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The architecture of Walter Burley Griffin: Canberra manifestations

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Monday Aug 26, 2013 at 5:00pm

The Oratory, Newman College
887 Swanston Street
Parkville,   Melbourne
Victoria,   Australia   jump to map


On 25 August 1913 Walter Burley Griffin first came to Melbourne to find out what had happened to the fortunes of his prize-winning Canberra Plan.

This talk marks the centenary of that date.

The talk will consider Walter Burley Griffin’s architectural theory in relation to his 1911-1912 Canberra Plan. While elegant histories of Griffin’s landscapes, planning, and building works in their social and political context have been published, the proposition here is that Griffin’s architectural theory also had a broad role in all of his schemes.

Presented by Jeffrey Turnbull.


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