Mason was the first architect to live and work in the infant colony, firstly in Auckland and then Dunedin. This book tells much about early colonial building and provides unexpected insights into the formative years of New Zealand.
Auckland University Press, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 198 pages. SECONDHAND
A photographic exploration of New Zealand's distinctive pioneer building style. A good resource for authentic period detail and nineteenth century architectural charm.
Bush Press Communications Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
A practical guide to the conservation and restoration of traditional New Zealand domestic architecture. Well illustrated. Prepared by a Ministry of Works architect.
New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Wellington, 1980. Softback. 99 pages. SECONDHAND
An excellent survey of New Zealand's main building traditions, trends, innovations and controversies reflecting the spirit and aspirations of the country. Photographs by celebrated NZ photographer Robin Morrison.
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
A personal account of the authors love of the most vernacular of New Zealand building materials together with a selection of their favourite black and white photographs of corrugated iron buildings.
Reed Publishing, Auckland. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
Well researched text compliments the fine photographs of an oustanding selection of the best historic buildings in the North Island that is particularly rich in 19C commercial buildings.
Cassell Ltd., Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND
Well researched text compliments the fine photographs of an oustanding selection of the best historic buildings in the south island that is particularly rich in 19C commercial buildings. Some of the buildings here have since been destroyed in the Christchurch earthquakes.
Methuen Publications (NZ), Ltd., Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
An informative account of the colonial rich and their magnificent house. Discuses construction, styles, gardens, functions and th eservants needed to run them. Some folding floor plan drawings to rear.
Random Century NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Softback. 126 pages. SECONDHAND
A pictorial survey of over 70 historic country houses, built by the wealthy, which have been destroyed by fire, demolition and decay. An architectural history of New Zealand's lost landmarks.
Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1978. Hardback with dust-jacket. 103 pages. SECONDHAND
A selection of important Dunedin vernacular domestic architecture collected from the Otago Daily Times feature, "Houses and Homes", 1977-1980.
Allied Press Ltd., Dunedin, 1981. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A beautiful book about the history and present status of the classic and much loved New Zealand colonial villa. Written about and photographed by people who love them, this is the finest book on the subject yet published.
Godwit Books, Random House, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 334 pages. NEW
A visual history of NZ interiors, as seen through contempory photographs, drawings and paintings. Maori whare, homes of missionaries and settlers, to a bungalow in the suburbs.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2001. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND
With outstanding photographs Thorton draws attention to the importance of NZ industrial archaeology and provides an engaging history of the remains of industries now long gone.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND
The first wide-ranging history of New Zealand's hut network, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs. The huts are a vital repository of backcountry history.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 364 pages. NEW
Portrays 120 years of the architecture and engineering of bridges in New Zealand, the reasons for the choice of design and the engineers responsible.
IPL Books, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
An exploration of bridges and bridge engineering feats throughout the country accompanied by 270 of the authors photographs. He also explores the financial, social and political implications of the structures.
Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of appealing watercolour illustrations of 148 subjects that represent the simplicty and variety of New Zealand's country churches together with observations about their histories. Full colour throughout.
New Holland Publishers, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 126 pages. SECONDHAND
This is concerned with the small country church built in strictly rural surroundings where it stood somewhat isolated, but made a simple statement that religious belief was important to country folk. Here are some of the finest examples.
Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Wellington, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
A total survey of the establishment, building, growth, decline and regrowth of all the churches in Dunedin and environs. Each building is comprehensively illustrated. The book is also a lively piece of social and personal history.
Otago Early Settlers Association, Dunedin, 1999. Softback. 318 pages. SECONDHAND
Traces the development of stained glass windows in New Zealand, from nineteenth century beginnings to the 1980s, with studies of individual artists such as the now unknown R.H. Fraser of Dunedin.
Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 pages. SECONDHAND
This architect was one of the most confident and assured working in the Arts and Crafts style. More than 70 of Basil Hooper's best buildings throughout New Zealand are illustrated.
Harptree Press, Dunedin, 2000. Softback. 109 pages. NEW
This book celebrates 180 buildings, sites and neighbourhoods designed by New Zealand's most accomplished architects. They show how international ideas were both persued and adapted to New Zealand concerns, climates and conditions to create a unique local modernism.
Auckland University Press. Hardback. 248 pages. NEW.
A collection of 13 essays on various aspects of modernist architecture and its buildings in the capital city. Well illustrated. Scarce.
Te Waihora Press, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND
A celebration of New Zealand's best residential architectural work that brings together 60 houses designed over the last decade, batches, studios, renovations and apartments.
Godwit Random House, Auckland, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 429 pages. NEW
A survey of the work of the Christchurch architectural practice, well illustrated with photographs and drawings of their buildings in Christchurch and elsewhere.
Warren & Mahoney Architects Limited, Christchurch, 1989. Softback. 116 pages. SECONDHAND
A selection of 280 fine details from Pencil Points an important American architectural journal of the 1930s. A companion DVD is included to make study of the detail practice easier.
W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages with DVD. NEW.
An illustrated account of the rich variety of French rural vernacular styles, 300 line drawings and over 100 photographs.
Little, Brown and Co., London, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
Imperial Gothic. Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire. The gothic revival movement in architecture was entwined with eighteenth and nineteenth century British cultural politics. Here the global reach of this movement is examined and described. Contains much about Gothic Revival church building in New Zealand, including the much lamented Christ Church cathedral. An outstanding and beautifully illustrated book.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 384 pages. NEW
Investigates the shortage of affordable housing in New Zealand and the economic and political forces at play. Also offers some viable and exciting options for affordable housing. Illustrated.
Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2013. Softback. 152 pages. NEW