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            Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art
             

            Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art (Hardback)

            By Borell, Nigel

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            Maori art is unique among all art movements, and to Aotearoa New Zealand. Drawing on centuries of indigenous knowledge and skill, it reflects a Maori world view, life in this land and the debates that continue to shape it. Based on the ground-breaking 2020-21 exhibition staged by... Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and edited by the show's curator Nigel Borell, Toi Tu Toi Ora tells the story of contemporary Maori art from the 1950s to the present day, with more than 200 works by 110 Maori artists. From carving to painting, video art to jewellery, body adornment to weaving, this is a powerful expression of the vast creativity and diversity within Maori art, linked across time and place through the Maori creation story and revealing profound connections to whakapapa, to whenua and to the spiritual world. Every work is illustrated in full colour and described in illuminating captions that are bilingual in English and te reo Maori. A beautiful foreword by Moana Jackson and the author's informative introduction share the history of contemporary Maori art within a kaupapa Maori worldview. These are supplemented by a comprehensive chronology of contemporary Maori art by the exhibition's assistant curator Taarati Taiaroa, and detailed biographies for every artist, written by expert curators and art historians. This is a major resource on toi Maori for anyone interested in the culture or history of Aotearoa New Zealand. Kia maia! This is the art book Aotearoa has been waiting for! It resets the potential of all our dreams and creates a powerful poutama to the future. - Witi Ihimaera
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            ISBN 9780143776734
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English & Te Reo Maori)
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            Portrait of a Thief: The Instant Sunday Times & New York Times Bestseller

            Portrait of a Thief: The Instant Sunday Times & New York Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Li, Grace D.

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            A cinematic, entertaining and fast-paced debut novel that is part-Ocean's Eleven, part-The Social Network and part-Crazy Rich Asians, it's an addictive mix of heist and unlikely friendships by way of the politics of colonization.

            ISBN 9781529386400
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fun With Flax: 50 Projects For Beginners
             

            Fun With Flax: 50 Projects For Beginners (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Pendergrast, Mick

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            Re-issue under original ISBN - August 2019

            ISBN 9780143009931
            Published NZ 10 Jun 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky
              

            Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky (Hardback)

            By Vangioni, Peter

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            Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa's art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. This book shows the artist at his finest. Feature...s: - An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour. - Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni. - Huge images and details of some of Hammond's finest paintings. - Responses to Hammond's practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others. Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.
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            ISBN 9781877375675
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2021
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Possessions: Indigenous Art / Colonial Culture / Decolonization
              

            Possessions: Indigenous Art / Colonial Culture / Decolonization (Hardback, New Edition)

            By Thomas, Nicholas

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              7 Jul 22

            A timely reexamination of European engagements with Indigenous art--and the presence of Indigenous art in the contemporary art world.

            ISBN 9780500296592
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2022
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Muse: Uncovering the hidden figures behind art history's masterpieces
             

            Muse: Uncovering the hidden figures behind art history's masterpieces (Hardback)

            By Millington, Ruth; Illustrated by Razin, Dina

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            • Pub Date
              19 Jul 22

            Meet the unexpected, overlooked and forgotten models of art history. Who was Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'? Why was Grace Jones covered in graffiti? How did Francis Bacon meet the burglar who became his muse? The perception of the muse is that of a passive, powerless model, at the me...rcy of an influential and older artist. But is this trope a romanticised myth? Far from posing silently, muses have brought emotional support, intellectual energy, career-changing creativity and practical help to artists. Muse tells the true stories of the incredible muses who have inspired art history's masterpieces. From Leonardo da Vinci's studio to the covers of Vogue, art historian, critic and writer Ruth Millington uncovers the remarkable role of muses in some of art history's most well-known and significant works. Delving into the real-life relationships that models have held with the artists who immortalised them, it will expose the influential and active part they have played and deconstruct reductive stereotypes, reframing the muse as a momentous and empowered agent of art history.
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            ISBN 9781529110418
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai
             

            Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai (Paperback)

            By Kirkwood Paterson, Robert

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            Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai presents in a new way, and in a new light, the ancient art of tattooing among the Maori people.

            ISBN 9788874399659
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Modern Way to Live: 5 Design Principles from The Modern House

            A Modern Way to Live: 5 Design Principles from The Modern House (Hardback)

            By Gibberd, Matt

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            In 2005, childhood friends Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill set out to convince people of the power of good design and its ability to influence our wellbeing. They founded The Modern House - in equal parts an estate agency, a publisher and a lifestyle brand - and went on to inspire a... generation to live more thoughtfully and beautifully at home. As The Modern House grew, Matt and Albert came to realise that the most successful homes they encountered - from cleverly conceived studio flats to listed architectural masterpieces - had been designed with attention to the same timeless principles- Space, Light, Materials, Nature and Decoration. In this lavishly illustrated book, Matt tells the stories of these remarkable living spaces and their equally remarkable owners, and demonstrates how the five principles can be applied to your own space in ways both large and small. Revolutionary in its simplicity, and full of elegance, humour and joy, this book will inspire you to find happiness in the place you call home.
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            ISBN 9780241480496
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Shooting Folly As It Flies: The Life And Lines Of New Zealand's First Political Cartoonist James Brown
             

            Shooting Folly As It Flies: The Life And Lines Of New Zealand's First Political Cartoonist James Brown (Paperback)

            By Dougherty, Ian

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            A biography of the nineteenth century New Zealand cartoonist James Brown.

            ISBN 9780473619619
            Published NZ 9 May 2022
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It
             

            Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ramirez, Janina

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              19 Jul 22

            Extraordinary women have held positions of power throughout history. But, aside from the select few, why do we not hear about them? The middle ages are seen as a bloodthirsty time of Vikings, Saints and Kings- a patriarchal society that oppressed and excluded women. But by diggin...g a little deeper into the truth, drawing on evidence from all disciplines, we can see that the 'dark' ages were anything but. BBC historian Janina Ramirez has uncovered countless influential women's names struck out of historical records, with the word FEMINA annotated beside them. Male gatekeepers of the past ordered books to be burnt, artworks to be destroyed, and new versions of myths, legends and historical documents to be produced, which has manipulated our view of history. By weaving a vivid and evocative picture of the lives of the women who influenced their society, we discover not just why these remarkable individuals were removed from our collective memories, but also how many other misconceptions underpin our historical narratives, altering the course of history, upholding the oppressive masculine structures of their present, and affecting our contemporary view of the past.
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            ISBN 9780753559574
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2022
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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