In this book an incurable collector shares her astonishing collection of vintage New Zealand art, objects and design and her classic 1960s seaside bach.
For over 30 years, philanthropist and best-selling author of The Road to Castle Hill Christine Fernyhough has built an extraordinary collection of over 4000 everyday objects of mid century New Zealand craft, design and folk art.
Christine has devoted her classic 1960s seaside bach, ‘The Butterfly House’ to housing her collection, transforming it into a beguiling mid-century fantasy that never fails to delight visitors.
This beautiful book shares that collection for the first time, for all to enjoy.
Crisp, colour-drenched photographs by Studio La Gonda bring to life the bach and all its rooms and reveal individual objects in situ through rich close-ups, taking the reader into our quirky, crafty and often ‘make do’ past.
This is a deeply immersive, generous book that celebrates twentieth century life in Aotearoa New Zealand and provides an important record of our social and cultural history.
Size: 25.5 x 20cm