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Pounamu : the jade of New Zealand / Russell Beck with Maika Mason ; photography by Andris Apse.

By: Beck, Russell J. (Russell Joseph), 1941-.
Contributor(s): Apse, Andris [author.] | Mason, Maika [author.] | Mason, Maika | Apse, Andris | Mason, Maika | Apse, Andris | Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu [author.] | Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [North Shore, N.Z.] : Penguin/Viking, [2010]Description: 237 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 x 32 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0670074888 (hbk.); 9780670074884 (hbk.).Other title: Jade of New Zealand.Subject(s): Jade -- New Zealand | Jade -- New Zealand -- History | Jade -- New Zealand -- Pictorial works | Jade carving -- New Zealand | Art, Maori | Jade -- New Zealand | | Pounamu | New Zealand Post Book Awards Finalist 2011DDC classification: 553.876
Contents:
The language of jade -- Nephrite: the wonder stone -- A new land with the gift of pounamu -- Wāhi pounamu: places where jade is found -- Stones with stories -- Taonga Māori -- Māori working of pounamu -- New Zealand's jade industry -- Technical aspects of New Zealand jade -- Jade of the Pacific rim -- Appendices: Tips for carving jade -- World sources of jade.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Awards: New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist.Summary: "Pounamu is a celebration of jade in its many forms. It is a magnificent tribute to this New Zealand icon, the finest book on the subject ever published. Through the eyes of pounamu specialists Russell Beck and Maika Mason, we explore jade s powerful connection with the natural environment, its Maori myths and history, jewellery and taonga, geology and technical characteristics, places where pounamu is found, methods of working, cultural issues regarding the ownership and management of jade as a resource, contemporary carving, and its significance in the international arena. The text is enhanced by the exquisite, timeless landscape photography of Andris Apse, which sets pounamu firmly in the South Island mountain environment from which it emerges in its natural state."--Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Pounamu is a celebration of jade in its many forms. It is a magnificent tribute to this New Zealand icon, the finest book on the subject ever published. Through the eyes of pounamu specialists Russell Beck and Maika Mason, we explore jade's powerful connection with the natural environment, its M ori myths and history, jewellery and taonga, geology and technical characteristics, places where pounamu is found, methods of working, cultural issues regarding the ownership and management of jade as a resource, contemporary carving, and its significance in the international arena. The text is enhanced by the exquisite, timeless landscape photography of Andris Apse, which sets pounamu firmly in the South Island mountain environment from which it emerges in its natural state. Through these unforgettable photographs we see pounamu in a new and fascinating way. Pounamu is a treasure in its own right, a sumptuous book to be adored for years to come.

"Published in association with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu."

"Portions of Pounamu were previously published in Mana Pounamu (Russell Beck with Maika Mason, Reed, 2002) and in Jade (Roger Kererne, Aquamarine - an imprint of Anness Publishing, 1991)"--Colophon.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-232) and index.

The language of jade -- Nephrite: the wonder stone -- A new land with the gift of pounamu -- Wāhi pounamu: places where jade is found -- Stones with stories -- Taonga Māori -- Māori working of pounamu -- New Zealand's jade industry -- Technical aspects of New Zealand jade -- Jade of the Pacific rim -- Appendices: Tips for carving jade -- World sources of jade.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Pounamu is a celebration of jade in its many forms. It is a magnificent tribute to this New Zealand icon, the finest book on the subject ever published. Through the eyes of pounamu specialists Russell Beck and Maika Mason, we explore jade s powerful connection with the natural environment, its Maori myths and history, jewellery and taonga, geology and technical characteristics, places where pounamu is found, methods of working, cultural issues regarding the ownership and management of jade as a resource, contemporary carving, and its significance in the international arena. The text is enhanced by the exquisite, timeless landscape photography of Andris Apse, which sets pounamu firmly in the South Island mountain environment from which it emerges in its natural state."--Publisher's description.

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist.

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011 - Finalist (Illustrated Non-Fiction)

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