October 2019 (51)

The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019

ISBN: 9781988503103

Author: Ian Lochhead    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 201...


The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through seismic strengthening, restoration and repair. With contributions from those who shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall’s Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christchurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance. It will appeal to a diverse range of readers, from architects and acousticians, to musicians and those who seek a better understanding of what makes it such an outstanding performance venue, as well as to citizens who take pride in their town hall. Opened in 1972, the Christchurch Town Hall was acclaimed for its architectural excellence and established the national reputation of its designers, Warren & Mahoney. Harold Marshall’s acoustic design brought international recognition and helped to transform the way concert halls were designed around the world. Serving as the city’s leading concert venue for almost forty years, the Christchurch Town Hall has been acclaimed by performers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa and Carlos Santana. Yet it was always more than just a performance venue, becoming the focus for many of the city’s civic, social, cultural and educational rituals. In 2019 the renewed town hall became, once more, Christchurch’s ‘public living room’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2019


$59.99
Awa and the Dreamrealm

ISBN: 9780473495749

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and...


What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life. She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm. At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa's daily struggles but something is not right... Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$22.99
Farewell Silent Spring - The New Zealand Apple Story

ISBN: 9780473487300

Author: Howard Wearing    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfrui...


Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfruit orchards of New Zealand. It shows how spraying by the calendar, regardless of need, has been replaced by pest monitoring, biological control, and sophisticated techniques like mating disruption and selective chemicals that are toxic to pests and safe to beneficial species. Integrated fruit production, and then Apple Futures, as the new programme became known, is shown to be on par with organic production in terms of biodiversity and safety to the environment and human health, while maintaining the premium fruit quality required by export markets. New Zealand apple growers can say farewell to the "Silent Spring" predicted by Rachel Carson in her landmark book of 1962. Written by distinguished fruit entomologist and scientist Howard Wearing, this book is a must-read for all involved in the fruit industry and anyone with an interest in safe sustainable food production. Professionals and students of horticulture, entomology, and pest management will find this book an essential gold-mine of information that they will turn to again and again. Link to book review by George Follas …. https://nzpps.org/a-compelling-read/


Bind: paperback


Pages: 278


Dimensions: 170 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2019


$92.00
The New Luxury

ISBN: 9783899559835

Author: Highsnobiety    Publisher: Gestalten

The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the s...


The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the story of how culture and commodity intertwined to redefine consumer values in the 21st century. This book isn't just about what you wear, but also what you know. It provides the foundational knowledge of how youth-driven culture and fashion trends start from the ground up. Featuring new interviews with industry leaders including Kim Jones, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Yoon, case studies of the most important brands of the new luxury era, and a preface by Alexandre Arnault of RIMOWA and LVMH scion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2019


Tags: October 2019   Fashion
$120.00
One Floor Houses

ISBN: 9788417557065

Publisher: Monsa

Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for th...


Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for their spaciousness in all rooms, both exterior and interior. Having a house distributed on one level is going for comfort and something that gives a special personality to the house, providing air and natural light thanks to this open design concept.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 11-10-2019


$49.99
Game of Thrones Tribute

ISBN: 9788417557072

Author: Anna Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Game of Thrones is rated as one of the best television series, and critics have praised it for its performances, scripts, special effects, battle sequences and ...


Game of Thrones is rated as one of the best television series, and critics have praised it for its performances, scripts, special effects, battle sequences and music. Its story line is inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of novels written by the American George R. R. Martin. This book is a tribute to this wonderful series that, during its eight seasons, has left us holding our breath on more than one occasion as a result of its unforgettable scenes and characters. In this book you will find works of fan art by some of the best international artists, authentic pieces of art, accompanied by phrases and data from the GOT universe!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$49.99
The Art of Japanese Living

ISBN: 9781787830301

Author: Jo Peters    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Learn the Japanese secrets to finding calm, contentment and happiness With its roots in Buddhist thinking, Japanese culture is known for its sincere and mindful...


Learn the Japanese secrets to finding calm, contentment and happiness With its roots in Buddhist thinking, Japanese culture is known for its sincere and mindful approach to life. From ikigai (finding your purpose) to ikebana (the art of flower arranging), Japanese ideas offer the wider world the promise of peacefulness and inspiration. Discover these calming insights and more inside this beautiful volume. Including tips on mindfulness, finding contentment, and doing more with less, this book will be your guide to the land of the rising sun, and help you to live a rich, joyful and thoughtful life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$34.99
This Book Will Make You Calm

ISBN: 9781786859983

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Escape to a world of peace and quiet Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life it can be hard to find a moment of calm. Many of us find ourselves unable to s...


Escape to a world of peace and quiet Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life it can be hard to find a moment of calm. Many of us find ourselves unable to switch off, even for a few moments, leaving us feeling anxious and stressed. But tranquillity is within your reach: this book will help you to slow things down, quieten your mind and take a few deep breaths as you marvel in the beauty of the world and allow yourself to get lost in the serenity of a secluded beach, an undulant sea or a gentle sunrise.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$27.99
This Book Will Make You Fall Asleep

ISBN: 9781786859976

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You are feeling sleepy… If you’re tired of sleepless nights, and wish you could drop off in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, then say hello to Kip! Your wool...


You are feeling sleepy… If you’re tired of sleepless nights, and wish you could drop off in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, then say hello to Kip! Your woolly friend will guide you through this soporific little volume that’s filled with more sheep than you can count and plenty of relaxing puzzles. It’ll have you snoozing in no time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$22.99
Don't Be A D*ck

ISBN: 9781787832862

Author: Joseph Dewey    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

We’re not implying anything but… It’s time for a bit of no-nonsense advice in the form of some choice expletive-laden life lessons. This small but f*cking...


We’re not implying anything but… It’s time for a bit of no-nonsense advice in the form of some choice expletive-laden life lessons. This small but f*cking mighty tome is just the tonic to set you on the path to being an awesome human, and will teach YOU how not to be a D*CK.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 156 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$24.99
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