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            Culture in a Small Country: The Arts in New Zealand
              

            Culture in a Small Country: The Arts in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Horrocks, Roger

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Aug 22

            Culture in a Small Country provides a remarkably wide-ranging but indepth account of the arts in New Zealand, including interviews with writers, painters, composers, filmmakers and other artists. Horrocks' big picture history is convincing and revelatory because his insider's kno...wledge of the arts is so uniquely broad and deep. - Wystan Curnow
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            ISBN 9781991159120
            Published NZ 8 Aug 2022
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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            Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
               

            Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Intra, Giovanni; Edited by Leonard, Robert; Foreword by Kraus, Chris; Von Schlegell, Mark; Introduction by Berardini, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              2 Aug 22

            Artist, gallerist, and writer Giovanni Intra's inventive approach to art writing provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of his era. Everything you read about Los Angeles is true. The city adapts to its own mythology. It's such a ludicrously discussed place... that I always feel slightly idiotic in my attempts to produce a serious discourse about it. Raves in the desert, however, are superb. And ecstasy is a great drug. Also, if you hadn't heard, music sounds better when you're high. And the desert surrounding LA is wondrous. --Giovanni Intra, LA Politics Before his early death in 2002, Giovanni Intra enjoyed a rollercoaster ride through the art world. He was an artist and gallerist--cofounding two legendary galleries, the artist-run space Teststrip in Auckland and China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles--as well as a writer. Clinic of Phantasms provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of the day, including texts on key artists from New Zealand (John Hurrell, Fiona Pardington, Denise Kum, Ava Seymour, Ann Shelton, Gavin Hipkins, Daniel Malone, and Slave Pianos) and Los Angeles (Charles Ray, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Dave Muller, Evan Holloway, John McCracken, and Julia Scher). What makes Intra's work of enduring significance is his inventive approach to art writing, which was informed by his interest in punk, surrealism, and Daniel Paul Schreber, the famous case study in paranoia and hallucination. This volume features writing on Intra from Chris Kraus and Mark von Schlegell, Andrew Berardini, Roberta Smith, Tessa Laird, Will Bradley, Joel Mesler, and Robert Leonard. He emerged the radically elegant punk, whip-crack smart and charming as hell . . . The hilarious honesty and sharp intelligence of Giovanni was to me a breeze, a knife, a wonder. --Andrew Berardini, Everything You Read About Giovanni Intra is True Published by Bouncy Castle and Semiotext(e).
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            ISBN 9781635901658
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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            Good Pop, Bad Pop: The Sunday Times bestselling hit from Jarvis Cocker
             

            Good Pop, Bad Pop: The Sunday Times bestselling hit from Jarvis Cocker (Hardback)

            By Cocker, Jarvis

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            What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display? We all have a random collection of the things that made us - photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing ou...t his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions- Who do you think you are? Are clothes important? Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here? From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley's Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis's unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he'd rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process - writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft. This is not a life story. It's a loft story.
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            ISBN 9781787330566
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Art History 101... Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art
             

            Art History 101... Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Labatt, Annie Montgomery

            • RRP: $57.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Jan 23

            A millennia of art history condensed into 20 accessible chapters

            ISBN 9781595348784
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2023
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            How Art Can Change Your Life
             

            How Art Can Change Your Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hodge, Susie

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jul 22

            Brimming with upbeat guidance, this accessible handbook shows how anyone can use art to enlighten, uplift, calm and ease stress and anxieties.

            ISBN 9780500024935
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            Artists on Art: How They See, Think & Create
             

            Artists on Art: How They See, Think & Create (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Black, Holly

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            • Pub Date
              13 Sep 22

            Includes iconic works of 50 great artists, from Michelangelo to Tracey Emin

            ISBN 9781786278852
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2022
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon
              

            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler, Rex; Simmons, Laurence

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            Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with it. Victory over Death: Th...e Art of Colin McCahon takes up this question of the afterlife of the work of art by looking at the work of the New Zealand painter Colin McCahon, who is often described as one of the most important Australasian artists of the twentieth century. Imagine for a moment being a great artist in faraway and culturally marginal New Zealand in the 1950s. The audience for your work does not yet exist. You are destined to die unknown. So, what does McCahon do? He makes work as do all the artists we remember for a future audience. It is they who will grant him eternal life. It is they who will allow him to live on. In this, as McCahon well knew, he was like Jesus, who similarly lives on through his Apostles. And this act of religious transmission increasingly becomes the real subject of McCahons work. Just as he becomes an Apostle of Christ, so we become Apostles of McCahon. And in so doing, McCahon tells us something profound about art, whose truth would lie not so much in what it tells us as in its act of telling. McCahons Victory over death 2 (1970), a huge black and white painting featuring the words I AM and evocative of the cloudy mountains of New Zealand, is now in the National Gallery of Australia, where it and Jackson Pollocks Blue Poles (1952) are regarded as the two most significant works in the collection. It is a painting about the resurrection of Christ, but every time someone stands before the painting and looks at it is also McCahon who is granted a certain victory over death. Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon seeks to speak of this small miracle of art and the particular life or even afterlife it grants both the artist and their audience.
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            ISBN 9781922464750
            Publisher Monash University Publishing
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            Humour

            Humour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eagleton, Terry

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            A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture-by one of its greatest exponents Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of humour and the functions it serves. Why do we laugh? What are we to make of t...he sheer variety of laughter, from braying and cackling to sniggering and chortling? Is humour subversive, or can it defuse dissent? Can we define wit? Packed with illuminating ideas and a good many excellent jokes, the book critically examines various well-known theories of humour, including the idea that it springs from incongruity and the view that it reflects a mildly sadistic form of superiority to others. Drawing on a wide range of literary and philosophical sources, Terry Eagleton moves from Aristotle and Aquinas to Hobbes, Freud, and Bakhtin, looking in particular at the psychoanalytical mechanisms underlying humour and its social and political evolution over the centuries.
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            ISBN 9780300255027
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Lucas Luvs Silence: The Perfect Moments of an Adventurous Deaf Dog
              

            Lucas Luvs Silence: The Perfect Moments of an Adventurous Deaf Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Borowski, Gregory Joseph

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            The perfect moments of an adventurous deaf dog named named Lucas.

            ISBN 9781637600344
            Publisher Gregory Joseph Borowski
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            Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer
             

            Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer (Paperback)

            By Trevelyan, Jill

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            "This is a biography of the Wellington art dealer, Peter McLeavey. It charts the development of contemporary art in New Zealand. The research is based on McLeavey's extensive archive, exhibition files and letters to and from artists around New Zealand, including Colin McCahon, To...ss Woollaston, Len Lye, Milan Mrkusich, Michael Smither, Gordon Walters, Michael Illingworth, Richard Killeen, Robin White, John Reynolds, Yvonne Todd and many more"--Publisher's information.
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            ISBN 9780987668844
            Published NZ 18 Oct 2013
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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