Book

Walter Burley Griffin: the architecture of Newman College, 1915-18

J Turnbull

Vivid Publishing | Published : 2018

Abstract

Summary: Walter Burley Griffin, when he wrote about his conception of the proposed Roman Catholic College on Christmas Day, 1915, emphasised the users' experience of facilities and functions of the new building. As an artist, he did not write about its form, but instead embedded his ideas in its plan, characterisation and appearance. Accordingly, this book is in two Parts. An exhaustive description of functions, facilities and construction process comprises Part 1: Specific. The building's form was read to explore Griffin's ideas and design method in Part 2: Form.