A Place Across the River: They Aspired to Create the Victorian Arts Centre
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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IN THE BEGINNING
MORE THAN A TIN SHED
OUT OF THE GROUND
CATS RATS AND UNION STRIFE
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