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Paperback128 PagesSize: 270 x 210 x 13 mm
ISBN: 9780868247182Publication: November 15, 1999

The Fibro Frontier

A Different History of Australian Architecture

Charles Pickett, with a Foreword by Barry Humphries

£22.50 GBP

Description

Holidays at the beach, battlers in the bush, life in the suburbs ...the word 'fibro' evokes many images and memories for Australians. In the 1950s almost one third of new houses were made of fibro. The Fibro Frontier reveals how this cheap, colourful and versatile building material helped many Australians design a dream home of their own - in the housing boom of the 1950s, one third of homes were owner-built and most were made of fibro.

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