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  • The black monk and the blue mystic : the writings and monochromatic paintings of Ad Reinhardt and Yves Klein

    Leiby, Bora Kim (2011)

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    University of Otago

    This dissertation is an examination of the monochromatic paintings and associated writings of Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) and Yves Klein (1928-1962). Since its inception in 1918, the modern monochromatic painting has continued to fascinate, puzzle, and even upset viewers. Despite this, artists continue to explore this form. It would be unrealistic to assume that there is one artistic ideology that motivates all monochromatic painters. Trying to uncover all varying ideologies would be too difficult and require research based on the subjective writings of critics and historians. In an attempt to understand the monochrome from the artist's perspective I have analysed texts written by the artists regarding their own artwork. Not only did Reinhardt and Klein paint monochromatic images at the same time in history, but both documented their creative processes in writing. I have examined two edited collections of texts by these artists: Art-as-Art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt (1975) and the English translation of Overcoming the Problematics of Art: The Writings of Yves Klein (2007). The body of this dissertation uncovers similarities and differences in regards to formal aspects, functional roles, and sources of inspiration associated with these paintings. These include artistic rules regarding colour and line, the intended function of art in life, and a shared affinity for Eastern philosophy and aesthetics. While far from uncovering any universal monochromatic ideology, this examination provides some background on and appreciation for the creative process of monochromatic painting and a basic understanding of the reaction to the form.

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  • Superannuation and ideology : the search for an effective policy for the aged in New Zealand, 1974-1984

    Field, Mark (1987)

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    University of Otago

    The development of a superannuation policy in New Zealand since 1970 has been the result of a search for effectiveness in an area of large Government spending on welfare. The positions developed by the two major political parties has been pragmatic dictated by economic concerns and by political moves. For the Labour Party the passage of the 1938 Social Security Act had, in part, achieved the historical goal of their movement. In the post war era this led to a pragmatic approach to welfare based on the prevailing economic and social conditions. This is also true of the National Party; it had adopted the conventional wisdom of social security in an age of consensus politics. In the last fifteen years the debate over welfare has been one over a search for efficiency in a time of economic trouble. The issue has been whether the accepted principles of social security are still applicable now: can the state continue to fund large scale and expensive welfare measures out of general revenue? In the light of current economic trends this does not appear possible, then again it would be impossible for the state to give up the concept of social security without threatening its very existence. The debate is about the role of the state in the life of the individual. Today that role is firmly entrenched in providing for the welfare of the citizen. At present there is still unanimity about the need to maintain and improve welfare provisions, but now the real argument is about the best way to achieve these objectives. The debate over superannuation has been about achieving an adequate standard of living for our elderly citizens. Whether this has been achieved is open to dispute. At present new views are being expressed over the efficacy of our existing provisions. It is a change of direction and a reassessment of ideas about the role of the state. The state must remain open and receptive to these ideas in the future to ensure that an equitable society is maintained.

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  • The rehabilitation of Napier

    MacFarlane, J. N.

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    University of Otago

    Digital copy stored under Section 55 of the NZ Copyright Act

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  • The Katipo Spider

    Hornabrook, Richard William (1948)

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    University of Otago

    Rights Statement: Digital copy stored under Section 55 of the NZ Copyright Act.

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  • Notocene stratigraphy of the Fletcher Creek and Inangahua Junction areas, North Westland

    Lindqvist, Jon K. (1972)

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    University of Otago

    In the Inangahua and Fletcher Creek areas, North Westland, Greenland Group greywackes and argillites, into which the Tuhua Group granitic rocks have intruded, are unconformably overlain by lower Tertiary to lower Pleistocene transgressive and regressive sediments. Several reference sections in the Tertiary strata have been measured, of which the thickest totals over 1000 m, and is subdivided into the Brunner Formation (coal measures): Island Formation; sandstone and algal limestone and the Kaiata Formation, mudstone, interpretted as a transgressive sequence. The Cobden formation, unconformably lapping onto the Kaiata Formation is delimited at its base by a breccia, deposited during Whaingaroan basin warping and basement faulting, and at its top by a glauconitic phosphatic richly fossiliferous horizon. The regressive sequence is represented by the Inangahua Formation of graded bedded foraminiferal limestones, sandstones and silts conformably overlain by coal measures in Fletcher Creek. Overlying the coal measures is a thin sequence of fossiliferous marine strata of possibly Waitotaram age, overlain by Old Man Gravels deposited at the beginning of the Kaikoura Orogeny. Calcareous Algae and a Teredenit are described in detail.

