New Zealand Painting: A Concise History

Michael Dunn

Author: Michael Dunn
Format: Hardback
Availability: No longer in print or in stock
Pages: 220
Published: December 2004
Specs: 26.5cm x 27.0cm
ISBN: 9781869402976

New Zealand Painting: A Concise History is a completely revised and updated edition of Michael Dunn’s essential overview of New Zealand painting, published previously as A Concise History of New Zealand Painting. It is presented here in a new format as a companion volume to New Zealand Sculpture: A History (AUP, 2002). 

To his comprehensive survey of painting from colonial times Dunn brings the book up to the present day. Several of the original chapters are extended and a completely new chapter covers the exciting area of contemporaryy painting by Māori and Pacific Island artists, such as like John Pule, Shane Cotton, Peter Robinson and Fatu Feu‘u. The book includes over 130 colour plates, many of which are new in this edition, along with nearly 50 black and white reproductions. The new format gives the paintings the space and size they need to be seen at their most striking.


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[A] well-considered, clearly written history of New Zealand painting that provides invaluable information, opinion and analysis. – John Daly-Peoples, National Business Review