-09-2020


$39.95
Its Not About Me - A Retrospective

ISBN: 9783961712755

Author: Greg Gorman    Publisher: TeNeues

If Sir Elton John wrote the Foreword and director John Waters wrote the Afterword, then we're surely dealing with a major talent. In this 400-page retrospective...


If Sir Elton John wrote the Foreword and director John Waters wrote the Afterword, then we're surely dealing with a major talent. In this 400-page retrospective, award-winning photographer Greg Gorman presents the finest shots of his half-century in Hollywood. Throughout his star-studded portfolio entitled, It's Not About Me, you'll find the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp at the beginning of their careers, as well as the iconic posters Gorman created for films such as Scarface and Tootsie, record covers for David Bowie, and magazine covers for Andy Warhol.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$180.00
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