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Melvin Day: Artist
 

Melvin Day: Artist (Hardback)

Edited by O'Brien, Greg
Commentaries by O'Sulllivan, Vincent
Commentaries by Hutchins-Pond, Mark
Commentaries by Waite, Julia
Commentaries by Mackle, Tony

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There were many Melvin Days, but the term `Artist' encompasses all of them. During a career spanning seven decades, he produced some of the most intellectually astute, yet often visceral, paintings in New Zealand art history. Born in Hamilton in 1923, Day was a radical-but also a... great believer in tradition. In recent years, his early Cubist-inclined paintings have reinstated him-alongside John Weeks, Charles Tole and Louise Henderson--as a key figure in mid-20th century New Zealand art. In London during the 1960s, he was a vital and talented figure in an ex-patriate scene which also included Ralph Hotere, Ted Bullmore, Don Peebles and John Drawbridge. By later that decade he had become the most highly-qualified art historian in New Zealand and had returned home to spend a turbulent, but creatively rich, decade as director of the National Art Gallery. It was a past he never put behind him. From the late 1970s until his death in 2016, his investigations into still life, landscape and art history continued with undiminished fervour. Melvin Day-Artist is one of the great hitherto-untold stories of New Zealand art and its history. With essays by five writers who knew and understood Day-Vincent O'Sullivan, Tony Mackle, Gregory O'Brien, Mark Hutchins-Pond and Julia Waite-this book brings to light a wide-ranging yet intensely focussed life's work.
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ISBN 9781776562923
Published NZ 5 Dec 2019
Publisher Victoria University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781776562923
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Published 5 Dec 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by O'Brien, Greg
Commentaries by O'Sulllivan, Vincent
Commentaries by Hutchins-Pond, Mark
Commentaries by Waite, Julia
Commentaries by Mackle, Tony
Category Decorative Arts & Crafts
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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