Judith O’Callaghan, Paul Hogben & Robert Freestone, eds
Sydney’s Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2016
The history of one of Australia’s most iconic urban precincts, from bustling colonial thoroughfare to imposing address for global corporations and gathering place for civic events … Since the 1890s it has fulfilled a vital role as a significant public space at the centre of Australia’s most populous city; in the heart of the central business district, its powerful corporate presence now defines a globally connected city …
This collection captures Martin Place from all angles-its architectural and social history, its changing landscape, and its various economic and cultural functions-along with the people and organisations that have made it their own. (blurb)
Fourteen chapters and lots of illustrations. Reviewed for Honest History by Grahame Crocket. Some UNSW promotional material.