Book Title: Meet Me in the Square: Christchurch 1983-1987
Photographer/s: David Cook
Place of publication: Christchurch, New Zealand
Year of publication: 2014
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery
Dimensions of book: 27 x 21 cm
Edition size: 1500
Binding, paper & printing details: Hardcover, block case binding, duotone b&w printing on semi-matt paper.
Number of pages: 180
Number of pictures: 77
Designer: Jonty Valentine
Printer: Printed in China (via the Australian Book Connection)
Retail price: $49.99 NZ
Where to buy: Christchurch Art Gallery
Summary of project:
“After Christchurch suffered a major earthquake in 2011, photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found the central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he’d shot in his 20’s, rebuilding through images of the city as he remembered it. Full-bleed, uncaptioned images trace the journeys of punks, nuns, bell-ringers and beer-drinkers. The book also includes an insert of diary note and ephemera”.