• Billy Apple Life work
    Billy Apple Life work
    Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art.

    At the Royal College of Art in London from 1959-62, Apple studied with key contemporaries - notably David Hockney - and staged one of the earliest solo exhibitions in the new 'pop' art after changing his name, in 1962, to 'Billy Apple'. In 1964 he moved to New York. There, he worked as an art director, developed his art, exhibited extensively with leading artists (notably in the 1964 American Supermarket exhibition with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and others), and established one of the first alternative art spaces - 'Apple' - which hosted some of the new ephemeral activities that enlivened the New York scene in the 1970s. He returned to live in New Zealand in 1990 where he continues to produce his particular brand of conceptual art. Apple's work is held in permanent collections from the Tate to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    This is the first substantial book on Billy Apple's career. Based on over a decade of research all over the world and unprecedented access to Apple's own archive, Billy Apple (R): Life/Work chronicles an extraordinary sixty-year career and the art scenes that have sustained it in London, New York and Auckland.

    The book includes more than 200 illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of Apple's works as well as other illustrative material.

    ISBN: 9781869409135
    Publication date: 15/10/2020
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Barton, Christina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Black Boots New Zealand's Rugby Legends
    Black Boots New Zealand's Rugby Legends
    Over 180 great images of New Zealand's legendary rugby heroes, both on the field and behind the scenes, from a classic era of amateur rugby in New Zealand. Barry Durrant's photographs and Phil Gifford's captions capture the nostalgia of that wonderful time, when the All Blacks were just like us - they were the pig farmer down the road in Inglewood, the bank clerk who stamped our savings account book in Hawera and the freezing worker on the bus with us in Otahuhu - and all they got for pay was glory.

    ISBN: 9781869539948
    Publication date: 12/11/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Gifford, Phil
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Bloomsbury South
    Bloomsbury South
    For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson brings to life the individual talents and their passions, but he also takes us inside the scenes that they created together: Bethell and her visiting coterie of younger poets; Glover and Bensemann's exacting typography at the Caxton Press; the yearly exhibitions and aesthetic clashes of the Group; McCahon and Baxter's developing friendship; the effects of Brasch's patronage; Marsh's Shakespearian re-creations at the Little Theatre. Simpson recreates a Christchurch we have lost, where a group of artists collaborated to create a distinctively New Zealand art which spoke to the condition of their country as it emerged into the modern era.

    ISBN: 9781869408480
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Boundaries People and Places of Central Otago
    Boundaries People and Places of Central Otago
    Brian Turner's name is synonymous with Central Otago - albeit a different Central - one well removed from the tourist centres and vineyards. His Central is at the boundaries; watching the local rugby teams, fishing the waters of the Manuherikia, cycling towards the snow-covered Hawkdun Range. It's where he and his neighbours live and work.The author is a devout fisherman, cyclist and passionate ambassador for the great outdoors. Boundaries is peppered with impressions, evocations and recollections of the way life was, and is today. All set within the spectacular hills, rivers and big skies of Central Otago. This handsome collection is charged with evocative and candid prose and poetry and an inspiring alternative vision. Boundaries is illustrated throughout with stunning photographs by Steve Calveley.

    ISBN: 9781775538318
    Publication date: 21/10/2015
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Turner, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Bruce Goes Outside
    Bruce Goes Outside
    Kate's tiny kitten wants to go outside.
    He struggles with the cat flap, annoys a bird . . . and ends upon the wrong side of the fence.
    What will Kate do?

    The kitten in Bruce Goes Outside is based on a real life cat. The real Bruce was found on the streets of New Zealand when he was just one day old. At first he was a tiny little creature who had to be bottle-fed around the clock, but now he's big and strong (and a little bit naughty).
    His story went global and now he has thousands of kind-hearted followers all over the world. Bruce lives with his humans and his "big sister" Jager, who is also a rescue cat. You can find out more about Bruce at facebook.com/brucethekitten or brucethecat.co.nz.

