Summary

Architect's candidate statement for Hugh Vivian Taylor, later to become an acoustician and architect.

Hugh Vivian Taylor started practice as an architect in Victoria, Australia during 1923 and in acoustics in 1928. The statement provides a resume for Taylor as part of his application to join the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects.

The arrival of "talking pictures" in Australia in 1929 required acceptable acoustic conditions to ensure satisfactory reproduction of the sound. From 1930 to 1941 he acted as consultant for at least 434 theatres and public halls.

Physical Description

Slightly yellowed foolscap sheet with printed instructions and questions and handwritten answers. The document is unsigned. Handwritten answers also on back.

Significance

The arrival of 'talking pictures' in Australia in 1929 required theatres to have appropriate acoustic characteristics. From 1930 to 1941, H. Vivian Taylor was the architectural and acoustical consultant for at least 434 theatres and public halls.

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