Wednesday, December 16, 2015

101 Works of Art - art book of the year?

Imagine standing in front of a beautiful work of art listening to the curator talk intimately about it. Experience the movement of the painter’s brushstrokes, the glinting surface of a glass sculpture, the almost-hidden detail of a Dutch master. 101 brings the art experience to the page.

In this large, beautifully presented book, Christchurch Art Gallery showcases 101 treasures from its collection—paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand’s most significant collected works. Enjoy thoughtful, conversational texts by Lara Strongman, Ken Hall, Felicity Milburn, Nathan Pohio, Peter Vangioni and Jenny Harper—written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting. Also includes insightful interviews with artists and curators.

Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Beehre, this will be the art book to buy/give this year.

Hardcover - Christchurch Art Gallery - $79.99 - ISBN 978 1 877375 40 8 
Trade orders - Paul Greenberg

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