Published Art has some great Architecture books to tempt AAA readers with this month. With a 10% discount on offer to AAA subscribers of 'All About Architecture', why not check out their latest suggestions below.
Public Sydney Drawing the City by long time supporters of the AAA, Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill, celebrates the public buildings, rooms and spaces of central Sydney through the use of exquisite scale drawings. The book presents almost 100 of the city's most important public places in plan, cross-section and elevation, supported by images, and provides an overview of their evolution.
Accompanying essays from leading architects, landscape architects, historians and academics offer keen insights into the city's underlying geography, urban character and most recognisable and well-loved public elements.
Public Sydney was co-published with Content, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, and was part funded by the HHT Members. Normally retailing at $95.00, AAA 'All About Architecture' subscribers get a 10% discount ($85.50).
In the new edition of Living In Australia by Robin Boyd and Mark Strizic, architect Robin Boyd describes his own approach to design and his vision for Australian housing - housing that is appropriate to our lifestyle, environment, climate and culture.
Originally published in 1970, this new edition includes recent colour photographs by John Gollings and essays by renowned architects Kerstin Thompson and Rachel Neeson reflecting upon the importance of Boyd's work and its continuing relevance. This book is deemed to be Boyd's design manifesto as he articulates his design principles and uses his own buildings to illustrate his design approach.
Described by Professor Philip Goad as "Boyd's most important book", since it is the only one of his nine published books where he writes about his own work. In the absence of a published monograph of Boyd's work, this book provides an excellent introduction to the work of one of Australia's most significant and influential architects. Normally retailing at $59.95, it's only $53.95 with your AAA discount.
Kerry Hill: Crafting Modernism by Geoffrey London explores the work of the Singapore-based practice with a second office in Fremantle, Western Australia. Kerry Hill has received a number of distinguished design awards including the inaugural Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award in 1995 and the 2001 Aga Khan Award three times, was a joint winner in 2003 of the RAIA Robin Boyd Award for Residential Buildings and, in 2006, won the most prestigious award offered by his peers, the Gold Medal of the Australian Institute of Architects. In 2010 Kerry Hill received the Singapore Designer of the Year Award.
The book comprises a number of thematic essays developed from recurring themes within the practice, based around a small group of objects. The book concludes with a substantial illustrated chronology of the practice's work. Normally retailing at $70.00, it's only $63.00 with your AAA discount.
- Article: by Vanessa Couzens and Published Art
- Images: provided by Published Art