Auckland Libraries: Top 10 illustrated nonfiction

Top 10 illustrated nonfiction

The top 10 illustrated nonfiction titles, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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War in the South Pacific

Jon Diamond

Book

The campaign to neutralize the Japanese during World War II is depicted in this fascinating book. With detailed narrative and captions, the many archival photographs in The War in the South Pacific make for a superb record of this legendary conflict.

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Dronescapes

Book

See the planet from entirely new vantage points. Created in collaboration with Dronestagram and Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, a highly renowned photography editor, this book features 250 of the best photos taken by quadcopters around the globe.

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Matariki

Rangi Matamua

Book

Matariki is celebrated through a vast number of events. The tradition has been re-established but there remain some questions about how it was traditionally observed. Find the answers in this book and see how it can be understood today.

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Matariki

Rangi Matamua

Book

Matariki is celebrated through a vast number of events. The tradition has been re-established but there remain some questions about how it was traditionally observed. Find the answers in this book and see how it can be understood today.

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Good-bye Maoriland

Chris Bourke

Book

Music was central to New Zealand's experience of the First World War. In Good-Bye Maoriland, the author introduces the songs and sounds of World War I to take us deep inside the human experience of war.

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Blind spot

Teju Cole

Book

Through more than 150 photographs taken in different destinations accompanied by surprising, lyrical text, Cole explores how we see the world and demonstrates why he's considered one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature...

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Manifesto Aotearoa

Book

New Zealand poets from diverse cultures rally for justice on everything from a degraded environment to poverty; from the long, painful legacy of colonialism to explosive issues of sexual consent. Read these poetic cries for equality and justice.

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Girl on girl

Charlotte Jansen

Book

This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. It features artist profiles based on interviews with the author.

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Cats in art

Desmond Morris

Book

Feline art is a hugely popular theme across the world. It comes in many forms, from ancient rock paintings and spectacular Egyptian art to avant-garde representations, and cats in cartoons. This beautifully illustrated book is sure to delight.

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Apartment living New Zealand

Cate Foster

Book

As housing pressures continue, singles, couples and families are finding innovative solutions in heritage buildings, purpose-built developments and spaces fashioned out of disused commercial interiors. Find some great inspiration in this gem.

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Big Pacific

Rebecca Tansley

Book

Enjoy these images and stories that will take you into a realm teeming with exotic life. From mating behaviours to hunting habits, from extraordinary creatures to eerier locales, this book will take you to the lives rarely witnessed up close.

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