NZ Art & Craft Skills

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THE PIONEER CRAFTSMEN OF NEW ZEALAND
G.L. Pearce
ISBN000216986X
$45.00

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


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CRAFTED BY DESIGN Inside New Zealand Craft Artists' studios
Jeanette Cook, photographs by Stephen Robinson
ISBN9781869621162
$37.50

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


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BONE CARVING A Skillbase of Techniques and Concepts
Stephen Myhre
ISBN9780143009979
$35.00

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


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FUN WITH FLAX
Mick Pendergrast
ISBN9780143009931
$31.00

50 interesting and entertaining projects designed to teach the basic skills of Maori flax plaiting. Each project described step by step and accompanied by easy to follow line drawings.

Raupo Books, Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 111 pages. NEW


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THE MAORI MANTLE
Henry Ling Roth
ISBN0903585057
$35.00

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


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TE WHATU TANIKO
Hirini Moko Mead
ISBN9780947506612
$45.00

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


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WHATU KAKAHU Maori Cloaks
Edited by Awhina Tamarapa
ISBN9780995113633
$75.00

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


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THE LOVING STITCH A History of Knitting and Spinning in New Zealand
Heather Nicholson
ISBN9781869401887
$55.00

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


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KNITTING IN ANTARCTICA
Lynn Hamann and Christine Powell
ISBN9780999026427
$35.00
Contains 28 clever hat designs by Antarctic knitters together with stories and photographs from the ice. Book is ring bound to lay flat when open.

Green Brain Press, 2017. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 152 pages. NEW

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MODERN DRAPERY SKETCHES Series number 2
John W Stephenson (editor)
710280923
$75.00

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


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POTTERY IN NEW ZEALAND
Gail Lambert
ISBN978086863061
$165.00

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


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DOREEN BLUMHARDT Teacher and Potter
Marion McLeod
ISBN0908896050
$37.50

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


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COLONIAL TIMBERS
C W Bond
9102508
$75.00

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


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FURNITURE OF THE NEW ZEALAND COLONIAL ERA
William Cottrell
ISBN9780790010755
$325.00

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


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THE SEUFFERT LEGACY
Brian Peet
ISBN9780473126124
$95.00

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


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WOODWORK: MY FIRST SEVENTY YEARS
Bob Lynn
ISBN0478015250
$75.00

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


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THE BOOK OF SHAKER FURNITURE
John Kassay
ISBN0870232754
$75.00

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


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THE HERITAGE OF UPPER CANADIAN FURNITURE
Howard Pain
ISBN0442298293
$75.00

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


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CAPTURING LIGHT Roy Miller - New Zealand Stained Glass Artist.
Brian Miller
ISBN9780992245719
$69.99

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


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100 NEW ZEALAND CRAFT ARTISTS
Helen Schamroth
ISBN9781869620363
$37.50

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


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STAINED GLASS ART, CRAFT AND CONSERVATION
Steve Clare
ISBN9780709088189
$89.99

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


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ANCIENT GLASS
Frederic Neuburg translated by Michael Bullock and Alisa Jaffa
51029042
$75.00

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


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AMERICAN GLASS
Marvin D. Schwartz and Robert E. DiBartolomeo
ISBN0517184362
$35.00

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


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ABOUT FACE
Curated by Zena Pearlstone and Allan J Ryan
ISBN9780962277733
$75.00

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


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THE KILN BOOK
Frederick L Olsen
ISBN0801970717
$45.00

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


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CERAMICS
Ettore Sottsass edited by Bruno Bischofberger
ISBN9780500237151
$125.00

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