Recent staff publications in Art History

We are home to some of the New Zealand’s most highly regarded published art writers.

Recent staff publications

Associate Professor Leonard Bell

Marti Friedlander: Looking Closely, Auckland University Press, 2009

This lavishly produced book by Associate Professor Leonard Bell presents a detailed account of the life and work of acclaimed photographer, Marti Friedlander.

From Māori moko to Whina Cooper and the land march, from Rita Angus to Norman Kirk, from Israel to Fiji, Friedlander has recorded the places, events and personalities of recent history. Her photographs offer an open dialogue with their subject and invite the viewer’s prolonged engagement.

Marti Friedlander: Looking Closely is available from Auckland University Press.

Professor Elizabeth Rankin


RANKIN, E, HOBBS, P. Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke. Johannesburg: Standard Bank Gallery.
RANKIN, E, BAKER, K. (eds) Fiona Pardington: The Pressure of Sunlight Falling. Dunedin: University of Otago Press.
RANKIN, E. Collateral: Printmaking as Social Commentary, Christchurch: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.
RANKIN, E. ‘Lonely Road: Formative episodes in the development of black artists in early twentieth-century South Africa’. In G. Jantjes (ed.) Visual Century: South African Art in Context 1907-2007, (volume 1, ed. Jillian Carman) Johannesburg: Wits University Press, pp. 92-113.
RANKIN, E. ‘Creating communities: art c2012entres and workshops and their influence on the South African art scene.’ In G. Jantjes (ed.) Visual Century: South African Art in Context 1907-2007, (volume 2, ed. Lize von Robbroeck) Johannesburg: Wits University Press, pp. 52-77.