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​From architecture to artists, from photography and painting to performing arts - discover the latest arts books. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Tintin  by Michel Daubert

Tintin

Michel Daubert

Book

Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintin’s journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow, and New York. Published in 2013, Tintin: The Art of Her...

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Paris  by Willy Ronis

Paris

Willy Ronis

Book

Unparalleled in his ability to portray the Parisian joie de vivre, Willy Ronis captured sheer delight on the faces he photographed, from the Parisian gamin running with an oversized baguette to the cheerful Parisiennes behind the bakery counter, and ...

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All about Saul Leiter  by Saul Leiter

All about Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter

Book

Photography lovers the world over are now embracing Saul Leiter, who has enjoyed a remarkable revival since fading into relative obscurity in the 1980s. This collection reveals the secrets of his appeal, from his life philosophy and lyricism to maste...

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Frensham  by Margaret Long

Frensham

Margaret Long

Book

In this lavishly illustrated book, Canterbury gardener, Margaret Long, tells the fascinating story of Frensham, considered one of New Zealand's finest gardens. As though we are right there with her, the reader is taken on a tour through the seasons, ...

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Architects at home

Architects at home

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This stunning book takes you on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Not only do these pages offer a rare glimpse into each architect's personal, private environment, but ...

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Wood architecture today

Wood architecture today

Book

Wood is one of the best materials for construction on account of its versatility. Among its other outstanding features are its great capacity as a thermal and acoustic insulator, its remarkable ecological character, warm appearance, luminosity and comfort,...

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The art of feminism

The art of feminism

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Since its inception, the women's movement has harnessed the power of the image to transmit its message. From the posters of the Suffrage Atelier, to the photographs of Carrie Mae Weems, this comprehensive survey traces the ways in which feminists have...

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Horses & ponies

Horses & ponies

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Art Studio: Horses & Ponies makes the art of drawing and painting this evergreen art subject accessible and easy for everyone. Including more than 50 step-by-step projects of a wide range of horses and ponies, beginning artists will learn the basics of...

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The world exists to be put on a postcard  by Jeremy Cooper

The world exists to be put on a postcard

Jeremy Cooper

Book

Postcards are often bought quickly and disposed of without much thought. Artists' postcards, however, from the 1960s onwards, are a significant part of the history of contemporary art. The ready familiarity of a tourist postcard means it has rich potential...

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Chicago architecture and design  by Jay Pridmore

Chicago architecture and design

Jay Pridmore

Book

Chronicles Chicago's architectural tradition for the nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries of the finest buildings from the viewpoint of interior architecture, including Tribune Tower, Harold Washington Library, and State of Illinois bu...

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Beaumaris modern  by Fiona Austin

Beaumaris modern

Fiona Austin

Book

Beaumaris Modern - Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of mid-century modern Beaumaris houses, beautifully documented by Jack Shelton, a bayside local now living and working as a professional photographer in LA. Some are original in their design...

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Before projection  by Henriette Huldisch

Before projection

Henriette Huldisch

Book

This book shines a spotlight on a body of work in the history of video art that has been largely overlooked since its inception. The exhibition explores connections between our current moment and the point at which video art was transformed dramatically...

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Small garden design  by Paul Bangay

Small garden design

Paul Bangay

Book

Paul Bangay is renowned for the expansive and elegant gardens with classical lines and symmetrical plantings that he has created in Australia and all over the world. Yet gardens on this grand scale are not accessible to everyone. With more of us living...

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Australian homes

Australian homes

Book

Launched in 1948, Australian House & Garden magazine has been a trusted source of inspiration for homemakers across seven decades. This book charts architecture, interior and gardening passions and the path of domestic life in Australia, from the joy...

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Seven keys to modern art  by Simon Morley

Seven keys to modern art

Simon Morley

Book

As artists push further and further beyond their, and our, comfort zones, this book aims to help decipher the bizarre and often intimidating aspects of modern and contemporary art by exploring twenty works of art in terms of seven "keys". History, bi...

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Tauhou. Vol. 1  by Erin Forsyth

Tauhou. Vol. 1

Erin Forsyth

Book

"He kaupapa whakataki tēnei puapuka mō tētahi kaupapa haere tonu e whakahiato ana i ngā pikitia o ngā kararehe me ngā tipu, tae atu ki ngā mōhiohio hira ki te āhuatanga māmā. Ko te koronga o te tohunga toi ehara ko ngā āhuatanga hira anake o ngā momo...

