Falls the Shadow
written by Paul McGillick
Uro Media | ISBN 9780987228109
Hardback – 192 pages
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Apart from some general titles on the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, up until now no book had been published on the architecture of this remarkable building. Yet, it is arguably the most fascinating - and certainly the most contentious - building in Australia. Falls the Shadow documents the ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the building's lead architect, Col Madigan, to participate in the alterations, extensions and revisions to the gallery by a succession of NGA Directors over a 20-year period. Featuring 11 essays by a range of voices from the Australian architecture community, from Daryl Jackson to Richard Goodwin and from Angelo Candalepas to Jennifer Taylor, a picture is formed of an under-appreciated Modern Australian milestone. With photography by Max Dupain, the book tells a story that's passion, contradiction and even melodrama reflects the personality of the man whose vision drove the enterprise. It is his masterpiece, but also, the nation's masterpiece.
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