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As you will : Carnegie libraries of the South Pacific / Mickey Smith ; with Charles Walker and Gabriela Salgado.

By: Smith, Mikey.
Contributor(s): Walker, Charles [author of introduction.] | Salgado, Gabriela [contributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Te Tuhi, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 142 pages : colour illustrations, maps, facsimilies ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780908995608; 0908995601.Other title: Carnegie libraries of the South Pacific.Subject(s): Carnegie libraries -- New Zealand -- Pictorial works | Carnegie libraries -- Australia -- Pictorial works | Carnegie libraries -- Fiji -- Pictorial works | Library buildings -- New Zealand -- History | Library buildings -- Australia -- History | Library architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Contents:
Public Library, Balclutha, N.Z. -- Public Library, Marton, N.Z. -- Public Library, Suva, Fiji -- Visitor Information Centre, Cambridge, N.Z. -- Costume hire/gym/Indian restaurant/spa/symphony, Dunedin, N.Z. -- Pizzeria/restaurant, Fairlie, N.Z. -- Art Gallery, Gore, N.Z. -- Maritime Museum, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- Genealogical Library/Historical Society, Mildura, Victoria, Australia -- Community Centre/Council offices/Toy Library, Northcote, Victoria, Australia -- Gastropub/restaurant, Onehunga, N.Z. -- Facades preserved, Timaru, N.Z. -- Archive/History Centre, Thames, N.Z. -- Earthquake prone [slated for demolition], Dannevirke, N.Z. -- Earthquake prone [Museum temporarily closed], Hokitikia, N.Z. -- Earthquake prone [vacant], Westport, N.Z. -- Demolished 1978, Alexandra, N.Z. -- Destroyed by arson 1947, Greymouth, N.Z. -- Demolished 1961, Hamilton, N.Z. -- Destroyed by earthquake 1931, Hastings, N.Z. -- Demolished 1965, Levin, N.Z. -- Demolished 1966, Midland Junction, Western Australia -- Demolished 1960, New Plymouth, N.Z.
Summary: "...[Carnegie] established eighteen libraries around New Zealand, four in Australia, and one in Fiji, between 1902 and 1916...At every location, Smith has combined the sensibility of a conceptual artist with the formal and technical skills of a documentary photographer, in order to record lovingly the everyday lives of these heritage buildings. The result is a mesmerizing and often poignant meditation on technological obsolescence, small-town politics and contradictory ideas of progress."-- Introduction.
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In her new book, As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific, artist Mickey Smith documents the historic legacy of 23 Carnegie Libraries erected across the South Pacific, including 18 in NZ. Named after the successful Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropic trust established 2,509 library buildings throughout the English-speaking world between 1886 and 1917. Featuring 47 original full-colour photographs as well as 23 historic images, and short texts by AUT Professor of Architecture, Charles Walker and Te Tuhi Artistic Director, Gabriela Salgado, this publication is a memorial to the Carnegie legacy, capturing a grand philanthropic project in decline.

Public Library, Balclutha, N.Z. -- Public Library, Marton, N.Z. -- Public Library, Suva, Fiji -- Visitor Information Centre, Cambridge, N.Z. -- Costume hire/gym/Indian restaurant/spa/symphony, Dunedin, N.Z. -- Pizzeria/restaurant, Fairlie, N.Z. -- Art Gallery, Gore, N.Z. -- Maritime Museum, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- Genealogical Library/Historical Society, Mildura, Victoria, Australia -- Community Centre/Council offices/Toy Library, Northcote, Victoria, Australia -- Gastropub/restaurant, Onehunga, N.Z. -- Facades preserved, Timaru, N.Z. -- Archive/History Centre, Thames, N.Z. -- Earthquake prone [slated for demolition], Dannevirke, N.Z. -- Earthquake prone [Museum temporarily closed], Hokitikia, N.Z. -- Earthquake prone [vacant], Westport, N.Z. -- Demolished 1978, Alexandra, N.Z. -- Destroyed by arson 1947, Greymouth, N.Z. -- Demolished 1961, Hamilton, N.Z. -- Destroyed by earthquake 1931, Hastings, N.Z. -- Demolished 1965, Levin, N.Z. -- Demolished 1966, Midland Junction, Western Australia -- Demolished 1960, New Plymouth, N.Z.

"...[Carnegie] established eighteen libraries around New Zealand, four in Australia, and one in Fiji, between 1902 and 1916...At every location, Smith has combined the sensibility of a conceptual artist with the formal and technical skills of a documentary photographer, in order to record lovingly the everyday lives of these heritage buildings. The result is a mesmerizing and often poignant meditation on technological obsolescence, small-town politics and contradictory ideas of progress."-- Introduction.