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Colin McCahon : there is only one direction. Vol. I, 1919-1959 / Peter Simpson. [electronic resource]

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2019Description: 1 online resourceContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781776710515
  • 1776710517
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: Print version:: Colin McCahon : Vol. I 1919-1959.DDC classification:
  • 759.993 23
LOC classification:
  • ND1108.M33
Online resources:
Contents:
Preface -- Introduction: One direction / many mansions -- Southern beginnings, 1919-36 -- Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington, 1937-46 -- Tāhunanui, 1946-48 -- Christchurch I, 1948-49 -- Chistchurch II, 1950-53 -- Titirangi I, 1953-58 -- Titirangi II, 1958-59 -- Conclusion -- List of artworks -- Exhibition record, 1940-59.
Summary: "The extraordinary first volume of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon. Colin McCahon (1919-1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Māori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon's work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon's birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Dr Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of the artist's work over McCahon's entire forty-five-year career. Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon's extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon's work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three-hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon's work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material"--Publisher information.
List(s) this item appears in: E-book Holdings for "Christian Theology and the Arts," Uni of Otago: PAST322/MINS414
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Preface -- Introduction: One direction / many mansions -- Southern beginnings, 1919-36 -- Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington, 1937-46 -- Tāhunanui, 1946-48 -- Christchurch I, 1948-49 -- Chistchurch II, 1950-53 -- Titirangi I, 1953-58 -- Titirangi II, 1958-59 -- Conclusion -- List of artworks -- Exhibition record, 1940-59.

"The extraordinary first volume of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon. Colin McCahon (1919-1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Māori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon's work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon's birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Dr Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of the artist's work over McCahon's entire forty-five-year career. Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon's extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon's work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three-hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon's work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material"--Publisher information.

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