April 2017 (47)

Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills

ISBN: 9781927145937

Author: Gordon Ogilvie    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Har...


Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and the Port Hills of Christchurch offer a wonderfully diverse and a kaleidoscopic array of names that speak of the areas's Maori and colonial history and the people who have lived and worked there. Back in 1927 prolific author Johannes Andersen published his classic and important "Place-Names of Banks Peninsula", but much has changed since then: names have dropped out of use or been superseded, spellings have altered, knowledge of origins has improved and large numbers of new names have been added. Award-winning historian Gordon Ogilvie, who has a deep knowledge of this part of New Zealand, has written a comprehensive, fascinating and much-needed successor to Andersen's book. The coverage of names extends to the Heathcote and Halswell rivers and includes suburbs like Halswell and Tai Tapu. Engagingly written, brimming with information and enriched with black and white photographs and stunning colour plates, this substantial volume is an important addition to Ogilvie's popular and acclaimed histories of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills. The intriguing background he provides for the place names of this region will delight all those who live there, those who visit and anyone with an interest in New Zealand's past.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2017


$59.99
The Lost Taonga

ISBN: 9780994130464

Author: Edmund Bohan    Publisher: Lucano

Long-listed for Ngaio Marsh Best Novel 2018 Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors star...


Long-listed for Ngaio Marsh Best Novel 2018 Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people’s lives. Boats are overturned, babies die at birth, throats are slit. It must be returned to appease the ancestors. It has drawn Countess Margarita Szechnyi and Boyland the Collector, otherwise known as the Butcher of Warsaw, together into a web of murder, intrigue, love and deceit. Inspector O’Rorke is pushed into the case, along with his good friend Colonel Henry Jamieson and Henare Greaves as they attempt to return the Taonga to its rightful place. Starting in the secret caves of Murihiku in New Zealand’s South Island in 1883, then travelling to South America, on to London, then over to the Greek Isles, this book keeps the reader intrigued right through to the gripping climax. This is the sixth in Edmund Bohan’s gripping series of Inspector O’Rorke novels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 152 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$35.00
Renovate Innovate

ISBN: 9783791383095

Author: Antonia Edwards    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwi...


From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwide trend for upcycling in home design. Antonia Edwards’ first book, Upcyclist, explored how artists and designers around the globe transform castoff materials into elegant domestic furnishings. Now, she turns her sights to the homes themselves in this breathtaking selection of unique buildings and interiors. Divided into three sections—Reclaimed, Revived, and Reimagined—Renovate Innovate offers vibrant photographs and fascinating descriptions of its subjects. Projects in the Reclaimed chapter include environmentalist Peter Bahouth’s highly coveted three-unit tree house nestled in the Atlanta woods and the Love Art Studio in Phuket, Thailand, which is constructed entirely from bits of driftwood. The Revived section features a traditional Slovenian barn, rescued from disrepair and converted into a light-filled holiday home with beautiful Alpine views, and a Milanese apartment furnished with striking vintage finds. Reimagined takes readers from Melbourne to Madrid, Tribeca to the English countryside, showcasing a 7,500 square-foot reservoir converted into a trendy modern residence and a former cement factory that has found new life as architect Ricardo Bofill’s famed studio and living space. This international sampling of stunning new buildings and renovations will inspire readers, designers, architects, and dreamers alike to reimagine lived in spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$105.00
50 Architects You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383408

Author: Isabel Kuhl    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers conc...


Now available in a new edition, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them. Starting with the Renaissance, this accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi through Antoni Gaudi to Frank Gehry. Double-page spreads feature full-color illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline. A concise and accessible architectural history, this book is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped define their eras.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$45.00
50 Modern Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383385

Author: Christiane Weidemann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this chronologically arranged volume covers a century and a half of masterpieces which beautifully capture the development of ar...


Now available in a new edition, this chronologically arranged volume covers a century and a half of masterpieces which beautifully capture the development of art in the modern age. Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists redefined norms and challenged tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. From the Impressionists to the Surrealists, Cubists to Pop artists—readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about one of the most popular and prolific periods in art history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$45.00
Houses Extensions. Creating new open spaces

ISBN: 9788416500475

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This has meant that a large proportion of architect’s work has been adaptin...


