A Place Across the River: They Aspired to Create the Victorian Arts Centre

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Macmillan Education AU, 2002 - Arts facilities - 320 pages
Vicki Fairfax's account of the struggle to build an Arts Centre for all Victorians located in the heart of Melbourne makes for very exciting reading. Set against problems ranging from identifying and securing a site to seeing it completed and in operating mode many years later, the story provides insights into the generosity, creativity and vision of the many people involved. This book, with its hundreds of historic photos, plans and drawings will interest arts academics and architectural enthusiasts alike.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
IN THE BEGINNING
17
MORE THAN A TIN SHED
55
BLACK HOLES
85
OUT OF THE GROUND
115
ONLY THE
133
CATS RATS AND UNION STRIFE
159
NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE
171
OUT ON THE BACK LAWN WITH ICECREAM STICKS
209
FIRING UP THE ENGINES
237
THE HOUSE IS NOW OPEN
259
A GRAND FINAL EVERY WEEK
289
APPENDICES INDEX
319
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