"From over-sweet cake to wholemeal bread": the Home & Building years: New Zealand Architecture in the 1940s
Keywords:Home and Building
In 1940, when Helen Gosset, writing for the New Zealand Home & Building, asked her readers to "[a]nalyze for a moment the intricate exterior design which meets one's eye from the streets of a modern city," she gave a vivid account of urban life of that decade:A complexity of motor wheels, iron girders, tall window - dotted buildings, flashing electric signs, vivid shop windows, traffic signals, and as a back drop for all this, the bustle of modern industry. These things make up the lives of moderns. Is it any wonder that they find a certain comfort in straight lines and the absence of ornament?
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McCarthy, C. (2008). "From over-sweet cake to wholemeal bread": the Home & Building years: New Zealand Architecture in the 1940s. Architectural History Aotearoa, 5, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.26686/aha.v5i0.6760