Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70

Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70

Karen McCartney


From the Nineteen Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies, the paintings of Lloyd Wright, Gropius, and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly motivated a new release of younger Australian architects, who followed modernist ideas of their paintings. during this booklet, Karen McCartney provides 15 major examples of houses from this era, each one designed via a special architect, that mix awesome architectural rules and actual inside decor. an in depth advent locations the interval in social, historic, and architectural context, sooner than all the chosen houses is separately reviewed in an educated and fascinating kind. In each one instance, the connection among the architect and proprietor is mentioned, as is the linking of the development to its web site, fabrics, and architectural detailing. the writer has interviewed many architects and vendors for his or her own insights. every one examine encompasses a function at the inside ornament, and a dialogue of designers and brands of iconic furnishings, fittings, and materials. This ebook positive factors wonderful images, either panoramic and precise, all through. the houses from those 3 many years shape an important a part of Australian architectural historical past, and this ebook is a well timed reminder of the necessity to protect them as cultural artifacts.

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