A skilled hand and cultivated mind: a guide to the architecture and art of RMIT University
A skilled hand and cultivated mind: a guide to the architecture and art of RMIT University, 2nd edition records the importance of art and architecture in the University’s history, as well as charting some of the changes in Australian art and architecture over the last 125 years. This updated edition offers a window into RMIT University's campuses, highlighting important buildings and works of art, as well as delving into their relationships to staff, students and communities who have contributed to RMIT University.
Starting with the Francis Ormond Building, the University’s first home, this book takes the reader around RMIT University's campuses, and gives an up-to-date overview of RMIT University's architecture and art. There is also a glimpse of the future with RMIT University’s forthcoming presence in Europe in Barcelona, Spain, which, with well-established European connections in research and industry engagement, the EU Centre, and the longstanding and ongoing work on Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, Temple Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, is timely and significant.
This is not a book designed to sit on a bookshelf or coffee table. It is a guide to your explorations of RMIT, to help you understand the history and significance of the buildings and the artworks that have been part of the lives of many students and staff, and to encourage you to dig deeper to discover hidden treasures.
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