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The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019


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Preface and acknowledgements Introduction. Towards a Christchurch Town Hall, Ian Lochhead 1. The Search for a Design, Ian Lochhead Drawings and Perspectives 2. From Conception to Completion, Sir Miles Warren 3. The Acoustical Design of the Christchurch Town Hall, Sir Harold Marshall The Completed Building, 1972 4. Christchurch's Public Living Room, Ian Lochhead 5. The Architectural Challenges of Restoration, Peter Marshall Reconstruction 6. Re-engineering the Town Hall, John Hare 7. The Town Hall Organ, Martin Setchell The Renewed Town Hall 8. Afterword, Ian Lochhead Appendices Appendix 1. The Christchurch Town Hall, as Built in 1972 Appendix 2. The 2015-19 Reconstruction: Facts and Figures Appendix 3. The Rieger Organ Specifications: 1997-2018 Select Bibliography Contributors Image Credits Index

About the Author

Ian Lochhead taught Art History at the University of Canterbury from 1981 to 2014. He has written extensively on the history of New Zealand architecture from the colonial period to the Christchurch School. His book, `A Dream of Spires: Benjamin Mountfort and the Gothic Revival', was published by CUP in 1999. He was an early advocate for the restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall following the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes; his article `Let our public living room live again', was published in `The Press' on 20 March 2012. The Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand made him a life member in 2013.

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