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The Elegant Shed - New Zealand Architecture since 1945
by David Mitchell and Gillian Chaplin

The idea of the elegant shed caught the imagination of New Zealand architects in the 1940s and was carried into the 1950s by post-war optimism, broadly socialistic iideals and a belief in the homegrown Kiwi way of doing things - modernists to the heart.

From the rural landscape of which the shed is an important component, to the barest bach, farm buildings and houses, to the upmarket slopes of Auckland and Wellington, modernist and anti-modernists have shaped architecture of the last half of the 20th century, elevating the humble shed (shelter) to a form of art. This book tracks architectural progress from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Hometown New Zealand
The Auckland style
The Christ's college connection
The architecture of display
Buildings against the landscape
Risky horizons

Paperback, 1984, 112pages, in very good condition
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