The Myth of the Nation

Leach, Andrew (2007) The Myth of the Nation. Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, 8 94-97.

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Author Leach, Andrew
Title The Myth of the Nation
Journal name Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
ISSN 1170-585X
Publication date 2007-12-06
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 8
Start page 94
End page 97
Total pages 4
Editor Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul
Place of publication Auckland
Publisher The University of Auckland
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 310105 History of the Built Environment
310101 Architecture
780107 Studies in human society
Abstract (Begins) The search for a mode of architecture particular to New Zealand has been much prized for as long as architects have been building there, but it enjoyed a dramatic and popular resurgence in the wake of David Mitchell and Gillian Chaplin’s 1984 book, The Elegant Shed. The nationalist genealogy – from “humble bach” to the experiments of Group Construction, Group Architects and their offspring, to contemporary modernist-revival celebrations – became well-rehearsed at all levels of New Zealand’s architectural culture and was, at least until recently, firmly embedded in Auckland’s two schools of architecture, and in Wellington’s since the end of the 1990s. (...)
Keyword Architecture - New Zealand
History - New Zealand
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Q-Index Code CX
Additional Notes Invited contribution to the themed issue 'Disagreement'.

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