Australian Building: A Cultural Investigation

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Contents

Acknowledgments

Section One: Introduction

Section Two: Timber and Grass

Section Three: Earth and Stone

Section Four: Hybrid Types

Section Five: The Timber Frame

Section Six: Bricks and Tiles

Section Seven: Cement and Concrete

Section Eight: Metals

Section Nine: Services

Section Ten: Climate Design

Section Eleven: Finishes

Section Twelve: Technology