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The lonely soldier, Peter Ireland

ANZAC  Laurence Aberhart (photographs) and Jock Phillips (essay) Victoria University Press with Dunedin Public Art Gallery, $60.00, ISBN 9780864739339 What to make of all the hoopla surrounding the centenary of WWI? Is it just one thing we’re commemorating – say,…
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What, where, here, not here, Peter Ireland

Peter Peryer Photographer  Peter Peryer (photographs); Peter Simpson and Peter Peryer (essays) Auckland University Press, $59.99,  ISBN 9781869494178 Room Room Ann Shelton (photographs); Martin Patrick (essay) City Gallery in association with McNamara Gallery, $7.00, ISBN 0958270465 Acerbic old Degas once…
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Then and now, Peter Ireland

Aberhart  Gregory O’Brien and Justin Paton (eds) Victoria University Press, $125.00,  ISBN 9780864735560 It’s given to few artists – in their lifetimes, at least – to be known simply by their surname. The great 20th century instance was Picasso, a…
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Popular parlance, Peter Ireland

New Zealand: a century of images  Paul Thompson Te Papa Press, $49.95, ISBN 0 909010 45 5 There is sometimes a phrase, a picture or a juxtaposition of both in a book that inadvertently clarifies its nature more than any…
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