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HYBRID BEAUTY : AN ARCHITECT, A MISSIONARY AND THEIR IMPROBABLE DESIRES

Newell Platten

“One lives a life, and then one reflects upon it”     Newell Platten

Just released by the wonderful Wakefield Press this is an amazing autobiography interweaving both the author’s and his parents incredible lives. Architecture is linked with a sense of place and an artist’s eye.

This is a very exciting medium sized book, at times rather breathlessly written. It is divided into three parts, includes a handy table of contents at the front, and a well coordinated index at the end with plenty of photos both black and white and colour- family photos , extraordinary shots of the native First Peoples in Papua New Guinea and glorious shots of particular architecture. Continue reading HYBRID BEAUTY : AN ARCHITECT, A MISSIONARY AND THEIR IMPROBABLE DESIRES