On Wednesday night this week the Faculty’s Urban Typologies Research Cluster hosted the launch of its new book, Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney, 1945-1970, at the O Bar atop Australia Square in the city.
About 120 guests attended the launch and enjoyed the occasion which included speeches from the Faculty’s Dean, Professor Alec Tzannes, and the Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Councillor Robyn Kemmis. Councillor Kemmis spoke in glowing terms about Leisure Space and its significance as a contribution to the literature on Sydney.
She stated, “I just love this book! It documents a fascinating era of change in Sydney, from the development of international hotels, to the arrival of motels, from coffee bars and migrant clubs to drive-ins and holiday homes.” Well done to Paul and Judith and everyone else involved with the book and the launch. Read extracts from the speech given by Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Councillor Robyn Kemmis.
Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney, 1945-1970, was edited by Dr Paul Hogben (Architecture) and Dr Judith O'Callaghan (Interior Architecture). Other contributing authors include, Dr Dijana Alic (Architecture), Dr Shirley Daborn (PhD graduate), Dr Sing D'Arcy (Interior Architecture), Dr Michael Bogle (Sessional), Catherine Evans (Landscape Architecture), Prof. Rob Freestone (Planning), Dr Maryam Gusheh (Architecture), Tracie Harvison (PhD candidate), Cath Lassen (Architecture), Assoc Prof Harry Margalit (Architecture) and Dr Russell Rodrigo (Interior Architecture).
The book can be purchased online from NewSouth Books.
Take a look at the photo gallery of the launch event.