Walter Burley Griffin Society - invitation to book launch, Sunday 3 August at Glebe IncineratorFrom the book description:
Members and friends of the Society,
Cambridge University Press and the Society invite you to the Sydney launch of the new book titled The Writings of Walter Burley Griffin by Professor Dustin Hadley Griffin, on Sunday 3 August 2008 at 2.30pm at the Glebe Incinerator, corner Forsyth Street and Griffin Place, Glebe.
Councillor John McInerney of City of Sydney, our guest speaker, will talk about the Griffin legacy and the continuity of the Griffins' ideas.
Professor James Weirick, President of the Walter Burley Griffin Society, will be giving a scholarly background to Professor Griffin's book.
For those who have not yet visited the Glebe Incinerator, this is an opportunity to see the results of the restoration work to this important industrial building in its fine harbourside setting on Blackwattle Bay.
Parking at the incinerator is limited.
For the event, Cambridge University Press is offering members of the Walter Burley Griffin Society a discount of 25% off the retail price - you pay only $149.25 + $9.90 postage and handling - reduced from $199. The Society will forward any email replies/book orders to the publishers, for those who are unable to attend the event.
For a review of the book, please see the review section of the Weekend Australian (12-13 July) newspaper.
Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937) was a distinguished modernist American architect, landscape architect and town planner. His work attracted world-wide attention in 1912 when he won the international competition to design a new capital city for Australia. Griffin was also a prolific lecturer and writer. In this edition, his 71 pieces of writing have been thematically categorised under ten headings to reflect the variety and interrelations of his professional interests: Canberra; Town and Campus Planning; Residential Communities; Designing the House; Building the House; Landscape Architecture; Public Buildings; India; Architecture and Politics and the Future of Architecture. At a time when Griffin's design for Canberra has attracted renewed attention, this canon of his work provides unparalleled access to his thinking about architecture and town planning.
Walter Burley Griffin was a distinguished modernist American architect, landscape architect and town planner. His work attracted world-wide attention in 1912 when he won the international competition to design a new capital city for Australia. In this edition, his 71 pieces of writing have been thematically categorised.
- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 31, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521897130
- ISBN-13: 978-0521897136
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