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Author Drew, Philip, 1943-

Title Touch this earth lightly : Glenn Murcutt in his own words / Philip Drew
Edition [new edition]
Published Potts Points, N.S.W. : Duffy & Snellgrove, 1999


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Description xvii, 182 pages : illustrations, plans, portraits ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents 1. The clay is shaped -- 2. A hundred varieties of continuity -- 3. Ideas and starting points -- 4. Unlocking nature -- 5. Veranda houses -- 6. Poetry and metaphor -- 7. Touch the earth, touch the inmost
Summary "For Glenn Murcutt, architecture involves 'solving the problem beautifully'. In this book, Murcutt, in conversation with architectural historian Philip Drew, gives in his own words the first complete account of his ideas about nature and architecture, and tells how these grew out of his unusual childhood. Glenn Murcutt is internationally renowned for his sensitivity to place and his inventive, fresh approach to housing. In 1992 he received world recognition for his contribution to architecture with the award of the Alvar Aalto medal in Finland. He lives in Sydney"--Back cover
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 177-178
Subject Murcutt, Glenn M., 1936-
Murcutt, Glenn, 1936-
Murcutt, Glenn.
Architects -- Australia -- Biography.
Architects -- Australia.
Architects -- Virginia -- Biography.
Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Australia -- History.
Architecture -- Australia -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Australia.
Architecture, Domestic -- Australia.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Australia.
College teachers -- Australia -- Biography.
College teachers -- Virginia -- Biography.
Murcutt, Glenn M., 1936-
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Drew, Philip, 1943-
Murcutt, Glenn, 1936-
LC no. 00360999
ISBN 1875989463
Other Titles Glenn Murcutt in his own words