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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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            Greenstone Carving: Techniques and Concepts in Pounamu
              

            Greenstone Carving: Techniques and Concepts in Pounamu (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Gale, Len

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            • Pub Date
              7 Jun 22

            * Fully redesigned edition of sought-after guide to greenstone carving * Includes background to stone, Maori design, techniques and tools * Contains easy-to-follow instructions, colour photos of works

            ISBN 9781990042164
            Published NZ 7 Jun 2022
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Hundertwasser in New Zealand: The Art of Creating Paradise
              

            Hundertwasser in New Zealand: The Art of Creating Paradise (Hardback)

            By Hirsch, Andreas J.; Translated by Hoffmann; Edited by The Hundertwasser Non Profit Foundation

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            • Pub Date
              10 Jul 22

            * Landmark book about the New Zealand life of the exceptional artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser * Follows the opening of the Hundertwasser Art Centre, Whangarei * Reproduces many of the artist's works along with extensive photos, drawings and ephemera

            ISBN 9781990042140
            Published NZ 10 Jul 2022
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Dogs in Early New Zealand Photographs
             

            Dogs in Early New Zealand Photographs (Hardback)

            Introduction by White, Mike

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            This entertaining selection of over 100 photos of New Zealand dogs reveals some of the more curious ways in which they have appeared in photographic collections from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

            ISBN 9781991150905
            Published NZ 14 Apr 2022
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd
              

            The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macdonald, Finlay

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jul 22

            Finlay Macdonald's beautifully told, visually gorgeous biography of Dame Lynley Dodd and her creation, the rascally dog Hairy Maclary. 'A visual delight' NZ Listener's 100 Best Books of 2013 'Lynley Dodd is a national treasure, and this excellent book shows us why.' Weekend Press... Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy has been read and loved by millions since its 1983 publication. Its protagonist's shaggy face and mischievous eyes are now iconic. But what of his creator? 'People don't believe me when I tell them that Hairy Maclary fell out of a book - literally - but he did. It was just a scrap of paper I'd tucked between the pages of my ideas book, as you do. And I picked it up and thought, well, yes, I could do this. So I did.' In The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, Finlay Macdonald tells the tale of how a small girl raised in Kaingaroa Forest became the illustrator and virtuoso wordsmith behind so many picture books that are living classics. But this is not just a story about a storyteller, it is a book that explores Lynley Dodd's working world. What is the secret behind her stories' linguistic dexterity? How does her paintbrush capture the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic expressions of her animal characters with such precision? As well as many favourite and familiar book illustrations, this volume contains never-before-seen sketches and cartoons, character roughs and picture-book drafts. The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd is both a tale of remarkable success and a window into a brilliant creative mind. This new paperback edition has been updated to include Lynley's latest story, Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! and the sellout exhibitions of her artwork over the last decade.
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            ISBN 9780143779483
            Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Ravenscar House: A Biography
              

            Ravenscar House: A Biography (Hardback)

            By Blundell, Sally

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            Many exciting new buildings have arisen from the rubble of post-earthquake Christchurch but none, perhaps, is as remarkable as Ravenscar House in the heart of the city's heritage precinct. 'Ravenscar House: A biography' explores the story of this unique, purpose-built house museu...m as the realisation of a long-held dream and the expression of a heart-warming act of public philanthropy. Christchurch journalist and writer Sally Blundell tells the compelling story of Jim and Susan Wakefield, whose vision was to share with their community the eclectic and impressive collection of art and artefacts that they had endowed to the charitable Ravenscar Trust. After their house on Scarborough Hill was demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes, the couple were determined to commission a new house museum, filled with a wide range of works by leading New Zealand artists such as Frances Hodgkins, Colin McCahon and Bill Sutton - and many more. Designed by renowned architects Patterson Associates, the Wakefields' bold but elegant addition to the city was opened in 2021. Sally Blundell's engaging and well-informed text is enhanced by family photographs, and stunning images of Ravenscar House itself, the garden it enfolds and the works within its walls. This is a unique story of resilience, architectural ingenuity and, above all, extraordinary generosity. Sally Blundell, a journalist and writer in Otautahi Christchurch, has a PhD in English literature from the University of Canterbury. She has been books and culture editor for the 'New Zealand Listener' and was a fiction judge for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Her essay contributions include 'Not Listening: Changing Conversations in the Wake of the Mosque Shootings' ('Public Knowledge', ed. Emma Johnson, 2019), 'Amending the Map' ('Griffith Review 43', ed. Julianne Schultz and Lloyd Jones, 2014) and 'Reoccupying Christchurch' ('Extraordinary Anywhere', ed. Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey, 2016). Her 2007 book, 'Look T
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            ISBN 9781988503226
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
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            YouTube World Records 2021: The Internet's Greatest Record-Breaking Feats: 2021
             

            YouTube World Records 2021: The Internet's Greatest Record-Breaking Feats: 2021 (Hardback, Updated)

            By Besley, Adrian

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            YouTube World Records 2021 showcases the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website.

            ISBN 9781787397385
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781802792041
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Complete MAUS

            The Complete MAUS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelman, Art

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            Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.

            ISBN 9780141014081
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Do, Anh

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            Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

            ISBN 9781742372389
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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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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