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The Resource The Australian ugliness, Robin Boyd ; [introduced by Christos Tsiolkas]

The Australian ugliness, Robin Boyd ; [introduced by Christos Tsiolkas]

Label
The Australian ugliness
Title
The Australian ugliness
Statement of responsibility
Robin Boyd ; [introduced by Christos Tsiolkas]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fifty years after its first publication, Robin Boyd's bestselling The Australian Ugliness remains the definitive statement on how we live and think in the environments we create for ourselves. In it Boyd railed against Australia's promotion of ornament, decorative approach to design and slavish imitation of all things American. The basis of the Australian ugliness, he wrote, is an unwillingness to be committed on the level of ideas. In all the arts of living, in the shaping of all her artefacts, as in politics, Australia shuffles about vigorously in the middle - as she estimates the middle - of the road, picking up disconnected ideas wherever she finds them. Boyd was a fierce critic, and an advocate of good design. He understood the significance of the connection between people and their dwellings, and argued passionately for a national architecture forged from a genuine Australian identity. His concerns are as important now, in an era of sustainability, suburban sprawl and inner-city redevelopment, as they were half a century ago. Caustic and brilliant, The Australian Ugliness is a masterpiece that enables us to see our surroundings with fresh eyes. This handsome anniversary edition is complemented by Robin Boyd's original sketches for the book and a new afterword by major contemporary architects
Cataloging source
ANL
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1919-1971
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Boyd, Robin
Dewey number
720.994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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Tsiolkas, Christos
Series statement
Text classics
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  • Architecture and society
  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Architecture
Label
The Australian ugliness, Robin Boyd ; [introduced by Christos Tsiolkas]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published by The Text Publishing Company in 2010
Control code
000048562925
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9781921922442
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)777393689
Label
The Australian ugliness, Robin Boyd ; [introduced by Christos Tsiolkas]
Publication
Note
First published by The Text Publishing Company in 2010
Control code
000048562925
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9781921922442
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)777393689

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