Dr Deidre Brown is senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Auckland, and a freelance art curator. Her previous books include Tai Tokerau Whakairo Rakau: Northland Maori Wood Carving, Maori Arts of the Gods, and the highly successful Introducing Maori Art. Ngarino Ellis is lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland. She coedited Te Ata: Maori Art from the East Coast. Other contributors include leading art historians and curators Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Chanel Clarke, Debbie Martin and master wearver Toi Te Rito Maihi.