November 2017 (72)

Black Flu 1918: The Story of New Zealand's Worst Public Health Disaster

ISBN: 9781927145951

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That...


Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. The whole country seemed to shut down for several weeks in November 1918. Because the victims' bodies turned black when they died, many believed it was the plague. Could it happen again? The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel. Global flu surveillance should give us better earning, and we now have anti-viral drugs and antibiotics to deal with the secondary pneumonia that was the real killer in 1918. But do we have the systems in place to deal with another massive health crisis? This book shows how we coped back in 1918 - the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiring and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know about.


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$29.99
Constant Radical: The Life and Times of Sue Bradford

ISBN: 9780994136008

Author: Jenny Chamberlain    Publisher: Fraser Books

Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroot...


Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroots New Zild twang, she was raised in Auckland by middle class, bohemian intellectuals and survived a childhood made difficult by her brilliant but domineering father. Fast forward through the tumultuous Vietnam War protest era, the 1981 Springbok Tour and 16 years in the invisible community sector where she became, with husband Bill, a loud voice and a highly effective organiser for society’s marginalised, and Sue suddenly and unexpectedly found herself in Parliament. From December 1999, as a hardworking, and much admired Green MP she managed a hefty portfolio and succeeded in getting three member’s bills into legislation, including her contentious bill to amend section 59 of the Crimes Act. Her mainstream political career ended, abruptly and disappointingly, five months after she lost the May 2009 Green Party co-leadership contest. Subsequently she achieved a PhD and transformed herself into Dr Sue Bradford -- activist and academic. Her readable thesis on the need for a major left wing think tank in Aotearoa has been downloaded in full almost 3,000 times and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA), the infant left think tank she set up as a result, is growing lustily. Sue Bradford is still evolving but in terms of what matters most, her core social justice principles, she remains constant. -----------------Quotes from Review by Bronwyn Elsmore, Flaxroots Productions - "Jenny Chamberlain’s writing is fluent, polished, and definitely not dry to read.... It needed all those pages to give a full appreciation. Having read them, it leaves me wondering how one woman has fitted so much into her life. My respects to both the subject and the author".


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 03-07-2017


$39.50
The March of the Foxgloves (HB)

ISBN: 9780473365837

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential su...


A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making.


Pages: 358


Dimensions: 160 x 236 mm


$45.00
Living in Style London

ISBN: 9783961710065

Authors: Karin Graabaek Helledie, Andreas von Einsiedel    Publisher: TeNeues

There is no other European capital where your home is (literally) as dear a possession as it is in London, a place where your postal code can be a powerful call...


There is no other European capital where your home is (literally) as dear a possession as it is in London, a place where your postal code can be a powerful calling card. Anyone who has ever strolled through the city’s various neighborhoods, passed its modern skyscrapers, and entered into one of the many Georgian or Victorian buildings, has probably experienced a great curiosity, if not envy, about residing in this genteel and historical, yet thoroughly modern metropolis. Examples of breathtaking design abound in Living in Style London, as readers will see how London interior designers and architects create residences perfectly tailored to the people who live there, while making optimal use of the available space. Photographer Andreas von Einsiedel and author Karin Graabaek Helledie, both residents of London, escort us on a trip through the imposing residential landscape of this storied British city, a place as diverse and varied as its homeowners. Renovated industry lofts, carefully restored row houses with light-flooded bay windows, or glass oases with spectacular views of the Thames are presented with informative accompanying texts, showing off the most impressively beautiful homes found in the English capital. Born in Denmark, KARIN GRAABAEK HELLEDIE developed her sense for good design and furnishings in the cradle! For more than twenty years, the journalist and book author (Living in Style Scandinavia, teNeues), who lives in London, has been writing about trends, interior design, and travel for international publications like Danish newspaper, Børsen, and interior magazine, RUM. As an homage to her adopted home, she also wrote an intimate city guide called, London My Love!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$115.00
Living in Style Paris

ISBN: 9783961710058

Author: Caroline Sarkozy    Publisher: TeNeues

Home of Lagerfeld to Lanvin, Paris extends its style influence well beyond Fashion Week. By the time the renowned furniture trade show Maison et Objet opens its...


