Hardcover, 336 pages
By Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad
From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-afterhomes across the country, the pervasive presence of modernism is inescapable inAustralia. 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 vastinfrastructure projects, to public health and education institutions, to new centresof culture, consumption and leisure.
Australia Modern vividly captures this architectural legacy with a survey of100 significant modern sites, richly illustrated with archival images and newlycommissioned photographs. Contextual essays by leading voices in architecture andconservation explore modernism s influence on every facet of life in Australia and theongoing challenges facing preservation. Showcasing projects from the iconic and theurban to the everyday, the regional and the lesser known, Australia Moderncultivatesan appreciation for the modern architects and buildings that will increasingly constitutethe heritage of tomorrow.
Size: 31.1 x 3.3 x 25.1 cm