Leaves of Iron: Glenn Murcutt: Pioneer of an Australian Architectural Form

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Australia's search for its identity has often led to the imposition of inappropriate European cultural values on a very different landscape. In architecture, the error of implanting old-world styles in this new world has led to a desperate need for an independent architecture. That need is answered by Glenn Murcutt, and his development of a strong and attractive, yet practical, architectural form. He has achieved this through a close scrutiny of Australian landscape and climate. This book looks at Murcutt's planned and built work and the importance of that work to architecture and culture in general.

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Book Description Law Book Co of Australasia, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Holland Brady Jr. is a highly reputed architect from Tryon, a small upscale community in the mountains of North Carolina. Brady accumulated a quality library of over 2,400 architecture books. This book is from that collection which we purchased. Please remember that if you purchase multiple architecture books, we combine shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 016278

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Book Description The Law Book Company Limited, North Ryde, NSW, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 148pp. Pictorial colour illustrated light grey dust jacket with b/w portrait inside front flap, covered in removable protective clear plastic, dark grey cloth boards with light rubbing to head and foot at spine and top and bottom corners, brown endpapers, full page b/w frontis., col. & b/w plts., illust., text ills., diags., appendices, bibliog., index. Foreword by Glenn Murcutt. For over 200 years, Australia has been searching for its identity. This has led to Inappropriate European cultural values on a very different, very harsh, southern continent. This has led to a desperate need for an open, independant architecture. That need is answered by Glen Murcutt, and his development of a strong and attractive, yet practical, architectural form. He has achieved this through a close scrutiny of, and a great sensitivity for, Australian landscape and climate. Size: Square Quarto. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000630

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Book Description The Law Book Company Ltd, North Ryde, New South Wales, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Photographic (illustrator). First Edition. 148 pages, includes appendices (biographical chronology, chronological list of executed works and selected projects: 1969-84, awards, periodical and newspaper comments), bibliography, index. Colour illustrated dustjacket. The text is illustrated with monotone and colour photographs, and architectural drawings. The top edge of the text block has a suggestion of foxing, and the base edge of the boards at the spine is rubbed. in this book, Philip Drew has produced a work which in its sensitivity and understanding of Australian cultural needs, matches that of the architect who is the subject of the book. It is a fascinating and intelligent look at Murcutt's life and the influences that shaped him into the artist he is today. It is also a detailed and learned examination of Murcutt's planned and built work and the importance of that work to Australian architecture and culture in general: and finally it is a vehicle for Philip Drew's unique and highly readable and analysis of Australian art, literature, and history and their place in the world. Size: Square Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; ISBN: 045520392X. ISBN/EAN: 9780455203928. Inventory No: 0211431. Bookseller Inventory # 0211431

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