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Bruce Rickard was one of the most significant Australian architects of the twentieth century. A key member of the Sydney School, his practice spanned 60 years and he produced some of the most notable and recognisable houses of the period. In Bruce Rickard: A life in architecture, architects, writers, academics and family members, including Karen McCartney and Anna Fienberg (who have both lived in Rickard houses), Babette Hayes, Philip Drew and Richard Goodwin, share their unique insights into Rickard’s practice. Featuring never-before-published photographs by Max Dupain and Bruce Rickard’s handdrawn plans, this stunningly produced book celebrates the pared-back beauty and ingenuity of Rickard’s buildings.

CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Bruce Rickard at Rickard House III, Cottage Point. Photo: Max Dupain 1984. Bruce Rickard, A Life in Archicture book cover. Max Dupain, Curry House II, interior, photo 1980. The high vantage point allowed the photographer to convey to the viewer the architect’s ambitious spatial and convivial intent.

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Profile for The Last Post Magazine

The Last Post Magazine Anzac Day 2019  

In 2019 TLP editor Greg T Ross visited Japan under the Japan-Australia Grassroots Exchange Programme. To commemorate the visit and the prog...

The Last Post Magazine Anzac Day 2019  

In 2019 TLP editor Greg T Ross visited Japan under the Japan-Australia Grassroots Exchange Programme. To commemorate the visit and the prog...

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