Perth City Library

How strange for a new Perth building to be a not worst! The new library was lovely. Not entirely sold on the  outside, maybe timber rather than the granite, but it was good. Light and open. But a library must be judged by its contents no? Specifically you need to look at the Cussler Clancy ratio. Unfortunately there’s about a metre and a half of Cusdlers to a scant few Clancys. Yes, both are shit writers, but Cussler is an insult to reading. But the library location can help. One too many Cusslers and you can either drop in on She-Ra for a spot of Darjeeling, hit the reasury bars, or pray at the cathedral. Any choice is the right one. I joined on the spotT


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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43 Responses to Perth City Library

  1. Rong1 says:

    Thanks. Didn’t know it had moved back.


  2. rottobloggo says:

    Is Winton in Action or Thriller?


  3. Zuben says:

    Well , architectural standards in Perth are admittedly low … This warmed over Asplundh and Aalto might have been worse .

    The Swedish meatballs at IKEA are cheap and delicious and salmonella free


  4. Diddy Kong says:

    “A shot rang out…”


  5. Zuben says:

    Spare a thought to what this income displacing ( for the Anglican Church ) library has caused a bit further west : a refurb of cloisters square into yet another impenetrable megablock to house some of the the former law chambers .

    Its cheap as chips exterior treatment closely resembles its predecessor in design sophistication .

    Its trendy food court is the oughties equivalent of the fern bar minus liquor that once was a venue for cops on cathedral square

    Perhaps a smallish price to pay for a nice above ground reading room but hardly progress


  6. Zuben says:

    There’s a beautiful car park at the waterfront Mirvac hotel in Cairns which the interior — what the hell , the exterior too ! — of our new library closely resembles …


  7. Sir Bill International says:

    Old school media , the book is dead.


  8. Zuben says:

    Ceci tuera cela !


  9. Zuben says:

    Has anyone done an essay on wrapping the ground floor of public buildings in cellophane ( ie butt jointed glazing ) as a symbol of transparenz and openness to the worthy public aka us the taxpayers ?

    A few steps away cox did it in their refurb of the town hall undercroft arcade with similar throwaway results .

    If this were reversed at least the ground floor of p t h could resume its original and rightful function as open air market

    But in the care of this round peg in a square hole it is the only way to play peekaboo with SGC from Hay Street . So much for site permeability


  10. Zuben says:

    Kalamunda is near the bibulmun which , if you hollow it along piesse brook as far as the rocky pool , you ll see many fine relics of other ancient human habitations


    • Kalamunda’s entrance statement to the track, was the original inspiration for Teh Brandenburg. Must see.


      • Zuben says:

        Better go back and have a closer look then ! and remember to channel Langhans when I do …


      • you'll get wet says:

        What the track people don’t say is that the indig ppl living there were shot by cops and settlers. They started where the lakes now is, took a bearing of mt dale, shooting at every group they found around the back of Pickering brook to the darkin river, roughly following where the b.track now is. Interestingly, they were shot at by an unknown party they presumed were other settler vigilantes hunting the same Noongars. You’d think kala shire would be proud of their history and share with tourists. It wouldn’t necessarily wreck the wilderness experience. That book about City dudes getting hillbillys up their bums did wonders for bluegrass music pre g.clooney. A dead hand emerging from mundaring weir would make a good poster. If tourists are really lucky they may even see a blind inbred playing banjo in barberry square.


  11. Don't wake me says:

    Yes, I agree. Timber rather than granite for the facade of a building containing books of record. Far more combustable.


  12. El Guito says:

    I trust the federal govts Winston Eradication Squad have gone through the building with a fine tooth comb….can’t have books masquerading as litreture cluttering up the place.


    • Zuben says:

      Another good reading room for archi & design mags etc is the foyer level of the new northbridge tafe … The one with the laser lighting and mega ducts .

      Meditate on what percentage of the local and foreign students will ever put what they see on paper to use …


  13. El Guito says:

    God darn auto spell nu fangled rubbish gizmo thingy….

    Winton, not Winston…..get it?


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