Do you love meandering the Melbourne streets, admiring the local (or not) architecture? Would you like a lil’ written history to go with it, but preferably not the form which promotes staring at a screen over soaking up the view? Do you love a publication of beautiful design (well of course you do, that’s why you are here right?) Then here you go – a plucky team of enthusiasts have identified the most basic gap in the market and produced their own ‘Footpath Guides’ for Melbourne town (fear not outliers, we are sure there will are more in the works for the rest of Australia).
These three guides, of pocket size, are a great introduction to the architectural heritage of the city. Encompassing the commercial buildings of Mid-Century Melbourne’s Internationalist legacy, the works of Victorian mastermind Joseph Reed and the eclectic architectural landmarks of St Kilda, they include just the right amount of information and images to make for a wonderful wander on a lazy day, a concentrated afternoon or a quick minute to check just who did what. As lovely little books in their own right they’d also make a ripper gift for the archi- nerd of the family or visitor from out of town.
Pick up your own Footpath Guide from any good local bookstore or contact them directly.