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MARY GAUDIN & MATTHEW ARNOLD | 
DOWN THE LONG DRIVEWAY, YOU'LL SEE IT
NZD$65 - IN STOCK


Purchase this book before 22nd Dec 2014 to receive FREE shipping within NZ

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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 336
Size: 230 x 300 mm
Publisher: The International Office
Text: English

A photographic study of under-the-radar, modest homes built during New Zealand's modernist period. The fourteen homes featured in this publication aren't new, they’re old and lived in. They can be a little dusty, slightly worn around the edges and all have what antique dealers like to call “patina”. They’re perfect in the minds of the people who live in them because of what they represent, which when designed, was a better way of living. New Zealand born, France based photographer Mary Gaudin, along with modernist enthusiast and designer Matthew Arnold, have conceived a book that is both insightful and very pleasing to the eye. This is sure to be a New Zealand design classic.

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ANNE NOBLE | THE LAST ROAD
NZD$49.95 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 112
Size: 254 x 302 mm
Publisher: Clouds
Text: English
Edition: 1000

The second in the Antarctic Trilogy of books by acclaimed New Zealand Photographer, Anne Noble beginning with Ice Blink and WhiteOut/WhiteNoise (forthcoming). The Last Road draws on the archive of Antarctic Photographs that Noble created during her visits to the continent in 2002, 2005 and 2008 as a grantee on the US National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writer's program. The second volume addresses images of human intervention into the ice continent, and includes writing by the artist, author Lloyd Jones and science writer Richard Panek. Anne Noble is a New Zealand Laureate, and the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. Texts by Lloyd Jones, Richard Panek and Anne Noble. 

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KATE NEWBY | INCREDIBLE FEELING
NZD$35 - RESERVE NOW


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 144
Size: 174 x 248 mm
Publisher: Clouds and Hopkinson Mossman
Text: English
Edition: 1000


Incredible Feeling is both a survey of recent work and an artist’s book. The publication features essays by Chris Kraus, Tahi Moore and Sarah Hopkinson, and is punctuated with four new photographic essays; ‘Portraits’, ‘Sidewalks and Puddles’, ‘Rocks’ and ‘Skim Stones’. Incredible Feeling addresses a full range of Newby's recent projects including: Let the other thing in, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland (2013); Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, La Loge, Brussels (2013); Walks with Men, City Gallery, Wellington (2011); I’m just like a pile of leaves, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (2011); All parts. All the time., Brooklyn, (2011); Do more with your feeling, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011); and Crawl out your window, GAK, Bremen (2010).


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LAYLA RUDNEVA-MACKAY
NZD$59.95 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 124
Size: 240 x 305 mm
Publisher: Clouds and Starkwhite
Text: English


This volume brings together a body of photographic work produced by Layla Rudneva-Mackay from 2002-2009. This work emerged from the ruins of a sculptural practice, and exists in parallel with graphic work, painting and writing. Her practice as a whole is characterised by poetic slips and language holes and visual emersion. This photographic work characteristically involves forms and figures and situations set up against interior and exterior backdrops. Their gestures and activities are not specified, and they are sometimes obscured or altered by fabric and paint. There are also pictures of architecture taken at night, which further contribute to the way in which her work makes space for unknowing, and in doing so, for risk.


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NOVA PAUL | FORM NEXT TO FORM NEXT TO FORM
NZD$35 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 68 + 7" Vinyl
Size: 180 x 300 mm
Publisher: Clouds and Dent-de-Leone
Text: English


Form Next to Form Next to Form is a book made from stills from Nova Paul’s experimental 16mm film, This is not Dying (2010) that was made at the film-maker’s marae Maungarongo in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. Using an early cinematic optical printing process of three-colour separation Paul's films render the landscape in prismatic shards of technicolour. In this book stills are printed using RGB colours designed to echo the optical process of the three-colour separation film itself. The traditional Maori love song ‘Whakarongo Mai,’ played by famed Maori show band figure and Kaumatua Ben Tawhiti is played on slide and steel guitar for Paul's film and reconfigured here by Karl Steven on 7" LP. 


