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‘A gracious and elegant lady doing a man's job’: Australia's first woman architect
Review | Linda Cheng | 7 Mar 2018

‘A gracious and elegant lady doing a man’s job’: Australia’s first woman architect

ArchitectureAU revisits Robert Freestone and Bronwyn Hanna’s 2008 book Florence Taylor’s Hats, which chronicles the extraordinary achievements of Australia’s first woman architect.

Mrs M: a story of architectural and romantic alliances in a bold new world
Review | Stella de Vulder | 27 Feb 2018

Mrs M: a story of architectural and romantic alliances in a bold new world

Stella de Vulder reviews Mrs M, a historical fiction told through the eyes of Elizabeth Macquarie, widow of Governor Lachlan Macquarie and her alliance with convict architect Francis Greenway.

3 + 2 Durbach Block Jaggers, edited by Andrew McKenzie.
News | Patrick Hunn | 21 Feb 2018

Sirius, Durbach Block Jaggers books make Cornish prize shortlist

Books on Australian architecture are well represented on the shortlist for the NGV’s international Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing.

Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity
Review | Janina Gosseye | 2 Nov 2017

Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity

Janina Gosseye reviews a new book by Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright which examines the work of Robin Boyd through the lens of German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s theory of spatial continuity.

The Rocks, aerial view of 1967 scheme.
Review | Peter Tonkin | 2 Nov 2017

The House that Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero

Written by Sydney-based architect and planner James Colman, The House that Jack Built chronicles Jack Mundey’s life as a “heritage activist” and celebrates his pivotal role in the movement behind Sydney’s green bans.

The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House
Review | Linda Cheng | 6 Oct 2017

The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House

Architectural historian Anne Watson’s new book is a carefully researched study into the often misunderstood story of architect Peter Hall’s role in the completion of the Sydney Opera House.

Curry House 2 by Bruce Rickard
News | Patrick Hunn | 6 Jun 2017

Crowdfunding sought to publish book of Bruce Rickard houses

A never-before-published archive of photographs and sketches makes up the bulk of a new book on the late Sydney architect Bruce Rickard.

 Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture by Dean Dewhirst.
News | Patrick Hunn | 3 May 2017

New book celebrates women in Australian architecture

Author says the 20 women profiled in the book represent “a celebration of contemporary Australian architecture at its best.”

Cover detail from Intimate: A Private World of Interiors by David Hicks
Review | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Apr 2017

Bookshelf: Australian design

Shacks, dirt roads and luxury interiors: a selection of books that takes in the breadth of Australian architecture and design.

Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate – a Photographic Study by Anton Rodriguez.
Review | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Feb 2017

Bookshelf: New Housing Forms

From manifesto-like views about how architects and planners are implicated in the current condition of housing in our cities to rare glimpses into the private residences of London’s iconic Barbican Estate.

The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing will honour excellence and innovation within art and design publishing.
News | Louisa Wright | 19 Jan 2017

$15k global prize for art and design books

The National Gallery of Victoria has established a new international publishing prize to coincide with the gallery’s annual Melbourne Art Book Fair.

The cover image for Planning for Coexistence? by Libby Porter and Janice Barry.
News | Louisa Wright | 20 Oct 2016

New book to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities

A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.

Lobby interior of Trellick Tower.
Review | Colin Martin | 28 Jul 2016

The brutality of vertical living

Colin Martin reviews the film High-Rise, based on JG Ballard’s novel about the psychological effects of ‘the tower block’.

The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (1998).
Review | Howard Tanner | 14 Sep 2015

Architecture in the South Pacific: The Ocean of Islands

Two Australians explore the little known architecture of Oceania in a new book.

"Townville" - image drawn by Paul  Mees as a teenager.
Discourse | Matthew Burke and Jago Dodson | 18 Jun 2015

The disruptive urbanist

Many see greater density as key to less car-dependant cities. Planning maverick Paul Mees showed this belief is a delusion.

Tokyo Void by Marieluise Jonas and Heike Rahmann
Public Event | 19 Nov 2014

Tokyo Void book launch

The launch of Marieluise Jonas and Heike Rahmann’s book, Tokyo Void.

NMBW, Fitzroy Apartments – shared arcade space.
Review | Stuart Vokes | 28 Aug 2014

Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure: Making and Using the Urban Environment

Nigel Bertram’s book explores the link between urban observations and design research.

Dirk Bolt, Torrens Neighbourhood Centre.
Review | Philip Goad | 21 Aug 2014

Repose: Dirk Bolt monograph

Architectural historian Philip Goad reviews a new monograph exploring previously undocumented work.

The Kee garden by Craig Burton.
Review | Howard Tanner | 31 Jul 2014

Garden Voices

This book celebrates the contribution of talented Australian garden designers.

Timber canopies at Darling Quarter, Sydney, by fjmt.
Review | Elizabeth Farrelly | 10 Jul 2014

Architecture as Material Culture: The work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Elizabeth Farrelly reviews a monograph on Australian architecture practice, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.