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The Resource A forger's progress : the life of Francis Greenway, Alasdair McGregor

A forger's progress : the life of Francis Greenway, Alasdair McGregor

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A forger's progress : the life of Francis Greenway
Title
A forger's progress
Title remainder
the life of Francis Greenway
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair McGregor
Title variation
forgers progress
Title variation remainder
the life of Francis Greenway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The incredible fall, rise and demise of Francis Greenway, Australia's first government architect. A forger and convicted felon, Francis Greenway was transported to Sydney in 1814. Only a decade later, his dreams of a 'city superior in architectural beauty to London' began to be realised as he designed Hyde Park Barracks, St James' Church, the Supreme Court, St Luke's Church in Liverpool and the Windsor courthouse. In this first biography of Greenway since 1953 award-winning author Alasdair McGregor scrutinises the character and creative output of a man beset by contradictions and demons. He profiles Greenway's landmark buildings, his complex and fraught relationship with Governor Lachlan Macquarie, and his thwarted ambitions and self-destruction
Summary
The incredible fall, rise and demise of Francis Greenway, Australia's first government architect. A forger and convicted felon, Francis Greenway was transported to Sydney in 1814. Only a decade later, his dreams of a 'city superior in architectural beauty to London' began to be realised as he designed Hyde Park Barracks, St James' Church, the Supreme Court, St Luke's Church in Liverpool and the Windsor courthouse. In this first biography of Greenway since 1953 award-winning author Alasdair McGregor scrutinises the character and creative output of a man beset by contradictions and demons. He profiles Greenway's landmark buildings, his complex and fraught relationship with Governor Lachlan Macquarie, and his thwarted ambitions and self-destruction
Biography type
individual biography
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10447319
Cataloging source
ANL
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1954-
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McGregor, Alasdair
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Greenway, Francis
  • Architecture, Colonial
  • Building
  • Historic buildings
  • Convicts
  • Architects
  • Architecture, Colonial
Target audience
adult
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the life of Francis Greenway
Label
A forger's progress : the life of Francis Greenway, Alasdair McGregor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052813889
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
369 pages, 48 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781742233789
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map, portraits (some colour), plans, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)879593417
Label
A forger's progress : the life of Francis Greenway, Alasdair McGregor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052813889
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
369 pages, 48 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781742233789
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map, portraits (some colour), plans, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)879593417

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