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Episodic Urbanism shortlisted for 2016 AGDA Design Award

<i>Episodic Urbanism</i> shortlisted for 2016 AGDA Design Award

We've got some exciting news to announce – Uro book Episodic Urbanism: RMIT Urban Spaces Project 1996-2015: Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design (above) has been shortlisted for a 2016 AGDA Award for publication design! Every year, the awards recognise and document the best work in Australian graphic design across a wide range of disciplines. We were ecstatic when another Uro title, Mongrel Rapture: The Architecture of Ashton Raggatt McDougall, took out the top prize in the book design category at last year’s awards.Mongrel Rapture and Episodic Urbanism share the same graphic design genes, which is to say both are the work of...

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Eye mag on Mongrel Rapture & ‘maverick-professional’ Stuart Geddes

Eye mag on Mongrel Rapture & ‘maverick-professional’ Stuart Geddes

Graphic design geeks out there might have spotted the whopping 18-page feature on the work of Stuart Geddes in the latest issue of influential international design quarterly Eye. We were lucky to be able to work with Stuart on the design of our books Mongrel Rapture and Episodic Urbanism, both of which went on to win awards thanks in no small part to what Eye describes as his ‘purposefully maverick-professional’ approach. Mongrel Rapture, in fact, features prominently throughout the feature. As Eye puts it: “In its sheer monumentality, it is tempting to compare Mongrel Rapture (and Geddes’ role in it)...

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'A building for books about buildings': The Australian features Uro Publications

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'A building for books about buildings': The Australian features Uro Publications

‘Architecture and design deserve a shop with walls’ said The Australian last Friday, in an article on, well, us!  We were wrapped to find our little bookshop was the subject of this feature in Australia’s only national newspaper, which, in the face of recent bookshop closures, took our shop as a business case study of sorts in niche bookselling. Read the full article here. 

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The precise poetry of Lina Bo Bardi

The precise poetry of Lina Bo Bardi

Some of you might have been lucky to catch the Brutalism Love Fest screenings that preceded last weekend’s Open House Melbourne at the Robin Boyd Foundation’s Walsh Street home. The Fest included a screening of Precise Poetry, a recent documentary on the work of influential Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, architect of Sao Paolo’s famous Museum of Art, Pompeia Factory (pictured above) and Teatro Oficina buildings (the latter ranked byThe Guardian’s Rowan Moore as the world’s best theatre). For those who didn’t catch it, or for those who did and would like to learn more about her work, we currently...

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Books from AA Publications & Bedford Press

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Books from AA Publications & Bedford Press

AA Publications, the publishing arm of the Architectural Association School of Architecture London, has a long tradition of publishing both emerging architects, artists and theorists, as well as more established thinkers.  We've got some lovely books from AA and their small-scale imprint Bedford Press gracing the shelves right now, so we thought we'd highlight a couple of our favourites. The highly acclaimed 'Architecture Words' series from AA is definitely worth perusing this winter. These small, brightly coloured paperbacks celebrate critical writing and theoretical conversation in architecture – topics range from Sylvia Lavin on Baudelaire, to Max Bill on the challenges of contemporary...

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