New Zealand Portraits

Author(s): Richard Wolfe

New Zealand

This magnificent book is a collection of New Zealand painted portraits from our earliest times. With selections based on the quality of the art and the importance of the artist, this offering promises to be a truly memorable and significant snapshot of a vital aspect of New Zealand's art heritage. After introductory essays, in which author Richard Wolfe discusses alternately the nature of a portrait and New Zealand's history of portraiture as an art form, the book features 83 full-page portraits alongside their provenance, historical significance and often little-known facts.

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Product Information

Richard Wolfe has worked for many years in museums and for twenty years was Curator of Display at Auckland Museum. He has spent the last ten years as a freelance writer and exhibition curator. Richard has published more than twenty books covering aspects of New Zealand popular culture, and social and military history.

General Fields

  • : 9780670071777
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Viking
  • : January 2008
  • : 300mm X 230mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : folio
  • : Richard Wolfe
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 240
  • : illustrations