The Australian Ugliness

The Australian Ugliness

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'The Australian Ugliness offers the reality of Australia once the excuses and justifications and squabbles over history are stripped away.' Christos Tsiolkas

Half a century after its first publication, Robin Boyd's bestselling The Australian Ugliness remains the definitive statement on how we live and think in the environments we create for ourselves.

Boyd was an advocate of good design and original thought. He argued passionately for an intelligent national architecture - for a national culture - forged from a genuine Australian identity.

Brilliant, witty, sometimes scathing, The Australian Ugliness is a masterpiece that enables us to see our surroundings with fresh eyes. This edition includes Robin Boyd's original sketches, along with a foreword by Christos Tsiolkas and an afterword by three leading contemporary architects, John Denton, Philip Goad and Geoffrey London.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 229 x 18mm | 315g
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1921758392
  • 9781921758393
  • 2,922,438

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The Australian Ugliness offers the reality of Australia once the excuses and justifications and squabbles over history are stripped away.' - Christos Tsiolkas
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