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Consecrated ground, Ian Lochhead

Historic Churches: A Guide to Over 60 Early New Zealand Churches Linda Burgess (Robert Burgess photographer) Random House, $50.00, ISBN 9781775537335 Worship: A History of New Zealand Church Design Bill McKay (Jane Ussher photographer) Godwit, $85.00, ISBN 9781775538363 One of…
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Brave new worlds, Ian Lochhead

Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington Julia Gatley and Paul Walker Auckland University Press, $60.00, ISBN 9781869408152 The very notion of so rapid and wholesale a change to a city’s fabric … is a high-risk undertaking,…
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Houses and homes, Robin Skinner

Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture Julia Gatley (ed) Auckland University Press, $75.00, ISBN 9781869404666   Home Work: Leading New Zealand Architects’ Own Houses John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds Godwit, $75.00, ISBN 9781869621667   Sixty years ago The Group…
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An other architecture, Mike Austin

Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building, Decoration and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand 1834–1863  Richard A Sundt Auckland University Press, $69.99, ISBN 9781869404567   One of the perennial architectural questions concerns the international versus the regional, the foreign versus the indigenous,…
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Strength and integrity, Graeme McIndoe

Long Live the Modern: New Zealand’s New Architecture 1904-1984 Julia Gatley (ed) Auckland University Press, $64.99, ISBN 9781869404154 In this unashamedly celebratory volume, Julia Gatley has exercised a judicious eye in selecting and describing virtuoso architecture from all eras. Long…
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The sparkling, the homely and the cool, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

Built for Us: The Work of Government and Colonial Architects, 1860s to 1960s Lewis E Martin University of Otago Press, $49.95, ISBN 1877276642 We Call It Home: A History of State Housing in New Zealand Ben Schrader Reed, $39.99, ISBN…
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Canterbury’s colonial idealism, Russell Walden

A Dream of Spires: Benjamin Mountfort and the Gothic Revival Ian Lochhead, Canterbury University Press, $79.95, ISBN 0 908812 85 X Ian Lochhead’s Dream of Spires is a long book glorifying the colonial architect Benjamin Mountfort (1825-1898). It has been…
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Built-in anodyne, Hamish Keith

Architects at Home — 30 New Zealand Architects and their Houses Adrienne Rewi & Euan Sarginson Shoal Bay Press, $49.95, ISBN 0 908704 32 1 The Bungalow in New Zealand Jeremy Ashford Viking, $34.95, ISBN 0-670-85673-8 Wellington’s Old Buildings David…
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From the marae to modernism: the buildings in which we live, Pam Wilson

New Zealand Architecture from Polynesian Beginnings to 1990 Peter Shaw, photographs by Robin Morrison, Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1991, $59.95 ‘New Zealand’s European-derived architectural history may be short but it should be accorded the same respect we now give as…
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Pinning down New Zealand architecture, Christoper Vine

Looking at the Architecture of New Zealand Terence Hodgson Grantham House, Wellington, 1990, $39.95 Though architecture is the most public of the arts and lays claim to being the mistress of them all to boot, it is ill served by…
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