June 2021 (16)

Bill Hammond : After The Moon Falls

ISBN: 9781877375675

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes...


Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. This book shows the artist at his finest. Features: • An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour. • Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni. • Huge images and details of some of Hammond’s finest paintings. • Responses to Hammond’s practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others. Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 27-08-2021


$69.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
Kelcy Taratoa : Who Am I? Episode 001

ISBN: 9780995132924

Author: Warren Feeney    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Who Am I? is a question at the centre of what it is to be human and for artist Kelcy Taratoa (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Raukawa) it has formed th...


Who Am I? is a question at the centre of what it is to be human and for artist Kelcy Taratoa (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Raukawa) it has formed the sub-ject of his painting for two decades. Kelcy Taratoa: Who Am I ?... Episode 001 is a bilingual English and Te Reo publication written by Warren Feeney and translated by Hēni Jacob (Ngāti Raukawa). It  traverses the artist’s life from growing up in the suburbs of Levin to Te Haka a Te Tupere, the artist’s wharenui at Rangiwaea marae in Tauranga Harbour. Through his paintings he contends that contemporary technology’s virtual realities and appetite for destruction and distraction is undermining our humanity and experience of the world. Yet painting, that most ancient means of visual communication, is something that continues to remind us of our humanness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$60.00
DUE > 30th Jul 2021
Prague In My Bones

ISBN: 9780995143814

Author: Jindra Tichy    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Jindra Tichý has a fascinating story to tell – one of exile and survival, of distance and painful longing. Czech born and bred, she was a lecturer in philoso...


Jindra Tichý has a fascinating story to tell – one of exile and survival, of distance and painful longing. Czech born and bred, she was a lecturer in philosophy at Charles University in Prague when the country was invaded by Soviet troops in August 1968. In 1969 she was forced to flee her homeland with her young son Peter; they were on the last train to leave the country before the border was sealed. Joining her logician husband, Pavel, in England, she struggled to learn English, but slowly gained confidence and competence with the help of Jane Austin’s Emma. When Pavel was offered a job at Otago University in New Zealand, she found herself uprooted once again. After living in a communist society, Jindra found New Zealanders refreshingly honest, open and friendly, but she continued to grapple with the fact that in her homeland not only were all women expected to hold a full-time job – as well as take full responsibility for the household – here she was nothing but a full-time housewife. Determined to regain her professional status, she eventually became a lecturer at the university herself, and Dunedin has been her home ever since. After the Czech Velvet Revolution of 1989 Jindra was finally able to return to Prague, after twenty years in exile. Since then she has made annual trips to visit her beloved homeland and the remaining members of her family. In Prague in My Bones Jindra presents her great love – the beautiful city of Prague and its cultural legacy – to the reader. It not only gives a fascinating account of life from the inside under a repressive political regime, but depicts in a moving way the pain and confusion of banishment from home, family and friends into an exile removed from everything familiar. Jindra is the author of nineteen novels, including one in English and also published in NZ, and her short stories have been published in Czech literary journals. She is well known and loved in her home country: in 2012 she was voted number eleven on a list of the most influential personalities among the two million Czechs living abroad.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   June 2021   Biography
$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
Vienna : Behind The Facades

ISBN: 9780995143838

Author: Jennifer Haworth    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

If you think you know Vienna, think again. Vienna: Behind the façades – A personal journey is the story of Jenny Haworth’s life-long love affair with Vienn...


If you think you know Vienna, think again. Vienna: Behind the façades – A personal journey is the story of Jenny Haworth’s life-long love affair with Vienna, a personal memoir that pulls back the curtain and reveals the secrets of a city that once considered itself the centre of the world. The city is celebrated in all her beauty, her culture and her grandeur, but shameful aspects of her past and her influential role on the world stage are also explored, stories that even today can make you wonder how the city survived at all. It’s an absorbing read from a woman who has loved the city all her life but doesn’t flinch from going to the heart of Vienna and telling the truth about it. Much more than a travel guide or a history book, Vienna: Behind the façades – A personal journey shows how this city emerged over the centuries and became the seed bed for many of the best and the worst of the ideologies and freedoms of the 20th century. Vienna’s charm remains intact, but finally, also, its full story is on show too.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   June 2021   Biography   History   Travel
$45.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
The Pink Jumpsuit : Short Fictions, Tall Truths

ISBN: 9780995132993

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

In Emma Neale’s first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of h...


In Emma Neale’s first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of her internationally recognised flash fiction and more extended examinations of the eerie gaps and odd swerves in intimate relationships. There are confidence tricksters, compulsive liars, emotional turn-coats, the pulse of jumbled childhood memory still felt in adult life, the weird metamorphosis of fantasy hardening into reality. A woman meets up with an ex-lover after twenty years, to be told an outrageous secret; a mother takes her ailing son to a doctor for an undocumented condition; a bride is left at the altar; a brother and sister reel from a family tragedy decades after the event; a children’s birthday party turns all Queen of the Flies; a hidden family legacy appears in a grand-daughter’s strange affliction. From everyday realism to the speculative and imaginary, recurring motifs in these stories (the scientist father; the mystery of identity even within families; what we can’t know about even those closest to us) toy with the boundaries between memory and the unknown: the blending of the real and the invented.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2021


$35.00
DUE > 19th Jul 2021
This Dog : Ko Tenei Kuri

ISBN: 9780473574406

Authors: Ian Munro, Piripi Walker    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī” knows what it takes to be a best friend and he’s chosen, as his best friend, the clever and opportunistic blackbird that lives...


