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              Books by Peter Alsop

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              Mauri Ora
               

              Mauri Ora (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter; Kupenga, Te Raumawhitu

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              Pearls of wisdom contained in proverbs - whakatauk I - have been gifted from generation to generation as an intrinsic part of the Maori world. As powerful metaphors, they combine analogy and cultural history in the most economical of words. Short and insightful, they surprise, en...gendering reflection, learning and personal growth. Mauri Ora links whakatauk I to key personal virtues idealised across cultures and generations. The virtues - wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief - stem from the science of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life. Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Maori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.
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              ISBN 9780947503147
              Published NZ 24 Oct 2016
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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              Promoting Prosperity: The Art of Early New Zealand Advertising
                

              Promoting Prosperity: The Art of Early New Zealand Advertising (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter; Stewart, Gary

              "This is a book about the art of early New Zealand advertising, before colour photography and TV changed the media landscape forever. With close to 750 images and 11 essays by respected commentators, Promoting Prosperity fills an important gap in our art history as the first dedi...cated and extensive collection of this rich material. But more than that, Promoting Prosperity is a celebration of the dreams and aspirations of early New Zealanders, and of our development as an emerging nation. It profiles many of the economic and social foundations that once made New Zealand the envy of the world; successes that offer an inspiring reminder that no challenge is too big to overcome and no opportunity beyond reach"--Inside dust jacket
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              ISBN 9781877517969
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2013
              Publisher Potton & Burton
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Selling the Dream: The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism
                 

              Selling the Dream: The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter; Stewart, Gary; Bamford, Dave

              Celebrates the remarkable range of tourism posters and other publicity that helped promote New Zealand - both locally and to the world - until the 1960s, before television and colour photography changed the publicity landscape forever. With close to 1000 images and of important e...ssays, Selling the dream is the first dedicated and extensive celebration of this valuable material. The imagery is some of the finest graphic art ever produced in New Zealand"--Jacket flap.
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              ISBN 9781877517778
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Potton & Burton
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Scenic Playground: The Story Behind Mountain Tourism in New Zealand
               

              Scenic Playground: The Story Behind Mountain Tourism in New Zealand (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter; Davidson, Lee; Bamford, Dave

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              A magnificent illustrated history of New Zealand's mountain tourism industry.

              ISBN 9780994146021
              Published NZ 8 Nov 2018
              Publisher Te Papa Press
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              Nurture: The art of parenting
               

              Nurture: The art of parenting (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter; Wallis, Nathan

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              A book of affirmations for parents, illustrated with photographs from mid-century New Zealand.

              ISBN 9780947503888
              Published NZ 24 Sep 2018
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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              Selling the Dream
                

              Selling the Dream (Paperback)

              By Alsop, Peter

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              Vintage New Zealand tourism posters from 1920-1960 show a glamorous destination for international visitors. In the heady days of early tourism, New Zealand was viewed as a wonderland of scenic beauty, with spectacular sport-fishing, unique Maori culture, diverse geography and eas...e of travel -with planes and trains transporting visitors all over che country. This book celebrates the touring exhibition 'Selling the Dream' and features a Foreword by the Director of Canterbury Museum. The text provides fascinating glimpses into the thinking behind the marketing campaigns of the clay, and the posters reveal a young colony grow ing in confidence ancl maturity, with signs of an emerging national identity. Peter Alsop is a senior executive who has workecl across public and private sectors during his career. He is a keen collector of New Zealand art, with a particular interest in tourism and midcentury landscape photography. He worked with Canterbury Vintage New Zealand tourism posters from 1920-1960 show a glamorous destination for international visitors. In the heady days of early tourism, New Zealand was viewed as a wonderland of scenic beauty, with spectacular sport-fishing, unique Maori culture, diverse geography and ease of travel -with planes and trains transporting visitors all over che country. This book celebrates the touring exhibition 'Selling the Dream' and features a Foreword by the Director of Canterbury Museum. The text provides fascinating glimpses into the thinking behind the marketing campaigns of the clay, and the posters reveal a young colony grow ing in confidence ancl maturity, with signs of an emerging national identity. Peter Alsop is a senior executive who has workecl across public and private sectors during his career. He is a keen collector of New Zealand art, with a particular interest in tourism and midcentury landscape photography. He worked with Canterbury Vintage New Zealand tourism posters from 1920-1960 show a glamorous destination fo
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              ISBN 9781869664442
              Published NZ 22 May 2017
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
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              Hand-Coloured New Zealand: The Photographs of Whites Aviation
               

              Hand-Coloured New Zealand: The Photographs of Whites Aviation (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter

              Every single photo coloured by hand? Using cotton wool? Yes, such was the era of hand-coloured photography - a painting and photograph in one - the way you got a high-quality colour photo before colour photography became mainstream. Some of New Zealand's best hand-coloured photos... were produced by Whites Aviation from 1945. For over 40 years, the glorious scenic vistas were a sensation, adorning offices and lounges around the land; patriotic statements within New Zealand's emerging visual arts. Now, despite massive changes in society and photography, the stunning scenes and subtle tones still enchant, as coveted collectibles; decorations on screen; and as respected pieces of photographic art. But, until now, the inspirational story has not been told; nor have the full stories of Leo White (company founder); Clyde Stewart (chief photographer and head of colouring); and the mission-critical 'colouring girls'. Hand-Coloured New Zealand presents New Zealand's first published collection of hand-coloured photography and reveals the full Whites Aviation story for the first time. Nothing, it seems, can change the appeal of an alluring hand-made craft.
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              ISBN 9780947503154
              Published NZ 21 Nov 2016
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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              Mitchell & Mitchell: A father and son arts legacy
               

              Mitchell & Mitchell: A father and son arts legacy (Hardback)

              By Alsop, Peter; Reed, Anna; Wolfe, Richard

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              "Leonard C. Mitchell and Leonard V. Mitchell - father and son - are two forgotten artistic heroes. Now, critically studied for the first time, their highlight reel runs long. No other family can likely claim such a diverse contribution to New Zealand art. This ... title brings to...gether these amazing New Zealanders and breathes life into their phenomenal artistic legacy. Leonard Cornwall Mitchell (1901-71) has been called the father of New Zealand graphic design; a stand-out illustrator and designer. Some of Mitchell's posters, including his welcoming wahine for the Centennial Exhibition, are graphic masterpieces; the epitome of great design. For Mitchell's first son, Leonard Victor Mitchell (1925-80), art was a natural family fix. At age 31, he won the first Kelliher Art Award and painted one of New Zealand's most ambitious murals (Human Endeavour, installed in Lower Hutt's War Memorial Library). But within four years, despite another Kelliher win and multiple big-name portrait commissions, Mitchell moved to Europe, pushed out by Modernism never to return again. Only now, through privileged access to his own repatriated collection, can Mitchell's art be fully understood"--Welcome page.
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              ISBN 9780947503871
              Published NZ 26 Oct 2018
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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