Victoria Square: Cradle of Christchurch (Hardback)Geoffrey W. Rice (author)
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All the buildings on the square's eastern side, and most of those to the south, were demolished, along with the eye-catching tourist hotel that had occupied its north-west corner from 1988. Until the earthquakes Victoria Square was regarded as the most successful urban space in New Zealand, and even in Australasia, and that admired layout, dating from the 1980s, survives, though it may yet be modified as the city rebuilds. This lively and entertaining book, illustrated with 250 photographs, many never before published, is a fascinating architectural survey of a unique civic space; Geoffrey Rice brings to life many of the stories and events connected with Victoria Square and the colourful personalities who have lived and worked there for over a century and a half.
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 260 x 210 x 28 mm