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Australia's Home; Its Origins, Builders and Occupiers

Robin Boyd
Melbourne University Press
1952
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Format: Hardcover in Dustjacket
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: Very Good in dust jacket with edge wear

Price: $40.00 (inc GST)

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Classic text on Australian architecture. FIRST EDITION in Dustjacket. 

Since its first publication by Melbourne University Press Australia's Home has been in constant demand. The author summarises his story as 'a material triumph and an aesthetic calamity'. Readers have thoroughly enjoyed the combination of informative detail and quiet humour, and the architectural features of a house, a street, or a suburb, which have up until now been simply 'different', gain an added interest and significance.

People read Australia's Home for pure pleasure as an eventful illuminating story. Householders read it to see their house and streetscapes afresh through Boyd's eyes, their own vision both criticised and enriched by his. Architects and planners read it to agonise with Boyd over built forms and townscapes . . . But the book is most remarkable of all as history, a great bit of poaching by an architect-journalist who never claimed to write history at all. pp.287 illusts #0720

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