Ceramic artist Vonney Ball's elegant output reflects a sound education in English ceramics design, a singularity of purpose and a drive to keep making work. Twenty years on from her arrival in New Zealand, her work connects cultural experiences from opposite ends of the earth. Vonn... read more
Mervyn Taylor - wood engraver, painter, illustrator, sculptor and designer - was one of the most celebrated New Zealand artists of the 1930s to 1960s. He was highly connected to modernism and nationalism as it was expressed in New Zealand ar... read more
From works by Botticelli and Raphael to Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, discover the paintings that have shaken the art world through the centuries and across continents. Great Paintings takes you on your own personal gallery tour of over 60 of the world's best-loved paintings. Unlock t... read more
This lavish collection showcases Blitt's most iconic New Yorker covers, from the infamous Obama fist bump and George W. Bush's drowning cabinet to the many misadventures of Donald Trump. Blitt also shares his sketchbooks, drafts, and hilarious rejected illustrations, off... read more
Da Vinci in detail The paintings of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452'1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. He was painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius... read more
|Awards:||Longlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018|
Published to coincide with the imminent opening of the beautiful new art galleries at Te Papa, this book takes an intimate yet expert look at the national art collection.
Ten art curators each pick ten art works and tell us why they love/admire/revere/a... read more
This book provides all the paper, templates and instructions you need to start making your own beautiful papercraft - all you need is a scalpel and a cutting board. Papercutting artist Boo Paterson shows you step-by-step how to craft your own intricate ... read more
|Author:||Clare; Phaidon Editors (COR) Lilley|
A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals.Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selecte... read more
In 1861, the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain; just over a century later, in 1967, homosexuality was finally decriminalised. Between these legal landmarks lies a century of seismic shifts in gender and sexuality for men and women. These found expression acro... read more
A new perspective Western culture s great rebirth Art as we know it today would not exist without the Renaissance. Widely considered the most influential phenomenon in European art, architecture, literature, and science, the movement revolutionized the Western conception of reality and her... read more
Styled by hand, this title features the many incarnations of illustration in the world of fashion. Every dress begins with a drawing, every skirt with a sketch. Illustration is integral to fashion design not only as a means of expression, and the starting point of every design, bu... read more
A dynamic survey of recent painting from around the world, selected by contemporary art experts.