What this site is about
Architectural Blatherations is one of the websites comprising Dr Garry's Terrace, run by Dr Garry, the world's second-greatest living architectural sociologist. There are two main sections:
- At his architectural sociology pages you can find information and biased opinions on the architecture profession and the world's architecture schools: for free!
- And there are some general ruminations and biographical info, including some tips and advice for Americans thinking of moving to Australia for work or an extended stay.
Other rooms in Dr Garry's terrace
- At Garry's Charts and Timelines you can download some great free resources; charts and timelines of the Old Testament kings, the tree of life, the Roman republic, the Roman emperors, and the Christian liturgical year, amongst others. All gratis!
- At Garry's Games you can download historical strategy games that are used by history teachers and played by grognards everywhere: for free!
- At The History of the Bible Podcast you can listen to a podcast on the history of ancient Israel and the Bible.
About Dr Garry
Dr Garry is the world's second-greatest living architectural sociologist. Quite by accident he created a whole new theoretical apparatus for looking at the place of architecture in society, that itself spawned a mini-school of thought. No, really. Just ask anyone—that bloke on the bus who was cutting his toenails, for example. Click here to find out what architectural sociology is. If you walk away from that experience unconvinced about Dr Garry's claim, we shall … well, do nothing, actually.
Dr Garry is an Aussie who spent 15 years as an academic at architecture schools in Australia and the United States, and then migrated into the real world. He is the author of three books published in the United States and the United Kingdom on computer-aided design; mathematics; and sociology. They have been translated into four languages. Maybe five or six.
Since no one actually wants to pay him to be a global living treasure, Dr Garry now works in the IT industry, where he gets to experience the realities of the private sector, and some dollops of the public sector.
Every so often Dr Garry gets asked to give lectures in his native Australia or overseas, but to really keep his academic hand in, Garry runs Architectural Blatherations. This conducts research into architects and society, architectural history, education, and the architecture schools. Many more people have read his works from his website than they ever did from his many academic articles and books.
He is best known, though, as the designer of several popular historical family boardgames, available for free download; and for his science and history teaching charts and timelines, also available for free download. They are now available in more languages than his books.