Robin Boyd A Life
by Geoffrey Serle
Melbourne University Press, 1996, [First Paperback Edition], colour and b/w photographs and b/w illustrations throughout, paperback, dustjacket, ISBN 0522847420
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine, dustjacket has one or two minute tears/chips
'Robin Boyd was perhaps the most influential architect in Australia in the post-war era. he left a lasting legacy, both in his innovative designs for domestic buildings, and in his controversial writing and criticism.
Boyd was the leading Australian proponent for the International Modern Movement in architecture. In Australia's Home (1952), he offered the first substantial interpretation of Australia's architectural history. In The Australian Ugliness (1960), he scourged prevailing Australian tastes in both architecture and popular culture. In his lively newspaper articles he deplored the growing 'Americanisation' of Australian life, and pleaded for then recognition of neglected Australian talent.
In this acclaimed biography, Geoffrey Serle offers a comprehensive survey of Boyd's work and public activities, and allows selections from Boyd's own writings to reveal the man and his ideas.'