Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

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This first history of landscape architecture in Australia profiles the people who have shaped the nationa€™s landscape and forged a profession: designers, architects, public servants and activists. Using archival images and plans, the book recounts in fascinating detail milestones such as the creation of Melbournea€™s public parks, the acclaimed private gardens designed by Edna Walling and Paul Sorensen, the landscaping of Canberraa€™s broad open spaces, and the reclaiming of Sydneya€™s harbour foreshore culminating in the redevelopment of Olympic Park. Making Landscape Architecture in Australia is the story of unique personalities and the battles fought over the right to determine the shape and form of the landscapes that make Australian cities distinctive.... ralph nealea#39;s account, weirick reputedly pronounced the new Parliament House a misleading illusion of Australia as a ... the new Parliament House design was compared with the design by Howard and Buchanan for the national gallery ofanbsp;...

Title:Making Landscape Architecture in Australia
Author: Andrew Saniga
Publisher:UNSW Press - 2012-01-01

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