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Touch This Earth Lightly free pdf Australia has produced one architect with an international reputation: Glenn Murcutt. He is famous for producing 'vernacular', distinctly Australian buildings which match their environment-hence the title of this book, taken from an Aboriginal saying.This is a memoir, as told to Philip Drew, in which Murcutt for the first time talks about his life and influences. It complements "Leaves of Iron", the earlier book Drew wrote, which was about Murcutt's buildings (and has sold over 20,000 copies). Murcutt grew up in New Guinea. His father owned a gold mine. The corrugated iron for which Murcutt's buildings are famous was inspired not, as many people think, by Australian water tanks, but by the Junkers aircraft widely used to fly around New Guinea.Today Murcutt is considered an eccentric and a genius. He is Professor of Architecture at Virginia University in America, and continues to design for Australia.

About Philip Drew

Philip Drew is an architect journalist and author of numerous architectural books, most recently a biography on Utzon. His previous book on Murcott, "Leaves of Iron", has sold 22,000 copies. Drew has been a visiting lecturer of architecture at a number of universities, including some in America.

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Author : Philip Drew
Publisher : Duffy and Snellgrove
Data Published : 01 June 2001
ISBN : 1875989986
EAN : 9781875989980
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 198 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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