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            McCahon Country
             

            McCahon Country (Hardback)

            By Paton, Justin

            • RRP: $75.00
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            "McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in twentieth century art whose ground-breaking work over four decades changed the way we see this country, while engaging intensely with questions of faith, mortality, belonging and the power of art. In this landm...ark new book, published in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki on the 100th anniversary of McCahons birth, celebrated writer and curator Justin Paton takes readers on a journey through the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, as the artist loved and painted it. From Otago to Canterbury, Takaka to Taranaki, Muriwai to Northland and many more places in between, Paton brings his curators eye to a selection of nearly 200 of McCahons paintings and drawings, including iconic and beloved works and others never before published, presented in fifteen themed sections offering fresh perspectives on McCahons abiding concerns. In elegant, responsive and deeply compelling prose, the author traces McCahons travels through New Zealand, charts his remarkable development as a painter and thinker, explores his deepening engagement with Maori culture and environmental issues, and reveals his vision of the land as a source of light, peace and spiritual sustenance"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143773931
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand
              

            Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davidson, Genista

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $32.50
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            Illustrated travel guide to Australia and New Zealand's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.

            ISBN 9780993414626
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Art Deco Traveller
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            Louise Henderson: From Life
             

            Louise Henderson: From Life (Hardback)

            Edited by Milburn, Strongman, Waite, Felicity, Lara, Julia

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $65.00
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            The first substantial book on Henderson - and the only publication to illustrate artwork and archival material from across her seven-decade career - Louise Henderson: From Life connects this extraordinary artist with an international discussion about women modernists and confirms... her importance in New Zealand's visual culture.
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            ISBN 9780864633255
            Published NZ 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher Auckland Art Gallery
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?: Vol.2 1960-1987
              

            Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?: Vol.2 1960-1987 (Hardback)

            By Simpson, Peter

            • RRP: $79.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Apr 20

            The second of an extraordinary two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

            ISBN 9781869409081
            Published NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Colin McCahon
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            The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
              

            The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Hardback)

            By Procter, Alice

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

            ISBN 9781788401555
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Warhol: A Life as Art
             

            Warhol: A Life as Art (Hardback)

            By Gopnik, Blake

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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            Andy Warhol presented himself as being as shallow as critics accused his famous Campbell's Soup can paintings of being. His public persona was droll; he claimed that he silkscreened because it was easier than painting, and that everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame in the f...uture. But who was Andy Warhol really, and how did he come to revolutionize our visual world forever? From his impoverished childhood as the son of Slovak immigrants in 1930s Pittsburgh, to finding commercial success as an advertising illustrator, to his painstaking pivot into fine art to becoming one of the first people to bring a queer aesthetic out into the open; Warhol shows us how deliberately Andy Warhol reflected the changing winds of commercialism, capitalism and celebrity in the 1960s that still underpin our world today. Behind the glamourous Factory setting of superstars, drag queens, musicians and high-society drop-outs, there was a complex man who lived with his mother until the day he died; whose asexual persona obscured a man who was openly gay during a time of great prejudice; who rubbed shoulders with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lou Reed and Susan Sontag but grappled with crippling lifelong insecurity. Blake Gopnik has spent six years researching Warhol's life and art and reveals a life of contrasts and deliberate artifice hiding great depths. Filled with new insights into the development and impact of Warhol's art and his personality, Warhol asks: was he a joke or a genius, a radical or a social climber? As Warhol would have answered: Yes.
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            ISBN 9780241003381
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Jane Austen Embroidery: Authentic embroidery projects for modern stitchers
             

            Jane Austen Embroidery: Authentic embroidery projects for modern stitchers (Hardback)

            By Batchelor, Jennie; Larkin, Alison

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Jane Austen was as skilful with a needle as she was with a pen. This unique book from Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin showcases recently discovered 18th century embroidery patterns expertly repurposed into 15 exciting modern stitching projects. Now readers can stitch-a-long wi...th Jane to make a selection of beautiful and practical items.
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            ISBN 9781911624400
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 31 Mar 2020
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            Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

            Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright (Hardback)

            By Hendrickson, Paul

            • RRP: $65.00
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            Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt most everything aside from his own genius. With prodigious research, unique vision, and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic, and undeniably brilliant, he has given us ...the defining book on Wright.
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            ISBN 9781847923103
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Month in Siena
             

            A Month in Siena (Hardback)

            By Matar, Hisham

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $24.00
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            Shortly after completing his searing work of non-fiction, The Return, Hisham Matar set off for Siena, a city he had never visited before. His plan was to see the paintings of the Sienese school, to immerse himself in the work of artists he admired perhaps above all others. This m...onth in Siena would be an extraordinary period in the life of this writer: an immersion in art, a consideration of grief and violence, an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. Hisham Matar's short book is the story of how art can console and disturb in equal measure. It is a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.
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            ISBN 9780241409503
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
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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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