How to Look at a Painting

Author(s): Justin Paton

New Zealand

In this hugely engaging book, acclaimed art writer Justin Paton takes us on a journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world - from the luscious fruit of Italy's Caravaggio to the lonely landscapes of New Zealand's Rita Angus, the dazzling panoramas of America's Lari Pittman and the mysterious 'tombstones' of Japanese artist On Kawara. Whether you're a keen art collector, a student of art, or just love to visit a gallery occasionally, this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms will open your eyes to things you've never seen before. First published December 2005·

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Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Category 2006 and PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Typography 2009.


Justin Paton is an internationally renowned art writer and the Curator of Contemporary Art at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand.




General Fields

  • : 9780958253888
  • : Awa Press
  • : Awa Press
  • : 0.172
  • : April 2005
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Justin Paton
  • : Paperback
  • : 2006
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 136
  • : 16-page full-colour insert