The Writings of Walter Burley Griffin

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Overview

Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937) was a distinguished modernist American architect, landscape architect and town planner. His work attracted world-wide attention in 1912 when he won the international competition to design a new capital city for Australia. Griffin was also a prolific lecturer and writer. In this edition, his 71 pieces of writing have been thematically categorised under ten headings to reflect the variety and interrelations of his professional interests: Canberra; Town and Campus Planning; Residential Communities; Designing the House; Building the House; Landscape Architecture; Public Buildings; India; Architecture and Politics and the Future of Architecture. At a time when Griffin's design for Canberra has attracted renewed attention, this canon of his work provides unparalleled access to his thinking about architecture and town planning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521897136
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dustin Griffin is Professor of English at New York University. He is the author of six books on 17th- and 18th- century literature. He is the grandnephew of Walter Burley Griffin.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; List of illustrations; Introduction; Part I. Canberra: 1. 'Commonwealth of Australia. Design for the Lay-Out of the Federal Capital City' (1912); 2. Interview in New York Times (1912); 3. 'Commonwealth of Australia Federal Capital Competition' (1912); 4. 'Planning a Federal Capital City Complete' (1912); 5. Letter to King O'Malley (1913); 6. Interview in The Age (1913); 7. Letter to William Kelly (1913); 8. The Federal Capital: Report Explanatory of the Preliminary General Plan (1913); 9. Interview in Advance Australia (1913); 10. 'Canberra: The Architectural and Development Possibilities of Australia's Capital City' (1913); 11. 'Canberra II: The Federal City Site and its Architectural Possibilities' (1913); 12. Interview in Construction News (1913); 13. Address to Chicago Asso. of Commerce and Industry (1914); 14. 'The Canberra Plan' (1914); 15. 'Termination by the Government of Engagement of Walter Burley Griffin as Director of Design and Construction' (1921); 16. 'Canberra Founded on National Sentiment' (1927); 17. 'Canberra in Occupation' (1934); Part II. Town and Campus Planning: 1. 'Town Planning and Architecture as related thereto' (1913); 2. Contribution to a discussion of 'Chicago and the Ferguson Fund' (1914); 3. 'University of Sydney. General Plan' (1915); 4. 'The City Plan of Griffith' (1915); 5. 'The Town Plan of Leeton' (1915); 6. 'Arsenal Township' (1916); 7. 'Planning for Economy' (1917); 8. 'The Outdoor Arts in Australia' (1928); 9. 'Sydney Town Planning Scheme' (1931); 10. 'What of 'Town Planning'' (1935); Part III. Residential Communities: 1. 'Competitive Plan [for a Quarter-Section of Land in Chicago]' (1913); 2. 'Trier Center Neighborhood [and other domestic communities]' (1913); 3. 'Catholic College, University of Melbourne' (1915); 4. 'Architecture' (1915); 5. 'Picturesque Waterside Suburb - Scenic Charm of Castle Crag' (1922); 6. 'Nature and Ourselves' (1928); 7. Affidavit in Greater Sydney Development Association v. Rivett (1929); 8. 'Concrete at Castlecrag' (1930); 9. 'Toward Simpler Homes' (1931); 10. 'Occupational Conservation' (1935); Part IV. Designing the House: 1. 'A Solid Rock House' (1912); 2. 'A House in the Spirit of the Times' (1913); 3. 'The One-Roomed House' (1915); 4. 'The Problem of the Basic House' (1920); 5. 'Sunshine in the Home' (1922); 6. 'Standards for Furnishing' (1923); 7. 'The Natural House' (c. 1928); Part V. Building the House: 1. 'The Honest Use of Materials' (1915); 2. 'Knitlock Construction' (1922); 3. 'Segmental Architecture' (1927); 4. Two letters to Lillian Moore (1934); Part VI. Landscape Architecture: 1. 'The House an Element in a Garden Scheme' (1913); 2. 'Garden Roofs and Courts' (1921); 3. 'An Architectural Tree' and 'Avenue Trees' (1933); Part VII. Public Buildings: 1. Testimony on remodeling of the Sydney General Post Office (1921); 2. Testimony on the Australian War Memorial (1928); Part VIII. India: 1. Letter to Alice Henry (1935); 2. 'United Provinces of Agra & Oudh. All India Exposition. General Plan' (1936); 3. Seven Letters from India (1935-37); 4. 'Architecture in India' (1937); Part IX. Architecture and Politics: 1. 'A Plea for Liberty' (1920); 2. 'Status of Architecture' (1923); 3. 'Why Politics?' (1923); 4. 'The Menace of Governments' (1924); 5. 'Interest and Single Tax' (1934); Part X. The Future of Architecture: 1. 'Architecture in American Universities' (1913); 2. 'Melbourne 50 Years Hence' (1923); 3. 'Architecture in Another Fifty Years' (1927); 4. 'Building for the Future' (1928); 5. 'Decorative Terra Cotta Introduced to Sydney' (1930); 6. Contribution to 'Traditional v. Modern Contemporary Architecture' (1930); 7. 'The Economic Impasse. Ultimate Way Out. Architecture' (1932); 8. 'Modernism' (1934); Chronology of Griffin's writings.

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