Author(s): Douglas Lloyd Jenkins
Taking the first decade of the twentieth century as its starting point, At Home joins the story of the New Zealand house just at the point when its inhabitants begin to ask whether a distinctive, uniquely New Zealand house might be possible. It then charts the way in which imported movements, fashions and styles in twentieth-century architecture and design were adopted, or adapted, by New Zealanders to create a house environment whether international in its style or an attempt at something more distinctly local. At Home goes behind the scenes of architectural history to look at the way 20th century New Zealanders lived in environments created for them by architects, designers and craftspeople united in the pursuit of the contemporary New Zealand home. First published 2004.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Montana Medal for Non-Fiction 2005 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: History Category 2005. Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2005.
Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, described by Wallpaper magazine as "one of the most influential design writers in the Southern Hemisphere," is currently Associate Professor of the School of Design, UNITEC, Auckland. He has established a high profile with his curated exhibitions and published works, has lectured on New Zealand design and architectural history around the world, and contributes regular design criticism to journals in New Zealand and Australia.