Author(s): David McGill
LANDMARKS is a celebration of our unique and diverse architectural history - from the extravagant to the modest, the venerable to the sleekly moderne, even the eccentric. Familiar landmarks like the Waitangi Treaty House and Christchurch Cathedral sit alongside equally remarkable but less well-known buildings such as the glorious Greek Orthodox church in a Wairarapa paddock or the beautiful Tapeka marae on the shores of Lake Taupo. Groupings such as Napier's art deco buildings, Kerikeri's historic basin or Oamaru's whitestone centre are treated as whole precincts. From the Bay of Islands to Foveaux Strait, the gems of New Zealand's urban and provincial landscapes are brought to life in Grant Sheehan's stunning photographs and David McGill's lively text. In an impressive line-up, buildings of church and state, commerce and industry, education and entertainment, along with houses both grand and modest are shown in all their splendid variety. LANDMARKS shows us the beauty and diversity of our built landscape, and reminds us why so much of it has been - and remains - worth saving.