Books about NZ

By Boyd Wilson In Books

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27th December, 2012
South Island high country means much more than the “iconic landscape” epithet too often emptily uttered by passive passers-by and urbane resource-consent submitters. And these three books about it, handsome as each is, deserve much more than to be placed on coffee tables to attract five-minute flips through their pages. For an overview, it would be hard to go past Antonia Steeg’s photography and Philip Temple’s introduction in High Country New Zealand: The Land, The People, The Seasons. Steeg, a latecomer from Germany, shows impressive sensitivity to the land and its life, in ...

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