This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī” knows what it takes to be a best friend and he’s chosen, as his best friend, the clever and opportunistic blackbird that lives in his yard. This Dog (Ko Tēnei Kurī) is Blackbird’s (Manu Pango) unconditionally loving, genuine, accepting, trustworthy, dependable, faithful, and steadfast friend; his loyal protector from That Cat (Tērā Ngeru) and a one-dog audience patiently listening to endless performances of Blackbird's song. Rebecca Utting’s fun illustrations bring Ian Munro’s story to life in an authentic kiwi backyard, complete with resident kurī, ngeru, manu panga and pēpepe. Piripi Walker’s literal translation keeps the words simple and clear, so each sentence flows when delivered aloud. This Dog that is my dog digs up worms for me. Ko Tēnei Kurī, arā, taku kurī he kurī keri toke māku.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 210 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2021


$25.00
DUE > 31st May 2021
Bikepacking

ISBN: 9783967040135

Author: Stefan Amaro    Publisher: Gestalten

They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelle...


They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelled, exploring the surroundings at every pedal of the way, and embracing the freedom it offers: long-distance cycling is more than a method of transportation - it's a vibrant travelling philosophy. Bikepacking is the ultimate publication to discover the adventurous spirit of bikepacking. Exploring journeys in different regions around the world, introducing the people and culture around it, and giving you the lowdown of all the tips and tricks, this book presents the insights and inspiration to plan your own expeditions, no matter how experienced (or not) you are. Pack your bag and prep your bike, the journey awaits!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   June 2021   Travel
$120.00
DUE > 1st Oct 2021
Sun and Shiro and the Polka-Dot Snake

ISBN: 9783967047097

Author: Hiyoko Imai    Publisher: Gestalten

Sun and his dog, Shiro, love to explore together, spending their days savoring the beauty of the outdoors. This book follows them into the forest in search of d...


Sun and his dog, Shiro, love to explore together, spending their days savoring the beauty of the outdoors. This book follows them into the forest in search of delicious, shiny red apples that grow during the fall season. Along the way they meet a curious little creature called Polka-Dot Snake - a slithering friend who happens to love apples even more than them. The problem is, he's eating too many of them, and too fast. At its core, Sun and Shiro and the Polka-Dot Snake is about more than apples. It is a charming tale of friendship that consequently educates young readers about healthy eating without pointing a moral finger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2021


$34.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
The Animal Show

ISBN: 9783967047172

Author: Marcos Farina    Publisher: Gestalten

Little Gestalten's first book for readers aged 0-3 features a much-loved theme: animals! Showcasing animals big and small, from beloved pets to friendly beasts,...


Little Gestalten's first book for readers aged 0-3 features a much-loved theme: animals! Showcasing animals big and small, from beloved pets to friendly beasts, Animals helps develop an awareness of the animal kingdom for very young children. Graphic and bold, the illustrations depict various animals going about their daily activities. Intended to support early development, this visual board book introduces monkeys, bears, owls, sloths, and many other creatures, exercising children's comprehension in a way that is simple, fun, and effective. The second collaboration with illustrator Marcos Farina, Animals directs the Little Gestalten product range towards minds that are very new to the world.


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 15 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$26.99
DUE > 30th Sep 2021
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

ISBN: 9783836575720

Author: Andreas Marks    Publisher: Taschen

Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series...


Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The renowned printmaker documents 19th-century Japan with exceptional artistry and adoration, celebrating its countryside, cities, people, and serene natural beauty. Produced at the peak of Hokusai's artistic ambition, the series is a quintessential work of ukiyo-e that earned the artist world-wide recognition as a leading master of his craft. The prints illustrate Hokusai's own obsession with Mount Fuji as well as the flourishing domestic tourism of the late Edo period. Just as the mountain was a cherished view for travelers heading to the capital Edo (now Tokyo) along the Tokaido road, Mount Fuji is the infallible backdrop to each of the series' unique scenes. Hokusai captures the distinctive landscape and provincial charm of each setting with a vivid palette and exquisite detail. Including the iconic Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa (also The Great Wave), this widely celebrated series is a treasure of international art history. Among only a few complete reprints of the series, this XXL edition pays homage to Hokusai's striking colors and compositions with unprecedented care and magnitude. Bound in the Japanese tradition with uncut paper, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji presents the original 36 plates plus the additional 10 later added by the artist. The perfect companion piece to TASCHEN's One Hundred Views of Edo and The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido, this publication paints an enchanting picture of pre-industrial Japan and is itself a stunning monument to the art of woodblock printing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 17-06-2021


$375.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
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