April 2020 (119)

Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania

ISBN: 9781877375637

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polyne...


Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Britain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$39.00
Shape of the Heart

ISBN: 9780995132962

Author: Kevin Ireland    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — m...


One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — making sourdough bread — grinning at the weather gods — wondering why he slept in — marvelling at the miracle of a shower — giving advice to writers — analysing chance remarks and philosophical paradoxes — celebrating the benefits of a failing memory — circumnavigating childhood, ageing and death … or just having fun, which he does refreshingly often. Shape of the Heart sparkles with poems that take us from brain to heart, sometimes detouring to unexpected places (such as the belly button), but most often in a direct and delightful line.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 12-05-2020


Tags: April 2020   Poetry
$24.99
Losing The Silver Spoon

ISBN: 9780473504397

Author: James Wilson    Publisher: Henry Elworthy Publishers

This us a rollicking tale of the highs and lows of a life well lived. Born into a life of privilege, James Wilson was always too free-thinking to be kept down o...


This us a rollicking tale of the highs and lows of a life well lived. Born into a life of privilege, James Wilson was always too free-thinking to be kept down on the farm, content to follow in his ancestors' footsteps. Slowly but determinedly he pulled away from tradition and set off on his own sometimes rocky and precarious path. Ten years at elite boarding schools didn't snuff out his dreams of adventure, which subsequently found him travelling across the Sahara desert and down the length of Africa in a little Mini, and later upifting his wife and four children to work as a farm advisor on a cattle farm in Malaysia. Back home again, he turned the farming over to his long-suffering wife Barbie and embarked on a career as an inventor and entrepreneur, with some successful - and occasionally disastrous - results. Eventually the family farm was sold and Barbie and James have carved out a new active life in the Marlborough Sounds. James's ride through life has been a rollercoaster, but he has few regrets and the proverbial silver spoon is now but a faint memory.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 152 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2020


Tags: April 2020   Biography   New Zealand
$35.00
Ten Little Kisses For You

ISBN: 9780473488116

Author: Ami Muir    Publisher: The Kiss Co.

Follow the Ten Little Kisses as they make their way from the clouds, to the hills, to the seas - to you! Captivate your littlest loved one with the soothing rhy...


Follow the Ten Little Kisses as they make their way from the clouds, to the hills, to the seas - to you! Captivate your littlest loved one with the soothing rhythm and joyful images of this melodic first picture book. The book follows the familiar 'One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians' song, but with Kisses! Black and white shapes are proven to capture a young baby’s attention, allowing developing eyes to focus and concentrate, and giving the mind a rest from the overwhelming stimulation of the world. As baby’s attention span grows, the playful illustrations offer plenty for her to discover and explore. With a cuddle and smooch on every page, Ten Little Kisses is sure to become baby’s favourite time of the day. A treasured family keepsake, from baby to beyond. 100% New Zealand written and illustrated.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$17.90
I Got You Some Kisses

ISBN: 9780473525170

Author: Ami Muir    Publisher: The Kiss Co.

You would go to the end of the earth for your loved one and this book does just that. This beautifully illustrated children's book is about gathering kisses eve...


You would go to the end of the earth for your loved one and this book does just that. This beautifully illustrated children's book is about gathering kisses everywhere you go, so you can bring them back to give to your little one. This story lets kids know that kisses never run out and provides pages of opportunities to snuggle and smooch your little one. This book is bound to become a family classic and one you'll read over and over. Beautiful to hold, designed to treasure. 100% NZ written & illustrated. Printed on high-quality stock with a non-scuff matt finish. I got you some kisses to hold onto tight, I got you some kisses, to kiss you goodnight. I got you some kisses to seek when you hide, I got you some kisses to be by your side.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 30


Dimensions: 210 x 200 mm


$19.90
I Made You A Cuddle

ISBN: 9780473371739

Author: Ami Muir    Publisher: The Kiss Co.

When your little one hears the words in this story they will feel your love and affection, no matter how far apart you may be. Told by a grown-up trying to mak...


When your little one hears the words in this story they will feel your love and affection, no matter how far apart you may be. Told by a grown-up trying to make the perfect cuddle for their little one, this book is about all of the wonderful things cuddles can do. It builds the idea that a cuddle is something you 'make', not just 'give'. This book is bound to become a family favourite and a treasured bedtime ritual. Beautiful to hold, designed to treasure. 100% NZ written & illustrated. Printed on high quality stock with a non-scuff matt finish. My cuddle will feel like the roar of the ocean, and take hold like a spell from a magical potion. My cuddle will help us lose track of the time, with my arms outside yours, and yours inside mine.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 30


Dimensions: 210 x 200 mm


$19.90
The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book NZ Nature Edition

ISBN: 0706502728977

Publisher: The Kiss Co.

The NZ Nature edition is an ode to the country we are all proud to call home. Inside this edition you'll find 10 large sheets of wrapping paper by 10 NZ Artists...


The NZ Nature edition is an ode to the country we are all proud to call home. Inside this edition you'll find 10 large sheets of wrapping paper by 10 NZ Artists, each very different in their execution, but all very Kiwi in their own way. The book is A4 size and each large 820mm x 545mm sheet is folded and perforated inside. We produced the book to make beautiful gift wrapping as convenient as possible.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 275 x 206 mm


$32.00
The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book New Zealand In Bloom

ISBN: 0728238633226

Publisher: The Kiss Co.

'New Zealand In Bloom' showcases the breathtaking work of New Zealand artist Stacey Weaver. Her dreamy, romantic style adapts perfectly to gift wrap. This book...


'New Zealand In Bloom' showcases the breathtaking work of New Zealand artist Stacey Weaver. Her dreamy, romantic style adapts perfectly to gift wrap. This book was put together with both new and existing photographic works. Each Artwork is folded down to A4 size to fit in the book, each sheet folds out to 820 x 545mm. There are 10 sheets inside the book.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 275 x 210 mm


$32.00
Do You Read Me?

ISBN: 9783899559941

Author: Marianne Julia Strauss    Publisher: Gestalten

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world. Bookshops are powerful places ...


Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world. Bookshops are powerful places with the -freedom to deep-dive into their niche, from -cooking to cartoons, architecture to anarchy. - Do you read me? reconsiders the bookshop as a cornerstone of the community, where subcultures have the physical space to thrive. Bookshops are universally recognized as marketplaces of knowledge, curiosity, inspiration, and entertainment. They also promote communication and tolerance across cultures and have become destinations for both local communities and travelers. Within a changing media environment their role has been shifting, leading their overseers to pursue different ways to engage with their customers and build local--and sometimes even regional--support for their businesses. Do you read me? seeks out the most innovative and beautiful bookshops achieving this, sharing their concepts and celebrating book culture in all its glorious forms.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Beyond The West

ISBN: 9783899558791

Publisher: Gestalten

Beyond The West inspires a fresh understanding of global contemporary architecture beyond the Western Countries. Architects throughout the world work against a ...


Beyond The West inspires a fresh understanding of global contemporary architecture beyond the Western Countries. Architects throughout the world work against a backdrop of rapidly growing cities, changing societies and climate, and emerging economies. But while Western architecture has largely dominated the discourse, architecture firms from non-Western countries have been establishing local and global -recognition for themselves, often finding strikingly different solutions to local requirements, including sustainability, transportation and migration, construction materials, and traditions. Beyond The West journeys across Asia, Africa, and the Americas to under-stand how local architects respond to a changing world, and focuses its wide lens on inspiring and truly global architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$150.00
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