NZ Booklovers reviews Wellington Architecture: A Walking Guide


Lyn Potter has reviewed Wellington Architecture: A Walking Guide by John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds for NZ Booklovers:

Wellington Architecture: A Walking Guide by well-known architectural writer John Walsh is full of fascinating stories about 120 significant central-city buildings, built over a century and a half, and the architects who designed them. Patrick Reynolds has artfully photographed them all. 

It is divided into five very doable self-guided walks which last 23 hours, each with a map. A wide variety of architectural styles can be seen on each walk reflecting the fact that architects in New Zealand have been deeply influenced by changing architectural movements and styles overseas, although they did not slavishly copy them. When designing our public buildings, they had to contend with challenging conditions such as its windy climate and seismic vulnerability.’

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