Beyond the State

Beyond the State : New Zealand State Houses from Modest to Modern

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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.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 243 x 275 x 31mm | 1,774g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour photographs
  • 014357065X
  • 9780143570653
  • 1,754,696

About Andrea Stevens

Andrea Stevens practised architecture for 10 years in the commercial, education and residential fields. A recommendation by a friend prompted her to write her first design article for the Australian magazine Habitus in 2007, which has led to a career in writing and editing. She is currently the New Zealand Contributing Editor for Habitus and Indesign, and Editor for the Design Guide. Andrea balances her architectural expertise with a very relaxed, readable writing style.
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