When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This has meant that a large proportion of architect’s work has been adapting these older buildings, rather than building afresh. The challenge is thus to adapt our old buildings to our new ways of living, whilst not destroying what we like about the older houses. Adaption will often mean adding more space. This will often be to the back, the roof or the side, or even sometimes underneath, whilst retaining the original building’s front as part of the streetscape. This book is about the challenge of adapting our old buildings to our new lifestyles in lots of different and creative ways.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2017


$49.99
Wanderlust: Hiking on Legendary Trails

ISBN: 9783899559019

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

Explore the world one step at a time embark on trails that invite, inspire, and invigorate. Wanderlust presents the best walking routes with inviting maps, prac...


Explore the world one step at a time embark on trails that invite, inspire, and invigorate. Wanderlust presents the best walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. Following faded footsteps of migrating animals or paths of ancient trade routes, the trails featured in Wanderlust offer both outdoor exploration and enjoyment. Through hiking, connections are made between cities and coasts, people and places. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. Wanderlust provides maps and rich details for long-distance trails and shorter explorations from the El Camino Real in North America to the Routeburn track in New Zealand and the byroads in between. From modern-day transcendentalists who trade facts and figures for flora and fauna to those who simply desire a casual break from concrete scenery, Wanderlust allows you to live vicariously through vivid portraits or use the trips as impetus for your own hiking journey.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$120.00
Paris

ISBN: 9783961710010

Author: Serge Ramelli    Publisher: TeNeues

The breathtaking cityscapes of Serge Ramelli are finally available in a small flexicover edition and an unbeatable price The metropolis of Paris, presented with...


The breathtaking cityscapes of Serge Ramelli are finally available in a small flexicover edition and an unbeatable price The metropolis of Paris, presented with Serge Ramelli’s dramatic vision A fabulous and fascinating tour of the city in an incomparable light Film and photography meld into a black-and-white work of art Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet’s most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as it is by the French photographer Serge Ramelli. His vision of the city—like all of his images—is unmistakably inspired by cinema. In addition to his second passion, filmmaking (which he does when he’s not taking pictures), he is also fascinated by the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ridley Scott. Ramelli’s interpretation of the bustling metropolis of Paris is at once impressive and fabulous. Pulsing with life both day and night, the city appears nearly devoid of people—a heavily symbolic place with many facets to explore, shining with an inimitable light.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 140 x 174 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2017


$22.99
David Bowie Tribute

ISBN: 9788416500468

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

This book is a tribute to David Bowie, and to all facets of this magnificent artist, inspiration for several generations. We have brought together 41 artists wh...


This book is a tribute to David Bowie, and to all facets of this magnificent artist, inspiration for several generations. We have brought together 41 artists who have created one or more illustrations of David Bowie, they also express in a sentence what they think about this artist recognised throughout the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2017


$49.99
The Pencil Perfect

ISBN: 978389556759

Author: Caroline Weaver    Publisher: Gestalten

The Pencil Perfect takes its namesake’s four simple ingredients – wood, graphite, clay, and water – and narrates a tale of worldwide influence and innovat...


The Pencil Perfect takes its namesake’s four simple ingredients – wood, graphite, clay, and water – and narrates a tale of worldwide influence and innovation. Caroline Weaver, pencil connoisseur and CW Pencil Enterprise Shop owner, composes texts that extol the nuanced influence of her beloved and humble implement. Illustrations exclusively drawn for The Pencil Perfect by Oriana Fenwick, an artist from Zimbabwe who works with fine details and intense realism, pair with Weaver’s words to present a story that is both endearing and enlightening. Through profiles of pencil makers, anecdotes about famous writers’ favorite pencils, and essays about the surprising role of pencils in world history and culture, the chronicle of a modest but mighty tool unfolds. Follow the charming contrivance as it guides the course of early communication in the Scientific Revolution, the American Revolutionary War, the Anglo-French War, and the French Revolution: it is a historical journey and a captivating memoir.  See how its past contemporarily compares with its use and appearance today – from the Blackwing 602 to novelty ferrules. The development of cultures and communities is laid bare within the timeline of this slender entity. The Pencil Perfect immortalizes the biography of an inanimate object within its pages for a future cast of historians, writers, and curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$89.99
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