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Futuna : life of a building / edited by Nick Bevin & Gregory O'Brien ; photographs by Paul McCredie & Gavin Woodward.

Contributor(s): O'Brien, Gregory, 1961- [editor.] | Bevin, Nick [editor.] | McCredie, Paul, 1960- [illustrator.] | Woodward, Gavin [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press in Association with Futuna Charitable Trust, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 154 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776560523.Subject(s): Futuna Retreat Centre | Futuna Retreat Centre -- History | Spiritual retreat centers -- New Zealand -- Wellington -- History | Chapels -- New Zealand -- Wellington -- History | Historic buildings -- New Zealand -- WellingtonDDC classification: 269.6099363 Summary: "... tells the remarkable story of Futuna Chapel's design and construction, its use for many years as a place of retreat and contemplation, its recognition as a leading example of New Zealand architecture, its loss of context (spiritually and physically), its dereliction, purchase and renaissance - and its transformation from a Catholic place of worship to a non-denominational centre for architectural, cultural and spiritual encounter"--Publisher information.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington's Futuna Chapel - devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen - has held a singular place in New Zealand's cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel's inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue.

Includes bibliographical references.

"... tells the remarkable story of Futuna Chapel's design and construction, its use for many years as a place of retreat and contemplation, its recognition as a leading example of New Zealand architecture, its loss of context (spiritually and physically), its dereliction, purchase and renaissance - and its transformation from a Catholic place of worship to a non-denominational centre for architectural, cultural and spiritual encounter"--Publisher information.

Item no. 39001016942941 signed by Nick Bevin.

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