The Biography of 100,000 Square Feet — United Nations Plaza sits in the center of San Francisco. Most people consider it a complete failure as a public space. Its central feature, at the entrance of the plaza, is a unique fountain that was designed by Lawrence Halprin in 1975. The water shoots out at various angles, from inside […]
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Behind the images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to the natural landscape and urban environments to shape a nation. Now that nation has its first Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, a massive research project documenting and analysing our built environment from Indigenous beginnings to colonial, modern and contemporary eras. But how did the editors decide what was worthy of inclusion among the one thousand entries and what was not?
Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne.
Julie Willis, Associate Professor in Architecture, University of Melbourne.
Title: The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture
Author: Philip Goad & Julie Willis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Sam Harris discusses his book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (Berkeley Lecture)