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Author: Laurence Aberhart (Photos) & Gregory O'Brien (Essays) & Justin Paton (Essays)
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LAURENCE ABERHART has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970s, and is recognised as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon-an artist with whom Aberhart is frequently paired-his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history. They are also virtuoso pieces of photographic craft. This book is a landmark in New Zealand art publishing. In a definitive overview of Laurence Aberhart's work to date, 235 full-page reproductions of iconic photographs of churches, marae, cemeteries, Masonic Lodges and other subjects are accompanied by illuminating essays by leading New Zealand art writers Gregory O'Brien and Justin Paton. O'Brien pursues the motif of the horizon through Aberhart's work, considering the many journeys that his career encompasses and the shelters and structures seen along the way, while Paton focuses on the human presences that quietly animate Aberhart's extraordinary body of work .


Commended for BPANZ Book Design Awards: Illustrated Book 2008. Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Illustrative Category 2008.


"The essays are an absolute pleasure to read, shedding light--and levity--on Aberhart's oeuvre and tracing his visual and geographical journey's throughout New Zealand. . . . This is sure to be snapped up as one of the best books on a New Zealand photographer to come out in recent times." --"ArtNews New Zealand"

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General Fields

  • : 9780864735560
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : 270mm X 240mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 304
  • : Laurence Aberhart (Photos) & Gregory O'Brien (Essays) & Justin Paton (Essays)
  • : 235 full-page reproductions of photographs
  • : Hardback