Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City.

    Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City takes stock of where Isthmus has come from and, most importantly, highlights the approach and attitude that we wish to take forward. The 25 projects selected illustrate the traits that we consider valuable: love of places, commitment to design, the power of ideas and a ‘no boundaries' approach.

    First and foremost, this is a book about New Zealand landscape architecture and urban design. Edited by Michael Barrett (former editor of Landscape Architecture New Zealand, Interior and Prodesign), with essays by Dr Jacky Bowring and founding directors David Irwin and Gavin Lister, this is a generous, well-crafted and beautifully photographed book.

    The four central chapters illustrate the design thinking and stories behind 25 projects, and the impact that these have had on their communities. Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City is the first published compilation of works detailing the output of a New Zealand landscape architecture / urban design studio.

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    ISBN: 978-0-473-32550-3
    454 pages
    230 x 165mm portrait (40mm thick)
    Hardback with debossed text and silver foil

    "Immaculate" - Idealog