Art Deco New Zealand
For the first time a book that looks at New Zealands Art Deco heritage and its impact, not just in the world famous cities like Napier and Hastings, but in towns and cities throughout the country. Extensive research and consultation with councils and museums has identified where New Zealand art deco buildings can be found, from high street to private dwelling.
With many examples of New Zealands art deco buildings obscured, dilapidated, or even lost, the stunning detailed illustrations of Rosie and Terry at Contour Creative bring to life a compelling and evocative vision of the past. Here the style and mood of both beautiful and functional buildings, along with the cars and fashion styles of the period give an appreciation of the range and extent of New Zealands art deco heritage.
This is a fascinating glimpse of a significant part of New Zealands history - that can be discovered while travelling through the towns and cities of the North and South Islands.
Terry Moyle is a professional artist and writer. His first non-fiction book, Art Deco Airports: Dream designs of the 1920s and 1930s, was published by New Holland in 2015. Terry collaborates with illustrator Rosie Louise as Contour Creative Studio, based in Kaiwaka, north of Auckland. Contour Creative Studio has an established presence as providers of Art Deco-related art, illustration and design both in New Zealand and internationally.