Perimeter Books is a small bookstore, art space and platform for various art publishing endeavours in Melbourne, Australia.
They stock a curated selection of local and international small press, art, photography, architecture and design publications, and exhibits publishers and contemporary artists with an interest in the printed form.
And they are digging Portrait of a House.
“Portrait of a House comprises a stunning series of photographs taken by Simon Devitt of the Athfield House, otherwise known as ‘the village on the hill’ – an architectural experiment started by New Zealand architect Ian Athfield in 1965 in Khandallah, Wellington.
This book compiles Devitt’s photographs of the incredible house as well as portraits, paintings and plans from the Athfield archive.
Beautifully produced and published by Balasoglou Books (Auckland), it proves both rigorous and personal in tenor.”
There’s been plenty of nipping around the countryside recently for me, and now you get to enjoy the fruits with an eclectic architectural jaunt around NZ.
There’s something for everyone: from the grandeur of Government House to a temporary, street-side cinema in Auckland.
GOLD at the 2013 Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards for ‘Portrait of a House’!!!!!!
Thank you InHouse!!!!
Thank you Roberta Thornley!!!!
Thanks Ath and Clare!!!!
And thanks to all you others, you know who you are!!!
Feeling very proud and honoured.
Photography is now complete for the State houses book.
Keep an eye out – it’s set for release Feb 2014.
Seen in the wild, in a Wellington bookstore.