Portraits of remarkable New Zealand interiors

Jane Ussher and John Walsh

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A lavish peek inside beautiful New Zealand homes

Winner of the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2023

The interiors photographer Jane Ussher knows a great room when she sees one. Over the years she has shot interiors ranging from Shackleton’s Antarctic huts to highly specified mansions. In this superb book she focuses her camera on a range of rooms that she considers to be beautiful, intriguing, distinctive and unique. Shot in a range of locations across New Zealand, the result is a mix of World of Interiors and the special panache that can only be found in Aotearoa.

The 300-plus images are introduced by a superb essay by well-respected architecture writer John Walsh. A glorious book which all those interested in interior design will treasure.

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Rooms is a balm to my homebody soul. The pictures in this book invite you in, offer you a seat and a cuppa, and gift you time alone to take a good look around.’ — Charlotte Fielding, The Spinoff 

  • CATEGORY: Art, design and architecture, Lifestyle
  • ISBN: 9781991016171
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 20/10/2022
  • PAGE EXTENT: 352
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
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Jane Ussher MNZM is one of New Zealand’s most lauded photographers.

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John Walsh is the author of several major books on New Zealand architecture.