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The Resource Council House : 50 years : 1963-2013, project curator/writer: Jo Darbyshire ; artists commemorative project curator: Isobel Wise

Council House : 50 years : 1963-2013, project curator/writer: Jo Darbyshire ; artists commemorative project curator: Isobel Wise

Label
Council House : 50 years : 1963-2013
Title
Council House
Title remainder
50 years : 1963-2013
Statement of responsibility
project curator/writer: Jo Darbyshire ; artists commemorative project curator: Isobel Wise
Title variation
  • 50 years
  • Fifty years
Title variation remainder
  • Council House : 1963-2013
  • Council House : 1963-2013
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This publication explores the history of Council House, the home of the City of Perth since 1963. From its beginning, arising from a competition held in 1959, the building has engendered controversy and acclaim, becoming in its subsequent 50 year history an iconic building for Perth. Despite providing an excellent example of Modernist office design; in the mid 1990s the State Government pushed to demolish the building, saying it did not fit within a proposed ‘heritage’ plan for the area. A spirited campaign by architects spearheaded a public debate about what was considered heritage. This inspired within the community a desire to save the building. The campaign was successful and Council staff returned to the refurbished building in 1999. Council House now occupies a special place in the heart of many West Australians and was entered on the State Heritage Register in 2006. To complement the modernist aesthetic of the building, architects Howard and Bailey commissioned local designers and manufacturers to create the interior design and furnishings in 1963. To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Council House the City of Perth commissioned five contemporary local artists to create unique artworks, based on the history of Council House, to be given as corporate gifts during 2013."--Preface
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darbyshire, J. A
Dewey number
725.13099411
Government publication
local government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • London, Geoffrey
  • Bell, Robert
  • Wise, Isobel
  • Perth (W.A. : Municipality)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Council House (Perth, W.A.)
  • Artists, Australian
  • Art, Modern
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Historic buildings
  • Perth (W.A.)
Label
Council House : 50 years : 1963-2013, project curator/writer: Jo Darbyshire ; artists commemorative project curator: Isobel Wise
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Additional essays by Geoffrey London, Robert Bell and Isobel Wise
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050830248
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
57 pages
Isbn
9780980851359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour map, colour portraits, colour plans, colour photographs, colour facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780980851359
  • (Sirsi) i9780980851359
Label
Council House : 50 years : 1963-2013, project curator/writer: Jo Darbyshire ; artists commemorative project curator: Isobel Wise
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Additional essays by Geoffrey London, Robert Bell and Isobel Wise
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050830248
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
57 pages
Isbn
9780980851359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour map, colour portraits, colour plans, colour photographs, colour facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780980851359
  • (Sirsi) i9780980851359

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