Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The yellow book

Weighing in at, er… quite a bit, the Michael Lett Publishing book on Michael Parekowhai is impressive. We had a quick peek at an advance copy and managed to flick through its 600 full colour pages. With no text and no captions, the big yellow book is apparently to be packaged with a second volume that will include an essay by Justin Paton and full captioning. Still, if we believe in the picture tells a thousand words theory, this yellow doorstop is worth at least 300,000 of them. Curious that Creative New Zealand’s experts decided not to support this book when an application for funds was made – we’d have thought it set an inventive new standard for visual art publications.