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With the successful book launch and with many pre-launch sales, there is now only limited stock left of Bernard Winton Johns – Five Decades of His Architecture.
These are available from only selected retail shops:
Marsden Books, 159 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington
(more booksellers coming and will be updated once stock has arrived)
or from The Bach Doctor Press direct
You can order your copy for $65 (plus $7.50 P & P) by e-mailing Darin at:
Some feedback and reviews so far:
“We must congratulate you on all your hard work to produce such a fine publication”
“He was a very talented man and it’s great to have part of the story recorded”
“Congratulations the book is great”
“Many thanks the book arrived and is amazing!”
After a manic couple of weeks gathering the last of the equipment, organising catering, sending out final reminders, liaising with the wonderful Professors Robert and Brenda Vale at Victoria University School of Architecture, arranging transport and accommodation for the out of town authors (Ann in Waiheke and Mark in Dunedin) and checking the books that arrived, the big day dawned and what a fantastic turn out!
A wonderful welcome from Robert and Brenda Vale, a thank you for all the assistance in the research and from the home-owners for allowing us inside their homes from Darin the Bach Doctor and a great talk from Mark the author on Bernard’s life and work while a 450+ slideshow showcasing many of the homes and features along the way played on the screen.
Many people stayed on in the lecture theatre to watch the slideshow, while others thronged the book sale table, mingled with past and current home owners and took refreshments at the buffet table. We discovered that many people had travelled from all over the country to attend the book launch, places as diverse as Cambridge, Wanganui, Levin, Auckland, Invercargill, Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa as well as many local Wellingtonians.
All too soon the launch was over, but we have all enjoyed the journey of research and meeting so many wonderful people along the way – thanks to you all for making it a wonderful experience.
BERNARD WINTON JOHNS
Five Decades of His Architecture
By Ann, Mark & Virginia Innes-Jones
Book launch: Victoria University, (Te Aro campus) Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, (between Cuba and Taranaki Streets), Wellington
Date: Saturday 31 October 2015, at 2.00 p.m.
This book celebrates the architectural achievement of Bernard W Johns, an architect who influenced and changed the architectural landscape of Wellington and its region, for over half a century.
It contains biographical information, photographs, plans and the stories of those who commissioned works by this well known Wellington personality.
For over five decades, he was an active commentator on the developments of the region and along with his peers he helped revolutionize the manner in which we all live.
In this publication we explore the houses, apartments and commercial structures that this architect designed during his long career.
The book is a celebration of Bernard Johns’ architecture that we can all enjoy.
Publication October 2015
Here are three nights of spectacular sunsets – there were so many – how could you not be inspired! The wonderful Cook Islands have so much to offer any visitor, be prepared to kick back into ‘Island’ time and enjoy the relaxed pace and inspiring beauty to let your writing flow.