Wanted: The Search For The Modernist Murals Of E. Mervyn Taylor

Author: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
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  • : $80.00(NZD)
  • : 9780994141552
  • : Massey University Press
  • : Massey University Press
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  • : March 2018
  • : 250mm X 210mm X 31mm
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  • : books

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  • : Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
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Barcode 9780994141552
9780994141552

Description

Mervyn Taylor - wood engraver, painter, illustrator, sculptor and designer - was one of the most celebrated New Zealand artists of the 1930s to 1960s.


He was highly connected to modernism and nationalism as it was expressed in New Zealand art and literature of the period. In the 1960s he created twelve murals for major new government and civic buildings erected in that era of great economic prosperity, during which New Zealand first began to loosen its apron-string ties to England. Tragically, some have been destroyed and others presumed lost - until now.


This fascinating book, bursting with archival material, details the detective hunt for the murals and tells the stories of their creation. They cement Taylor's place as one of New Zealand's most significant artists, and are a celebration of the art and culture of our modernist era.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non-Fiction 2019