Robin Boyd Late Works
Robin Boyd: Late Works unveils the urban and public architectural projects designed by Robin Boyd, one of Australia’s most iconic mid-century modernists, in the final decade before his untimely death in 1971.
Robin Boyd: Late Works considers these important but largely forgotten architectural projects alongside his exhibition work, multimedia designs and his writing. Bringing to light material buried deep in the archives of several national institutions, this book documents Boyd’s ambitions and struggles to shape Australia’s understanding of itself as an urban nation during this time. For Boyd, the 1960s was a turbulent decade of architectural practice that, by the time of his death, had come with thwarted ambitions and high personal cost.
Dr Christine Marie Phillips is an architect, academic and researcher passionate about Australian architecture and cultural heritage. Dr Phillips is a Senior Lecturer within the Architecture Program at RMIT’s School of Architecture Program and an alternate member of the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Dr Peter Raisbeck is an architect, architectural historian and researcher. He teaches Design Activism, Contemporary Architectural Archives, and Architectural Practice at the Melbourne School of Design. His published work explores the intersections between architectural practice, emerging technologies, design activism, politics, and the architectural histories of the 1960s. His book Architecture as a Global System was published in 2019.