October 2013 (16)

Lateral Inversions : The Prints of Barry Cleavin

ISBN: 9781927145470

Author: Melinda Johnston    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, wi...


Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisable yet ranges from lightly humorous parody through to caustic social comment. In Cleavin's world nothing is what it seems: Lateral Inversions invites viewers to explore other ways of seeing and understanding, prompting a wider consideration of our fragile and often absurd existence.
Lavishly illustrated with over 120 colour plates, Lateral Inversions draws from Cleavin's vast output to present a major representative survey of his prints and drawings from 1966 through until 2012. Over more than five decades Cleavin has developed thematic groupings, created visual echoes and provided contemporary twists on age-old traditions. Selected works are presented within the context of Cleavin's wider oeuvre, but they are also placed within their social and historical background, demonstrating the range of Cleavin's talent and providing significant new insights into his work and thematic concerns.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2013


$55.00 $24.99
Christchurch Crimes and Scandals 1876-99

ISBN: 9781927145517

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The Boxing Day Riot of 1879 when a parade of Orange Lodge members was attacked by a mob of Irish Catholic navvies swinging axe-handles, a slander case involving...


The Boxing Day Riot of 1879 when a parade of Orange Lodge members was attacked by a mob of Irish Catholic navvies swinging axe-handles, a slander case involving one of the city's richest merchants, the famous Severed Hand Mystery of 1885 ... Following on from his first volume, Christchurch Crimes 1850-1875: SCandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town, historian Geoffrey Rice presents another fascinating collection of Christchurch crimes and scandals drawn from nineteenth-century newspaper court reports, this time covering the later Victorian period from 1876-1899.
We meet some of the city's most notoirous citizens of the period, such as the photographer Eden George, and the preacher-fraudster Arthur Bently Worthington, who caused the one and only reading of the Riot Act in Christchurch. The Opawa axe murder of 1897 includes a rare photograph of the body.
Magistrates and judges had to deal with a procession of society's law-breakers passing through their courts, from apologetic drunks and brazen prostitutes, shifty forgers and brutal thugs, rapists and arsonists, bigamists and embezzlers to desperate women charged with manslaughter or murder. The defence lawyers were often faced with a difficult task, yet Christchurch in this period had several highly skilled courtroom lawyers who knew how to persuade a jury.
The author's easy-to-read story-telling style and genuine enthusiasm for and knowledge of his subject bring to life another rich, colourful and intriguing chapter from the city's past.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Publication Date: 20-11-2013


$35.00
Caring For Our Coast

ISBN: 9780987666048

Author: Lucy Brake    Publisher: Environmental Defence Society

This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user fri...


This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user friendly tone and includes lots of check lists, maps and illustrations.
New Zealand has a long, varied and spectacular coastline. It supports a diverse range of habitats and species and is of enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic importance to New Zealanders. With the growing pressures and threats facing this country's coastal environment, we are at risk of losing many of these significant values.
This fully updated and expanded guide to managing New Zealand's coastal environment sets out how these challenges can be btter addressed. It identifies how the strengthened provisions of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 can be proactively implemented to achieve better outcomes for the coast.
The guide describes the valuable lessons learnt over the past decade in the planning and design of coastal developments and offers insights into current best practice in the field. It is an invaluable resource for coastal developers, coastal managers, professional advisors, students, people living in coastal communities and everyone else concerned with better managing and protecting New Zealand's coastal environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2013


$75.00
Living In Style Berlin

ISBN: 9783832797416

Author: Stephanie Von Pfuel    Publisher: TeNeues

No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming br...


No other city has changed in the last twenty years as Berlin has. Entire neighborhoods have been reborn, and long-neglected buildings are once again gleaming brightly. But the renovation does not stop at the facades. Berlin has also become a creative laboratory for living, leading trends in interior styles. However, there are a multiplicity of Berlin styles—not just one. From the lakeside villa to the center-city townhouse, from the loft on the Spree to the penthouse on Potsdamer Platz, Living in Style Berlin shows the wide range of exclusive living options in this world metropolis. After browsing through this book, you’ll see the city from an entirely different perspective!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2013


$115.00 $45.00
Pumpkins & Squashes

ISBN: 9781908117168

Author: Janet Macdonald    Publisher: Grub Street

Everyone knows and loves the traditional pumpkin ̶ plump and golden carved into a Halloween lantern ̶ and perhaps you’ve prepared a pumpkin pie or a thi...


