How to Look at a Painting - new edition


by Justin Paton

This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand - with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded illustration section - and still at the same RRP!

Print edition price: NZ $26.00

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Reviews, interviews, author events

Justin Paton's brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for this acclaimed art writer.

How to Look at a Painting was declared one of the Best Books of the Year by many, including the Listener.

Raves include:

'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic.'
The Press

'Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost confidential address to the reader is one of the book's strengths.'
The Dominion Post

'Nothing gets between Paton and a painting - a lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms.'

'If you've ever gone to an exhibition and felt intimidated, underwhelmed or just plain confused - and haven't we all? - this is the book for you.'
Leaf Salon

The book that inspired the acclaimed 12-part TV series on TV One and TVNZ7

New edition of much-loved Premium Best-seller

Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Award for Contemporary Culture

Expanded picture section - now 24 pages of full colour images

Justin Paton is a featured author at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, winner of Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship 2012, and curator of NZ's exhibition at Venice Biennale 2013.

Product details

ISBN: 9781877551291
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback
Size/Weight: 198 x 129 mm
Published: July 2012
Author(s): Justin Paton