The sub-tropical architecture of Brisbane is the most original and distinctive of all the Australian cities.

The early colonial houses and public buildings were characterised by the requirements for shade and ventilation. Wide verandahs, elegant timber-work, steeply-pitched roofs, and elevation from the ground have defined a unique regional style.

This book tracks the evolution of Brisbane's architecture from the first convict structures of 1828 through to the present day.

The gracious houses and beautiful public buildings of the Victorian period are illustrated, as are the refined and elegant buildings of Robin Dods.

The best work of Brisbane's most influential architects is featured, along with the celebrated recent architecture of the Sunshine Coast.

Architects profiled include Andresen O'Gorman, Donovan Hill, Rex Addison, Russell Hall, James Birrell, Robin Gibson, John Dalton, Gabriel Poole, John Mainwaring, and Lindsay and Kerry Clare. 115 pages.