“They’re gorgeously designed and produced in a small format on lovely, heavy stock, almost as pleasant to handle as to read. At its best an essay is a series of reflections on a subject which draws from, rather than conceals, the writer’s personality and personal preoccupations. Essays can be wildly digressive, presenting a range of disparate images, but what you look for is an ultimate thematic unity, a kind of tying-up which pulls all the edgy glimpses and vistas of insight into a single, coherent whole — a kind of intellectual Mobius strip ... ”

North & South magazine, November, 2002


 

02 the book as object


The Gentle Hand + The Greedy Eye: an everday baroque practice in architecture
Rachel Hurst

six copies 2016

Body of Work Bruce Connew
2013 / published Nov 2015

I Drive You Crazy, to the Moon Bruce Connew
2007 / yet to be published

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

On the way to an ambush
Bruce Connew
1989 / published 1999

Vekst i det vanskelige
Hanne Johnsen
published 2013

A Short History of Photography Harvey Benge
2007

Montana Estate Essay Series Four Winds Press
2002 and 2003

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

 


Montana Estate Essay Series


Published by Four Winds Press, 2002 — 2003


They are lovely, pocket-sized works of design art to look at, each less than 60 pages ... they may even be works of literary art ... thoughtful, erudite and amusing.
Listener, Sept 14, 2002


These books marked the beginning of the publication of 12 essays to date. The first three were published in September, 2002. The series editor is Lloyd Jones, author of Mister Pip and Biografi.


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