    ISBN: 9780473521387
    Publication date: 15/08/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Van Beek, Kathryn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Business Revolution The First Two Decades of National Business Review 1970 - 1991
    Business Revolution The First Two Decades of National Business Review 1970 - 1991
    In 1970, National Business Review, commenced publication. This innovative, under-resourced, but courageous fortnightly tabloid had a small initial impact, but within five years was a major weekly publication. Grouped around it were other magazines, books, and newsletters. Launched by young entrepreneur Henry Newrick, it had editorial input from many of the young journalists of the 1960s. NBR became essential business reading while opening a new market to advertisers and setting new standards in journalism. This memoir, written by one of its founding writers (and the lawyer who fought off legal attacks for many years), is much more than just the story of NBR. It discusses major changes in New Zealand society, politics, the economy, and investigative journalism. It chronicles the way in which a few young New Zealanders with ambition but no money, grew an enterprise which attracted a succession of owners, gained millions in value, and led to its Fairfax-funded launch as a daily paper in1987 which lasting four years. The early lives of many who are now well-known included work for NBR. Its editors from Barrie Saunders, Reg Birchfield and Ian F.Grant, to Bob Edlin,Nevil Gibson, Colin James, Jim Eagles, and Warren Berryman set new standards for business reporting. The two decades end with the departure of the last of the innovators, the defeat of Fairfax’s bold plans, and its sale to a new owner. NBR returned to a weekly paper which lasted almost another 30 years in print and is still published online. The first two decades of publishing had many exciting times, all captured in this book. The Author: Hugh Rennie is a lawyer who was one of NBR’s initial editorial team, stepping aside for Barrie Saunders who became the first editor, but remaining involved to the end of the second decade. A Wellington lawyer and company director, and a writer, he has drawn on his own knowledge of the early years, the recollections of others, surviving company records, and private sources. Much of the information has not been published previously, and the book is extensively illustrated with contemporary material.

    ISBN: 9780994136091
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Rennie, Hugh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Buyer Beware a New Zealand Home Buyer's Guide
    Buyer Beware a New Zealand Home Buyer's Guide
    How to negotiate the minefield of buying a home in New Zealand today. Property prices going through the stratosphere, leaky buildings, P contamination, bullying body corporates - purchasing a house today can feel akin to entering a minefield. Written by a news journalist who has covered many of the horror stories, this book takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges facing home buyers and offers savvy advice on how to navigate that minefield. It will appeal to all home buyers, from first-timers hoping for a small apartment to older people looking to downsize and everyone in between. With chapters on the search, mortgages and legal aspects, types of title, buying at auction, buying off plans, checks and warning signs, bodies corporate and the special problems to be found in Christchurch, there is plenty of information for everyone.

    ISBN: 9780143770398
    Publication date: 30/01/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Slade, Maria
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Captain's Run What It Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    Captain's Run What It Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team.

    The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a strong, confident and assured personality to captain a team where failure is never tolerated.

    The Captain's Run is a behind the scenes journey into the world of All Blacks captaincy. It reveals how the great captains dealt with the pressure of the toughest job in world rugby, how they coped with failure, and what they would have done differently, if given their time again.

