Australia Modern

Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925–1975

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The essential text on Australian modernism, featuring 100 significant site examples by Australia’s most revered architects, rich archival imagery and expert essays exploring how modernism has shaped Australian society.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2019.

ISBN: 9781760760151 Category:

Hannah Lewi, Philip Goad

Description

From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-after homes across the country, the pervasive presence of modernism is inescapable in Australia. Led by the likes of Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler and Walter Burley Griffin, modernist architects and designers set out to rebuild at all scales, from vast infrastructure projects, to public health and education institutions, to new centres of culture, consumption and leisure.

Australia Modern vividly captures this architectural legacy with a survey of 100 significant modern sites, richly illustrated with archival images and newly commissioned photographs. Contextual essays by leading voices in architecture and conservation explore modernism’s influence on every facet of life in Australia and the ongoing challenges facing preservation. Showcasing projects from the iconic and the urban to the everyday, the regional and the lesser known, Australia Modern cultivates an appreciation for the modern architects and buildings that will increasingly constitute the heritage of tomorrow.

Additional information

Weight 2300 g
Dimensions 24.7 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2019
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.7 x 31.2 cm
Weight 2300 g

Hannah Lewi is a professor of architecture at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include modern and Australian architecture, new and old media for history and heritage, and heritage and conservation theory. She is a co-director of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage and current deputy chair of DOCOMOMO Australia.

Philip Goad is Chair of Architecture, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and co-director of Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture (2012) and co-author of An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65 (2017).