A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.
See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval m... read more
|Author:||Lucy Hammonds; Julia Waite; Laurence Simmons|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018|
A substantial publication, Gordon Walters : New Vision, is being co-published by Auckland Art Gallery and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to mark the occasion of this exhibition.
Originating as a rebellious movement in philosophy and literature, Postmodernism proclaimed the death of modernism and promoted a new, nonlinear way of approaching architecture and design, spearheaded by Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Ettore Sottsass, and Alessandro Mendini.... read more
An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental propertie... read more
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
|Author:||Lonely Planet Staff; Ed Bartlett|
|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 movem... read more
The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to se ctions on art movements, themes and techniques. The desi... read more
Recognised for her contribution to wearable arts, Susan Holmes's work has also spanned the fields of craft, fashion and fabric art. She has developed her own methods for techniques such as block printing, stencilling and spraying fabrics, dyeing and fabric manipulation. Her stor... read more
From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - commissioned by Maori and Pakeha - captured in paint the images of key Maori figures. For Maori then and now, the fac... read more
Reg Mombassa: Landscapes is a stunning retrospective of one of Australia's most beloved and celebrated artists. Reg Mombassa's work has been a part of the fabric of Australia's pop culture for nearly 40 years with his irreverent take on life down under, but it is his unique lan... read more
Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback This passionate, thought-provoking, often funny, and always-accessible book proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, an... read more
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
|Awards:||Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.|
For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts.
In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson ... read more