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Author McKay, Bill, author

Title Beyond the state : New Zealand state houses from modest to modern / text, Bill McKay and Andrea Stevens ; photography, Simon Devitt
Published Auckland, NZ : Penguin Group (NZ), 2014
Auckland, New Zealand Penguin Group (NZ), 2014


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Description 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), plans ; 28 cm
Contents part 1. The state house history -- part 2. The state house today
Summary New Zealand's distinctive state houses from the 1930s and '40s are an enduring symbol of this country's egalitarian values. Modest houses, they were built from quality materials and with an emphasis on family and community. More than seventy-five years since the first state houses appeared, they are enjoying a renaissance as new generations of homeowners find ways to adapt their sturdy form for a more contemporary way of living. Beyond the State pays tribute to the New Zealand state house - and explores what it still offers us today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture -- New Zealand -- 20th century.
Architecture, Domestic -- New Zealand -- Designs and plans.
Architecture, Domestic -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- New Zealand.
Interior architecture -- New Zealand.
Interior decoration -- New Zealand.
Public housing -- New Zealand -- History.
Genre/Form Architectural drawings.
Author Devitt, Simon, photographer
Stevens, Andrea, 1969- author
ISBN 9780143570653 (hardback)