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Design Review: Volume 1, Issue 4 (December 1948)

Year Book Of The Arts In New Zealand, No. 4

Year Book Of The Arts In New Zealand, No. 4

Editor: Howard Wadman

The Wingfield Press (Harry H. Tombs Ltd.)

My copy of the Arts Year Book has arrived so hot from the Wingfield Press (and the name suggests a distinctive device) that I have skimmed through the menu and, starting at the beginning, have rather bolted through the courses. The book opens with a challenge in the form of a dashing pen and brush drawing by Robert Brett and after an interlude which includes the attractive title page we are plunged under a cold and refreshing shower in the shape of “The Shape of Things in New Zealand” by the Editor. This is an important essay on Design which will be particularly interesting to members of the Centre.

In the prime of our one hundred-odd years of youth, we are found to be organically sound and to have enjoyed robust health socially and politically. This stimulating douche is calculated to clear away our complacency concerning

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