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              250 Years Of New Zealand Painting
               

              250 Years Of New Zealand Painting (Hardback)

              By Docking, Gill; Dunn, Michael; Hanfling, Edward

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              This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first written by Gil Docking, published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn, and again to 2020 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling.

              ISBN 9781988538822
              Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Mervyn Williams
                

              Mervyn Williams (Hardback)

              By Hanfling, Edward

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              From Modernism to the digital age. The title of this book might well have been The Unknown Mervyn Williams. Its contents will surprise most artlovers who may be familiar with one, perhaps two of the principle phases of this artist's work, but few, if any, will ever have seen all ...that is laid out here in one place for the first time. His talent was recognised early on by important figures such as R.N. Field, Frank Carpay and Ted Dutch, evidence of it can be clearly seen in the selection of paintings made while he was still in his teens. These are accomplished paintings and entirely abstract, making Williams unique amongst his contemporaries, all of whom worked in a figurative manner before in some cases turning to abstract painting. In the mid 1960s, however, his developing skills and interest in technology led to highly experimental work in Optical Art and also to his nickname Optic Merv . This direction continued developing throughout the 1970s. Like his colleague and fellow pioneer in this field, Ray Thorburn, he found little response from a local audience dismissive of international directions and hungry for that real New Zealandness so evident in the work of the regional painters of the time. The 1980s saw the development of a body of work exploring a different optical effect, textured colour fields which appear to be illuminated from within. Later in that decade came the much admired wooden sculptures and constructions, the legacy of the Tylee Cottage residency. By 1990 Williams had perfected a method of chiaroscuro painting based on Renaissance techniques, giving rise to a powerful illusion of high relief and three dimensionality. This large body of work is unique and original, defining the artist's career and setting it apart from his contemporaries.
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              ISBN 9780473284459
              Published NZ 5 Sep 2014
              Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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              Parallel Universe: the Art and Design of Roy Good
                

              Parallel Universe: the Art and Design of Roy Good (Hardback)

              By Hanfling, Edward

              Parallel Universe celebrates the 50-year parallel careers of Roy Good as both a designer and painter. It draws attention to Good's pioneering work for New Zealand television from the late 1960s, alongside his early forays into modernist abstract painting, as well as featuring pai...ntings from the last decade - a highly productive period of renewed energy and innovation. The book and exhibition highlight Good's continuing commitment to modernism and the Bauhaus ideals that link art, architecture and design as related aesthetic endeavours. Parallel Universe features over 100 colour plates of Good's art and design. Printed with vegetable-based inks on certified FSC paper stocks, section-sewn and glued with blind embossed cover features. Designed by Te Uru's Julia Gamble Vale.
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              ISBN 9780473456191
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2018
              Publisher Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary
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              Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography
                

              Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography (Hardback)

              By Corson-Scott, Chris; Hanfling, Edward; Foreword by Brownson, Ron

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              It is not uncommon to hear the phrase 'take a picture' used in connection with photography, when really what photographers do is make pictures. Pictures They Want to Make presents a selection of works by twelve contemporary photographers, and examines the various ways in which th...e images are created, and the motivations that drive them. Each of the artists has a connection to the Auckland region; some of the photographs capture aspects of that region's culture and landscape, while others testify to the mobility and ambition of the artists - their familiarity with other places and people. The images reveal distinctive identities and characters, Auckland's place in the Pacific, the influence of history on the contemporary environment, the wonder of the commonplace, and much more. Most of all, they are personal statements; they are about how the artists see the world.
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              ISBN 9780959781861
              Published NZ 10 Jun 2013
              Publisher Rim Books
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              Mrkusich: The Art of Transformation
               

              Mrkusich: The Art of Transformation (Hardback)

              By Wright, Alan; Hanfling, Edward

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              This is the first account of the work of New Zealand's leading abstract painter, Milan Mrkusich. Trained as an architect, and drawing on ideas from alchemy, phenomenology, and modernist thinkers, Mrkusich soaked up the work of international artists to establish his own New Zealan...d modernism.
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              ISBN 9781869404376
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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