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Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin Collection

A work made of correspondence, photographs, aperture cards, architectural reprographic prints, a cd-rom, printed materials, computer printouts, photocopies and realia..

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  • A work made of correspondence, photographs, aperture cards, architectural reprographic prints, a cd-rom, printed materials, computer printouts, photocopies and realia..

Date:

1911-2016

Artist:

Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937)
Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961)

About this artwork

Married architectural partners and Chicagoans Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin were invited to Australia in 1913 to execute Walter’s winning city plan for the new capital, Canberra. The Griffins settled in the suburbs of Sydney, where they established “Castlecrag,” a neighborhood of small houses and community buildings for like-minded artists and intellectuals. This collection is comprised of microfilmed drawings—by the Griffins and others architects—and contemporary newspaper articles about Castlecrag and Walter’s design for an incinerator in Willoughby, Australia. This collection also contains a small group of material relating to the Griffins’ work in the United States and elsewhere.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Walter Burley Griffin (Architect)

Title

Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin Collection

Date

Made 1911–2016

Medium

Correspondence, photographs, aperture cards, architectural reprographic prints, a CD-ROM, printed materials, computer printouts, photocopies and realia.

Dimensions

Flatfile materials: H.: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Credit Line

Gift from Prof. James Weirick, Peter Wille, Marion Mahony Griffin, Wilbert Hasbrouck, Mary Woolever, Jane Clark and Steve Flora; some materials were purchased by the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

Reference Number

2001.4

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