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Title :

The Maori response to gothic architecture

Author :
BROWN, Deidre ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Examines the appropriation of European gothic and gothic revival architectural style by Maori builders of the 19th and 20th centuries, and discusses the ways in which borrowed elements were used to fulfill native religious and political needs.een imported into New Zealand: the simple gothic architecture of the Evangelical Church Mission Society, and the more elaborate gothic architecture commissioned by Anglican Bishop George Augustus Selwyn.ri builders combined the structural, spatial, and material features of gothic church building with the native traditions of meeting-house construction.othic, the interiors were frequently decorated with traditional Maori carving and latticework.' to denote not just an architecture in which Maori builders borrowed uncritically from gothic models, but one in which native builders developed new ideas from gothic in order to build structures that would meet the political, social, and religious needs of Maori tribal society. ;
Pagination/Size :
9 ill.; 1 map; 1 plan ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Eglise ; Gothique (art) ; Influence ; Maoris ; Meeting house ; Nouvelle-Zélande ; Néogothique (art) ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Churches ; Gothic ; Gothic revival ; Influence ; Maoris ; Meeting houses ; New Zealand ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Architectural history, 2000, 43
INIST identifier :
24953773 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0066-622X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;