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Gunyah, Goondie & Wurley The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia by Paul Memmott

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Published by University of Queensland Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Social Science / Ethnic Studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Ethnic Issues,
  • Sociology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11192376M
ISBN 100702232459
ISBN 109780702232459

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Gunyah, Goondie + Wurley: The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia. Paul Memmott. As a framework for ongoing debate and research on Aboriginal lifestyles and cultural heritage, the book additionally features a brief overview of post collaborative architecture between white Australian architects and Aboriginal clients, as well as an.   Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley provides an introduction and a framework for ongoing debate and research on the subject, and more broadly aims to introduce the lay reader to the subject and provide avenues of insight into the lifestyles and cultural heritage of Aboriginal peoples. 'Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley' encompasses Australian Aboriginal Architecture from the time of European contact to the work of the first Aboriginal graduates of university-based courses in architecture, bringing together in one place a wealth of images and research."--Publisher's website. Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley is impressively hard-bound and its weight and feel is, in some sense, imposing and authoritative. As it is written by an architect, the book has an aesthetic property, which cannot be ignored. The book makes a substantive contribution .

Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley provides an introduction and a framework for ongoing debate and research on the subject, and more broadly aims to introduce the lay reader to the subject and provide avenues of insight into the lifestyles and cultural heritage of Aboriginal peoples.   Gunyah, Goondie Wurley has 7 ratings and 2 reviews. Deirdre said: This is a very comprehensive anthropology book about Aboriginal huts and the social con. GUNYAH, GOONDIE + WURLEY: The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia By Paul Memmott When Europeans first reached Australian shores, a view developed.   Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley: the Aboriginal Architecture of Australia dispels this myth and explores the intricacies of Aboriginal designed structures, space and territorial behaviour, from minimalist shelters to enduring houses and settlements. Read Gunyah, Goondie + Wurley, the first book to detail Australian Aboriginal architecture, and you’re bound to learn a thing or two. Put together by Associate Professor Paul Memmott and published by UQP, the book turns on its head the belief that Indigenous people were devoid of houses or towns when Europeans first reached Australian shores.

Turning this popular idea on its head, Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley explores the range and complexity of Aboriginal-designed structures, spaces and territorial behaviour, from minimalist shelters to permanent , Goondie and Wurley covers in depth the architecture of . When Europeans first reached Australian shores, a view developed that Australian Aboriginal people did not have houses or towns, that they occupied temporary camps, sheltering in makeshift huts or lean-tos of grass and bark. Turning this popular idea. Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley: the Aboriginal architecture of Australia / Paul Memmott. Also Titled. Gunyah, Goondie plus Wurley Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley Author. Memmott, Paul, (author.) Edition. 1st ed. Published. St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, Content Types. cartographic image still image text Carrier Types. volume. "Gunyah, Goondie & Wurley: The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia" is a most valuable resource, packed with material that is difficult to access. Its pictures, drawings and maps bring to life the rich, traditional environments of Aboriginal Australia. This brilliant book is a 'treasure' and one of the best purchases you'll ever make!5/5(2).