    ISBN: 9781775541646
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Paul, Gregor
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 Journals
    Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 Journals
    This third and final volume of Charles Brasch's compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, though very private by temperament, was a reluctant public figure, especially as editor of Landfall - indisputably New Zealand's leading cultural quarterly (he eventually quit as editor after 20 years). He was also becoming a highly regarded poet, who eventually had six books (one posthumous) to his name. Behind the scenes Brasch was increasingly important as an art collector and as patron and benefactor; the Burns, Hodgkins and Mozart Fellowships - for writers, artists and composers respectively - which he helped anonymously to found and fund, all began in this period. Among his friends Brasch counted most of the country's leading artists, writers and intellectuals including Sargeson, McCahon, McCormick, Stead, the Pauls, the Woollastons, the Baxters, Lilburn, Beaglehole, Angus, Oliver, Bensemann, Lusk, Frame and Dallas. These near contemporaries were joined by the talented young, many met as contributors to Landfall- including Gee, Cross, Shadbolt, Duggan, O'Sullivan, Hotere, Tuwhare, Caselberg, Middleton and Manhire. Brasch's lively and sometimes acerbic accounts of such people are a fascinating aspect of his journals. Behind the esteemed poet, editor and public intellectual, however, was a sensitive and often angst-ridden man, who confided to his journals (and poems) the emotional roller- coaster of his private life, especially his endlessly frustrated search for love. Presented here are deep attachments to both men and women, including Andrew Packard (a visiting English zoologist) and Margaret Scott, widow of Harry Scott with whom Brasch had also been in love. Late in life his strong involvement with an elderly Jewish emigree, Moli Zimmerman, adds another surprising layer to the complex and lovable man his journals reveal. Brasch's journals will change forever the perception and understanding of an outstanding New Zealander and of the era to which he contributed so much.

    ISBN: 9781988531144
    Publication date: 11/05/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Christchurch Architecture A Walking Guide
    Christchurch Architecture A Walking Guide
    SIXTY BUILDINGS AND SIX ROUTES AROUND A REBUILDING CITY. The second in the series of guides to New Zealands urban architecture by the wellknown team of writer John Walsh and photographer Patrick Reynolds. This handy pocket-sized book suggests a series of city walks that take in both the historicbuildings that survived the earthquakes and the striking new buildings that have risen from the rubble, 60 buildings in total. Its the perfect guide for visitors to Christchurch and also for locals who want to know more about their city.

    ISBN: 9780995123014
    Publication date: 12/11/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Walsh, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Christchurch Changing an Illustrated History
    Christchurch Changing an Illustrated History
    This lively survey tells the story of a major New Zealand city, the capital of Canterbury province and the South Island's largest metropolitan centre. Why was the city established in the middle of a swamp? What was it like to live in Christchurch in the 1850s, the 1870s or the 1940s? What has changed, what has disappeared, and what has survived from the past? Who were the people who made Christchurch what it is today? What makes Christchurch distinctive among New Zealand's cities? These and many other questions are answered in this highly readable account. Updated with a new final chapter covering the decade to 2008.

    ISBN: 9780908812530
    Publication date: 24/11/2007
    Edition: 2
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Christchurch Crimes 1850 to 1875 Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town
    Christchurch Crimes 1850 to 1875 Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town
    While researching nineteenth-century Christchurch newspapers for another book, historian Geoff Rice was struck by the diversity of crime in early Christchurch, and the amount of detail in the court reports. Fascinated by what he was reading, he became diverted from the task at hand and set about writing this book instead: about crime and punishment in the first 25 years of Canterbury settlement. The stories are drawn from newspaper reports, with further detail added from police records and the court minute books. The events are contextualised by Professor Rice's extensive knowledge of the times. It is not an academic study; nor is it a work of fiction. Rather it is an attempt at evidence-based reconstruction of crimes and courtroom proceedings, opening a window on the lives and deeds of ordinary people who lived in this place over 140 years ago. History is usually written by the winners, and it is rare to hear the voices of ordinary folk from the remote past. Yet such were the shorthand skills of 19th-century newspaper reporters that courtroom testimony and cross-examinations were often captured verbatim, especially in the more sensational murder trials.
    Reading these reports one can almost hear the voices of the past. We catch glimpses of cabbies, shopkeepers, clerks and housewives going about their daily work, with descriptions of homes or workplaces, and the occasional fight in a pub. The stories are often dramatic and even sensational, sometimes horrifying, sometimes amusing, often rather sad. Their crimes mirror the difficult realities of colonial life.

    ISBN: 9781927145395
    Publication date: 15/10/2012
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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