Ann Shelton – A Spoonful of Sugar


Size: 300 x 200 mm
Pages:  35 pages
Type:  Hardcover, spiral-bound
Designer:  Duncan Munro
Publisher:  Rim Books
Year:  October 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9941306-0-0

SKU: RBP038 Category:


In 1957 Nancy Martin staked out a humble claim to fame in an act both mundane and extraordinary—obtaining a mortgage to build her own home. Purportedly the first single woman to do so in Wellington, Nancy is listed on her mortgage as a spinster.

The forces of banking, gender politics, ghosts, and architecture flow through this project—their confluence made visible in Nancy’s house.

With a text by Pip Adam.