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            Rita Angus
              

            Rita Angus (Paperback)

            By Trevelyan, Jill

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $54.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Apr 21

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Silence

            The Silence (Hardback)

            By DeLillo, Don

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Don DeLillo completed this novel just weeks before the devastating advent of Covid-19. The Silence is the story of a different catastrophic event.

            ISBN 9781529057096
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            84 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art
             

            Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art (Hardback)

            By Wellesley-Smith, Claire

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $35.10
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            The connection between wellbeing and textile creation is explored by Slow Stitch author Claire Wellesley-Smith, featuring international textile artists including Alice Kettle. Link your emotional health with your textile practice and make connections with others through tradition...al and non-traditional stitch methods and use of resonant materials.
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            ISBN 9781849946070
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Contemporary Painting
             

            Contemporary Painting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hudson, Suzanne

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 Mar 21

            An international survey exploring the many ways in which painting is re-approached, re-imagined and challenged by today's artists.

            ISBN 9780500294635
            Released NZ 18 Mar 2021
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series World of Art
            Availability
            712 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Design: The Definitive Visual Guide
             

            Design: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Miller, Judith; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            Discover the history of design with this gorgeous visual celebration of key pieces, movements, and designers, from the Arts and Craft movement to the digital age. Arranged chronologically, Design traces the evolution of design from its roots to the present, from early chairs, pot...tery, and homewares to cars, graphic design and product design. It introduces all the key designers, manufacturers, and objects, illustrating how and why different styles emerged and became popular. It also provides a fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and explaining its philosophy and visual style, from the Arts and Crafts movement to mid-century modern and contemporary. Featuring expert analysis, stunning photography, and a huge range of objects both familiar and extraordinary, Design explains what makes a truly great design and reveals the hidden stories behind the everyday things all around us. With profiles of famous designers and manufacturers, such as William Morris,the Bauhaus, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Vitra, and stunning images of iconic buildings and interiors, it provides a glorious and comprehensive view of classic design across the last two centuries.
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            ISBN 9780241412954
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            620 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Quantum of Dante
              

            Quantum of Dante (Hardback)

            By Sonzogni, Marco; Illustrated by Sang, Ant; Designed by Greer, Sally; Original author Alighieri, Dante

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $32.00
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            • Pub Date
              25 Mar 21

            'The ant that Marco sees embedded in Dante's name and verse has opened up a world of ants and antipodean routes! ' Diego Marani 'What a fantastic place to find ants. This Dante book is incredibly pleasant!' Marco Dorigo

            ISBN 9780995118089
            Published NZ 25 Mar 2021
            Publisher Beatnik Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Wassily Kandinsky
             

            Wassily Kandinsky (Hardback)

            By Kandinsky, Wassily

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $24.41
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            • Pre Release International

            Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism from his peers. He veered away from painting that could be viewed as representational to... express his emotions, leading to his unique use of colour and form.
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            ISBN 9781783105700
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2021
            Publisher Parkstone Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Best of
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 28 Feb 2021
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            HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style
             

            HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style (Hardback)

            By Holmes, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $74.50
            • $57.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            Veteran fashion journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram Stories series, So Many Thoughts, into a nuanced look at the style, branding, and positioning of the four most influential contemporary British Royals: Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales; Catherin...e, Duchess of Cambridge; and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Today, the fashion choices of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are frequently headline news. More than just wearing beautiful clothes -- and they are really beautiful -- these women dress with purpose. Their choices of color, silhouettes, and brands send a message about their values, interests, and place within the royal family. But to fully understand what Kate and Meghan are wearing, one must look to two style icons that came before them: Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales. For nearly seven decades, the Queen has made her wardrobe work for her, settling into a uniform of colorful coats and hats that make her instantly recognizable. Diana unlocked royal fashion's ability to shock and awe, earning a spot on the front page and rejuvenating interest in the crown. Kate introduced a welcome relatability with her accessible choices, unleashing a shopping frenzy in the process. Meghan, a mixed race American and a working actor, brought a new audience and aesthetic, as well as her social media savvy to the mix. With one section devoted to each woman, HRH pairs hundreds of gorgeous photographs with extensive research to paint a vivid portrait of each woman's fashion preferences, messaging, and evolution. The sections on each will be a seamless combination of major moments and notable details, from the choice of each woman's wedding dress designer to the meaning of a single bow tied on a ponytail. But mostly, through these four biographies, a picture emerges of the evolution of the British monarchy over the past century, showing royal fashion is so much more than what meets the eye.
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            ISBN 9781250625083
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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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

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Re-issue under original ISBN - August 2019

            ISBN 9780143009931
            Published NZ 10 Jun 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Francis Bacon: Revelations
             

            Francis Bacon: Revelations (Hardback)

            By Stevens, Mark; Swan, Annalyn

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $52.49
            • Save $17.50
            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            Pulitzer Prize winning authors, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, deliver an expertly written and fascinating biography of one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century.

            ISBN 9780007298419
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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