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            Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

            Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Paperback)

            By Noah, Trevor

            • RRP: $27.99
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            One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars ('SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND BLISSFULLY FUNNY' Time Out) tells his hilarious and moving coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

            ISBN 9781473635302
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2017
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            The Back of the Painting
              

            The Back of the Painting (Paperback)

            By Waters, Linda; Hillary, Sarah; Sherman, Jenny

            • RRP: $87.21
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            BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS ON FAMOUS PAINTINGS. The seal of the Prince of Yugoslavia, the icon that protected persecuted Russians, Monets repurposed canvas, the excised first wife, the stolen Tissot all these stories can be found on the backs of paintings in New Zealand a...rt museums. This fascinating book by three painting conservators explores the backs of 33 paintings, ranging from 15th century artworks to the present day, from Claude Lorrain to Ralph Hotere, and held in the collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Join them on their art-detective explorations.
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            ISBN 9780995133884
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Hinemihi:Te Hokinga - The Return
              

            Hinemihi:Te Hokinga - The Return (Paperback)

            By Coney, Hamish; Text by Wikitera, Keri-Anne; Contributions by Schuster, Jim; Grant, Lyonel; Photographs by Adams, Mark

            • RRP: $60.00
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            The journey of the carved house Hinemihi o Te Ao Tawhito (Hinemihi of the old world) is one defined by cataclysmic events and the unpredictability of elemental forces. Today she is a revered kuia, adored by her iwi in the United Kingdom and her original owners and creators, Tuhou...rangi as well as wider iwi of Te Arawa.
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            ISBN 9780995118447
            Published NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Rim Books
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            Rita Angus: An Artist's Life
              

            Rita Angus: An Artist's Life (Paperback)

            By Trevelyan, Jill

            • RRP: $142.88
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            Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent biography of one of New Zealands leading 20th century artists. Now back in print, this revised edition brings the book up to date with new assessments of Angus and in the ...context of the big Royal Academy show that opens in London in November 2020. Rita Angus was a pioneer of modern painting during the 1930s and 1940s. More than 100 years after her birth, works such as Rutu (1951), Central Otago (1940), and Portrait of Betty Curnow (19411942) are national icons. While Angus is perhaps New Zealands best-loved painter, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before this acclaimed and revelatory book. Jill Trevelyan traces Anguss life, from her childhood in Napier and Palmerston North to her death in Wellington in 1970. Drawing on a wealth of archives and letters, she brings to life Rita Angus the person: highly articulate and full of zest, intellectually curious and forthright in her attitudes and emotions, powerfully committed to her pacifist and feminist beliefs and dedicated, above all, to life as an artist. Rita Angus: An Artists Life is generously illustrated with more than 150 artworks and private photographs to bring Angus her private struggles and public reputation and her greatest legacy, her art to complex, colourful life.
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            ISBN 9780995133822
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Circus of Wonders
             

            Circus of Wonders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macneal, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              13 May 21

            The spellbinding new novel from Elizabeth Macneal, author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Doll Factory.

            ISBN 9781529002515
            Released NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Dressed: Fashionable Dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910
              

            Dressed: Fashionable Dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910 (Hardback)

            By Regnault, Claire

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            WHEN CRINOLINES, BUSTLES AND OSTRICH FEATHERS WERE THE HEIGHT OF COLONIAL FASHION. This richly illustrated and lively social history explores the creation, consumption and spectacle of fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1840 to the early 1900s. Dressmakers were essent...ial contributors to the development of New Zealand, and as a colonial outpost of the British Empire, New Zealands 19th century dress culture was heavily shaped by international trends. Interactions with Maori, the demands of settler lifestyle and the countrys geography all added another layer. Dressed teems with the fascinating, busy lives of early businesswomen, society women and civic figures. Featuring dresses and fashionable accessories from museums throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and including over 270 images, this major book makes a significant contribution to histories of colonial dress.
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            ISBN 9780994146069
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Man with a Van: My Story
             

            Man with a Van: My Story (Hardback)

            By Pritchard, Drew

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            And made it again. The face of the compulsively fascinating business of finding and restoring lost treasures, visionary Drew takes us up and down the country, into garages, factories, schools and pubs, digging out incredible items from that 'other time and place'.

            ISBN 9781529106732
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Loud

            Loud (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Tana

            • RRP: $35.00
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            A life in rock 'n' roll by the world's first female roadie. At just 16, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she went on to work for Santana, Neil Diamond and Suzi... Quatro, before heading to the UK then the US, working for a who's who of bands and artists, including Status Quo, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, INXS, The Who, The Runaways, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, Ice-T and Ice Cube, eventually moving from lighting and stage production into tour management and logistics. This is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, written in her own words by the woman recognised as the first female roadie in the world.
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            ISBN 9780733340901
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Auckland Architecture: A walking guide - Revised edition
              

            Auckland Architecture: A walking guide - Revised edition (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Walsh, John; Photographs by Reynolds, Patrick

            • RRP: $25.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 May 21

            AUCKLAND BUILDINGS THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARCHITECTURE EXPERT

            ISBN 9780995146594
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Lockdown: Tales from Aotearoa
              

            Lockdown: Tales from Aotearoa (Hardback)

            Edited by Pepperle, Sarah

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Like scenes from a science fiction novel, COVID-19 spread like a dark storm across planet Earth. When the virus came to the faraway islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, the nation's team of five million went into lockdown. Nineteen of the best graphic and comic artists from around Ao...tearoa New Zealand have created stories to mark this time. Featuring work by... Alex Cara, Hana Chatani, Li Chen, Miriama Grace-Smith, Sloane Hong, Ruby Jones, Sarah Laing, Sarah Lund, Toby Morris, Sharon Murdoch, Ross Murray, Ant Sang, Coco Solid, Anthony Stocking (Deadface Comics), Mat Tait, Jessica Thompson Carr (Maori Mermaid), Zak Waipara, Tokerau Wilson and Jem Yoshioka!
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            ISBN 9781877375651
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
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