The Power of Portraiture: Portraying leadership in New Zealand 1840 to the present

Author(s): Erin Griffey

New Zealand

Dop December 2008, Auckland 140pp softcover 280mmx215mm Historically, portraiture has been integral to showcasing power, and power has been intrinsic in the portrait. The Power of Portraiture examines this in a specifically New Zealand context. The aim is to fertilise the current renaissance of portraiture as a genre in this country, to foster critical dialogue about leadership and its representations in the visual arts and to inspire the public with the stories of its leaders and the beauty of its portraiture. Published to coincide with an exhibition of portraits in Auckland and Wellington, this comprises 40 portraits of major public figures, male and female, Maori and Pakeha, conservative and liberal, from a number of different professional backgrounds. The accompanying text provides a wealth of art historical, cultural and historical insight and invites critical reflection on New Zealand’s ideals of leadership. Dr Erin Griffey is a Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Auckland. Additional essays are by Professor Brad Jackson, Fletcher Chair in Leadership at the University of Auckland Business School, and Dr Paul Tapsell, Chair of Maori Studies, University of Otago.


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Dr Erin Griffey is a Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Auckland. Additional essays are by Professor Brad Jackson, Fletcher Chair in Leadership at the University of Auckland Business School, and Dr Paul Tapsell, Chair of Maori Studies, University of Otago.

General Fields

  • : 9781877378287
  • : David Ling Publishing Limited
  • : David Ling Publishing Limited
  • : December 2008
  • : 280mm X 215mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Near Fine
  • : 140
  • : full colour throughout
  • : Erin Griffey
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition