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Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70 - 9781743369586

Un libro in lingua di Karen Mccartney Wee Michael (PHT) Seidler Penelope (FRW) edito da Murdoch Books Pty Ltd, 2014

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From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius, and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work. In this book, Karen McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine outstanding architectural principles and authentic interior decor. A detailed introduction places the period in social, historical, and architectural context, before each of the selected homes is individually reviewed in an informed and engaging style. In each example, the relationship between the architect and owner is discussed, as is the linking of the building to its site, materials, and architectural detailing. The author has interviewed many architects and owners for their personal insights. Each study includes a feature on the interior decoration, and a discussion of designers and manufacturers of iconic furniture, fittings, and fabrics. This book features stunning photography, both panoramic and detailed, throughout. The homes from these three decades form a significant part of Australian architectural history, and this book is a timely reminder of the need to preserve them as cultural artifacts.

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