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The Australian Ugliness  : Text Classics - Robin Boyd

The Australian Ugliness

Text Classics

By: Robin Boyd, Christos Tsiolkas (Introduction by)

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There can be few other nations which are less certain than Australia as to what they are and where they are.

Brilliant, witty, scathing, The Australian Ugliness is the classic postwar account of Australian society, how we live in the environments we create, and the consequences of our failure to think about how we live.

About the Author

Robin Boyd (1919–71) is arguably Australia’s most influential architect. He was an idealist, a visionary, who believed that good design would improve the quality of people’s lives. A tireless public educator and outspoken social commentator, he designed more than two hundred buildings and wrote such classics as The Puzzle of Architecture and Australia’s Home.

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A book that must be read.

By M is for Cat

from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Can Be Dogmatic

Best Uses

  • Building Aesthetic

Comments about The Australian Ugliness:

Robyn Boyd was an architectural maverick. He educated the masses back in the day, and his words are still relevant today. This book should be widely read, in fact it should be on the school curriculum.

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ISBN: 9781921922442
ISBN-10: 1921922443
Series: Text Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 19.9
Edition Number: 1