The 170 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs illustrated all reflect New Zealand pioneer life. Mostly the work of enthusiastic amateurs the works have a veracity that is unusual as well as engaging. The pictures are accompanied by an interesting themed text.
Bateman Publishing, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. NEW.
Traces the growth of a young country in a comprehensive portfolio of carefully selected paintings, drawings and prints, some never reproduced before. The images are accompanied by appropriate extracts from contemporary writing, both published and unpublished.
David Bateman, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
A scholarly and erudite description of how European immigrant artists applied established landscape theories and practices to the New Zealand landscape. The book gives consideration to the work of 17 artists from Hodges to Nairn.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND
John Gully 1819-1888 was a significant painter of New Zealand's colonial landscape. Working in the Nelson Survey Office and association with Julius Von Haast, gave him access to sketches of newly surveyed lands. Gully's Romantic style landscapes brought him immediate recognition both at home and abroad.
Millwood Press Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust-jacket. 182 ages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
A descriptive catalogue of the Partridge Collection of Maori portraits and other paintings of Maori custom by Austrian born artist Gottfried Lindauer. The entire collection entered the Auckland City Art Gallery in 1914. The book was printed on heavy art paper and illustrates 71 of the paintings in duotone plates. With a fine cloth binding this is an exceptionally well printed and produced book.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1930. Hardback with decorative front, no dust jacket. 214 pages. SECONDHAND
A descriptive catalogue of the Partridge Collection of Maori Paintings by Gottfried Lindauer, together with a biography of the artist. Illustrated.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 228 pages. NEW
Blomfield is remembered chiefly for his paintings of the Pink and White Terraces before they were destroyed, but he was also an avid explorer and travelled throughout the country and left many beautiful paintings of the landscape as he found it over the years 1862 to 1926.
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
The first comprehensive study of the subject this book traces the lives and careers of over seventy New Zealand women artists.
Reed Methuen Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND
Over 100 large illustrations, 8 in full colour. Drama in the four centres, new section on drawings, enlarged verse section. Chips and silverfish nibbles to DJ. 1250 copies printed.
H.H. Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1947. Hardback with dust jacket. 170 pages. SECONDHAND
Twenty three printmakers feature in this comprehensive survey of the art at this time in the evolution of New Zealand art. Fully illustrated. Signed by the author.
Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
Sharp played a leading role in Auckland's art culture of the 1870s and 1880s. He was one of the most distinguished watercolourists of the colonial period, yet something of an enigma, this is his life and art.
David Bateman, Auckland, 1992. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of how Maori people and culture were depicted by European artists both in Europe itself and also in New Zealand, revealing a richness and variety over two hundred years. New Zealand Art Series. Editor Hamish Keith.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 138 pages. SECONDHAND
The stories of nine extaordinary colonial women who all made a contribution to the development of botanical art. Illustrated with original paintings from all the artists.
Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 1999. Softback. 144 pages. NEW
A scholarly and well written account of the career of "one of the most remarkable women painters of our country". Hodgkins 1869-1947 had a long and venturesome life and was described as a master colourist. Tipped in plates.
Auckland University Press, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
An artist monograph and an eloquent tribute to a fine New Zealand artist who painted studies of native plants and local landscapes. After a visit to Europe her local landscape work became more impressionist.
Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 111 pages. SECONDHAND
A monumental study of Nationalism in twentieth-century New Zealand art that brings to light the profusion, cohesion and intricacy of the movement and its imaginative life. 190 plates. Frist published in 2009.
Auckland University Press, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 425 pages. NEW
In this pictorial essay, Peter McIntyre presents New Zealand as he saw it in the 1960s, with scenes of everyday life and landscapes from shearing gangs to Wellington's waterfront. It contains 56 full page colour reproductions of his oil paintings and an introductory essay. First published in 1964 this is the 1989 edition.
Beckett Publishing, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust-jacket. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND
Well known New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre provides a beautiful and sensitive portrait of a tiny place tucked away in the King Country of the North Island. Black and white sketches and the text printed on heavy art paper with 16 full colour tipped in plates of McIntyre's watercolour paintings. A quality production. Second impression.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND
Christchurch artist W.A. Sutton was one of New Zealand's most outstanding landscape painters and this is the first full length monograph on his work to be published. Colour illustrations.
Hazard Press, Christchurch. Hardback with dust jacket. 1994. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A survey of the life and work of Leo Bensemann (1912-1986) a member of the Christchurch community at a time when it was a leading centre of the arts. The book provides insight into the artists drawing, painting, printmaking, music, calligraphy, typography, book design, editing, printing and publishing.
