The University of Sydney with its many architectural styles from the Gothic Revival through Italianate, Mediterranean, Modern, Brutalist, Postmodern and Late Modern, is a microcosm of Australian public architecture. From the traditional ‘academic’ Gothic buildings of the early Colonial and Government Architects through to the glass and steel of the new century, all are carefully recorded in this guide.
The University of Sydney Architecture lists more than 100 buildings on the various campuses with detailed historical, architectural and anecdotal notes together with brief biographies of their leading architects. Together they tell the history of the university through its buildings. The text is brilliantly supported with original colour photographs, archival drawings and photographs, floor plans, location maps and suggested walks. This is a delightful and much needed guide for students, alumni and visitors alike.
Author, Trevor Howells, is a well-known architectural writer and academic. He is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Sydney and one of its graduates in architecture.
“The really wonderful thing about guides to campus environments is their ability to uncover treasures of the interior spaces that are not immediately obvious even to staff and students … University of Sydney Architecture allows some of the richness of spaces such as MacLaurin Hall and the colleges to be located. The book invites the reader to seek out the spaces, and to realize that Sydney and its institutions hold treasures to be explored in the most liberal educational sense. It is certainly worth taking when you next walk the grounds.”
Desley Luscombe Architecture Australia, September/October 2007
ISBN 0949284750 240 pp Softback 256mm x 135mm Full colour
$40.00 inc GST