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. Bringing to light material buried deep in the archives of several national institutions, this lecture will explore 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.
Presented by architectural historians Christine Phillips (RMIT) and Peter Raisbeck (University of Melbourne), this lecture will coincide with the launch of Phillips and Raisbeck’s book of the same name – one of the few monographs on Boyd’s architecture not written by the architect himself.
Presented by Uro Publications.
Image: courtesy Uro Publications; Drawings: courtesy Robin Boyd Foundation