Auckland University Press, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. NEW
The artist's iconic portrait of the high country and high country life. This first of the series visits 20 of the best known South Island stations and includes black and withe drawings and 20 tipped in coloured plates, fine heavy art paper is used throughout. A fine quality and classic NZ art book. First edition.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 71 pages. SECONDHAND
This beautiful volume celebrates the beauty and challenges of the peaks and valleys of the Southern Alps with pencil drawings and a selection of fine landscape paintings.
Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND
A unique collection of 89 watercolour paintings by British artist George Lodge that was commissioned by the New Zealand Government in the early 1900s as a sequel to the publication of Buller's Birds of New Zealand. The intended book was never published and the paintings remained in the Museum of New Zealand until published here with a text written by Sir Charles Fleming, and a forword by Sir Peter Scott.
Nova Pacifica Publishing Co. Ltd., Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 409 pages. SECONDHAND
Well known bird painter Raymond Ching here presents his painting and drawings with people as his subjects, together with details of his studios and his birds and detailed plant and animal studies.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket, in slipcase. 194 pages. AS NEW
An outstanding collection 120 plates of studies and paintings of birds by acomplished New Zealand artist Raymond Ching, together with text essays by Errol Fuller. A large and beautiful book. Please inquire about postage.
Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, 1981. Cloth bound hardback with slipcase. 260 pages. SECONDHAND
A wide range of wild portraits, pencils sketches and paintings, covering the artists wanderings form the arctic to Australasia. 200 plates of birds and mammals reproduced in superb quality.
Seto Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. AS NEW
Seventy-eight pencil studies and sixty-nine paintings, in watercolours and oils, of birds in their environment, flying, feeding, swiming and nesting. The first book by the artist devoted entirely to birds. Large format book with full colour plates.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 231 pages. AS NEW
A celebration of nearly fifty years of work by Smither whose painting has been a major strand in the quest for identity that preoccupied the post war generations of New Zealander's. Full colour throughout.
Ron Sang Publications, Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 275 pages. AS NEW
The story of Frizell's life in art. How he found his way through, got lost and found his way again. A treasure trove of popular culture, art, kiwiana and biography. Full colour throughout.
Godwit Random House, Auckland, 2009. Hard back, no dust jacket as issued. 319 pages. AS NEW
A threeway collaboration this book features over 50 of Sydney's finest paintings of the Central Otago region, some of which are now considered national icons. The paintings are complemented by Turner's poetry and several stories by Marshall. First published in 1995, this edition was published in 2010.
Longacre Books, Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. NEW
This is a collection of 100 paintings by 67 New Zealand artists, both renowned and unfamiliar It is a complete survey beginning with early settler gardens and concluding with some of the best loved gardens of today. Published 2008.
Godwit Random House, Auckland. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. NEW.
Limited edition commemorative publication to celebrate the opening of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Volume One The Building, Volume Two The Collections
Christchurch Art Gallery, 2003. Hardback volumes with dust jackets in slip case. Volume One 99 pages, Volume Two 247 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated catalogue of New Zealand prints from 1726 (Valentyn's Tasman) to approximately 1875 with a few later prints added. Essential reference for historian and collector. No. 199 of an edition of 1,500 copies.
Avon Fine Prints, Christchurch, 1978. Cloth covered boards. 328 pages. SECONDHAND
A sumptuous publication that fills a gap in the story of New Zealand art. How largely unknown graphic artists produced an outstanding body of work, used for publicity purposes, that articulated a national identity for promoting tourism in the country. Specialist essays and hundreds of outstanding images make this the definitive book on the subject.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 408 pages. NEW
The classic and ground breaking account of photography in New Zeakland, includes short essays on all the important early photographers. Geographical and alphabetical lists make it essential reference for all interested in NZ photography. Published 1971.
John McIndoe, Dunedin. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
"Glimpses of New Zealand. Being a collection of High-class and Perfectly-finished Views of the Beautiful Britain of the South". 192 full page views by the Christchurch Photo-Engraving Company of photographs by J.R. Morris, Dunedin, J. Martin, Auckland, M. Ross, Dunedin, and Valentine and Son of Dundee. A larde printed book in the tradition of the nineteenth century photo album. Embossed leather cover with scuffing and wear to edges. An early New Zealand photo book. 250mmx325mm. Bagnal G390
Glimpses of New Zealand Publishing Co. Ltd., Christchurch, 1896. Embossed leather covered boards. 192 plates with a 20 page Literary Supplement. SECONDHAND
A collection of 23 selected biographies illustrated with 96 photographs and a list of over 1,100 New Zealand photographers to 1900. A classic text on the subject.
Allied Press Ltd., Dunedin, 1981. Softback. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND
The catalogue of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery travelling exhibition. 94 photographs by 23 19 century New Zealand photographers are illustrated. A pioneering publication.
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 1970. Softback. 84 pages. SECONDHAND
The book looks at a range of New Zealand photographs up to 1918 and anylises them as photo-objects, how they were made, by whom, what they show and how our understanding can vary and change over time.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 208 pages. NEW
Images of a city and it's provinces from the 1860s to the 1890s as recorded by photographer James Bragge, 1833-1908. An excellent record of the dramatic growth in the young colony.
