New Zealand Art at Te Papa


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Author: Stocker, Mark (ed)
Publication date: 11/10/2018
Imprint: Te Papa
Pages: 376
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780994146038

Te Papa holds New Zealand's national art collection, whose origins date back to 1865 and the establishment of the then Colonial Museum (later the Dominion and then the National Museum). Built up over the years by a succession of directors and curators, the collection's 40,000 works track New Zealand history and the art movements within it. In this generous book, Te Papa's curators and a wide range of other expert art writers showcase the strengths of the New Zealand art collection by discussing around 270 works. From very early colonial work through to recent acquisitions, and including photography, their essays offer insights into the art, the artists and the context and issues that drove them. The book is complemented by biographies of all the featured artists, making it a valuable resource.

Contents: Introduction 7 1 From Encounter to Dominion: 1777-1912 16 2 Towards a Modern New Zealand: 1914-1953 96 3 A Broader Outlook: 1946-1974 146 4 Critique and Challenge: 1977-1998 200 5 Art for a New Millennium: 1999-2018 258 Artist biographies 306 Contributor biographies 358 Acknowledgements 362 Index 363

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Weight 2300 g
Dimensions 270 × 230 mm


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