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A History of New Zealand Architecture
A History of New Zealand...

A History of New Zealand Architecture


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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Nicholas on 14th December, 2011
5 stars "Great introductory guide to architecture in NZ"

This book does well to cover all facets of New Zealand architecture in a well constructed series of styles and how they have influenced everything from our most iconic buildings to our state houses.

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Review by Jessie on 14th December, 2011
5 stars "Great purchase"

Delivered fast, flicked through & wrapped for early Christmas gift. Was loved & they couldn't have been happier.

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Review by betty on 15th December, 2011
5 stars "Very valuable reference book."

This will be a very good reference book for our architecture study group. Delivery service from Mighty Ape excellent as usual.



Release date Australia
August 1st, 2003
Photographs by Paul McCredie
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Revised edition
colour photos
Hodder Moa Beckett
Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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Covering more than 150 years, this updated edition of NZ architecture surveys NZ's rich architectural history, trends, innovations and controversies. Author Peter Shaw and photographers Robin Morrison and Paul McCredie explore the way the countries architecture reflects the spirit and aspirations of its inhabitants.

The full diversity of architectural styles is examined from: Maori functional simplicity; the elaborate Antipodean Gothic and Victorian domestic styles of the 19th century; the impressive neo-classical and Edwardian Baroque styles; the fashionable arts and crafts and neo-Georgian of the early 20th century; the post-modernism of the 1980s and beyond, to the present day. The leading exponents of these styles and their philosophies are also surveyed.

Table of Contents

Raupo, timber and stone; the birth of Antipodean culture; cottages, villas and country houses; the architecture of prosperity; changing influences in domestic architecture; the conservative solution; modern, moderne and deco; the search for the vernacular; architecture as individualism; experiment, debate and demolition; responses to change.

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