Built Perth: Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Published: September 2019
It’s often assumed that Perth’s shameful knock-it-down disregard for our architectural heritage has left us bereft of structures worthy of celebration. But this is certainly not the case and in Built Perth Tom McKendrick and Elliot Langdon take us on a journey across some 190 years of European settlement. For lovers of Perth’s built environment, there will be few structures represented in this beautifully produced book that are unfamiliar. But for those who are new to Perth’s architectural heritage, this is a veritable treasure trove. Each structure is graphically illustrated, with its history and significance outlined in evocative prose. Ultimately, what we have is an eclectic mix of structures – crossing eras and architectural sensibilities – that we need to keep an ‘eye out’ for when exploring today’s Perth.