Essays about crafts and craftspeople sharing insights into the nature of work and its integration with lifestyle, inspiring us to have faith in the human spirit and human endeavour. Most of the craftspeople have been featured in Resurgence magazine.
Green Books Ltd., Totnes, UK. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. NEW
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, 2008. Softback. 116 pages. NEW
50 interesting and entertaining projects designed to teach the basic skills of Maori flax plaiting. Each described step by step and accompanied by easy to follow line drawings.
Raupo Books, Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 111 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
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 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
A beautifully illustrated history and guide of the iconic New Zealand china ware manufacturer, including back-stamps. This copy has the former owner's private library pocket pasted inside the cover, otherwise fine.
Penguin Group (NZ), 2006. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete guide to all millable timber grown in New Zealand. Includes a detailed examination of wood and individual descriptions of each species and its characteristics. An excellent account. First published in 1990, this is the revised edition.
GP Publications Ltd., Wellington, 1994. Softback. 170 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
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
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