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Author Birrell, James, 1928-

Title A life in architecture : beyond the ugliness / James Birrell
Published St Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press, 2013
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Summary In A Life In Architecture James Birrell reflects on his life in architecture: the influence of architect Roy Grounds; his respect for Walter Burley Griffin's original Canberra plan and his emphasis on the value of incorporating the landscape in its entirely into building design and planning; and his own significant contribution to Australia's post-war architecture. Birrell writes candidly about Queensland's lacklustre approach to town planning during the 1950s; the iconic buildings he designed in his years as Chief Architect for Brisbane City Council; and the revolutionary planning schemes he
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 15, 2014)
Subject Birrell, James, 1928-
Architects -- Australia -- Biography.
Architecture -- Australia -- History.
City planners -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0702254312 (electronic bk.)
0702254320 (electronic bk.)
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