A beautifully illustrated history of those essential colonial crafts and trades where skill, dexterity and an almost instinctive sense of 'rightness' produced articles both functional and beautiful.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
55 craft artisans celebrated in this well illustrated record of current Kiwi craft artists. Fabric and textiles, glass, wood, pottery, jade and bone carvers, metalworkers and jewellers, an Oamaru bookbinder.
Godwit / Random House, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes and illustrates the materials, tools and techniques, explaining every stage. The author stresses the need for integrity and respect for the traditional forms of bone carving. First published in 1987.
Raupo Books, Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2019. Softback. 116 pages. NEW
A reprint of Roth’s very rare 1923 classic work on Maori textiles, weaving and clothing. Describes the cultivation, preparation and dying of fibres, creation of Maori cloaks, taniko, feather mantles, feather and skin garments, rain cloaks, capes, kilts, dog skin garments, karowais and colour worsted ornamentation. Detailed explanatory line drawings. Originally published in 1923 by the Bankfield Museum, Halifax, England, this is a facsimle reprint of that 1923 edition, published by Ruth Bean, Carlton, Bedford, U.K., in 1979.
Bankfield Museum, Halifax, U.K., 1979. Softback. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs. 77 pages. NEW
Taniko weaving technique and tradition. Style and classification of weaving, with archeological examples. Information on working and dyeing flax, and weaving patterns. New edition.Oratia Books, Auckland, 2019. Softback. 136 pages. NEW
Essays on Maori cloaks referencing the collection of 40 kakahu held at Te Papa. Explains the construction, spiritual significance and provenance. First published in 2011 this revised edition has a new chapter covering new acquisitions to Te Papa's collection. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2019. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. NEW
A comprehensive exploration of the craft and skill that has been so essential to New Zealand life. Also includes material on spinning and on the wollen industry. A very interesting social history.
Auckland University Press, 1998. Softback. 308 pages. SECONDHAND
A series of drapery treatments for the modern home, compiled by the editor of The Upholsterer and Interior Decorator.
Clifford and Lawton, New York, 1929. Hardback folder containing loose sheets. 83 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of this New Zealand art potter, accompanied by colour photographs of her work. THIS COPY is signed by Doreen.
Daphne Brasell Associates Press, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 64pages. SECONDHAND
An introduction to timber and its study followed by descriptions of 46 species of colonial timbers from across the British Empire. With colour plates of the timber pattern.
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, London, 1950. Hardback with no dust jacket. 191 pages. SECONDHAND
This extensively illustrated book brings to life the history of furniture and furniture styles, not only as an industry, but also as a prism for the way early New Zealanders conducted their lives and constructed their identities in the places they came to call home. Includes details of tools and methods of construction. A very large and heavy book. An oustanding piece of work and very scarce.
Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 591 pages. SECONDHAND
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. AS NEW
A short biographical memoir followed by Bob's knowledge of carpentry skills and a section on ornamental turning around the world. Illustrations of rare turning tools and machinery. THIS COPY has 'Bob Lynn Sept 1993' calligraphically written under the printed name on the title page. Slipped in some related ephemera. Near fine copy.
Lynn Historical Woodworking Trust Inc., Ashburton, 1992. Hardback with dustjacket. 119 pages. SECONDHAND
A mainly pictorial record of Shaker furniture with photographs, diagrams and sketches.Includes dressers, wood boxes, sideboards, chairs and clock cases. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 265 pages. SECONDHAND
A study in the survival of formal and vernacular styles from Britain, America and Europe 1780-1900. Very well illustrated with examples. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Van Nostrand Reinhold, Toronto, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 548 pages. SECONDHAND
Showcases stained glass windows from churches throughout New Zealand with emphasis on Roy Miller, New Zealand’s leading stained glass artist from the 1950s until 1981. Includes an overview of Dunedin stained glass artists and a database location to their windows. Information on techniques for conserving historic stained glass artworks.
Lifelogs Ltd., Dunedin, 2016. Softback. 272 pages. NEW
Alphabetical showcase of 100 contemporary New Zealand craft artists, with a page of text faced by a representative example of work in colour photography. Artists working in fabric, textiles, glass, wood, pottery, jade, bone, metal, and jewellery.
Godwit, Auckland, 1998. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
A history and good practical guide to the ancient art and craft of Stained Glass very well illustrated throughout.
Robert Hale Ltd., London, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 231 pages. NEW
This book traces the development of glass working from the Near East to the Greeks and Romans. Illustrated with tipped on colour photographs.
Barrie and Rockliff, London, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 110 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of glass in the American states from colonial times. Two volumes in one, Blown and Molded and Pressed and Cut glass. Edited from the pages of Antiques Magazine. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Weathervane Books, New York, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 369+216 pages. SECONDHAND
Self-portraits by Native American, First Nations, and Inuit artists. Essays on the historical background and contemporary state of indigenous art the context of the modern art world.
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, 2006. Softback. 185 pages. SECONDHAND
Methods specifications and construction of pottery making kilns, both solid fuel and electrically heated.A wealth of technical information. Second Edition.
Chilton Book Company, Pennsylvania, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket.291 pages. SECONDHAND
Portfolio of ceramics by this Italian designer. Name and date to half-title. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Thames and Hudson, London, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages, SECONDHAND
Learn to forge 55 simple projects for everyday use. Includes overview of tools and techniques, illustrated with colour photographs.
Quarry Books, Beverly, 2019. Softback. 160 pages. NEW