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Horizons, zones and outer spaces  by John Loker

Horizons, zones and outer spaces

John Loker

Book

For the past six decades, John Loker has produced rigorously conceived, meticulously produced and visually mesmerising works of art across many different media. Known as a photographer, sculptor, assemblage-collagist and above all painter, he is one of...

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Cottonwoods  by Robert Adams

Cottonwoods

Robert Adams

Book

Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood. Revered by the Plains Indians, native cottonwoods animate the landscape unforgettably but their thirst for water and lack o...

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Landscape painting now

Landscape painting now

Book

Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or urgent. Some of the most ambitious, crucial and...

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How art made pop and pop became art  by Mike Roberts

How art made pop and pop became art

Mike Roberts

Book

From dada to Gaga and beyond, How Art Made Pop examines the intertwined histories of pop music and the visual arts from the late 1950s to the present day. In particular, this remarkable and definitive study explores in exhaustive detail the exhilarat...

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My art teacher, Mr Matisse  by Liana Jegers

My art teacher, Mr Matisse

Liana Jegers

Book

"Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Using prompts, quotes, techniques and inspiration from the artist's incredible works, this colourful...

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I object  by Ian Hislop

I object

Ian Hislop

Book

Across millennia, dissent has been an essential ingredient in the development of human civilization, acting as a driving force behind social and political change. In 'I object', satirist Ian Hislop, along with co-writer Tom Hockenhull, gathers together...

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Selling the movie  by Ian Haydn Smith

Selling the movie

Ian Haydn Smith

Book

As long as there have been movies, there have been posters selling films to audiences. Posters came into existence just decades before the inception of film, and as movies became a universal medium of entertainment, posters likewise became a ubiquitous...

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Hashtag authentic  by Sara Tasker

Hashtag authentic

Sara Tasker

Book

Instagram is the fastest growing of all social media platforms, with 400 million monthly active users worldwide half of whom areunder the age of twenty-five. While some use the app as a personal networking tool, many also use it to build their creati...

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Watercolour mountains  by Matthew (Artist) Palmer

Watercolour mountains

Matthew (Artist) Palmer

Book

Paint convincing watercolour mountain scenes using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a palette and a pad of paper. From only 3 affordable watercolour paints in red, blue and yellow you can mix a huge range of colours and paint beautiful landscapes you'll be...

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The Renaissance nude

The Renaissance nude

Book

An examination of the development of the nude as an artistic motif in the visual culture of Renaissance Europe, 1400-1530.

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Mr Guilfoyle's honeymoon  by W. R. (William Robert) Guilfoyle

Mr Guilfoyle's honeymoon

W. R. (William Robert) Guilfoyle

Book

Explore the grand gardens & forests of Europe & Britain with esteemed landscape designer William Guilfoyle, as he did with his wife on their honeymoon. The Guilfoyles took their Grand Tour honeymoon in 1890, at the height of William's reputation as t...

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Daily rituals  by Mason Currey

Daily rituals

Mason Currey

Book

The much-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed and resoundingly fascinating Daily Rituals. Filled with the innovative, inspiring and wonderfully prolific accounts of some of the world's best female creators, Daily Rituals: Women at Work is the powerful...

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Colour  by Alexandra Loske

Colour

Alexandra Loske

Book

From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' p...

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Project: collage  by Bev Speight

Project: collage

Bev Speight

Book

Packed with great ideas for creating eye-catching collages, with 50 step-by-step projects to inspire you.

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The life and art of  Clifford Webb  by Simon Brett

The life and art of Clifford Webb

Simon Brett

Book

"Clifford Webb (1894-1972) was one of Britain's foremost wood engravers and a successful illustrator of children's books, but today his work is often overlooked. Held in high esteem by his peers, he studied under Eric Gill and Walter Sickert, and later...

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Wabi-sabi painting with cold wax  by Serena Barton

Wabi-sabi painting with cold wax

Serena Barton

Book

"The ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi honors the imperfect, the transitory and the humble. Cold wax is a perfect vehicle for artists wishing to explore this aesthetic. In this guide, you'll learn how to use this incredibly malleable medium - in combination...

