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Author Spathopouolos, Wanda, 1922-

Title The Crag : Castlecrag, 1924-1938 / Wanda Spathopoulos.

Published Blackheath, N.S.W. : Brandl & Schlesinger, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  306.1099441 SPAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 407 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, plans, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography.
Summary "The Crag is a valuable record of the founding years of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffinѫs Castlecrag in Sydney, a plan to create a community in harmony with itself and the environment. Wanda Spathopoulos grew up nourished by the Griffinsѫ imaginative humanism and recollects the community life, the excitement and the challenges that characterised the early days of the experiment. أThis is a rare, first-hand account of life in Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffinѫs visionary suburb, Castlecrag, in the 1920s and 30s. Spathopoulosѫ memory is acute and detailed, supplemented by careful research of the period. She brings to life the world of an extraordinary and unique community with its parties, theatrical events and anthroposophical festivals. There are vivid portraits of the various residents and their idiosyncrasies in a community presided over by the larger-than-life Marion and her quiet, gentle husband Walter, who lived according to Walter Burley Griffinѫs vision of ѵBuilding for Natureѫ.ؤ Sylvia Martin."--Publisher's website.
Subject Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937 -- Homes and haunts -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Castlecrag.
Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961 -- Homes and haunts -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Castlecrag.
Architecture, Domestic -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Castlecrag -- 20th century.
Architecture and society -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Castlecrag.
Architecture and anthroposophy -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Castlecrag.
Bohemianism -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Castlecrag.
Castlecrag (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 1922-1945.
ISBN 9781876040871 (paperback) $34.95