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Levine, Spencer

Works: 5 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 58 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Art  Exhibition catalogs 
Classifications: NA1607.W4, 720.99363
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Spencer Levine
Vertical living : the Architectural Centre and the remaking of Wellington by Julia Gatley( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than fifty years, the Architectural Centre has helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of Wellington. In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realise their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped to shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of Wellington. More than just an association of architects, the Centre wrote manifestos, furthered education, published a magazine Design Review hosted modernist exhibitions in its gallery, staged an audacious campaign for political influence called the Project' and fought for better planning, better design, better built environments in Wellington. Its members also built a demonstration house, but planning was the battle-cry'. Charting these activists and their projects over the years, Julia Gatley and Paul Walker in Vertical Living also offer a history of urban Wellington from the 1940s to the 1990s and beyond. The book reminds us that, in modernist ideology, architecture and urban planning went hand-in-hand with visual and craft arts, graphic and industrial design. In recovering the multi-disciplinary history, politics and planning of the Architectural Centre, Gatley and Walker begin writing the city back into the history of architecture in this country
This is New Zealand : curated by Robert Leonard and Aaron Lister, with Moya Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teasing out connections between images, ideaology, and identity, our exhibition 'This is New Zealand' reflects on who we thought we were, who we think we are. Taking a critical look at stories we've told ourselves and others, it asks: Who and what have been included and excluded? And who is this mythical 'we'?"
Democracy in New Zealand by Raymond Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Zealand is one of the world's oldest democracies for men and women, Māori and Pākehā, with one of the highest political participation rates. But - from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to 'dirty politics' - the country's political system is undergoing rapid change. Democracy in New Zealand provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to New Zealand politics and how it works. Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament, political parties, leadership and elections, Raymond Miller draws on data and analysis (including from the 2014 election) to tackle critical questions: Who runs New Zealand? Does political apathy threaten democracy? Will new parties have an ongoing impact? Do we now have a presidential democracy? Democracy in New Zealand is an ideal university text"--Publisher information
Whale years by Gregory O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Two poets on a headland, mid-survey / might pause suddenly and say / will this be your whale, or mine?' Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O'Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O'Brien describes as 'acts of devotion - a homage to a series of remarkable locations and to the natural histories of those places'. In three parts, this collection stretches across the Pacific, following whale-roads, weather balloons and sons at sea, charting historical explorations and recent disasters such as the grounding of the Rena, along with other Pacific realisms - the 'Pacific trash vortex', the wavering democracy of Tonga, the political history of Chile. These poems are an exploration of outlying islands, the ocean that lies between them, and the whale-species and sea birds found there. From Waihi looking east and Valparaiso looking west, O'Brien surveys the cultural heart and health of an ocean in memorable, musical, moving lines
Ka hao te rangatahi [kit]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kit includes a set of flash cards, 4 book marks, 2 booklets and a card holder
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