New Zealand Sculpture: A History was well received by art lovers and educational institutions alike on its publication in 2002. For the new edition, Dunn has added a chapter, ‘Crisis of Identity: Sculpture since 2000’, in which he discusses New Zealand sculpture’s international reach, its role at Venice Biennales and the importance of overseas-based New Zealand sculptors such as Francis Upritchard and Ronnie van Hout. Dunn also sees a new popularity for sculpture with the establishment of several outdoor sculpture walks. The book now charts the growth of sculpture from the era of British imports and influence to the more confident art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes a general bibliography and reading lists for each major artist and fourteen new colour plates have been added to the original 76 black and white figures and 92 colour plates.
This handsome book tells the enthralling story of an art form that has gone from strength to strength in recent years.