* John Drawbridge: Wide Open Interior
Edited: O'BRIEN GREGORY
published by Mallinson Rendel and the Wellington City Gallery in 2001
Containing essays by Gregory O'Brien, Lara Strongman, Gerald Barnett and Robert Macdonald this is the first major study of the leading New Zealand painter and printmaker John Drawbridge (best known for his murals in New Zealand House in London - now in Victoria University of Wellington - and the Beehive).
After his return to New Zealand in 1963 until his death in 2005 John Drawbridge lived in Island Bay, Wellington. He was inspired by the colours, forms and rhythms of this coastal environment. He also explored the interior of his beachfront house, its many windows framing figures as well as vistas of the world beyond.
This book features 32 full colour reproductions of his remarkable artworks and over 50 black and white illustrations.