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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Crag : Castlecrag 1924-1938
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This is a rare, first-hand account of life in Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin's visionary suburb, Castlecrag, in the 1920s and 30s. Spathopoulos' memory is acute and detailed, supplemented by careful research of the period. She brings to life the world of an extraordinary and unique community with its parties, theatrical events and anthroposophical festivals. There are vivid portraits of various residents and their idiosyncrasies in a community presided over by the larger-than-life Marion and her quiet, gentle husband Walter, who lived according tho their vision of 'Building for Nature'. (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Kostis and Elektra

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,: Brandl and Schlesinger , 2007 .
      Extent: 407p., [32]p.of platesp.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: illus., plates, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781876040871 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Castellating the New World Humphrey McQueen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 299 2008; (p. 31-32)

— Review of The Crag : Castlecrag 1924-1938 Wanda Spathopoulos , 2007 single work autobiography
Castellating the New World Humphrey McQueen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 299 2008; (p. 31-32)

— Review of The Crag : Castlecrag 1924-1938 Wanda Spathopoulos , 2007 single work autobiography
Last amended 21 May 2009 10:35:49
Subjects:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Castlecrag, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • c
    Greece,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
  • 1924-1938
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