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SEAN KERR | POP 
NZD$35 - IN STOCK


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ISBN: 9780958298131
Date of Edition: 2009
Size: 195 x 260 mm
Pages: 64
Publisher: Clouds and Michael Lett
Text: English



Sean Kerr: Pop is an artist’s book of concept drawings replete with a gorgeous die-cut tunnel and a new essay by Natasha Conland. The drawings collated for this volume float above projects executed by Kerr from the very late nineties until the present day. As such it operates as a spectral-partial survey catalogue for an exhibition that only exists as a sketch sandwiched between the white hardcovers of this new book. 

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SRIWHANA SPONG | NIJINSKY 
NZD$45 - IN STOCK


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ISBN: 9780958298186
Date of Edition: 2010
Size: 151 x 200 mm
Pages: 112
Publisher: Clouds and Michael Lett
Text: English



Nijinsky relates to a series of Sriwhana Spong films that are a re-imagining of a George Balanchine ballet, The Song of the Nightingale, originally choreographed in 1925 for the itinerant Ballet Russes. Based on the only fragments remaining of the original (the Stravinsky score and documentation of the Matisse designs for set and costumes, and some of the costumes themselves) Spong’s films and the book’s contents exhort the Balanchine maxim, “Before is over. Performance is now”. Nijinsky channels the presence of the famous chimeric dancer for whom the book is named, and involves stills from the films along with collage works that overlay geometric forms onto ballet photographs cut from picture books. 

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DAN ARPS | AFFIRMATION DUNGEON 
NZD$69.95 - IN STOCK


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ISBN: 9780986462894
Date of Edition: October 2011
Size: 210 x 240 mm
Pages: 340 plus 18 page insert
Publisher: Clouds and Michael Lett
Text: English
Edition: 1000



This major book surveys Arps’ recent work but through a peculiar lens. This is an artist known for making spaces – dystopic, uncomfortable, decrepit, paranoid, aspirational – that are in their own reality. Here, they are reconstructed as parts of one overarching space, the ‘affirmation dungeon’, in which self-help is crow-barred off its pedestal, along with other forms of normative shaming. 

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AVA SEYMOUR | THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS
NZD$20 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2007
Size: 156 x 199 mm
Pages: 48
Publisher: Clouds
Text: English


A delicate and thoughtful composition of cloth, poetically compiled with reference to a specific time and a specific place. An outfit, a pattern, a movement, a persona - Ava Seymour composes a storyboard of lifes and a memories. This publication accompanied the artist's exhibition "The White House Years" at Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland. With text by Jon Bywater. 

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PX | THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
NZD$29.95 - IN STOCK


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ISBN: 9780986462863
Date of Edition: August 2011
Size: 210 x 148 mm
Pages: 140
Publisher: Clouds
Text: English
Edition: 750



PX / Thoughts on Painting was published following the two-part PX exhibition at St Paul Street Gallery, AUT University, Auckland – A Purposeless Production: A Necessary Praxis, curated by Leonhard Emmerling, and Snow Falls on Mountains Without Wind, curated by Jan Bryant. 
This book functions both as a theoretical study of painting practice – two opposed essays disagreeing about the supposed purpose or operation of contemporary painting – and an exhibition catalogue, illustrating in full the wide variety of practices that made up this show of the work of painters (in the widest sense) from New Zealand, Europe and the US. 

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FIONA JACK | LIVING HALLS
NZD$59.95 - IN STOCK



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ISBN: 9780986462818
Date of Edition: December 2011
Size: 240 x 170 mm
Pages: 256
Publisher: Clouds and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Text: English
Edition: 1000



Living Halls represents the findings of an ambitious research project undertaken by Fiona Jack based in the study and cataloguing of New Zealand war memorial halls. 

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JUNYA ISHIGAMI | PLANTS + ARCHITECTURE
NZD$49 - IN STOCK


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SMILJAN RADIĆ | SERPENTINE PAVILION 2014
NZD$38 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 83
Size: 14 x 9cm
Publisher: Serpentine Galleries and Walther Koenig
Text: English


This catalogue, printed to accompany the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion, has been inspired by Radić’s sketchbooks and process—the design of this book mirroring his practice. With an essay by Fabrizio Gallanti and a conversation between the architect, Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist. In response to its site in Kensington Gardens, this year's Pavilion takes its inspiration from the tradition of the English garden folly and in Radić’s earlier projects, particularly Mestizo Restaurant, Santiago (2005-07), a building similarly supported by large boulders and The Castle of the Selfish Giant (2010), a papier-mâché model inspired by the famous children's story by Oscar Wilde. 


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