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  • The social construction of femininities in a rural New Zealand community

    Gill, Erica Jane (2007)

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    University of Otago

    v, 90 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 85-90). "June 2007"

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  • Late Quaternary geology of Glenorchy district, Upper Lake Wakatipu

    Kober, Florian (1999)

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    University of Otago

    vii, 127 leaves :ill., maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Geology.

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  • New Zealand's response to the Korean crisis: June-July 1950 : a study in official Government policy.

    Eaddy, Robert R. (1977)

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    University of Otago

    iii, 70 leaves :map ; 30 cm. Typescript (photocopy)

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  • Toheroa on Oreti Beach: management to minimize threats of local extinction

    Gray, Matthew Christopher (2004)

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    University of Otago

    Description: viii, 55 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm. Notes: University of Otago department: Geography. Thesis (B. App. Sc.)--University of Otago, 2005. Includes bibliographical references. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science--environmental management, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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  • Breach of promise of marriage

    Hickey, Maureen (1992)

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    University of Otago

    [iii], 58, [18] leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography. Photocopied material.

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  • Immediate reactions in Otago to the movement for the abolition of the provincial government, 1874-1876

    Cowan, Linda M (1972)

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    University of Otago

    Physical description: 89 leaves ; 26 cm. A long essay submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Post graduate Diploma in Arts at the University Otago.

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  • A miner's rights : the gold prospecting subsidy scheme in Central Otago 1931-1935.

    Goyen, Brigid A. (1983)

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    University of Otago

    vi, 88 leaves :ill., map, ports. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-88).

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  • The report of the Chinese Immigration Committee, 1871 : with respect to some aspects of public opinion in Otago Province.

    Buckingham, Peter D. (1974)

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    University of Otago

    88 [2] leaves :illus., maps (1 fold. col. in pocket) ; 26 1/2 cm. Bibliography: p.[89]-[90]

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  • Waiata whakamaumahara ki ngā kaiherehere nō Taranaki i Ōtepoti i tērā rautau kua pahemo

    Taylor, Robert (1997)

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    University of Otago

    Mō ngā whakaritenga o te MAOR 490 He Raukura

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  • Black and white art' : the depiction of Maori in cartoons, 1900-1920.

    Custer, Erika K. (1994)

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    University of Otago

    Typescript (photocopied)

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  • Imagining development

    Diprose, Gradon (2003)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    Description: vii, 129 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. Notes: University of Otago department: Geography Thesis (Postgraduate Diploma in Arts)--University of Otago, 2003. Includes bibliographical references.

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  • Diet of feral cats (Felis catus) in pastoral habitats of Canterbury, Otago and Southland : functional and numerical responses to rabbit availability

    Borkin, Kerry Maree (1999)

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    University of Otago

    v, 63 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. "April 1999." University of Otago department: Zoology. University of Otago Wildlife Management Report no. 105.

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  • Salt-water and bush : the struggle for Port Resolution, 1835-1868

    Bell, Mark Sinclair (1977)

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    University of Otago

    90 leaves :ill., maps ; 30 cm. Bibliography: l. 87-90. One map in pocket.

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  • Conservation genetics of island takahe (Porphyrio mantelli)

    Lettink, Marieke (1999)

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    University of Otago

    ii, 66 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. A research report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Diploma in Wildlife Management. University of Otago department: Zoology. University of Otago Wildlife Management Report; no. 96.

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  • Mineral dressing and gold extraction of Blackwater Mines (Reefton) Ltd. N.Z.

    Hutton, Gerald P (1947)

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    University of Otago

    Interloan of Geology theses must first be approved by the Geology Department.

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