A comprehensive guide to more than 1200 artists painting and exhibiting in colonial New Zealand. A classic art reference text with over 100 illustrations. Scarce.
Avon Fine Prints Ltd., Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND
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 The images are accompanied by appropriate extracts from contemporary writing, both published and unpublished.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
An impressive catalogue raisonne of Petrus van der Velden in two volumes. Volume one is illustrated with 33 tipped in full colour plates, volume two comprises black and white reproductions of the catalogue. This superb book was printed at the Caxton Press, Christchurch. Copy no. 338 of a limited edition of 1500 copies.
Chancery Chambers Publishers, Broadway, NSW, 1979. Hardbacks with cloth covered boards in slipcase. Two volumes. Vol., I, 164 pages, Vol., II, 229 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
Reproduces 48 of the 70 paintings in the Partridge Collection of Lindauer Maori Paintings, recording distinguished figures of the Maori past.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 116 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Charles Goldie (1870-1947) is probably New Zealand's best known artist. His portaits of Maori are now seen as iconic. In the beginning years of the twentieth century Goldie was Auckland's leading painter. Over one hundred painting are reproduced in full colour. First published in 1997 this is the 2006 reprint.
Auckland Art Gallery, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. NEW
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
An intimate and compelling view of the life of one of New Zealand's best loved artists. A pioneer of modern painting Angus emerges as a complex, colourful woman dedicated to her art. Extensively illustrated.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 420 pages. 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
Well known Canterbury painter Bill Sutton produced these exquisite watercolours on a QEII Arts Council of NZ fellowship to Italy in 1974. This beautiful large format volume contains twenty four fine colour reproductions of Italian subjects. This copy with a beautiful clean dust jacket.
Whitcoulls Publishers for Canterbury University, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 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
A fine collection of the work of the artist, mostly the South Island high country landscape, together with the narrative of the artist. Twenty full colour tipped in plates together with line drawings and text printed on heavy art paper, a high quality publication.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
A study exploring the work and experiences of New Zealand's commissioned war artists of World War Two. Well illustrated.
Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 224 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
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 collection of 47 oil paintings that tell the well known fables of Aesop told by the inhabitants of the islands of New Zealand, mostly birds, who are called to take the place of the more familiar players.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. NEW
A collection of portraits of what was, at the time, a fast vanishing generation of tatooed Maori kuia. There are 25 full page portraits drawn in chalk pastel, each woman is named. A large and impressive book.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 60 pages, 25 portraits. SECONDHAND
Concentrates on McCahon the artist from his childhood through to 1982 and highlights work that is central to understanding the meaning and significance of the artist. A classic and unique book full of insight and interest, well illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the life and work of the artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the quality and richness of NZ contemporary art over the last fifty years. This copy signed by the artist.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND.
A survey of the work of the expatriate New Zealand artist published to coincide with an exhibition of his work held at the Auckland City Art Gallery. Number 258 0f a limited edition of 500. Signed by the artist.
Auckland Art Gallery, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 187 pages. SECONDHAND
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
Exhibition catalogue that retospectivly surveys the life and work of the artist who died in 1990. Includes essays by a number of different scholars and an illustrated list of works.
City Gallery, Wellington, 1994. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
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
A substantial collection of portraits of Maori sitters, men and women, in the Carte de Visite format of the second half of the nineteenth century. These portraits were purchased by pakeha New Zealander's and the wider world eager for images of the exotic and of a way of life that was changing fast. Many local photographers sold them and offered repeat copies from the "Negative Kept."
John Leech Gallery, Auckland, 2013. Softback. 198 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
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
A catalogue about photography which describes and comments on the social character of New Zealand between 1940 and 1965, exclusively the work of John Pascoe, Les Cleveland and Ans Westra. 36 plates.
Photoforum, Wellington, 1985. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
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
An oustanding portfolio of 30 photographs from the National Art Gallery collection. All are of men in their work places and photographed in a direct and uncompromising style. Scarce.
National Art Gallery, Wellington, 1984. Softback. 115 pages. 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.
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.