12.12.19 / Robin Boyd Redux: RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2

Robin Boyd Redux: RMIT Design Archives Journal 9:2

‘Robin Boyd Redux’. RMIT Design Archives Journal 9:2 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Australia's most influential architects Robin Boyd (1919-1971). Edited by Dr Karen Burns (Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne) and Prof Harriet Edquist (RMIT Design Archives), this issue brings together some of Australia’s leading architectural historians to discuss Boyd’s impact as a public intellectual, writer and media performer.

Boyd’s career as an architectural critic and historian ran parallel to his career as an architectural practitioner, first coming to public notice as director of the Small Homes Service (1947-1953) and as the author of his two most famous and regularly re-published books, Australia’s Home (1952) and The Australian Ugliness (1960). Contributors to this issue include the editors, Philip Goad, Rory Hyde, John Macarthur, Virginia Mannering, Christine Phillips and Peter Raisbeck

The journal was generously supported by the Isaacson Davis Foundation.

Special thanks to Vanessa Bird, Bird de La Coeur Architects for launching the Journal and Letterbox for another outstanding design.

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Images credits: RMIT Design Archives 5 December 2019. Photographer Janusz Molinski.

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