The Boyd ultimatum

Aitchison, Mathew (2013) The Boyd ultimatum. AA Files, 66 59-67.

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Author Aitchison, Mathew
Title The Boyd ultimatum
Journal name AA Files   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-6823
ISBN 9781907896255
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 66
Start page 59
End page 67
Total pages 9
Editor Thomas Weaver
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Architectural Association
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article discusses the international character of criticism of urbanisation, modernisation, and postwar architecture and town planning, beginning with the Townscape movement launched by the Architectural Review in 1949. The critical writings of Australians Robin Boyd ('The Australian Ugliness') and Donald Gazzard ('Australian Outrage') are analyzed and compared with other culturally conservative postwar positions. The author concludes by pointing out that today ugliness and the degenerate nature of modernisation have been accepted.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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