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At the heart of the great Australian dream of the 1950s stood the family home. Yet, from the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s the nation experienced its most severe housing shortage this century. Using a sociological approach, Alastair Greig explores the economic, social and aesthetic factors influencing this phenomenon. He analyses the attempts by industry and government to overcome the post-war housing crisis and offers explanations for the flourishing Australian dream of home ownership.
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'The Stuff is a very readable book, written at a level which makes it accessible to both undergraduate students and a broader group of interested spectators . . . it will give rise to some productive thought.' -- Max Nankervis, Urban Policy and Research
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Book Description Melbourne Univerity Press Melbourne 1995, 1995. 21.5 x 14.0cms, 226pp, b/w Illusts, softcover, very good+ This book explores the economic, social and aesthetic factors that influenced Australians' dreams of building their own homes. It assesses modernist design and planning, Robin Boyd and the popular magazines which promoted the phenomenon. Seller Inventory # 160703
Book Description Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, 1995. Paper Back. Condition: Very Good. These books were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. However there is minor shelf wear on the cover and a minor tan along the edges of the book. Several copies are available. 225 pages. Size: Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). Seller Inventory # 121220