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! 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.
Justin Paton is one of New Zealand's foremost art writers and a contributor to many international publications. His books and art catalogues include those on artists Julia Morison, Jeffrey Harris, Ronnie van Hout, Ricky Swallow, Jude Rae, Michael Parekowhai and Laurence Aberhart. He is senior curator at Christchurch Art Gallery. How to Look at a Painting was the winner of the Montana New Zealand Book Award 2006 in the Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Category.
'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic' (The Press) -- 'Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost con dential 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' (Listener) -- '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)