CONTENTS INTRODUCTION DAVID STRAIGHT 7 THE REGIONAL MODERNIST BILL MCKAY AND JULIA GATLEY 13 A LAYERING OF INFLUENCES HANA SCOTT 21 THE PLAUSIBLE ROGUE DOUGLAS LLOYD JENKINS 27FALLS HOUSE HAVELOCK NORTH, 1953 35 PEACH HOUSE HASTINGS, 1958 45 OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH HAVELOCK NORTH, 1959-60 55 FUTUNA CHAPEL WELLINGTON, 1958-61 67 PATTISON HOUSE, THE BROW WAIPAWA, 1967 79 OUR LADY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH PAKI PAKI, 1967-68 91 MARTIN HOUSE BRIDGE PA, 1969-70 103 KAMAKA POTTERY BRIDGE PA, 1969-70 115 KIDDLE BACH WAIMARAMA, 1972 125 MCKENZIE HOUSE HAVELOCK NORTH, 1973 137 ST MARY'S CHURCH NAPIER, 1971-75 149 MARTIN BACH HOKITIKA, 1974-75 159 FELTHAM HOUSE NAPIER, 1974-75 171 ROGERS HOUSE HAVELOCK NORTH, 1975 183 ST CANICE'S CHURCH WESTPORT, 1975 195 WORDS TO INSCRIBE ON A CONDEMNED BUILDING GREGORY O'BRIEN 206 ANIWANIWA VISITOR CENTRE TE UREWERA, 1970-76 219 MCPHAIL HOUSE HAVELOCK NORTH, 1977 233 ROWE HOUSE HAVELOCK NORTH, 1977-78 243 WERRY HOUSE GREYTOWN, 1978-79 253 ARROWSMITH HOUSE NAPIER, 1978-80 263 NGAMATEA HOMESTEAD NGAMATEA, 1981 273 VAUGHAN HOUSE HAVELOCK NORTH, 1985 287 PATTISON HOUSE, JOHN'S HOUSE HASTINGS, 1989 299 SCOTT/WHEELER HOUSE HAUMOANA, 1987-90 309 NOTES ON THE WORK 322 OTHER WORK 324 EPHEMERA 328 CONTRIBUTORS 333 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 334 INDEX OF WORKS 335
David Straight is an Auckland-based photographer who specialises in architecture. His interest in the built environment started as a street photographer in London and New York, and has followed through to documenting the built environment, from photographing architecture for some of New Zealand's leading architects to an ongoing exploration of the subtleties of the everyday landscape. He continues to explore the evolving nature of photography through artist books. His 2015 book 'Vernacular', in collaboration with landscape designer Philip Smith, received a highly commended award at the 2016 New Zealand Photo Book Awards.
'It's hard to believe now that Scott's masterpiece, the Futuna Chapel in Wellington, was nearly lost, but there are many other buildings equally deserving of preservation recorded here. The emphasis is on the images but there are also excellent essays by Gregory O'Brien, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and others. Outside a relatively small circle of architectural enthusiasts, the name of John Scott is not nearly as well-known as it should be. David Straight's book should help change that and possibly inspire interest in other overlooked architects of the mid-20th century.' - Paul Little, North & South