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Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?: Vol.2 1960-1987

Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?: Vol.2 1960-1987 (Hardback)

By Simpson, Peter

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Colin McCahon (1919-1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited exten...sively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon's work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon's birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Dr Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of the artist's work over McCahon's entire forty-five-year career. Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon's extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon's work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three-hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon's work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material. These books will be the definitive work on New Zealand's leading artist for many years to come.
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ISBN 9781869409081
Published NZ 11 Jun 2020
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Hardback
Series Colin McCahon (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9781869409081
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Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 11 Jun 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Simpson, Peter
Series Colin McCahon (part: 2)
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Individual Artists
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 238mm
Height: 285mm
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade