Puniho Art Press

Perhaps the smallest hand bindery in the world,
Puniho Art Press is in the coastal region of Taranaki, New Zealand,
between the mountain and the sea.
Run by artist Dale Copeland.


2015 Three new books and a CD-ROM. So many ways to avoid housework!.





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$18 plus postage.

Mirror, Mirror - Self Portraits by Paul Hutchinson     CD-ROM
An exhibition of 50 self portraits painted over 40 years, between 1974 and 2014.
Paul's words which accompany each of the paintings tell not only about the work but his state of mind when he was painting.

His own introduction:
"Mirror mirror on the wall... not so much the fairest of all...

I hope that anyone familiar with the numerous self portraits I have made over the last four decades will not assume I am merely an overly narcissistic individual. If anything, what comes across to me now looking back at this body of work is the self-doubt and sometimes downright self-loathing inherent in the images.

I guess in a more positive light, what I also see is a constant exploration and enquiry into, not just my own psyche, but different forms of expression, using the medium of paint, and a gradual and hard-won improvement and development in my facility.

I have always had a strong liking for the self portrait genre. I enjoy looking at self portraits of all kinds, that have been made by all sorts of human beings, from the images of hands on prehistoric cave walls, or sophisticated self portraits made by famous artists of the past and present, to children's self depictions, or the nowadays ubiquitous "selfie" snapped on a phone. It seems to me that the self portrait is still the most honest and direct way we have for expressing and communicating just what it is to be human."

Bookbinding - An Introduction

From beginning to end, complete instructions for traditional binding.
5th edition, revised and expanded.
I used to sell these either as handbound books or as kitsets for binding yourself.
Now, finally, I've done the sensible thing and had the book printed as an affordable and useful handbook of instruction.
A5 size, $8 plus postage.

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International Assemblage


Assemblage artwork by 26 invited artists from around the world.

Full colour, 56 pages, A4-sized, $30 plus postage

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Taekwon-Do Theory and Dictionary

The theory needed for each grade, from 10th Gup to 6th Dan
Plus a dictionary of terms used in Taekwon-Do
Korean/English and English/Korean
Prepared as a thesis for my 5th Dan grading in September this year.
A5 size, $6 plus postage.

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Taranaki Paris
(le livre de l'exposition)


The book of the exhibition
A5, 44 pages, full colour, €10, or NZ$15. plus postage
The venture, the artists, our methods of raising funds to make it happen.
Postage .... $1.60 for New Zealand, $2.50 to Australia, $3 rest of the world.
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New Handbound Books

Bagpipe Music


Poem by Louis MacNeice, 14 prints of collages by Dale Copeland.
MacNeice described this 1938 poem as 'on the surface, a nonsense poem, sounding like bagpipes'.
It describes the cultural decline of Scotland in the 1930s.
It has come to have a wider relevance, the futility of effort, an anthem of depression.
(And great fun in the telling!)
Limited edition of 5 copies. Handbound in recycled leather, with relief-printed 'tartan'
printed on 300gsm watercolour paper, endpapers of harakeke paper.
$40 + postage     1/5, 2/5 , 3/5, 4/5, 5/5
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The Hollow Men


Poem by TS Eliot, 12 images by Roger Morris.
Second edition of 5 copies. Handbound in harder leather, printed on 300gsm watercolour paper, endpapers of harakeke paper.
$60 + postage     1/5, 2/5 , 3/5, 4/5, 5/5
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Complex Numbers in Graphs

It's been a long time coming!

Cover
 
Sample pages

It may seem strange, after all the books on art (or Taekwon-Do), but I've been working on this other passion of mine for YEARS.
Designed for college students & undergraduates, anyone who finds Complex Numbers more interesting than just another maths topic.
I've discovered such beautiful things!

53 pages, b/w on good glossy stock. Crown Quarto size (that's a little smaller than A4).
$20   plus postage - $3.50 for New Zealand, $7 for the rest of the world.
I've only had 50 printed.
Just email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.
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The Copeland Collection

VOLUME TWO

I'm really pleased with these.



The book is a complete treasure, love it! Thank you. L.B., Z, USA

The books came today and the sheer beauty of them brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. S.S., NJ, USA

I have been enjoying looking at the other collages - each artist has so much to offer with all the different styles. M.R., FL, USA

Dale, volume 2 of your Collage Collection is stupendous! I love it and have been enjoying it, meandering through it for weeks. Highly recommended, folks N.S., ME, USA

The cover and a few sample pages. Click on image for larger view.
112 pages, Full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
100+ collages collected from the International collage Exhibition/Exchange.
$35   plus postage - $3.50 for New Zealand, $9 to Australia, $16 rest of the world.
Just email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.
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You can see the names of the artists whose work I've put in Volume 2 by clicking here.

VOLUME ONE
112 pages, Full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
100+ collages collected from the International collage Exhibition/Exchange.
$35   plus postage .... $3 for New Zealand, $8 to Australia, $13 rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.
The cover and an open page. Click on image for larger view.

"THE book arrived this morning... what a lot of inspiration within those covers! J.M., Australia

Selecting the images was difficult - only 100 from my collection of 250.
I had to leave out a lot of very fine collage art, by good artists and by good friends.
The final selection was as much about which images looked good together as which were wonderful alone.
I've been fretting so much about the great collages which I've left out that I'm working on another book to show more of the collection!

You can see the names of the artists whose work I've put in Volume 1 by clicking here.

Taekwon-Do Patterns - Second Edition

A 157-page A5-sized booklet, a full analysis of the patterns of ITF Taekwon-Do.
From the Fundamental Movements to Tong-Il.

