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Day in The Age: A Critical Observation of Architecture

Dillon Webster, Kirsten Day, Peter Raisbeck, Kate Hislop (ed.), Hannah Lewi (ed.)

What if? What next? Speculations on History’s Futures. Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand | Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) | Published : 2021


Architect Norman Day has been integral to shaping Melbourne’s built work since the early 1970s through built work, exhibitions, writing, and teaching. The representation of architecture through the written word of Norman Day revisits the role of the ‘Architectural Critic' through a contemporary lens to assess the implication it made on the Australian built environment. Having worked in Robin Boyd's office, Day was also the architectural commentator for The Age—Melbourne’s daily newspaper—from 1976-2011, where he contributed over 500 articles. During this time, he was Australia’s pre-eminent architectural critic also working with ABCTV and the Sydney Morning Herald. He was awarded the Bates S..

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