How to Look at a Painting

painting: "How to Look at a Painting"

by Justin Paton

One of the latest in the best-selling Ginger Series from Awa Press, in which aficionados share their lifetime passions.

WINNER OF THE 2006 MONTANA NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARD FOR LIFESTYLE & CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

In this utterly engaging, award-winning book, 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 student of art, 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.



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Reviews, interviews, author events

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'Best Art Book of 2005 - A cultural exploration which deserves to become a classic'
The Press

'A Best Book of 2005 - New Zealand's most readable art critic. A lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making him feel your enthusiasms' New Zealand Listener

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

'Will surely rate as one of the best New Zealand books of the year'
Bay of Plenty Times

Product details

ISBN: 9780958253888
Imprint:
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback
Size/Weight: 198 x 129mm
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Published: December 2005
Author(s): Justin Paton