A History of New Zealand Architecture
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|Format:||Paperback, 248 pages, Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||colour photos|
|Published In: ||New Zealand, 01 August 2003|
This updated and re-jacketed edition reviews the latest developments in New Zealand's rich architectural history and explores the way a country's architecture reflects the spirit and aspirations of its inhabitants. The book surveys New Zealand's major building traditions, trends, innovations and controversies. 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.
|Publisher: ||Hodder Moa Beckett|
|Dimensions: ||28.0 x 25.0 centimeters (1.27 kg)|