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Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer

ISBN: 9780473575953

Publisher: Index

Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition...


Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition of medieval imagery on current marine charts from around Aotearoa, Mortimer presents metaphorical, timeless and universal stories of navigation and transformation, drawing on 15th century illustrated manuscripts of the famous poem The Divine Comedy by the Italian poet Dante. This important and beautiful new book – with 160 pages, more than 50 images (some on double page spreads) and seven texts including a conversation with the artist – examines 12 years of Mortimer’s map paintings. The editors say they hope the book will contribute to a discussion, not simply around the nature and place of New Zealand art and its complex relationship to its European origins, but also around contemporary Pākehā cultural identity and its relationship to Te Ao Māori. As art historian Leonard Bell writes in his essay in the book, Mortimer’s pictorial mappings are productively improbable, outside the predictable and formulaic, just as the most intriguing contemporary art is.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 195 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2022


$65.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
100 Movies of the 2010s

ISBN: 9783836584388

Author: Jurgen Muller    Publisher: Taschen

Cinema has likely never been written off so often. In the decade of the 2010s, it is true, much has changed - both in how we watch movies, and in how we see our...


Cinema has likely never been written off so often. In the decade of the 2010s, it is true, much has changed - both in how we watch movies, and in how we see ourselves. Social media and the internet have shaped a new understanding of the self and the world. As streaming services multiplied our viewing options and video games offered alluring realities of their own, the big screen faced serious competition. Even before the usual delays between theatrical release and further distribution became ever shorter, movies often found themselves downgraded to mere "content", to be clicked at on colorful screen tiles. Are all that remain to cinema its cult of celebrity, blockbusters, and computer-animated visual effects? Quite the contrary - even a cursory glance at our anthology reveals a cinema that is surprisingly diverse, dynamic, and above all alive and kicking, resulting in a decade that was anything but boring, monotonous, and doomed to extinction. And in all honesty: Would you really be satisfied watching all the films compiled here purely via streaming? The movie theater remains a place of yearning, and our book lets you feel its powerful breath. Each of the 100 most compelling movies of the decade is discussed in detail by editor Jurgen Muller and his team of authors, and illustrated with a wealth of visual material. The volume also includes biographies of actors and directors, box-office takings, background information, and a comprehensive list of Oscar (R) winners from 2012 to 2021. For Jurgen Muller and Philipp Buhler in their wide-ranging introduction, Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) offers the perfect metaphor for the contradictions and ambivalences of contemporary cinema. This volume is a new milestone for all cineastes and movie lovers!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 880


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$115.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Henna On My Hands

ISBN: 9789390126026

Author: Fawzia Gilani-Williams    Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Squiggles and swirls, loops and curls, diamonds and dots... and a small surprise! The little girl watches as her mother traces the cool, moist patterns on her p...


Squiggles and swirls, loops and curls, diamonds and dots... and a small surprise! The little girl watches as her mother traces the cool, moist patterns on her palm. Then comes the waiting. The henna must dry, nothing must touch it - and she can be patient no longer!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 216 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2022


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Big Rain

ISBN: 9789386667632

Author: Gayathri Bashi    Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Rain can be fun. But sometimes, 'lots and lots and lots of rain' is frightening - when water comes into homes and washes everything away. Floods and other natur...


Rain can be fun. But sometimes, 'lots and lots and lots of rain' is frightening - when water comes into homes and washes everything away. Floods and other natural calamities do happen, children do get caught in them , and other children see it all on television. How do they make sense of it?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 241 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2022


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
The Curiosity Club: Alice Alone

ISBN: 9781913292157

Author: Sally Harris    Publisher: Wacky Bee Books

"Where do you run when your former best friend tips their lunch straight into your lap?" When Alice Chang starts out at her new school, everything isn't quite a...


"Where do you run when your former best friend tips their lunch straight into your lap?" When Alice Chang starts out at her new school, everything isn't quite as rosy as she'd dreamed. First, she falls out with previous best friend, Gigi, and then she finds that the only after-school club still available is GAS (Girls Achieving at STEM) which Alice considers extremely uncool. However, with the help of an inspirational teacher and two new best friends, Alice discovers that being cool isn't always what it looks like in teen magazines and that being yourself and being smart can be the coolest thing of all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 17-02-2022


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Busy Vehicles : Water

ISBN: 9781911689201

Author: Masha Vyshinskaya    Publisher: Step By Step International Publishing UK Ltd

There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out-loud fu...


There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out-loud fun at what each vehicle sounds like in action.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$27.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Busy Vehicles : Rescue

ISBN: 9781911689195

Author: Masha Vyshinskaya    Publisher: Step By Step International Publishing UK Ltd

There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out-loud fu...


There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out-loud fun at what each vehicle sounds like in action.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$27.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Busy Vehicles : Land

ISBN: 9781911689188

Author: Masha Vyshinskaya    Publisher: Step By Step International Publishing UK Ltd

There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out-loud fu...


There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out-loud fun at what each vehicle sounds like in action.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$27.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Busy Vehicles : Construction

ISBN: 9781911689218

Author: Masha Vyshinskaya    Publisher: Step By Step International Publishing UK Ltd

There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out- loud f...


There are 4 exciting titles in the series, each page shaped like one of the 24 different vehicles, and a button to press on each page for some laugh-out- loud fun at what each vehicle sounds like in action.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$27.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Busy Toes

ISBN: 9781840897821

Author: C W Bowie    Publisher: Zero to Ten

From the moment a baby first discovers those funny little things at the end of their feet the giggling starts and the entertainment never stops! Tip-toe into th...


From the moment a baby first discovers those funny little things at the end of their feet the giggling starts and the entertainment never stops! Tip-toe into the pages of this exquisitely illustrated book as we dig, squish, and splash our way to discover the many secrets and delights of our toes. A wonderful read-aloud book to be shared by the whole family


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 225 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$22.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
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