Home of Lagerfeld to Lanvin, Paris extends its style influence well beyond Fashion Week. By the time the renowned furniture trade show Maison et Objet opens its doors, the French fashion capital reveals itself to be a barometer of taste and aesthetics and a magnet for the who’s who of the interior design world. Caroline Sarkozy is one of the insiders who knows precisely how to lend apartments, houses, and lofts that “je ne sais quoi” factor. Sarkozy, who lives and works in Paris, has tremendous expertise and a unique, elegant style that is perfectly at home in luxurious interiors around the world. She grew up in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA, and together with Belgian photographer Jean-François Jaussaud, she whisks us into the personal living spaces of the most beautiful arrondissements of Paris in the second edition of Living in Style Paris. From timeless, understated interiors and ornate, yet refined Art Deco apartments to spectacular dream oases at the city’s edge: captured in opulent pictures and carefully curated, this book provides an intimate look at the work of design greats such as Frédéric Méchiche and Elliott Barnes, and the exclusive hideaways in the metropolis on the Seine that are normally hidden away from prying eyes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$115.00
Living in Style Amsterdam

ISBN: 9783961710072

Author: Mendo    Publisher: TeNeues

Cool, creative, and not afraid to buck convention, Amsterdam makes the hearts of architecture and design lovers beat a little faster. You’ll find furniture th...


Cool, creative, and not afraid to buck convention, Amsterdam makes the hearts of architecture and design lovers beat a little faster. You’ll find furniture that is refreshingly different, yet still functional; hotels where creative minds feel at home; restaurants that are a joy for both the eye and the palate; and museums and concept stores around every corner. Good design is in the genes of the capital city of the Netherlands, visible almost everywhere you look—in part, thanks to pioneers like Marcel Wanders, Piet Boon, and the Droog Design Collective. So it’s no surprise that MENDO (“the coolest bookstore for visual beauty”) chose to make its home in Amsterdam. We worked with interior design insiders to bring you Living in Style Amsterdam, the latest volume in the series of the same name, and share the dare-to-be-different Dutch design mentality. Selected private apartments, carefully restored 17th-century canal houses, and extravagant high-design hotels and penthouses all opened their doors to us. And what lies behind them? Innovative living spaces and furnishing concepts freed from transitory trends and the talented visionaries who created them. Meet internationally-recognized icons and discover talented newcomers to the Dutch design and architecture scene like Joyce Urbanus, Dax Roll, and James van der Velde. Living in Style Amsterdam is a timelessly beautiful photo book that will provide a wide range of ideas for every design lover and whet your appetite for your next trip to this inspiring city!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$115.00
Living in Style: How We Live

ISBN: 9783961710164

Authors: Adriano Sack, Dagmar von Taube    Publisher: TeNeues

The strange piece of art that hangs over the bed. The well-organized sneaker collection. Artifacts—sinfully expensive or of sentimental value—from all over ...


The strange piece of art that hangs over the bed. The well-organized sneaker collection. Artifacts—sinfully expensive or of sentimental value—from all over the world. The things you find in other people’s homes spark the imagination, inspire one’s own design efforts, and speak volumes about the character, dreams, and essence of the residents. Over the past years, Welt am Sonntag visited the homes of creative workers, artists, and style influencers all over the world and shared them with us via home stories: the daughter of design icon Verner Panton, the son of the legendary artist, Fornasetti, an attorney with a mania for collecting, a jewelry designer in London, an American hairstylist to the stars, and Berlin’s most controversial architect. Instead of high-gloss photography productions where every object is carefully placed at the correct angle in order to showcase “perfect” taste, the images here are intimate encounters on familiar terrain that give us insight into unexplored worlds: private, curious, and eccentric. Style experts and co-authors, Adriano Sack and Dagmar von Taube, have compiled these visual short stories into a fascinating photo volume that is a wonderful source of ideas for your own home—the Mick Jagger portrait by Andy Warhol above the fireplace mantle, the vase you sculpted and fired yourself, and the terribly impractical gigantic sculpture in the dining room that just make life better. In other words, do try this at home!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$115.00
Modern Living Homes Away From Home

