FALLS THE SHADOW: FROM IDEA TO REALITY, THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Apart from a couple of general books on the National Gallery of Australia and its collections, until now there has been no book published about this remarkable building. Yet, it is arguably the most fascinating and certainly the most contentious building in Australia. Featuring eleven 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. The book also includes a portfolio of drawings and sketches made by Madigan over a twenty-year period, in an attempt (ultimately unsuccessful) to participate in the alterations, extensions and thoughtless revisions to the gallery by a succession of NGA Directors. It tells a story, whose passion, contradictions and even melodrama somehow end up reflecting the personality of the man whose vision drove the enterprise. For the National Gallery of Australia (along with the High Court of Australia) has dominated the major part of Col Madigan’s career as an architect. It is his masterpiece, but also, the nation’s masterpiece

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

Be part of the launch on April 19 and be treated to short talks from Penleigh Boyd, Angelo Condalepas, Richard Goodwin and the editor Paul Mc Gillick, at Tuscalum 1-3 Manning Street Potts Point NSW  6pm till 8pm RSVP to info@uromedia.com.au

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

FALLS THE SHADOW

Photos credited to Max Dupain

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