The Art of Dean Buchanan
By (author) Bob Harvey
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Wild Beast by Bob Harvey
Book DescriptionDean Buchanan is one of New Zealand's best-known artists. From an early age he showed immense talent, painting large oils that demonstrated both technical brilliance and a close affinity with the natural world. During the past thirty years he has become probably New Zealand's most prolific (and also most affordable) painter, as well as one of the most instantly recognisable. His paintings are found in homes throughout New Zealand and in public buildings and galleries both here and overseas. He has also exhibited in Australia, Japan, Chile, Switzerland and the USA. Coupled with his creative talent is an ability to live life to the full. No shrinking violet, 'Wild beast' Buchanan has always expressed himself forthrightly, especially in defence of preserving New Zealand's natural environment. He has also become a mountaineer of some note, and in January 2007 succeeded in climbing Mt Cook. Bob Harvey interviewed Dean Buchanan extensively for this book, and describes every facet of his life. The book also includes 60 superb reproductions of some of his greatest paintings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781877437076
(210mm x 280mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand
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Iron-bound Coast, Hardback (September 2009)
Written from first-hand experience, it brings to life the early years of Karekare and neighbouring farming and logging settlements, at a time when car and air travel were starting to end the isolation of these stunning locations.
How to Make Your Own Video or Short Film, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Bob Harvey
Offers hints, tips and practical advice to help emerging film-makers discover an exciting form of expression, either for personal satisfaction or to make their mark in a highly competitive industry. This book includes: deciding what kind of film you want to make; choosing a camera; choosing your subject matter; and dealing with copyright.
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Author Biography - Bob Harvey
Bob Harvey is mayor of Waitakere City and a nationally known figure. Like Dean Buchanan, he is an environmentalist and guardian of the Waitakere Ranges, and spends much of his life on the west coast at Karekare. Alwys keen to promote art and artists, he has known and admired Dean Buchanan for decades. Among Bob Harvey's previous books are the best-selling Untamed Coast, Rolling Thunder, Westies and White Cloud, Silver Screen.
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