How to Look at a Painting – new edition

By Justin Paton
How to Look at a Painting – new edition

$26.00 ~ Print

$13.00 ~ E-book

Format: epub mobi

This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand – with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O’Shannessy and expanded illustration section – and still at the same RRP!

Reviews, interviews, author events

Justin Paton’s brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for this acclaimed art writer.

How to Look at a Painting was declared one of the Best Books of the Year by many, including the Listener.

Raves include:

‘A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic.’
The Press

‘Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost confidential address to the reader is one of the book’s strengths.’
The Dominion Post

‘Nothing gets between Paton and a painting – a lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms.’

‘If you’ve ever gone to an exhibition and felt intimidated, underwhelmed or just plain confused – and haven’t we all? – this is the book for you.’
Leaf Salon

The book that inspired the acclaimed 12-part TV series on TV One and TVNZ7

New edition of much-loved Premium Best-seller

Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Award for Contemporary Culture

Expanded picture section – now 24 pages of full colour images

Justin Paton is a featured author at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, winner of Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship 2012, and curator of NZ’s exhibition at Venice Biennale 2013.

ISBN: 9781877551291
Published: July 2012
Category: Art, Cinema, Music, Ginger ‘How To’ Series

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