Everyone knows and loves the traditional pumpkin ̶ plump and golden carved into a Halloween lantern ̶ and perhaps you’ve prepared a pumpkin pie or a thick pumpkin soup but in the last few years other more interesting and varied varieties such as patty pans, kabocha, butternut, acorn and spaghetti squashes have become available from famer’s markets and allotment gardeners.
For all those cooks who have wondered what to do with these glorious new vegetables, or those who simply want some inspirational ideas for the good old pumpkin or what to do with that glut of courgettes; here are the recipes. From Pumpkin and White Bean Soup to Minted Courgette Soup, from Squash Couscous to Courgette Bread, from Spicy Pumpkin, Rum and Raisin Ice Cream to Pumpkin wine, there are over 100 easy-to-prepare dishes such as stews, pasta sauces, pickles, relishes, cakes, breads, quiches, biscuits and jams, to take you through the entire year.
For those enthusiasts who like to grow their own produce there are cultivation instructions and seed sources as well as advice on picking, storing and a guide to varieties


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 22-07-2013


$34.99
Merge

ISBN: 9781584233985

Publisher: Gingko Press

Spanning the globe from Asia and Australia to Europe, North and South America, Merge represents the heights to which handcrafted art and design have attained. P...


Spanning the globe from Asia and Australia to Europe, North and South America, Merge represents the heights to which handcrafted art and design have attained. Possibly the broadest in scope of any book published on the subject, this title wishes to embrace all media, from the impermanence of food to that most controversial and everlasting of substances, plastic.

Whimsical tofu teddies vie for attention with breathtaking fiber art skulls, miniature paintings created on a running fence of carved pencils compete with elaborate paper cutout gowns. Portraits are meticulously produced on a growing number of diverse canvases from hand stitching on fabric to layered packing tape snapshots produced on plexiglass that require a light source to illuminate.

The most captivating art movement of recent years, handmade continues to arrest our attention through the innovative use of new, traditional and recycled materials.

Artists featured include: Sarah Bridgland, Ghostpatrol, Mark Khaisman, Jum Nakao, Atelier Pariri, Naomi Ryder and Julie Vermeille.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 24-09-2013


$79.99
Just Kidding

ISBN: 9789881943965

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the mo...


Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the most open-minded and spontaneous audience, who are at all times building and living in a world of their own imagination.
These young customers rely on their instincts, not patience, to judge and pick what they love and hate. Victionary’s new title Just Kidding studies how contemporary product, environmental, and graphic designs for children draw on bold characters and decisions to inspire and appeal.
Just Kidding presents today's most serious designs that not only look endearing, but are also creative, instructional, useful, and safe for children to play and interact with.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2013


$89.99
A Dog's Life

ISBN: 9783832797423

Author: Gemma Correll    Publisher: TeNeues

Gemma Correll’s whimsical illustrations capture all Fido’s moods from perky scamp to loyal, obedient protector. Although this book does present a vast array...


Gemma Correll’s whimsical illustrations capture all Fido’s moods from perky scamp to loyal, obedient protector. Although this book does present a vast array of canine shenanigans purely for our amusement, be forewarned—you’ll also get some startling insights into what your dog is really thinking about you (and, it may not always be complimentary—not that you will really mind). You see, dogs have insinuated themselves into our lives as no other creatures could. What’s more, they know they’ll always have a place in our hearts. Why else do we lavish them with yummy treats and belly scratches? There’s something about a wagging tail and a soulful stare that’s just too hard to resist.

An accessible and appealing format that’s an ideal gift for any occasion

A must-have for all seeking a deeper understanding of the canine psyche—or even just a good laugh


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 150 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2013


$45.00
The Wind In My Ears

ISBN: 9781849534802

Author: Milly Brown    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Is it a bird, is it a plane, no… it’s me, but with the windiest ears that anyone has ever seen! ’ The Wind in my Ears is a collection of sweet, humorou...


‘Is it a bird, is it a plane, no… it’s me, but with the windiest ears that anyone has ever seen! ’ The Wind in my Ears is a collection of sweet, humorous photographs that celebrates the feeling of freedom from a canine’s perspective, while unveiling the real meanings behind some of the most memorable looks from the dogs with the wind in their ears.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2013


$19.99
52 Things To Do While You Poo

ISBN: 9781849534970

Author: Hugh Jassburn    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear no more, as Hugh Jassburn, in a phase of no-bowel-movement-drudgery, ...


Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear no more, as Hugh Jassburn, in a phase of no-bowel-movement-drudgery, has put together a compendium of entertaining activities and informative fun that will make you want to stay put.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2013


$22.99
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