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Source : Woods Bagot Architects, BRG 18 item 117
Date of creation : 1931
Format : Architectural drawing
Dimensions : 280x340
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Architectural drawing of the interior of the Reading Room of the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide. Walter Hervey Bagot designed the Library of the University of Adelaide.

One of the most significant features of the Barr Smith Library building of the University of Adelaide is the Reading Room with its gilded ceiling and Latin inscribed friezes acknowledging the donations of the Barr Smith family to the University.The decoration of the Reading Room was designed for a restful effect. The furniture and parquetry were the darkest colours of a scheme, which lightened gradually towards the ceiling. This was finished in tones of antique ivory and gold with a contrasting tint of soft green.
The architect Bagot also designed Bonython Hall, St Peter's and St Francis Xavier Cathedrals and the State War Memorial.
Related names :

Barr Smith Library

Library architecture -- South Australia -- Adelaide

Interior Architecture -- South Australia -- Adelaide.

Coverage year : 1931
Place : Adelaide city
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Heritage of the city of Adelaide : an illustrated guide Adelaide Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990
Burn, Margy The Barr Smith Library : its early days [Adelaide] : University of Adelaide Library, 1982
University of Adelaide Official opening and inspection of the Barr Smith Library, March 4th, 1932
Adelaide : Hassell Press, 1932
Page, Michael F Sculptors in space : South Australian architects 1836-1986 [Adelaide, S. Aust.] : Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), 1986
Turney, Barbara Adelaide, city of charm [Kent Town, S. Aust.] : Axiom Publishing, 1989
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