• Mccahon Country
    Mccahon Country
    'My painting tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am pointing in.'
    Colin McCahon

    McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in twentieth century art whose ground-breaking work over four decades changed the way we see this country, while engaging intensely with questions of faith, mortality, belonging and the power of art.

    In this landmark new book, published in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki on the 100th anniversary of McCahon's birth, celebrated writer and curator Justin Paton takes readers on a journey through the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, as the artist loved and painted it.

    From Otago to Canterbury, Takaka to Taranaki, Muriwai to Northland and many more places in between, Paton brings his curator's eye to a selection of nearly 200 of McCahon's paintings and drawings, including iconic and beloved works and others never before published, presented in fifteen themed sections offering fresh perspectives on McCahon's abiding concerns.

    In elegant, responsive and deeply compelling prose, the author traces McCahon's travels through New Zealand, charts his remarkable development as a painter and thinker, explores his deepening engagement with Maori culture and environmental issues, and reveals his vision of the land as a source of light, peace and spiritual sustenance.

    A book to introduce new viewers to McCahon's vision and to enlarge the view for those who know the work well, McCahon Country illuminates the beauty, spiritual urgency and enduring power of McCahon's artworks.

    Above all, it shows the reader how McCahon's paintings get us looking at the world we live in with new eyes.


    'McCahon is not only New Zealand's most significant or important artist. He is our most soulful artist, our most searching. He asks the most of art and the world it renders. One hundred years since his birth, he still wants to know what we should believe in and where we belong.'
    Justin Paton

    ISBN: 9780143773931
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Paton, Justin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa
    We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa
    An extraordinary visual data book like no other Clustered yet scattered, we New Zealanders live across the country's physical landscapes, experiencing its varied weather and environments. We co-create its political, economic and social systems on a daily basis. Each of us has a particular view of Aotearoa, yet nobody comprehends the whole. This book's sets of maps and graphics help New Zealanders make sense of their country, to grasp the scale, diversity and intricacies of Aotearoa, and to experience feelings of connection to land, to place, to this time in our history, and to one another. By making data visible, each graphic reveals insights about Aotearoa. They answer a range of questions: Who visits us? How many fish are in the sea? How equal are we? How do we hurt ourselves? Where do our cats go to at night? This compelling mixture of charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and illustrations is functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening. It tells us where we are, here, in 2018. Essays by some of New Zealand's best thinkers complete the package.

    ISBN: 9780994141538
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $70.00
    Author: McDowell, Chris
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
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