Saturday, November 10, 2007

Aboriginal Architecture of Australia

Gunyah, Goondie & Wurley: The Aboriginal Architecture of ustralia By Paul MemmottPaul Memmott has written the book Gunyah, Goondie & Wurley: The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia. He is from the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC) at The University of Queensland.
Debunking the inaccurate popular notions of early Aboriginal architecture and settlement, this lavish volume explores the range and complexity of Aboriginal-designed structures, spaces, and territories, from minimalist shelters to permanent houses and villages. As a framework for ongoing debate and research on Aboriginal lifestyles and cultural heritage, the book additionally features a brief overview of post-1970 collaborative architecture between white Australian architects and Aboriginal clients, as well as an introduction to the work of the first Aboriginal graduates of university-based courses in architecture.

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