How to Look at a Painting: hardback edition

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by Justin Paton

With the enduring success of Justin Paton's award-winning How to Look at a Painting, Awa Press is proud to announce a special new hardback edition:

o Beautiful new design by Sarah Maxey
o Striking jacket and case binding
o French folds
o Colour section expanded to 24 pages

Acclaimed art writer Justin Paton takes us on a journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world - from the luscious fruit of Italy's Caravaggio to the lonely landscapes of New Zealand's Rita Angus, the dazzling panoramas of America's Lari Pittman and the mysterious 'tombstones' of Japanese artist On Kawara. Whether you're a keen art collector, a serious student or just visit a gallery occasionally, this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms will open your eyes to things you've never seen before.



Print edition price: NZ $35
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Reviews, interviews, author events

Click here to read a review of the TV adaptation of How to Look at a Painting

Click here to listen to Radio New Zealand National's Arts on Sunday program about How to Look at a Painting

WINNER - MONTANA NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

WINNER - G.A. PINDAR & SON AWARD FOR BEST TYPOGRAPHY

BEST ART BOOK OF THE YEAR - New Zealand Listener

BEST ART BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Press PRAISE FOR HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING:

"New Zealand's most readable art critic. A lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms...Nothing gets between Paton and a painting" - Best Books of 2005 - New Zealand Listener

'Elegant, accessible and endlessly thought-provoking'
RICHARD WOLFE, Art New Zealand

'An informed book and a stimulating one'
ELIZABETH RANKIN, The Art Book

'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic'
CHRISTOPHER MOORE, The Press

'Elegant and persuasive. Paton is a brilliant stylist'
ROGER BLACKLEY, The Dominion Post

'It's a convivial trip - conversational, anecdotal, informative and often humorous - Paton encourages us to stand still enough, long enough, to read the body language of a painting'
SALLY BLUNDELL, Art News

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Product details

ISBN: 9780958291606
Imprint:
Pages: 126
Format: Hardback
Size/Weight: 190 x 130 mm
Illustrations: 24 page colour section
Published: September 2008
Author(s): Justin Paton