May 2018 (54)

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
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
French Akaroa (2018)

ISBN: 9781877257971

Author: Peter Tremewan    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Updated reprint While the British were sending settlers to the North Island in 1840, the French were sending them to the South Island. This book looks at the el...


Updated reprint While the British were sending settlers to the North Island in 1840, the French were sending them to the South Island. This book looks at the elaborate French government-backed plans to settle and annex 'Southern New Zealand' - and at what the French did when they found the British had got there first. The lives of the French (and German) men, women and children who ended up creating little settlements in Akaroa Harbour is a major focus of this fascinating book, which also explains some of the French heritage that attracts so many tourists to the Banks Peninsula town of Akaroa today. The first edition of Peter Tremewan’s ‘French Akaroa’ was published in 1990, and the second edition was extensively updated and enlarged for publication in 2010. ‘French Akaroa’ has now been reprinted with minor corrections, new information having come to hand.


Pages: 396


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   New Zealand   History
$49.99
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
Us V Them Tony de Lautour

ISBN: 9781877375538

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

"Standing among Tony's installation of paintings and painted Coca Cola bottles precariously balanced on a shelf held up by a stick, I was a little freaked out. ...


"Standing among Tony's installation of paintings and painted Coca Cola bottles precariously balanced on a shelf held up by a stick, I was a little freaked out. Tony, the art provocateur, had succeeded in provoking me." Welcome to the low-brow, high-art world of Tony de Lautour. Writer and curator Peter Vangioni provides and entertaining introduction to the work of one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading artists. Described as "a body of work like nothing else this country has seen", de Lautour's paintings and sculptures over the past thirty years are brought together taking the reader on a journey from the chaos of his early paintings inspired by seedy underground street culture to the careful geometric abstracts of his later major canvases. Includes an interview between de Lautour and fellow artist Peter Robinson.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 212 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2018


$39.99
Little Book of Black

ISBN: 9781877375446

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A beautifully presented little book of artworks that are black in look and sentiment, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Black leather-look cover wi...


A beautifully presented little book of artworks that are black in look and sentiment, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Black leather-look cover with black foil, black page edges and black ribbon


Bind: hardback


Pages: 84


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2017


$19.99
Little Book of The Sea

ISBN: 9781877375453

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A beautifully presented little book of artworks of the sea, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Blue foil, blue page edges and blue ribbon


A beautifully presented little book of artworks of the sea, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Blue foil, blue page edges and blue ribbon


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2017


$19.99
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
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