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From the Ground Up:
20 Stories of a Life in Architecture


Publisher: Uro Publications 2014 Editor: Dean Dewhirst Design: Michael Bojkowski ISBN: 9780987228185 Format: Hardback (clothbound with Tyvek dustcover),160pp, 280mm x 220mm

"An unprecedented account of the human forces shaping our cities..." – Houses

From the Ground Up: 20 Stories of a Life in Architecture brings together 20 of Australia’s leading architectural practitioners to reveal, in their own words, what drew them to their calling. Their reflections offer an insight into the values and ideas behind some of the country’s most innovative and important buildings.

Richly designed and illustrated, the book includes sketches and other conceptual material to provide a glimpse of how each practitioner realises and fleshes out their ideas. A photographic chronology of key works also presents a snapshot of every architect’s career and accomplishments to date.

Sometimes humorous, often surprising, the stories in From the Ground Up show us just what it takes to succeed in the demanding and intensely competitive profession of architecture. More importantly, though, they provide an understanding of the very human influences shaping our buildings, our cities and our societies.

Contributors include:
Elizabeth Watson Brown, Andrew Cortese, Lindsay and Kerry Clare, Philip Cox, Peter Dean, Neil Durbach, James Grose, James Jones, Paul Jones, Nik Karalis, Richard Kirk, Mark Loughnan, Georgia Singleton, Michael Rayner, Shane Thompson, Ninotschka Titchkosky, Philip Vivian, Stephen Webb, Kristen Whittle.

Interview with Elizabeth Watson Brown, contributor to From the Ground Up

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