September 2016 (32)

Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum

ISBN: 9780994136404

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too...


With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too can join in her happiness. But things don't go to plan when her friends forget to say "thank you". Another beautifully told and illustrated story by award winning author Kat Merewether.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-11-2016


$19.99
New Zealand's Rivers : An Environmental History

ISBN: 9781927145760

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisi...


‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water has become our most contested resource and many rivers are too polluted to swim in. Environmental historian Catherine Knight reveals that the tension between exploitation and enjoyment of rivers is not new. Rivers were treasured by Māori as food baskets and revered as the dwelling places of supernatural creatures. But following European settlement, they became drains for mining, industrial waste and sewage, and were harnessed to generate power and to irrigate farmland. Over time, the utilitarian view of rivers has been increasingly questioned by those who value rivers for recreation as well as for ecological, spiritual and cultural reasons. Today, the sustainable use of rivers is the subject of intense debate. Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated, ‘New Zealand’s Rivers’is an accessible and compelling read for all New Zealanders, including anglers, kayakers, farmers, environmental practitioners, policy-makers, students and anyone with an interest in our environment and history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$49.99
Shotover Jet

ISBN: 9780473365493

Author: Jenny McLeod    Publisher: Shotover Jet

A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism indust...


A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism industry in 1965 and has thrilled over three million passengers in its first half century of operation. Jet boating arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s with the invention of the Hamilton jet unit by pioneer CWF (Bill) Hamilton. Tourism pioneers quickly identified the potential in Queenstown for commercial jet boating and in 1965 the Shotover Jet Boat Service Ltd was launched. During the following 50 years the trip through narrow and challenging Shotover Canyons has developed into a flagship New Zealand tourist activity - billed as the "world's most exciting jet boat ride". Shotover Jet has attracted many celebrities and received the royal stamp of approval and worldwide exposure when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode the canyons during their 2014 New Zealand tour. This book is more than just a story about a high profile tourist jet boat company - it is a captivating history reflecting the indomitable New Zealand pioneering spirit and early risk taking tourism entrepreneurs. Accompanied by superb historic and contemporary photographs Shotover Jet - The Story Of Queenstown's Adventure Tourism Pioneer captures one of the most exciting times in New Zealand's tourism history. www.shotoverjet.com


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 215 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


$39.99
Hospofrofta : The Other Side of the Counter

ISBN: 9780994138316

Author: Hayden Hyams    Publisher: Beat Books

Hospofrofta is a colloquial, autobiographical dialogue centred around the Auckland cafe scene. It dishes dirt, offers conclusions and revels in indignation. It ...


Hospofrofta is a colloquial, autobiographical dialogue centred around the Auckland cafe scene. It dishes dirt, offers conclusions and revels in indignation. It contains checklists for cafe buyers and sellers, a selection of cafe reviews, a rundown on some important figures in the scene and even a political manifesto. There is, of course, the obligatory recipe pages – although presented in a slightly irreverent fashion. Anyone who’s ran a small business, drank coffee or made coffee should find themselves in a literary fugue of empathy when reading Hospofrofta. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hayden Hyams has co-owned five cafes in Auckland over fifteen years and worked in countless others. He has experienced the trials, tribulations and fleeting moments of satisfaction that come with being a small business owner.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 110 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$19.99
The Monocle Guide to Good Business

ISBN: 9783899555370

Publisher: Gestalten

The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’...


The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book made to be used. Write in its margins and turn over the corners of its pages. But don’t expect management speak or miracles for untold riches. This is not a book about staging a revolution. Rather, this is a book about doing things well—from how you run the show to the pens you buy. And even about taking your dog to work. The 300-page book features original photography and illustrations printed on a selection of the highest-quality papers. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a handbook for those who want to make a company that will last; it’s the ultimate reference for doing a job you love.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 200 x 265 mm


$135.00
Upcyclist

ISBN: 9783791349503

Author: Antonia Edwards    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. Up...


Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. Upcycling is the process of transforming seemingly low value items into something new. Today’s upcyclists are creating stunning furniture, lighting, and art objects that combine values of superb craftsmanship and design with ideas of how “waste” can be both inspiring and informing. While the environmental and financial benefits of upcycling are readily acknowledged in Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors, the designers and makers profiled show how the practice can result in pieces that are as aesthetically exciting as anything created using only raw materials. Based on the author’s popular website, this book features hundreds of creations from an international collection of today’s most exciting designers. It is organized by material, with chapters dedicated to wood, metal, glass and ceramics, textiles, plastic, paper, and mixed media. Reclaimed tree branches and barn doors are transformed into exquisite pieces of furniture; bicycle chains into chandeliers; t-shirts into rugs; saris into upholstery. Filled with an enormous range of materials and objects, this unique book will inspire any designer or design-conscious consumer to incorporate upcycling into their creative practice or interior design projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$95.00
The Art of Rebellion #4 : Masterpieces of Street Art

ISBN: 9783939566496

Author: Christian Hundertmark    Publisher: Gingko Press

One of the most successful street art series ever published with 100,000 copies in print, Art of Rebellion was the originator, presenting the finest artwork ev...


One of the most successful street art series ever published with 100,000 copies in print, Art of Rebellion was the originator, presenting the finest artwork ever created by artists on the street worldwide. Now at long last comes a new volume featuring approximately 100 artists with their personal favorites — innovative work in a variety of media that arrests our attention and transforms our cities into open air museums. Artists featured include Dave the Chimp, SPY, KR, Swoon, Vhils, Stak, Jordan Seiler, Leon Reid, Ripo, PMH, Akroe, Sat One, Egs, Mysterious Al, Nuria Mora, Mambo, Eltono, Paul Insect, Dotsy, Toasters, Felipe Pantone ,Graphic Surgery, SPY, HuskMitNavn, Ox, Ermsy, Jace, L‘Atlas, *G, Space Invader, Vlady Art, Skewville, WK Interact, Dmote, Nomad, Mark Drew, The Wa, Ji Lee, Stain, Roadsworth, M-City, Kami & Sasu, East Eric, Supakitch, Koralie, Bo & Microbo, Bla+ and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 235 x 299 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$85.00
Street Art Anthology

ISBN: 9788416504459

Author: Magda Danysz    Publisher: Promo Press

What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features? What are its codes and its langua...


What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features? What are its codes and its language? How has its production, which was originally almost exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that this unique anthology attempts to answer. It retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field. Written by an expert of this artistic movement, it dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 165 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$65.00
The Paintings That Revolutionized Art

ISBN: 9783791381534

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Art is a mirror of the time and of the culture in which it is created. It is subject to constant change as it follows an urge towards new and previously undisco...


Art is a mirror of the time and of the culture in which it is created. It is subject to constant change as it follows an urge towards new and previously undiscovered areas across the centuries, inventing new stylistic forms, and opening up new perspectives. This book assembles 100 paintings that revolutionized art by transcending boundaries to show that which had never been seen before. From Giotto’s frescoes in the Arena Chapel and Raphael’s Sistine Madonna to Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans and Lucian Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, it presents a diverse succession of pictures including famous classics and rare gems. Knowledgeable texts explain the backgrounds and special aspects of each work as well as its ranking in the canon of art history. With compact artists’ biographies, illuminating quotations by their contemporaries, opulent illustrations, and brilliant photos showing many details, the book makes 1,500 years of art history come amazingly alive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 215 x 270 mm


$55.00
50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791382593

Author: Florian Heine    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This globetrotting collection of contemporary photographers and their work is a great way to become familiar with the wide variety of techniques and styles embr...


This globetrotting collection of contemporary photographers and their work is a great way to become familiar with the wide variety of techniques and styles embraced by the medium. Organized chronologically by year of birth, each photographer is introduced in double-page spreads that feature reproductions of their work and a perceptive and concise appreciation of their life and career. From Japanese photographer Daidõ Moriyama, famous for his images of post-war Japan, to Richard Mosse, an Irish conceptual documentarian who uses infrared film to document war in the Eastern Congo from a bold new perspective, this book offers an exciting array of familiar and not-so-familiar works. Among the photographers included are Nan Goldin, William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado, Sally Mann, Nobuyoshi Araki, Dayanita Singh, Juergen Teller, and Alec Soth. By reaching across the globe and including artists whose work is experimental, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, or beautiful, this book presents a panoply of today’s most remarkable photographers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$45.00
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