Cover art for Built Perth
Fremantle Press, August 2019
Hardcover, 112 pages
18.7cm × 18.7cm × 1.5cm

Built Perth Discovering Perth's Iconic Architecture

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Western Australian architecture and history come together with beautiful illustrations in this guide to Perth's iconic buildings.

From convicts building their own prison to an arena inspired by an 'unsolvable' puzzle, discover the quirky stories behind some of Perth's most notable architecture. Featuring beautiful illustrations of 50 of Perth's most iconic historic and contemporary buildings, this handy, informative curated guidebook is the perfect companion with which to explore the city's architectural history, from its colonial roots through to recent innovative designs that have garnered international acclaim.

Perfect for visitors and locals alike, Built- Perth is a reminder to look up, and to discover the tales behind the familiar facades and hidden gems of our built environment.

Reviewed by Bill

Bill is one of the founders of Boffins and has selected the books we stock since the store began in 1989. It’s a job that he loves. His favourite reading is history, with psychology, current affairs, and business books coming close behind. He’s very fussy with fiction, with a rule that if a novel hasn’t earned his attention by page 50 then it’s time to start a new one. Magic realism causes him great anxiety, and of course he’d never agree with you if you said that is because he’s an earth sign.

We have some wonderful architecture in Perth and Fremantle – both old and new.

This lovely little hardcover book is a delightful record of 50 of our iconic buildings, from Fremantle Prison (completed 1859) right up to the Perth Stadium (2017) and the Perth Children’s Hospital (2018). There are houses, offices, government buildings, entertainment buldings – a fabulous selection.

There are fabulous drawings of the buildings, an account of the history and purpose of each building, and notes about the architect, the cost of construction, the completion date, and the architectural style.

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