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  • Title
    Glenn Murcutt aggregated collection of architectural plans, correspondence and business papers
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Aggregated collection
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    874625
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Glenn Murcutt (1936-) was born in London while his parents were travelling and spent his early childhood in the Upper Watut area of Papua New Guinea. The family returned to Australia, in 1941, at the outset of the war in the Pacific. Due to his father's influence Murcutt, at a very early age, became acquainted with the work of architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. His architectural education was gained at the Sydney Technical College, from which he graduated in 1961. Some of his early work experience was with Neville Gruzman, Allen & Jack, and Ancher, Mortlock and Woolley. Murcutt began his Sydney practice in 1969. A specific response to nature has made Murcutt famous for being able to express a specifically Australian form, focused on light, space, movement, ventilation and sun control. In 1992 Glenn Murcutt was presented with the Alvar Aalto Award in Finland, adding to an impressive list of Australian awards, which includes the Gold Medal from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1992. The Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded to Murcutt in 2002.

    Reference:
    Library correspondence file
  • Scope and Content
    COLLECTION 01-04
    Glenn Murcutt architectural drawings, sketches, plans and associated documentation
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

    COLLECTION 05
    Glenn Murcutt architectural plans and related manuscripts, for Bradley House, Hunters Hill; Oslen House, Norton Summit; Fletcher Page House, Kangaroo Valley; Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre 'Riversdale' Cambewarra, in association with Wendy Lewin & Reg Lark, 1992-1998
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, June 2001

    COLLECTION 06
    Glenn Murcutt, Carter House, Kangaloon, 1996-2000
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, June 2002

    COLLECTION 07
    Glenn Murcutt further architectural plans, correspondence and business papers, 1974-2002
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, May 2006

    COLLECTION 08
    Glenn Murcutt architectural practice records, 1962, 1969-1983 and personal records, 1961-1979
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, March 2008

    COLLECTION 09
    Glenn Murcutt further architectural plans, drawings and ephemera
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, June 2008

    COLLECTION 10
    Glenn Murcutt further architectural drawings and correspondence, 1980-2008
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, June 2009

    COLLECTION 11
    Glenn Murcutt further architectural drawings, 1963-2007
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, June 2010

    COLLECTION 12
    Glenn Murcutt further architectural drawings, 1974-2011
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Glenn Murcutt, June 2011
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of Artist plus 70 years
    Copyright holder:: Glenn Murcutt
    Approval for reproduction required:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Glenn Murcutt
  • Published Information
    Selected published sources about Glenn Murcutt and his works and projects:¶¶Leaves of iron : Glenn Murcutt, pioneer of an Australian architectural form / Philip Drew. Sydney : Law Book Co., 1985¶¶Three houses, Glenn Murcutt / E.M. Farrelly London : Phaidon, 1993¶¶Glenn Murcutt : works and projects / Françoise Fromonot. London : Thames and Hudson, 1995¶¶Touch this earth lightly : Glenn Murcutt in his own words / Philip Drew. Potts Points, N.S.W. : Duffy & Snellgrove, 1999¶¶Glenn Murcutt : disegni per otto case / a cura di Nicola Flora, Paolo Giardiello, Gennaro Postiglione ; prefazione di Francesco Dal Co. Napoli [Italy] : CLEAN, c1999¶¶Glenn Murcutt : a singular architectural practice / edited by Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper. Mulgrave, Victoria : Images Publishing Group, 2002¶¶Glenn Murcutt : buildings + projects 1962-2003 / Françoise Fromonot ; [translated from the French by Charlotte Ellis]. London : Thames & Hudson, 2003¶¶Glenn Murcutt, architect / [published by] Michael Tommasi and Liisa Naar. Rozelle, NSW : 01 Editions Pty Ltd, 2006
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