ISBN: 9783961710133

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand ...


his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand to South Africa to Cornwall to Malibu Includes useful advice to decorate your own travel-inspired home It’s fair to say we all love a holiday. That perfect countryside retreat, captivating beach house, or remote island villa offers an experience that lingers beyond a stolen weekend or those carefree two weeks. But how do you grab some of that global glamour and transport it back home? Featuring fabulous homes from Puglia to New Zealand, Modern Living—Homes Away From Home is packed with ideas on how to replicate the look and bring the spirit of escapism to your door. Bringing together two of our favorite pleasures—architecture and travel—design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour of some of the world’s most inspiring escapes. From ultra-contemporary, simple rustic, or opulently-styled spaces, this volume goes off grid in search of the world’s most beautiful rural abodes, decoding the design details that give them their unique sense of style. With hotels increasingly going for a “home-from-home” vibe, they are now a great source of inspiration for home decor. That beautifully-patterned tile flooring in the bathroom or an eclectic mix of furniture in the bedroom? There are many effects that can be replicated at home, too. Homes Away From Home gives the lowdown on the latest trends and how to use them, so next time you’re on holiday and in an interior you love, you can figure out what you’ve fallen for and take the ideas home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


$89.99
Modern Living New Country

ISBN: 9783832734961

Author: Claire Bingham   

Everything you need to know about the modern rustic look From cottages to chateaus, inside the world’s most inspiring rural homes Step-by-step guides to creat...


Everything you need to know about the modern rustic look From cottages to chateaus, inside the world’s most inspiring rural homes Step-by-step guides to create your dream interior Considered, calm, and irresistible—modern rustic style is all about simple, casual living. Be it a log cabin, a Moroccan villa, or a chalet perched on a mountainside, the element that unites these rural escapes is a passion for craftsmanship and a pared-down quality that allows the beauty of natural materials to shine through. The interiors are stripped-back and the objects within it are useful and timeless—each with a story to tell. The latest addition to the new Modern Living series, New Country, penned by design writer Claire Bingham, explores some of the most beautiful homes in the countryside and shows how to get the look yourself. It’s also a book full of practical tips—from how to mix heirloom and contemporary pieces with confidence, to putting together a relaxed scheme where the driving force is comfort.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$89.99
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Volume 21

ISBN: 9783961710195

Author: Andrew Martin    Publisher: TeNeues

For design professionals and fans of innovative contemporary interior design alike, high-end interior designer Andrew Martin once again brings the year’s best...


For design professionals and fans of innovative contemporary interior design alike, high-end interior designer Andrew Martin once again brings the year’s best designers together in one fabulous, comprehensive tome. You’ll find everything from sleek Scandinavian design to luxurious ideas from the Far East, from minimalism to opulence, and from household names to industry newbies. Regardless of who is named “Andrew Martin Designer of the Year,” an always-successful mix of wildly differing yet totally up-to-the-minute styles in the world of interior design is proudly displayed on over 500 pages. Inspiring, informative, and a feast for the eyes, Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 21, is like visiting one of the many Andrew Martin showrooms around the globe. The company, founded in Richmond in 1978 by Andrew Waller, offers a diverse and extensive selection of designer items. Look no further for the loveliest wall- paper, fabrics, furniture, lamps, and many other items to give any room that unique personal touch. It is the company philosophy to employ a mix of furnishings from different influences, across historical eras and national borders, to create style, elegance, and comfort that escape the everyday. It’s no wonder that this ambition is reflected in Interior Design Review: the finest international furnishings, or simply the very best that the interior design world has to offer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 235 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$115.00
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