Saturday, May 07, 2011

Architecture Education in South Australia

Yesterday I stepped into the City West Library of the Unviersity of South Australia, where I found the staff setting up the display for "Louis Laybourne Smith and Gavin Walkley : Architecture Educators", as part of the SA History Festival. Louis Laybourne Smith was an architect and on display are his drawing instruments, blueprints and notebooks. The note books were most interesting with meticulously rendered technical sketches. It would be useful if the Library could scan some of these and put them online for scholarly research. The outstanding example of this being done for an architect is the scanning of the whole of Marion Mahony Griffin's "The Magic of America", by the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007.

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