design Catherine Griffiths
and Bruce Connew
yypography Catherine Griffiths
paper, French-folds,
wiro bound,134 pages,
145x180mm, landscape
30 duotone photographs,
plus text
600 signed, numbered edition
printed in New Zealand
Vapour Momenta Books


 

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

 


Muttonbirds — part of a story Bruce Connew with Dean Tiemi te Au
2004


Artist book, published by Vapour Momenta Books, the pocket-sized publishing arm of Bruce Connew and Catherine Griffiths

Photographs and introduction by Bruce Connew and oral history text with Dean Tiemi Te Au.


‘Muttonbirds—part of a story’ was published in 2004 by Vapour Momenta Books, the pocket-sized publishing arm of Catherine Griffiths and Bruce Connew, to coincide with the exhibition launch at McNamara Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand.
A Wellington, New Zealand publisher said the book was “a bomb in plain wrapping”. It was a contentious project from the get-go, a man attempting to reclaim what he had proved through the Maori Land Court was his and his children’s right. “I've stood in front of the tribe in the correct way. I have my rightful interests and I will stand up for them. I want my children to get on with what it's really about: muttonbirding, enjoying the world of their ancestors and the treasures they left.” Dean Tiemi the Au

www.bruceconnew.com


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