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Brush With India, An; an artist’s journey by Linda-Marie De Vel. ISBN 1877270326. Published by Hazard Press. Recommended retail price $29.95.
.An artist’s journey through Rajasthan, Agra and Varanasi
Paintbox and easel in hand, professional artist Gaston de Vel and his freelance journalist wife Linda travel widely in search of subjects for his work. In this vivid, beautifully observed account Linda describes their journey by hired car through the Indian regions of Rajasthan, Agra and Varanasi. Always deeply interested in what is happening around her, and with her keen sense of humor ever alert for absurdities, she creates a colorful and engrossing picture of India’s challenging contrasts – architectural grandeur alongside appalling poverty, empty deserts and teeming towns – and of its fascinating past.
Linda De Vel is no armchair tourist: she is keen to meet people and talk to them about their lives, their religion, their politics. Sacred cows, traveling by tuk-tuk, fancifully named beer, finding affordable accommodation, the horrors of Indian driving, the glories of the Taj Mahal and Mehrangarh Fort, buying and wearing a sari: all this and much more makes A Brush with India a marvelous mosaic of a book, perfect for those who have visited this extraordinary country and those who still long to go. Soft cover, 183 pages. Published in 2002.
An insight into the life and work of some extraordinary Australians by Don
Featherstone. Recommended retail price $20.
Creative Spirits brings together a diverse and unique group of leading Australian artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, film-makers, actors and singers. The book covers the whole spectrum of the arts and offers a fascinating insight into the creative culture of Australia. From literature, drama dance, music and art – the book explores the inspiration and source of the creative forces which are shaping Australia.
Taken from a series of documentary programs made by award-winning film-maker Don Featherstone for SBS and ABC Television the book includes Australians whose achievements have brought them attention and acclaim both nationally and internationally. Soft cover, 148 pages.
Framing Art: Introducing theory and the visual image by Michael Carter. Published by Hale and Iremonger. ISBN 086806355X. Recommended retail price $20, our price $17.50.
Pacific Art Niu Sila edited by Sean Mallon and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira. ISBN 0909010838. Published by Te Papa Press. Recommended retail price $24.95.
Since the 1950s, a new wave of immigrants from all over the Pacific has come to New Zealand’s shores, bringing their cultures, customs and values with them. Some of these have been maintained or transformed to suit the conditions and circumstances of a new country and community, while others have been discarded. Today many Pacific people maintain strong social, spiritual and family ties to their homeland and seek to establish and understand their new connections to this land – New Zealand. The ways in which these connections are expressed are very diverse, and nowhere can this diversity can be seen more clearly than in the arts.
Pacific Art Niu Sila highlights some of the ways that Pacific peoples have contributed to New Zealand arts from the 1950s to the present day. The contributing authors engage their areas of interest in different ways; some are from academic and teaching backgrounds, others are curators, artists or practitioners; some are a combination of these. They offer varying scales of distance and participation in their documentation and commentary. This book provides a snapshot of contemporary practice across the arts, highlighting what is and has been important and relevant in different genres. It covers a range of artforms including tivaevae, tatau, tapa, weaving, film and photography, painting and sculpture, architecture, theatre, literature, costume, jewelry, music and dance.
Pacific Art Niu Sila shows how these art forms have maintained long-established ideas and have incorporated and been transformed by new ones. It is essential reading for all those interested in the contemporary arts of both New Zealand and the Pacific.Soft cover, 232 pages. Published in 2002.
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Aboriginal Australian Art by Ronald M Berndt & Catherine H Berndt with John E Stanton
Accidental City, The : Planning Sydney Since 1788 by Paul Ashton
A Guide to Contemporary Melbourne Architecture edited by Doug Evans et al
An Illustrated Guide to Maori Art by Terence Barrow
Art of Grahame Sydney, The by Grahame Sydney and contributors
Art of Tonga, The by Keith St CartmailArt of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting,The by Lynnsay Rongokea
Arts of Vanuatu. Edited by Joel Bonnemaison, Kirk Huffman, Christian Kaufmann and Durrell Tryon
Baskets in Polynesia by Wendy Arbeit and Douglas Peebles
Bridges of New Zealand by Patrick Hudson
Buildings to Enjoy drawings by Lewis E. MartinCelluloid Dreams: A century of film in New Zealand - Editors: Geoffrey Churchman, Stephen Cain and Patrick Hudson
Conrad Martens on the Beagle and in Australia by Susanna De Vries
Earning a Living in the Visual Arts and Crafts by James StokesHave We Offended? by Mark Cross
Historic Sydney: The Founding of Australia by Susanna de Vries
I Was No Soldier: An Artist's War Diary by Ted Lewis
Jane Evans by John Coley
John Gully, Painter by Fred McLean
Max Gimblett by Wystan Curnow and John Yau
New Zealand Art for Investment by Fred McLean
Pacific Tapa by Roger Neich; Mick Pendergrast with photos by Krzysztof Pfeiffer
Pentecost ... an island in Vanuatu by Genevieve Mescam and with photos by Denis Coulombier
Photography of the Age: Newspaper photography in Australia by Kathleen WhelanSage tea; an autobiography by Toss Woollaston
Speaking In Colour: Conversations with Artists of Pacific Island Heritage by Sean Mallon and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira
Taiawhio; Conversations with Contemporary Maori Artists edited by Huhana Smith
Traditional Handicrafts of Fiji by Merieisi Sekinabou Tabualevu, Josefa Uluinaceva and Sereima Raimua
Traditional Pottery of Papua New Guinea, The by Patricia May and Margaret Tuckson
Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics by Burton Silver and Heather Busch
With My Camera For Company – adventures & images of a pioneering New Zealand photographer by Diana Rhodes
Yirawala: Painter of the dreaming by Sandra Le Brun Holmes
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