INTRODUCTION 1 NEWTON I, 1960-64 2 NEWTON II, 1965-69 3 MURIWAI I, 1970-72 4 MURIWAI II, 1973-74 5 MURIWAI III, 1975-76 6 GREY LYNN I, 1977-79 7 GREY LYNN II, 1979-83 EPILOGUE LIST OF ARTWORKS EXHIBITION RECORD, 1960-2018 NOTES SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Peter Simpson is a former associate professor of English at the University of Auckland. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books including Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years, 1953-1959 (AUP, 2007) and Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953 (AUP, 2016). He has also curated three significant exhibitions of McCahon's work. He received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement (non-fiction) in 2017.
'Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction. Vol 1. 1919-1959 belongs in every New Zealand home. With more than 300 illustrations, it is an alluring and profound coffee-table book. But for its real readers, it will be a wonderfully responsive and permanent triumph.' - David Herkt, Weekend Herald, 'This is an excellent, scrupulously annotated and engagingly written book ... and the perfect gift for that loner at the cocktail party nursing a drink after, even if only in jest, having said Colin McCahon was overrated.' - Graham Reid, Elsewhere