Not only the pattern listings, diagrams, meanings (brief and enlarged) but also a complete analysis ...
e.g. Side piercing kicks ... in what patterns, at what heights, with what hand positions.
When are fast, slow, continous, consecutive and connecting motion used? When are two movements listed as one?
In which direction is the first foot movement of each pattern? What about returning to the ready position?
Hints for getting back to the starting spot?
A very useful reference book.
On good quality 150gms paper, with 300gsm glossy covers.
Price kept at $20   plus postage .... $3.50 for New Zealand, $9 to Australia, $16 rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.

EXHIBIT NO FEAR





The book arrived safely and I am really pleased with the look and feel of it. Congratulations on another fine publication. What a thrill for the contributors. Thank you so much. C.S., Australia

Love the book! Looks fabulous!G.M., New Zealand

Here's the cover image and 4 sample open pages (a friend came to visit and I got her crawling on the ground
holding the book open while I took some fast snaps while there was still some light in the day).
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60 pages, Full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
Images from the EXHIBIT NO FEAR exhibition.
Work from 56 artists, from 9 different countries.
$18   plus postage - $3.50 for New Zealand, $7 to Australia, $12 to USA, $13.50 rest of the world.
Just email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.

Assemblage 100

     


The beautifully illustrated A4-sized catalogue of the international assemblage exhibition
held in New Zealand to celebrate the centenary of Joseph Cornell's birth.



$35   plus postage .... $3 for New Zealand, $9 to Australia, $13 rest of the world.
Click here to see details of this book, and of the exhibition.
if you like to use PayPal, click here to make a payment
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     Thank you.

Elephants and Camels - the art of staying afloat


I'm really pleased with this one. 112 pages, 100 full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
My assemblage artwork accompanied by a not-quite-random walk around philosophy and poetry and humour.
Life and death and the bits in between.
$35   plus postage .... $3 for New Zealand, $8 to Australia, $13 rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.
And do tell me if you'd like it signed, or give details if you'd like an inscription.
You can pay by PayPal, or send a cheque/check to:
Dale Copeland
7266 Surf Highway
R D 37
New Plymouth 4381
New Zealand
BOOK SALE
I started trying to tidy my lair and found I've got more of these books than I thought.
So I've greatly reduced the prices ... is it better to sell at less than they cost than it is to just keep them?
It seems logical anyway. Enjoy!

Oh, and if you want more than one book sent in a parcel, you need only pay one lot of postage.

Portrait of the Artist

116 portraits, by 76 artists from around the world.
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48 pages.
116 full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
Now just $10   plus postage .... $3 for New Zealand, $8 to Australia, $13 rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.

VIRTUAL TART @ HOME


108 pages, 110 full-colour illustrations on high quality glossy stock. A5 size.
Art and artists from Taranaki, New Zealand.
53 artists who currently show their work on the Virtual Tart website.
Now just $15   plus postage .... $3 for New Zealand, $8 to Australia, $13 rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.

Cities-of-Art Catalogue


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The illustrated catalogue for the 2009 Cities-of-Art exhibition shows 50 artists from France, Canada and New Zealand.
Click here to see the exhibition
The catalogue has one page for each artist, showing one of their artworks.
The book is arranged in alphabetical order. These sample pages show:
  • front cover
  • Helen Daniels and Rainer Daniels, both of Canada.
  • Marguerita Iremonger and Paul Hutchinson, both of New Zealand.
  • Raphaelle Pia and Pierre Pitrou, both of France.
Now just $5   plus postage .... $3 for New Zealand, $8 to Australia, $13 rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.

Taekwon-Do Protocol

A 40-page A5-sized booklet detailing all the etiquette and protocol you need.
From starting training to dining with Masters

All sold now.

email Dale to order or ask about postage for more than 1 book

You can pay by posting a cheque/check (or cash, but please not a money order - they don't work in another country) to:
Dale Copeland
7266 Surf Highway
R D 37 Okato, 4381
New Zealand
(don't forget to include your postal address)

Or email for account number if you prefer to do a direct bank transfer.

if you like to use PayPal, click here to make a payment
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     Thank you.

Limited editions of handbound books

An Octave Apart

Front and back covers of each of the calfskin-covered books. Click to see enlargements.

Words by Karen McDell, collages by Dale Copeland.
A tale of a battle against anorexia, a battle for life.
Limited edition of 5 copies. Handbound in calfskin, printed on 300gsm watercolour paper, endpapers of harakeke paper.
$100 + postage     1/5 , 2/5 , 3/5 , 4/5 , 5/5

The Republic of Letters
Hand bound in black leather, limited edition of 26, A to Z.


Click on image to see details of the book.
Sorry, now all sold.

The Second Half
Hand bound, illustrated poem by Dale Copeland, on turning 50.


Click on image to read poem & see details of the book.


The Hollow Men


Poem by TS Eliot, 12 images by Roger Morris.
Limited edition of 5 copies. Handbound in soft leather, printed on 300gsm watercolour paper, endpapers of harakeke paper.
$100 + postage     1/5 , 2/5 , 3/5 , 4/5 , 5/5 Sorry, now all sold.

The Art of Riding a Camel
(Art & words from a determined optimist)
40 pages, 30 coloured images of assemblages
covered with striped linen, flaxpaper endpapers.
Limited edition, 40 copies
Sorry, now all sold.

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Assemblage Art

80 pages, 36 b/w photos, hard cover of leather inset with objects (all different). This is the way to keep it feeling like fun, instead of a production line. Flyleaves are handmade harakeke (NZ flax) paper when I can get it, otherwise other handmade paper.ISBN 0-9583372-2-5
Illustrated with 36 b/w photographs of assemblages.
Click on the image for more on this book, including a sample page of the text and images of the most recent covers.
Limited edition, 100 copies.
Sorry, now all sold.

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