Anne Noble: States of Grace
The first major publication of the work of one of New Zealands foremost artists and photographers.
For a long time acknowledged as a major figure in the evolution of photography in New Zealand, Anne Noble has come to the fore as a major mid-career artist, regardless of medium. Noble has addressed a remarkable range of social, ethical and poetic issuesfrom landscape to religion, from the personal to the political, and from the ecology of the Kaikoura coast to the slow rhythms of life in a London convent. But throughout, her art has been distinguished by its formal beauty, the rigour of its ethics, its social breadth, and its enrichment of documentary photography with symbolic and poetic qualities. Patient, poised, and intimate, hers are images that discover states of grace amongst the faces and objects of ordinary life.
Stunningly designed, and filled with 64 duotone and 16 colour plates, the book features a major essay by Justin Paton and two further essays by Lydia Wevers and Anne Kennedy.
Praise for Anne Noble: States of Grace
. . . this book represents a high point in contemporary New Zealand photography and fine art publishing in this country.
Gregory O'Brien DOMINION
This would have to be one of the most beautiful books that I have seen published in New Zealand.
Ian Robertson EVENING POST
Noble is regarded as one of New Zealand's most admired photographers and this book shows why.
Cheryl Rutherford SOUTHLAND TIMES