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Garfield  by Jim Davis

Garfield

Jim Davis

Book

When the world's most famous feline hits the three-decade milestone it's time to celebrate! 30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna is a tribute to this tremendous achievement. Organized by decade, each with an introduction by Jim Davis, this lavishly illustrated...

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Off the grid  by Dominic Bradbury

Off the grid

Dominic Bradbury

Book

Recent advances in technologies and home-generated renewable energy have made building away from urban and rural infrastructures more practical and affordable than ever. This survey of the world's most innovative off-grid homes reveals the cuttingedg...

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Jack Sommers  by Raymond Van Sommers

Jack Sommers

Raymond Van Sommers

Book

"Jack Sommers (1877-1934) artist, poet and Anzac, came from a long line of painters reaching down through the generations to his father, a member of Australia's famous Heidelberg School. Behind this absorbiang story of a Bohemian painter and writer, and...

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The comics journal. No. 303

The comics journal. No. 303

Book

"The Comics Journal, which is renowned for its in-depth interviews, comics criticism, and thought-provoking editorials, features Gary Groth in frank and often hilarious discussion with the satirist and children’s book author Tomi Ungerer. Ungerer talks...

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Parallel universe  by Edward Hanfling

Parallel universe

Edward Hanfling

Book

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Slow art  by Arden Reed

Slow art

Arden Reed

Book

"Americans, on average, spend between six and ten seconds with individual artworks in museums or galleries-hardly time enough. But how, in our culture of distraction, might we extend attention? Slow Art models sustained ways of looking, through encounters...

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The company of potters

The company of potters

Book

At a North Shore property in the 1970s and 80s, some of this country's top potters honed their skills using home made kilns powered by a wing, a prayer - and occasionally a vacuum cleaner. Ian and Sheryl Smail's Nodsdale property was home to three kilns...

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The existential Englishman  by Michael Peppiatt

The existential Englishman

Michael Peppiatt

Book

"A love letter to Paris and a memoir of a life spent at its bohemian heart, rich with adventures, misadventures and the beauty of one of the most enduringly romantic cities in the world. The Existential Englishman is both a memoir and an intimate portrait...

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Eileen Mayo  by Eileen Mayo

Eileen Mayo

Eileen Mayo

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Historic sheep stations of New Zealand  by Colin Wheeler

Historic sheep stations of New Zealand

Colin Wheeler

Book

Between 1967 and 1972, Colin Wheeler visited 60 of New Zealand's historic sheep stations across the North and South Islands. Travelling thousands of kilometres with his wife, Phyllis, the pair went to places rarely seen by the outside world. It was a...

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The short story of modern art  by Susie Hodge

The short story of modern art

Susie Hodge

Book

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works - from the realist painting...

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John Scott works. by David Straight

John Scott works.

David Straight

Book

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Vases  by Agata Toromanoff

Vases

Agata Toromanoff

Book

In the hands of experienced art and design historian Agata Toromanoff, Vases showcases the unprecedented scope and quality of today's state-of-the-art vases. From Ted Muehling's sleek, gilded "Goose Egg" to Glithero's botanical cyanotypes on ceramic ...

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New York, new wave  by Kathy Battista

New York, new wave

Kathy Battista

Book

New York is a centre of creative production for an exciting, emerging generation of artists whose work investigates themes typically associated with feminist art including the body as medium and subject matter; the appropriation of earlier art histor...

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Bauhaus goes west  by Alan Powers

Bauhaus goes west

Alan Powers

Book

Bauhaus Goes West' is a story of cultural exchange - between the Bauhaus emigres in the years following the school's closure in 1933 and the countries to which they moved, focusing in particular on Britain. Taking as its starting point the cultural c...

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Pacific presences. Volume 2, Oceanic art and European museums

Pacific presences. Volume 2, Oceanic art and European museums

Book

Hundreds of thousands of works of art and artefacts from many parts of the Pacific are dispersed across European museums. They range from seemingly quotidian things such as fish-hooks and baskets to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms...

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Pacific presences. Volume 1, Oceanic art and European museums

Pacific presences. Volume 1, Oceanic art and European museums

Book

Hundreds of thousands of works of art and artefacts from many parts of the Pacific are dispersed across European museums. They range from seemingly quotidian things such as fish-hooks and baskets to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms...

