Town Planning for Australia. George A. TAYLOR.

Town Planning for Australia.

Sydney: Building Limited, 1914.

Large octavo, numerous photo illustrations, plans, diagrams, illustrated advertisements; original red cloth.

Adelaide preferred

First edition, an essential and rare guide to urban Australian architectural history with an introduction by John Sulman.

First edition, an essential and rare guide to urban Australian architectural history with an introduction by John Sulman.

Taylor was a progressive reformer who supported Walter Burley Griffin's design for Canberra. He compares successful town landscapes from other countries, using illustrations to support his argument that infant mortality rates are due to the lack of adequate space and light "in this land of magnificent distances". The work minutely studies the flaws and proposed improvements to Sydney and Melbourne, while Adelaide is given the laurels as "Australia's best planned city".

From the library of George Mackaness.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies Ref: #3005347

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