Harry Margalit is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. His recent publications include Energy, Cities and Sustainability: An Historical Approach (2016).
In this outstanding book, Margalit explores how the history of Australian architecture is also the history of Australian society, and vice-versa. He recounts key events and complex ideas with clarity, shining a light on essential points, but never omitting 'the story behind the story.' An engaging narrator who is also an excellent scholar, Margalit leads us through the past and into the future, showing us why architecture continues to matter. --Tom Heneghan, professor of architectural design, Tokyo University of the Arts With the acumen of a cultural archaeologist, Margalit unravels the state of architecture caught among the myriad forces of class interest, nation-building geopolitics, and above all allegories of continuity and change. A first-class account of the history of architecture in Australia. --Gevork Hartoonian, professor of history of architecture, University of Canberra