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Author Cox, Philip Sutton, author

Title Home : evolution of the Australian dream : an illustrated review of housing in Australia / Philip Cox, Philip Graus, Bob Meyer
Published Edgecliff, N.S.W. : Jane Curry Publ., 2011
Edgecliff, NSW : Jane Curry Publishing, 2011


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Description 159 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, plans, photographs ; 31 cm
Series Australian history
Contents Development of suburbia -- 18th to 20th century From industrial city to Utopia -- Australian dwelling prototypes Vernacular to high style dwellings -- Australian urban models -- The compact city versus suburban sprawl -- The future Australian city
Summary While we cannot know how much Australia will continue to grow, we can assume that it will and, as a community, we need to consider what sort of cities and suburbs we want to live in. Already the impact of migration can be seen culturally in our cities. Should we expect that the ideals of what migrants have expected as the Australian way of life might change in the future? Will we continue to want to live in communities that satisfy social aspirations of the individual and family? This fascinating book explores these questions and more, in the process hopefully triggering debate among the broader community about the future of our cities and housing. It looks at the dwelling as the basic element of our cities, from the house to the apartment building, before going on to trace the development of suburbia from Australian urban and dwelling prototypes to the contemporary city and the choices we have before us. The book concludes with a discussion of what planning and housing models should be considered as a matter of urgency by those responsible for planning our cities. While most communities fear change, we should all fear the consequences of doing nothing as the world continues to change
Analysis Australian
Notes "Philip Cox, Philip Graus, Bob Meyer" --Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture, Domestic -- Australia.
City planning -- Australia.
Dwellings -- Australia.
Housing -- Australia.
Author Graus, Philip, author
Meyer, Bob, author
ISBN 0980812992
9780980812992 (paperback)