Building (Australian magazine)

Building, also known as Building : the magazine for the architect, builder, property owner and merchant, was a monthly magazine published by the Building Publishing Company in New South Wales, Australia from 1907 to 1942.[1] It was subsequently published under the following titles: Building and Engineering,[2] Building, Lighting and Engineering,[3] Building,[4] Products, Projects and Trends in Building,[5] Building : Australia's National Building Journal.[6]

Front page of Building, the magazine for the architect, builder, property owner and merchant, September 1907

Publication historyEdit

Building was first published in September 1907 by the Building Publishing Company,[1] established by George Augustine Taylor and his wife Florence Mary Taylor.[7] The magazine "offered influential commentary on the built environment in Australia for the next half century".[7] Florence Taylor wrote a regular column in the magazine which highlighted women in architecture.[8]

From 1927-October 1930, the magazine became the official organ of the Federated Master Builders' Association of Australia, and from November 1930 – 1942, the official organ of the Master Builders' Federation of Australia.[1]

In September 1942 the title changed to Building and Engineering (1942-1952);[2] the magazine then became known as Building, Lighting and Engineering (1952-1968).[3] In 1968 the title changed to Building (1968-1970), and then to Products, Projects and Trends in Building (1971-1972).[5] In 1972 the title reverted to Building, also known as Building : Australia's National Building Journal (September 1972 - November 1972).[6] In November 1972 the magazine was absorbed by Construction.[9]

DigitisationEdit

Issues from Vol. 1, no. 1 (September 1907) to Vol. 36, No. 216 (12 August 1925) of the magazine have been digitised by the National Library of Australia.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Building : the magazine for the architect, builder, property owner and merchant". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Building and Engineering". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Building, Lighting and Engineering". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Building (Chippendale, N.S.W.)". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Products, Projects and Trends in Building". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Building : Australia's National Building Journal". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b Goad, Philip; Willis, Julie (2012). The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture. Port Melbourne, Vic.: Cambridge University Press. p. 689. ISBN 9780521888578.
  8. ^ Willis, Julie (August 2012). "Aptitude and Capacity: Published Views of the Australian Woman Architect". Architectural Theory Review. 17 (2–3): 317–330. doi:10.1080/13264826.2012.734317.
  9. ^ "Construction (Sydney, N.S.W. : 1938)". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Building : the magazine for the architect, builder, property owner and merchant". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2016.

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