ISBN 978-0-9941349-4-3

A new look at New Zealand architecture through the lives and major works of the top 50 architects who practised here between 1840 and 1940. How they were selected. Why they were great. Family backgrounds are there too. Their noteworthy buildings are there in photographs, drawings, postcards and newspaper advertisements. Some of the architects are still famous; others, particularly from the early to mid-nineteenth century, are less known but still remarkable. Most were based in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington or Dunedin, but a few stood out in smaller centres.

GEOFF MEW has had a second career as a historian with a particular interest in New Zealand architecture and architects. He has published a range of articles and jointly written two previous books, the latest being Raupo to Deco (2014). He is an experienced photographer and many of the images in the book were taken by him.

ADRIAN HUMPHRIS has been researching the history of New Zealand architecture since the early 2000s. He is a professional archivist and team leader at City Archives, Wellington.

Softcover 264 pages 280 illustrations Extensive references & index


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October 2020