The Architecture of Neil Clerehan
Publisher: RMIT University Press 2010 Author: Harriet Edquist and Richard Black ISBN: 9781921426537 Format: Paperback, 170pp, 180x240mm
Neil Clerehan is widely regarded as one of the most significant architects of Melbourne's post-war period. He made his name designing innovative housing for the city's rapidly expanding suburbs, and as director of The Age Small Homes Service (SHS), which provided home-builders with an extensive selection of house designs for £5 each. He is also a prolific and highly-respected writer on architectural practice.
This is the first book-length study of this key figure in Australian modernism. Leading architectural writers, Harriet Edquist, Richard Black and Leon van Schaik, provide a comprehensive survey, analysis and critique of Clerehan's large body of work. Extensively illustrated throughout, the book provides an atlas of Clerehan's designs for the SHS, measured drawings of four representative houses, and a selected directory of the architects works to 2005.
This engaging book with appeal to anyone with an interested in Australian architecture, in the development of the nation's suburbs, or in Australian modernism.
What others think...
"A fascinating glimpse into the visual cultures of the time." - Justine Clark, Architecture Australia
"The accessibility afforded the designs is exemplary. Here one can follow the intensely economy-conscious logic of the Small Homes Service houses, with the inflections based on the living patterns that clearly held Clerehan's fascination." - Harry Margalit, Fabrications