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Crone, Peter

Philip Goad

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T020368

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(b Melbourne, May 18, 1944).

Australian architect. After training with Bernard Joyce (b 1930) from 1967–71, he travelled overseas in 1971 to study Le Corbusier’s buildings. After his return in 1973 and a brief partnership with Max May (b 1941), Crone commenced private practice in 1977. His early works, the Huebner house (1974), Olinda, and Coakley house (1975), Hampton, were highly acclaimed examples of progressive domestic design in Melbourne. These concrete-block houses blended bold chamfered roof forms and angled glazing with a meticulous sense of detail and spatial manipulation. The later Porrit house (1978), Mt Martha, Briggs house (1979), Lancefield, and Robson house (1987), Point Lonsdale, employ abstracted vernacular forms similar to the transformed Corbusian vocabulary of American architect Charles Gwathmey. Major commissions that developed this regionalized Modernism include the Administration Building (1977) and Mater Christi College, Belgrave, Victoria; Visitor Information Centre (...

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Subjects: Architecture ; Industrial and Commercial Art ; 20th-Century Art ; Contemporary Art

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