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Where's my room  by Ian Jorgensen

Where's my room

Ian Jorgensen

Book

"In the summer of 2018 Neil & Liam Finn teamed up with A Low Hum for a tour that took them to spots even the most ardent of Kiwi nomads would be hard-placed to point out on a map - communities such as Purekireki, Tauhei, Tirohanga, Himatangi Beach an...

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The ceramics studio guide  by Jeff Zamek

The ceramics studio guide

Jeff Zamek

Book

"Learning from others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly than committing them yourself. This book is packed with practical information that will enable potters to successfully complete the many steps in pottery production. Making func...

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Lost anatomies  by John Gurche

Lost anatomies

John Gurche

Book

Renowned paleoartist John Gurche brings the traditional techniques of figure drawing and anatomical art to the portrayal of our hominin ancestors. The result is a visual record of the evolving human form that feels alive in a way no scientific illust...

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Elizabethan treasures  by Catharine MacLeod

Elizabethan treasures

Catharine MacLeod

Book

Four centuries ago, England was famous primarily for its literary culture - the drama of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson and the works of the great lyrical and metaphysical poets. When it came to the production of visual art, the country was seen as something...

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Look closer, draw better  by Kateri Ewing

Look closer, draw better

Kateri Ewing

Book

Look Closer, Draw Better is a step-by-step technique book based on observational drawing by a noted American artist and author-written for advanced beginners and up, offering techniques in graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolour wash. Are you looking...

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Block print magic  by Emily Louise Howard

Block print magic

Emily Louise Howard

Book

How to techniques from intermediate to advanced for lino-block printers, with a gallery of work and profiles of many contemporary printers.

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Graphic design  by Stephen Eskilson

Graphic design

Stephen Eskilson

Book

For the third edition of Graphic Design Stephen Eskilson has, with the aid of 540 new and existing images, updated key parts of the book. Most notably he has expanded the introduction to begin with the origins of writing and added a new chapter 11 th...

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Heaven & Earth in Chinese art

Heaven & Earth in Chinese art

Book

This publication presents some of the highest artistic achievements in Chinese history. Drawing on the exceptional collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei ...

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Australian dreamscapes  by Claire Takacs

Australian dreamscapes

Claire Takacs

Book

Naturalistic styles of planting - wilder and closer to nature - and working in harmony with the environment and the surrounding landscape are recurring themes in the extraordinary gardens featured in Australian Dreamscapes. Photographed by Claire Takacs,...

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Oliver Jeffers  by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Book

"Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and hi...

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Exotic  by Judy Sund

Exotic

Judy Sund

Book

Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this book shows how the absorption of 'the foreign,' through arts, design, arc...

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Leonardo da Vinci  by Alan Donnithorne

Leonardo da Vinci

Alan Donnithorne

Book

Leonardo da Vinci's drawings are among the most accomplished and technically varied ever made. Detailed study of those in the Royal Collection - the finest group in existence - reveals much about his materials and techniques and his innovative approach...

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Australian landscape designers

Australian landscape designers

Book

Australian landscape designers are creating some of the most innovative, beautiful and sustainable gardens in the world. To celebrate this incredible Australian talent Belle has teamed up with acclaimed garden and interiors photographer, Nicholas Watt,...

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Invisible colors  by Gabrielle Decamous

Invisible colors

Gabrielle Decamous

Book

The effects of radiation are invisible, but art can make it and its effects visible. Artwork created in response to the events of the nuclear era allow us to see them in a different way. In this book, the author explores the atomic age from the perspective...

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Ben Quilty  by Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty

Book

Ben Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and film. His works often respond to social and political events, from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of Australia;...

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The organic painter  by Carne Griffiths

The organic painter

Carne Griffiths

Book

The Organic Painter introduces innovative techniques for using non-traditional 'paint' derived from materials like coffee, tea, and alcohol, to encourage freedom and expression! Traditional art supplies will only take you so far! Sometimes you need to...

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Auckland architecture  by John Walsh

Auckland architecture

John Walsh

Book

"In this pocket guide, well-known architecture writer John Walsh teams up with architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to offer a self-guided walking tour of 50 significant Auckland buildings, from the Victorian era to the brand new. The informative...

