• Crafting Aotearoa
    Crafting Aotearoa
    A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). Paying attention to Pakeha (European New Zealanders), Maori, and island nations of the wider Moana, and old and new migrant makers and their works, this book is a history of craft understood as an idea that shifts and changes over time. At the heart of this book lie the relationships between Pakeha, Maori and wider Moana artistic practices that, at different times and for different reasons, have been described by the term craft. It tells the previously untold story of craft in Aotearoa New Zealand, so that the connections, as well as the differences and tensions, can be identified and explored. This book proposes a new idea of craft--one that acknowledges Pakeha, Maori and wider Moana histories of making, as well as diverse community perspectives towards objects and their uses and meanings.

    ISBN: 9780994136275
    Publication date: 17/10/2019
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Chitham, Karl
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • McCahon Country
    McCahon Country
    'My painting tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am pointing in.'
    Colin McCahon

    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 landmark new book, published in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki on the 100th anniversary of McCahon's 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 curator's eye to a selection of nearly 200 of McCahon's paintings and drawings, including iconic and beloved works and others never before published, presented in fifteen themed sections offering fresh perspectives on McCahon's abiding concerns.

    In elegant, responsive and deeply compelling prose, the author traces McCahon's 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.

    A book to introduce new viewers to McCahon's vision and to enlarge the view for those who know the work well, McCahon Country illuminates the beauty, spiritual urgency and enduring power of McCahon's artworks.

    Above all, it shows the reader how McCahon's paintings get us looking at the world we live in with new eyes.

    'McCahon is not only New Zealand's most significant or important artist. He is our most soulful artist, our most searching. He asks the most of art and the world it renders. One hundred years since his birth, he still wants to know what we should believe in and where we belong.'
    Justin Paton

    ISBN: 9780143773931
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Paton, Justin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Protest Tautohetohe 150 Years of Resistance and Persistence
    Protest Tautohetohe 150 Years of Resistance and Persistence
    For a small, peaceful democracy in the South Pacific, New Zealand has had its fair share of major protest issues, and over the decades New Zealanders have become adept at mobilising around causes. From protest about war - be it the
    New Zealand Wars, the Great War, the Vietnam War or the invasion of Iraq - to trade union action, protests against apartheid and nuclear ship visits, protest for the rights of women and LGBTQI people, protests for better race relations and to protect the environment, and protest to save key services and protect heritage,
    Aotearoa New Zealand has a long legacy of activism. This richly illustrated book brings together the objects made by protesters to proclaim and symbolise their causes and their struggles. From banners to badges, t-shirts to teatowels, posters to photographs, it is a vivid reflection of 250 years of resistance and persistence.

    ISBN: 9780994146045
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Gibson, Stephanie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa
    We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa
    An extraordinary visual data book like no other Clustered yet scattered, we New Zealanders live across the country's physical landscapes, experiencing its varied weather and environments. We co-create its political, economic and social systems on a daily basis. Each of us has a particular view of Aotearoa, yet nobody comprehends the whole. This book's sets of maps and graphics help New Zealanders make sense of their country, to grasp the scale, diversity and intricacies of Aotearoa, and to experience feelings of connection to land, to place, to this time in our history, and to one another. By making data visible, each graphic reveals insights about Aotearoa. They answer a range of questions: Who visits us? How many fish are in the sea? How equal are we? How do we hurt ourselves? Where do our cats go to at night? This compelling mixture of charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and illustrations is functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening. It tells us where we are, here, in 2018. Essays by some of New Zealand's best thinkers complete the package.

    ISBN: 9780994141538
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $70.00
    Author: McDowell, Chris
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00