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Semi-detached in Architectural Review Asia Pacific

Uro Publications

Semi-detached in Architectural Review Asia Pacific

As publishers of critical discourse on architecture and design, it goes without saying we think architectural criticism is an important subject worthy of analysis and consideration – which is why we were very proud indeed to be able to publish Semi-detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture. We were never under any illusions, however, that architectural criticism itself wasn't a fairly niche area of interest, and assumed Semi-detached was likely to be one of the few books examining the craft and the thinking behind it. Imagine our surprise, then, when we discovered that Alexandra Lange, of Design Observer renown, was...

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Architecture Australia features Falls the Shadow

Uro Publications

Architecture Australia features Falls the Shadow

The July/August 2012 edition of Architecture Australia includes a two-part feature on the National Gallery of Australia and our publication Falls The Shadow. The first part, entitled ‘The Swagman and the Squatter’, was written by Mark Raggatt and comprises an overview of the building’s fraught history, its relationship to the High Court and to the Parliamentary Zone more generally. The second part of the feature is a one page review of Falls the Shadow written by John Bralic, an architect and founder of the practice Mirror Systems. Combined, the two pieces provide the reader with deep insights into the complex ideas...

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Robert Riddel on ABC By Design

Robert Riddel on ABC By Design

Robert Riddel, author of Robin Dods: Selected Works, was interviewed on the ABC radio program 'By Design' to talk about the importance of Dods' architectural legacy. You can listen to the show here.  More about the book here. 

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Elizabeth Farrelly on Robin Dods

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Elizabeth Farrelly on Robin Dods

In her column for The Sydney Morning Herald, Elizabeth Farrelly had a few words to say about the under-appreciated legacy of Robin Dods, and our book Robin Dods: Collected Works:  Robin Dods insisted - like Beaven - on traditional continuity as a means of accommodating the human animal. Yet Dods was largely forgotten until a new and scholarly book, Robert Riddel's Robin Dods, Selected Works, appeared last month. Born in Dunedin in 1868, Dods worked in London for the great Arts and Crafts maestro Sir Aston Webb and practised in Brisbane from 1894 to 1920. He produced some of the finest,...

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Falls the Shadow wins commendation from AIA

Uro Publications

Falls the Shadow wins commendation from AIA

Uro's book Falls the Shadow has been awarded a Bates Smart Architecture in the Media commendation at the 2012 Victorian Institute of Architects awards.The Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media is Australia’s most prestigious media award for journalists, editors, producers and others reporting on architecture and design.The Award recognises the role and contribution of people who:• bring architecture to the attention of the general public• create awareness of architectural practice• generate quality public debate about architectural issues and• provide information for relevant professionals and specialists in the areas of architecture, interior design and environmental design.You can read more about...

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