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This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn and now again to 2010 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling. The original text by Gil Docking, ... read more

240 Two Hundred and Forty Years of New Zealand Painting
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Awards:Longlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018

Published to coincide with the imminent opening of the beautiful new art galleries at Te Papa, this book takes an intimate yet expert look at the national art collection.
Ten art curators each pick ten art works and tell us why they love/admire/revere/a... read more

Ten x Ten : 100 Favourite Artworks at Te Papa
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Awards:Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora Art, Architecture and Design Book Award 2009.

Featuring reproduction of 250 paintings, and 9 photos of Ralph Hotere by Marti Friedlander.

Ralph Hotere
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Awards:ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION CATEGORY WINNER - NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2013 What the judges said: "This extraordinary book epitomises what the winner of Illustrated Non-fiction should be. It is visually sumptuous and vibrant with the artist's work leaping off of the page, has great production values, and its illustrative nature is backed up by terrific writing. It is a book that excites and makes you want to possess it."

A magnificent colourful monograph from the series of major New Zealnd artists by Ron Sang Publications.
Over a career spanning four decades, Pat Hanly proposed a new manner of looking at New Zealand - the land and its people. His art heralded new ways of thinking about this country -... read more

Pat Hanly
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Awards:Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Illustrated Book 2015.

Grahame Sydney: Paintings 1974-2014 is a major retrospective survey of paintings from Sydney's 40-year career as an artist. His paintings of the Central Otago landscape and the wider South Island are known and loved by large numbers of New Zealanders ... read more

Grahame Sydney: Paintings, 1974-2014 (Standard Edition)
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Awards:Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: Illustrated Non-Fiction 2014.

Greer Twiss is one of the longest working postwar sculptors and still a productive, inventive and innovative figure in contemporary art today. Greer was recognized by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as one of twenty living icons. "Twiss" is richly illustrated throughout its 3... read more

Greer Twiss: Sculptor
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Marcus King's artistic achievements, spanning fine and commercial art over 50 years, are without New Zealand parallel. Arguably New Zealand's most viewed artist - his work was exhibited to a multimillion global audience - King was trusted for decades to... read more

Marcus King: Painting New Zealand for the World
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From Modernism to the digital age. The title of this book might well have been "The Unknown Mervyn Williams." Its contents will surprise most artlovers who may be familiar with one, perhaps two of the principle phases of this artist's work, but few, if any, will ever have seen all th... read more

Mervyn Williams
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Series:Lonely Planet Ser.
Reading Level:General Adult

An insider's guide to discovering the world's best urban art. From amazing wall murals to Banksy's stencils and Invader's mosaics, we showcase 140 creative hotspots across 42 cities and tell you how to find them, as well as introduce pioneering artists and interview those who shaped the mo... read more

Street Art 1
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This beautiful art book for children charts the evolution of the greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture and photography. Art: A Children's Encyclopedia traces the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street... read more

Art: A Children's Encyclopedia
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For many the smoke and mirrors which surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century's most important living artist. Banksy Myths Volume 2 takes the same approach as Vol 1. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves.

Banksy - Myths & Legends - A Further Collection of the Unbelievable and the Incredible: Volume 2
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A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist's world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive die-cut pages, one is drawn in - passing through aspects of her life, art and creative process while exploring the themes that inspired her... read more

Frida
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