Front and back cover (top), with spreads from the book

 

02 the book as object


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I Must Behave Bruce Connew
2006 / published 2009

I Saw You Bruce Connew
2006 / published 2007

Stopover Bruce Connew
2000 / published 2007

Muttonbirds — part of a story Bruce Connew
2002 / published 2004

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Vekst i det vanskelige
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A Short History of Photography Harvey Benge
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Montana Estate Essay Series Four Winds Press
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Cover Up: The Art of the Book Cover in New Zealand
Hamish Thompson
2008

Looking for the Local — Architecture and the New Zealand Modern
Justine Clark and Paul Walker
2000

 


Cover Up: The Art of the Book Cover in New Zealand Hamish Thompson

With essay by Hamish Thompson, Published by Random House, 2008
By Hamish Thompson, Cover Up features some of New Zealand’s most eminent artists including Len Lye, Dick Frizzell, Gordon Walters, Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon, John Drawbridge, E Mervyn Taylor; and graphic designers Max Hailstone, Sarah Maxey, Arch McDonnell and more ...

Author and designer, Hamish Thompson’s introductory essay to this comprehensive and handsomely designed book gives an overview of the history of New Zealand book design in 20th century NZ and details the changing styles of cover art. The body of the book focuses on the work of individual artists, with a two-page spread per artist, plus biographical notes and full colour illustrations. A full index and bibliography included.

Sitting at the intersection of art and graphic design, this book slots right into our highly design-aware era and will appeal to the general public as well as to design students, publishers, historians and art lovers.


Cover Up is available from Hamish Thompson and Catherine Griffiths

NZ$25
NZ$15 students!
includes postage within NZ

Simply click on the email link below to place your order (directly through Studio Catherine Griffiths — don’t forget to include your name, postal address, number of copies, and if a student, your place of study), and we will respond soonest.

Thank you! It’s a great read.

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