Millwood Press, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND
The life story of one of the foremost 19th-century photographers to work in New Zealand, together with nearly 60 of his superb images, including those of the destruction at Tarawera in 1886.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2004. Softback. 132 pages. NEW
A superb collection of images selected from the illustrated newspapers of the day and showing how the Victorians saw themselves and describing the formative years of the colony.
John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 121 illustrations. SECONDHAND
A contemporary history of NZ photography written as a narrative essaySBN It provides a comprehensive but succinct survey of the country's most significant photographers and their master works from the early 1850s to the present. Extensively illustrated.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
Jack Adamson grew up in South Canterbury almost at the foot of the Alps and spent years working at the Hermitage at Mount Cook during the intitial pioneer age of mountaineering there. He was associated with the exploits of Green, Fitzgerald, Zurbriggen, Mannering, Dixon, Fyfe and Du Faur when they and others pioneered all the routes and peaks of the Mount Cook region. These are his interesting and engaging photographs from that exciting and unique time in New Zealand alpine history.
South Canterbury Museum, Timaru, 2010. Hardback. 180 pages. NEW.
An illustrated biography of maritime photographer Henry Winkelmann (1860-1931), together with a superb portfolio of more than 50 of his best photographs printed in duotone on fine art paper.
Benton Ross Ross Publishers, Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 146 pages. SECONDHAND
The work and life of professional photographer Havelock Williams who spent 50 years in Cantabury taking news and documentary photographs.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 232 pages, illustrated. NEW.
A classic of New Zealand photo books, Clevelands haunting images give us a portrait of the West Coast unique in its isolation and resistant to change. A beautiful piece of book production from the country's premier private press. First edition.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
Six decades of the work of one of New Zealand's best documentary photographers. 56 images printed in duotone, including work from home and overseas. Text essays.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1998. Softback. 119 pages. SECONDHAND
The best book by the best New Zealand photographer. 155 photographs, the legendary and iconic work of the late Robin Morrison. The finest 'Photo Book' ever published in New Zealand, large format, 270mm x 365mm, and in very good condition. Scarce.
Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1981. Hardback, no dust jacket. 155 photograph plates. SECONDHAND
This important survey illustrates the work of twenty established art photographers and contains an essay about the work of each. A very impressive volume.
Mountain View Publishing, Auckland, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
Alan Miller New Zealand Photographs contains numerous black and white images of the landscape and its flora and fauna. A contemporary photographer, Miller's pictures are timeless works of art in their own right. Text by Kriseele Baker and Martin Edmond.
Angelsea House, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 Pages. NEW.
Since 2002 Barrar has been photographing underground mining spaces both in New Zealand and overseas. His particular interest has been where post mining habitation has occured. This book of photographs was published to coincide with the exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2010.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. AS NEW
The third great voyage of French pacific explorer Dumont d'Urville between 1837 and 1840 carried on board the eminent phrenologist Pierre-Marie Dumontier who made a series of plaster life casts of people encountered during the voyage. These full size life casts included Maori subjects. Fiona Pardington has photographed more than 50 these casts at the Musee de l'Homme and the results are published in this significant and beautiful book. The photographs are accompanied by essays by a number of distinguished scholars of pacific history.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. NEW
This is a celebration of the heyday of the picture theatre. A marvelous social history of a bygone era. Illustrated with a collection of photographs from throughout the country.
Godwit Press, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 304 pages. NEW.
This book sets out for the first time the history and development of the picture postcard industry in New Zealand.It is well illustrated and contains short biographies of all the most important publishers together with a comprehensive listing.
N.Z. Postcard Society, Nelson, 2005. Softback. 126 pages. NEW.
The postcards illustrated in this book offer a wonderful insight into New Zealand's everyday life and social history and were assembled by photohistorian Bill Main.
Softback. 140 pages. NEW.
It's In the Post the Stories Behind New Zealand Stamps. Wolfe places stamps, and series of stamps, in their historical, political and social perspective.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2010. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 224 Pages. NEW.
Illustrates the way product design has been formed by isolation of the country. It will inform and surprise those interested in New Zealand heritage and design history.
Random House, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 511 pages. NEW
A full account of the highly regarded work of the 19C New Zealand colonial master craftsman Anton Seuffert and his sons William, Albert and Carl. Extensively illustrated with colour reproductions of their finest works.
Icarus Publishing, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. NEW.
A classic and essential book for all collectors and those interested in New Zealand pottery and the industry; from the pioneering days until the Crown Lynn climax of ceramic production in the 1970s. Fully illustrated.
Heinemann Publishers, Auckland, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 166 pages. SECONDHAND