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Paint pouring  by Rick Cheadle

Paint pouring

Rick Cheadle

Book

"Paint Pouring is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of su...

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Drawing  by Stephen C. P. Gardner

Drawing

Stephen C. P. Gardner

Book

A comprehensive practice-based guide to the art of drawing, Drawing: A Complete Guide provides a chapter-by-chapter overview of key elements of drawing (such as line, shape, tone and value) before addressing the different genres (such as still life a...

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Japanese paper flowers  by Hiromi Yamazaki

Japanese paper flowers

Hiromi Yamazaki

Book

This book shows you how to create decorative works of floral art from the least expensive and most versatile craft material available colored paper! Japanese kirigami (cut paper) flowers are among the most delicate and beautiful examples of paper art...

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New Zealand  by Graham Young

New Zealand

Graham Young

Book

"Journey through the painted landscape of New Zealand seen through the eyes of artist Graham Young as he endeavors to capture the character and motifs of the various regions with his colourful paintings coupled with his own thoughts of his travels. T...

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Nothing is lost  by Ingrid Sischy

Nothing is lost

Ingrid Sischy

Book

"For more than three decades, Ingrid Sischy's profiles and critical essays have been admired for their keen observation and playful style. Many of the pieces that appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair from the 1980s...

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Congo masks

Congo masks

Book

"This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these...

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Presto sketching  by Ben Crothers

Presto sketching

Ben Crothers

Book

"Do you feel like your thoughts, ideas, and plans are being suffocated by a constant onslaught of information? Do you want to get those great ideas out of your head, onto the whiteboard and into everyone else's heads, but find it hard to start? No matter...

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Akriti to sanskriti  by Harsha V. Dehejia

Akriti to sanskriti

Harsha V. Dehejia

Book

"India is a civilization of many images, a culture of many visual feasts, a tradition where the visible and the palpable are as important as the oral and the occurent, where our highest truths are embodied not only in our erudite texts but in our kat...

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The authorship, authentication and falsification of artworks  by Lluís Peñuelas i Reixach

The authorship, authentication and falsification of artworks

Lluís Peñuelas i Reixach

Book

"Accurately determining the authorship and originality of artistic works is critical to the functioning of the art market, and is an important element for viewers trying to enjoy and understand a work of art. Authentication is one of the most important...

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Nature of New Zealand  by Jane Dove Juneau

Nature of New Zealand

Jane Dove Juneau

Book

"A contributing photographer to house and garden, lifestyle and travel magazines--Jane has travelled New Zealand capturing stunning images of wild coastline, ancient forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and wildlife. After 40 years working as a photogra...

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Assembly of the exalted  by Donald S. Lopez

Assembly of the exalted

Donald S. Lopez

Book

"Assembly of the Exalted presents some 50 pieces from the remarkable collection of Alice S. Kandell. The works, dating from the late 13th century to the early 20th, include great masterpieces and emblematic examples of Tibetan Buddhist art. They are ...

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Romantic escape

Romantic escape

Book

"In recent years, guest houses have developed rapidly, bringing in many exciting and innovative designs. The gorgeous and innovative projects in this book have been carefully selected to showcase unique guest houses that offer new approaches for visu...

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Terracotta warriors

Terracotta warriors

Book

This book is published to mark the exhibition at Te Papa of the remarkable third century BC funerary statues excavated from the astounding archaeological site at X'ian, China. The sculptures depicted the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China,...

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Backstage passes  by Joanna Mathers

Backstage passes

Joanna Mathers

Book

"New Zealand music was made on beer-stained stages, in grimy toilets and smoky back rooms. Venues like Dunedin's Empire Tavern and the Gladstone Hotel in Christchuch were the cradle for scenes that won worldwide acclaim, where idiosyncratic styles were...

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Sketchbook explorations  by Shelley Rhodes

Sketchbook explorations

Shelley Rhodes

Book

"Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work."--Provided...

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How to render eye-catching textures with COPIC markers  by Midorihana Yasaiko

How to render eye-catching textures with COPIC markers

Midorihana Yasaiko

Book

"Provides techniques for rendering textures using popular COPIC markers. From basic techniques to color sample sheets, this book provides step-by-step visual instructions for realistic and fantastic renderings."--Provided by publisher.

