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Soldiers' Club, Toowoomba, Australia, Perspective

A work made of ink on linen.

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  • A work made of ink on linen.

Date:

1919

Artist:

Walter Burley Griffin (American, 1876-1937)
Marion Mahony Griffin (American, 1871-1962)

About this artwork

The Griffins created this unrealized project as part of a national competition for a club for military veterans who fought in World War I while they were living and working in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. This drawing sheet is characteristic of Marion Mahoney’s unique hybrid com- positions for architectural plans, combining floor plan, sections, and elevation in a highly decorative yet legible way. Throughout the drawing, lush vegetation weaves in and out of stonework, proposing a building fully engaged with the surrounding landscape of Toowoomba, a famous garden city. The gently curving building was organized around a central courtyard with a covered cloister for shaded walking and trellis to support flowering vines that gives access to the building’s rooms for dining and recreation.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Walter Burley Griffin (Architect)

Title

Soldiers' Club, Toowoomba, Australia, Perspective

Origin

Soldiers' Club

Date

1919

Medium

Ink on linen

Dimensions

48.1 × 77.5 cm (18 15/16 × 30 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marion Mahony Griffin through Eric Nicholls

Reference Number

1995.10.1

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