Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Griffin Diary and scrapbook online

Mount Eagle Estate and Glenard Estate in Eaglemont, Victoria were Australia's first "garden suburbs" designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin. The Griffins came to Australia after winning the competition to design the federal capital, Canberra.

"The Magic of America," a typescript of over 1,400 pages with approximately 650 accompanying illustrations, was written and compiled by Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961), architect, designer, delineator, and artist. In 1911 she married Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937), architect, landscape designer, and city planner. Their architectural practice spanned almost four decades on three continents, and "The Magic of America" was meant, in part, to be a testament to their life and work together.

It has now been digitised and transcribed and with photographs and illustrations in now online

The best way to search the text is to download the single PDF file of all four Sections combined under the Supplementa section. This version may be searched using the search tool found in Adobe Reader. The PDF is 9.52 MB and took me about 10 minutes. References to Eaglemont start at page 396 of the document.

This website can also be accessed via the YPRL catalogue

More discussion at: Net Traveller

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