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Ron Evans interviewed by Steven Guth for the Steven Guth collection on Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Griffin oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2802775
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Evans, Ron, 1951-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1989 Dec. 10 
12 audio tape reels (ca. 201 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 5 in. 
Series

Steven Guth collection on Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Griffin oral history project.

Summary

Evans speaks about available research material on Canberra history and the Griffins; natural and architectural images from Griffin's childhood; influence upon Griffin of Henry George; influence of 1893 Chicago World Fair and Central Park, New York; Griffin's work with Frank Lloyd Wright; the federal capital design competition; Griffin's submission; the symbolism in Griffin's concept for Canberra; early work on Canberra; landscaping concepts in Canberra; and how the symbolism in Griffin's plan has been weakened.

Notes

Part of a collection about the life of Walter Burley Griffin, his design for Canberra, and geomancy within his design.

Recorded at Canberra on 10 December 1989.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937.  |  City planning -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-2018, Interviewer

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