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Australian architecture : a history / Davina Jackson.

Australian architecture : a history / Davina Jackson.
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ISBN 9781760878399
Author Jackson, Davina (author)
Title Australian architecture : a history / Davina Jackson.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2022.
Description 358 pages : some colour illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 01 Simple structures prehistory-1799 -- 02 Transferring elegant manners 1800-1837 -- 03 Early Victorian expansions 1838-1850 -- 04 Rushes of progress 1851-1880 -- 05 Connecting the nation 1881-1900 -- 06 Architecture after Federation 1901-1920 -- 07 Interwar interpretations 1921-1945 -- 08 Post-war modernity 1946-1975 -- 09 International crossflows 1976-2000 -- 10 Digital dynamics 2001-2020.
Summary "From First Nations gunyahs and First Fleet huts to 21st century eco-pavillions and skyscrapers, Davina Jackson surveys the evolution of architecture in Australia. Dr Jackson explores how early colonial building designers like James Bloodworth, Francis Greenway and John Lee Archer interpreted classical European styles using local stone and timber. She examines how medieval and Renaissance monuments influenced leading architects during the 19th century, until the fresh winds of modernism and demands for a unique Australian style took over in the 20th century, with environmental challenges and technological innovations driving change in recent years. Over two and a half centuries, our architects and builders have responded to the fierce Australian sun with verandas, porticos, colonnades, screens and Asian-inspired shade pavilions. Jackson explores these and other distinctive aspects of Australian design, why gold-boom architecture consistently impressed Victorian visitors, and the achievements of modern luminaries like Walter and Marion Griffin, Harry Seidler, Jørn Utzon, John Andrews, Glenn Murcutt and John Wardle. Illustrated throughout, Australian Architecture traces our distinctive and internationally acclaimed domestic, commercial and institutional buildings, with overviews of the main design influences and key examples to visit. This is the essential guide for designers, architects, students and anyone interested in the story of Australia's unique and fascinating architecture." -- Back cover.
Subjects Architecture, Domestic -- Australia
Architecture, Colonial -- Australia
Vernacular architecture -- Australia
Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 19th century
Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 20th century
Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 21st century
Architects -- Australia
Call number 2022.069
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