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Abandoned Nebraska  by Trish Eklund

Abandoned Nebraska

Trish Eklund

Book

"The Nebraska countryside is rich with history, from the dilapidated houses near the Fort Robinson area where Crazy Horse was killed, to the near deserted village, Monowi--population of one. Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past is a photographic ad...

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The enthusiast's guide to iphone photography  by Seán Duggan

The enthusiast's guide to iphone photography

Seán Duggan

Book

"Whether you're diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast's Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography. The Enthusiast's Guide to iPhone Photo...

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Building information modeling for dummies  by Stefan Mordue

Building information modeling for dummies

Stefan Mordue

Book

Everything you need to make the most of building information modeling If you're looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don't quite know where to start, Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to collaborative building...

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Born to dance  by Jordan Matter

Born to dance

Jordan Matter

Book

"A book bursting with passion, hope, and gravity-defying energy. A book to make you dream. A book about youth in all its glory, captured through the lens of dance. Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now,...

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A bronze affair  by Ken (Artist) Kendall

A bronze affair

Ken (Artist) Kendall

Book

"Ken Kendalls deep desire to live by his art took him around the world through thick and very often thin. For forty years his response to what he saw took form, initially in ceramic and terracotta, then flourishing in bronze, with many sculptures cast...

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Architecture, festival and the city

Architecture, festival and the city

Book

"Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political and religi...

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Art of China

Art of China

Book

"This sumptuous presentation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's wide-ranging collection of Chinese art features one hundred works in various media spanning antiquity to the present day, including Ming gold vessels, a 15th-century Buddhist temple cei...

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Data cities  by Davina Jackson

Data cities

Davina Jackson

Book

"This book explains how rocket science and electronic technologies are transforming how we live and understand architecture, as networks of semiconductors, satellites, scanners and sensors convert light into unprecedented formats and contents of info...

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John Blockley  by John Blockley

John Blockley

John Blockley

Book

"John Blockley was one of Britain's most outstanding watercolour and pastel painters of the late 20th century, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. Self-taught, he produced work that has always been experimental and progressive. His highly textured...

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The statues of Central Park  by June Eding

The statues of Central Park

June Eding

Book

"The Statues of Central Park is the extraordinary photographic tribute to one of the world's most popular recreational destinations and public spaces: New York City's Central Park. The most visited urban park in the United States, with 42 million vis...

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St Ives  by Chris (Art museum curator) Stephens

St Ives

Chris (Art museum curator) Stephens

Book

"The definitive account of the modern art made in St Ives between the 1930s and the 1960s, telling the story of this extraordinary artistic community and its legacy. For 25 years the small town of St Ives was one of the leading places in the world for...

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Eternal light  by Kenro Izu

Eternal light

Kenro Izu

Book

"Kenro Izu's (born 1949) Eternal Light is a record of Indian spirituality. In Varanasi, known as the Indian City of Light, Izu photographed festivals, rituals and cremations as well as portraying individual experiences of joy and suffering related to...

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Whites  by Peter Alsop

Whites

Peter Alsop

Book

Every single photo coloured by hand? Using cotton wool? Yes, such was the era of hand-coloured photography - a painting and photograph in one - the way you got a high-quality colour photo before colour photography became mainstream. Some of New Zealand's...

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Vintage paua shell jewellery  by Elly van de Wijdeven

Vintage paua shell jewellery

Elly van de Wijdeven

Book

"All vintage jewellery is collectible and none more so than that made from paua shell. No longer regarded as the tourist kitsch of yesteryear, the book explores this fascinating history and shares the many stories of how and why it came to be produced...

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Te Atatu me  by John B. Turner

Te Atatu me

John B. Turner

Book

"A personal portrait of West Auckland's Te Atatu Peninsula ... Recorded over a seven year period [2005-2012], Turner's photographs celebrate the character and pulse of life of the unique yet typical multicultural New Zealand urban community where he...

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Kura koiwi = Bone treasures  by Brian Flintoff

Kura koiwi = Bone treasures

Brian Flintoff

Book

"[This] is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff's career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to bone carving. Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people's work, this book explains...

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Little house in the city  by Marc Vassallo

Little house in the city

Marc Vassallo

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"A change is taking place all across the country and especially on the West Coast, a shift led by the younger generations. People who in years past might have headed for the suburbs are instead moving to the city or choosing not to leave. Many will live...

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