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Brake, Brian 1927-1988

Overview
Works: 96 works in 334 publications in 7 languages and 7,728 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Art 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Brake
Rome and her empire by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and German and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Pacific by Brian Brake( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori, Polynesian and Melanesian art in New Zealand museums
Peking : a tale of three cities by Nigel Cameron( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney by Peter Porter( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text discuss the history of Sydney and the development of the city and its people
Reader's Digest guide to New Zealand by Maurice Shadbolt( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photographs and text tell New Zealand's story by regions. For each region there is an alphabetically arranged guide to places to see and things to do. Includes twenty maps
Batik : fabled cloth of Java by Inger McCabe Elliot( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and German and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java" is a sumptuous, classic book, richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world. It includes historical photographs, etchings, engravings, maps and photographs of modern Java
New Zealand : gift of the sea by Brian Brake( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House on the Klong; the Bangkok home and Asian art collection of James Thompson by Brian Brake( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te aho tapu = The sacred thread by Mick Pendergrast( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capes and clocks were made for a variety of purposes. Patterning of the weaving
China, the Long March by Anthony Lawrence( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's great photographers retrace the route of the Long March, the six thousand-mile retreat of Mao Zedong and his army from theNationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary
Craft New Zealand : the art of the craftsman by Doreen Blumhardt( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori arts of the gods by Deidre Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional objects of great beauty, made of wood, bone, greenstone, feathers and fibre, are collected in this sumptuous pictorial guide to Maori art. Deidre Brown has selected the finest of Brian Brake's photos, and adds interesting and informed commentary on the Maori gods and legends that inspired these works
Introducing Māori art by Deidre Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traditional works in wood, bone, greenstone, feathers and fibre are collected in this guide to Maori art. Art historian Deidre Brown has selected the finest of Brian Brake's photographs and adds an intesting and informative introduction."--Back cover
Te Maori : taonga Maori = treasures of the Maori by Brian Brake( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : the 1950's by Brian Brake( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... Photographs ... ranging from Beijing to Tibet ... portraits of Mao ... street, factory and rural scenes"--Flap
New Zealand potters : their work and words( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsoon by Brian Brake( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Brian Brake spent nine months in India photographing the monsoon season of 1960, the images he created became familiar worldwide through their publication in Life, Paris-Match, Queen and Epoca. For the first time this magnificent collection is being reproduced in book form, featuring more than 130 photographs. Accompanying essays commissioned by Brake set out in human terms the effects of the rains on the life and cultural heritage of India"--Jacket flap
Rome et son Empire by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in French and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangata : Mankind by Brian Brake( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori art : the photography of Brian Brake by Brian Brake( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To Maori, the governing principle of mauri brings to all objects the power and prescience of a living spirit. Objects that are hand-crafted from wood, stone, shell, bone or pounamu are imbued with life by their creators. Conveying the mauri of an object through photography requires an exceptional talent, one focused on distilling the essential energy of the original piece through shades of lighting, position and perspective. This is what Brian Brake achieved. The photos in this collection constitute the best of Brake's photographic journey into the world of the Maori. Drawn from work completed for an array of commissions, the images include both those that travelled the world and those rarely seen before. Iconic images of Uenuku and Pukaki take their place alongside representations of humble daily objects. Taken as a whole, they form a celebration of diversity and richness in artistic expression, encompassing carved houses and woven panels, sculpture and tools, ornaments and jewellery, ritual objects and weapons. Recognised as New Zealand's greatest photographer, Brake pursued his passion for the visual image across every continent, but his love for the country of his birth remained unshakeable. Featuring contributions from Witi Ihimaera and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Maori Art: The Photography of Brian Brake makes a statement not only of Maori art history but also the career of a man who sought perfection in photographic endeavour
 
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Te aho tapu = The sacred thread
Alternative Names
Brake, Brian 1928-1988

Brake, John Brian 1927-1988

Brian Brake

Brian Brake photographer

ブレイク, ブライアン

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Batik : fabled cloth of JavaTe aho tapu = The sacred threadMāori arts of the godsIntroducing Māori artMonsoonMāori art : the photography of Brian BrakeBrian Brake : lens on the world