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GLENN MURCUTT FOLIO

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GLENN MURCUTT, ARCHITECT by Kenneth Frampton
AUD $1,790 + shipping [convert currency]

Extent: boxed-set of nine volumes
Limited Edition: 1000 copies worldwide (English only)
Price: AUD $1,790 (Standard edition)
Finished size: 325mm x 450mm x 75mm
Weight: approx. 7 kg
Illustrations: c.252 photos, c.128 drawings, plans and sketches
Printing: duotone & full colour
Production: archival quality, printed and produced in Australia
ISBN: 0-9775931-0-X
Publisher: 01 Editions, Sydney


The box-set of nine volumes consists of a book and eight folders of drawings and photo essays:


Casebound book

CASEBOUND BOOK

184 pages, by Kenneth Frampton and essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, David Malouf, Phil Harris and Liisa Naar.

For this book, Frampton joined Murcutt on a tour of his houses; at various junctures of Frampton's insightful text the reader can branch out to the folders for an in-depth exploration of each of these milestone buildings. Pallasmaa and Malouf take a more philosophical and poetic view of Murcutt's work, whilst Harris joins Murcutt in Rome for the Pritzker Prize presentation, and Naar provides a client-perspective for one of Murcutt's best known houses.

Folder 1

Folder 1

Marie Short House, Kempsey, 1975/1980

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Six sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

This house brought Murcutt to national attention and started the debate about what constitutes an Australian vernacular architecture.

Folder 2

Folder 2

Fredericks House, Jamberoo, 1982/2004

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Six sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

In 2004 Murcutt beautifully and sensitively extended this house for its new owners, to bring about a new harmony with the lush and densely green landscape.

Folder 3

Folder 3

Magney House, Bingie Point, 1984/1999

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Ten sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

The Magney house, also extended by Murcutt in 1999, enjoys iconic status in the Australian psyche. Its owners have arranged for legal protection against change or demolition.

Folder 4

Folder 4

Simpson-Lee House, Mount Wilson, 1993

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Nine sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

Murcutt describes this as the hardest, but also one of his best works. Recently purchased by Murcutt.

Folder 5

Folder 5

Fletcher Page House, Kangaroo Valley, 1998

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Eight sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

This tightly scaled house shows Murcutt excelling in rigour and detail, particularly in the steel work, proving possible that a small house can provide a grand engagement with landscape.

Folder 6

Folder 6

Marika Alderton House, Eastern Arnhem Land, 1993

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Five sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

Architect and builders combined to support this pre-fabricated, cyclone-proof, window-less prototype for culturally appropriate and environmentally sensitive housing.

Folder 7

Folder 7

Murcutt Lewin House, Mosman, 2003

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Nine sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

Internationally reknowned architectural photographer Reiner Blunck described this house as one of the most detailed and finessed houses he ever had the pleasure to photograph.

Folder 8

Folder 8

Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, 1999

Project specific text by K Frampton
Photo essay
Nine sheets of full-size drawings and sketches

An 'ingenious tour de force' is how Frampton describes the Boyd Centre, to date the largest public building by Murcutt, with collaborators Lewin and Lark.

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