My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£24.99

Add to basket
Price in Euros €28.85
Price in USD $31.22
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

Australian Architecture: Living the Modern

Claudia Perren

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 240

  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz

  • Date Published: Oct 2007

  • Stock Code: 62237

  • ISBN: 9783775720335

  • Binding: Hardback

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

In Australia, many aspects of architectural Modernism have been transformed, interpreted, used, reformed and converted to that country's very particular geographic qualities, perhaps to a greater degree than in most other countries. Much Australian Modernist architecture is characterised by the pervasive presence of strong light, and by ranging structures that spread out across the terrain, avoiding any hierarchical organisation of component parts in ways that would be impractical and inappropriate elsewhere.

Australian Architecture: Living the Modern traces the unusually independent development of Australian architecture, through examples of constructions built in the last 15 years by 25 different architects. The culturally and environmentally specific development of Modern architecture (especially homes) in Australia demonstrates what a truly diverse "Progressive Modernism" might be. Essays by Philip Drew, Philip Goad and Gevorks Hartoonian elucidate its unique qualities.

Related Items



Burley Katon Halliday Book by  book cover | Buy Burley Katon Halliday from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Burley Katon Halliday

Burley Katon Halliday has singled itself out as Australia's most dynamic architectural design studio, presenting a uniquely Australian style in a...

£40.00

Add to basket
Design City Melbourne Book by  book cover | Buy Design City Melbourne from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Design City Melbourne

Throughluscious photography and an accessible text, Design City Melbourne isdevised not only to illustrate a wide range of fascinating interiors...

£19.99

Add to basket
Burley Katon Halliday Book by  book cover | Buy Burley Katon Halliday from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Burley Katon Halliday

Burley Katon Halliday has singled itself out as Australia's most dynamic architectural design studio, presenting a uniquely Australian style in a...

£40.00

Add to basket
Design City Melbourne Book by  book cover | Buy Design City Melbourne from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Design City Melbourne

Throughluscious photography and an accessible text, Design City Melbourne isdevised not only to illustrate a wide range of fascinating interiors...

£19.99

Add to basket

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017

UK construction shows its underlying strength. Tender prices have risen strongly since last year’s book was compiled -- increasing by around... (more)

£145.00

Add to basket
Australian Architecture: Living the Modern Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017

UK construction shows its underlying strength. Tender prices have risen strongly since last year’s book was compiled -- increasing by around... (more)

£145.00

Add to basket
Australian Architecture: Living the Modern Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2017

Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover its SoulExtract is available for this book

Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul

Across the UK are poorly designed, brick-box housing schemes that look the same whether in Northampton or Southampton – often in a naïve... (more)

£40.00

Add to basket
Australian Architecture: Living the Modern Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul

Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016

Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016

Guide to JCT Minor Works, the new edition of Sarah Lupton’s ever popular Guide to MW11, is a practical guide to the operation and... (more)

£38.00

Add to basket
Australian Architecture: Living the Modern Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016

Renovations: An Inspirational Design PrimerExtract is available for this book

Renovations: An Inspirational Design Primer

The UK’s housing stock has proved to be remarkably durable, as houses from the 18th and 19th centuries are still adaptable to the... (more)

£35.00

Add to basket
Australian Architecture: Living the Modern Renovations: An Inspirational Design Primer

The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer's Guide Towards a Circular Economy

The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer's Guide Towards a Circular Economy

This book is a highly illustrated 'atlas’, taking the reader on a journey via four distinct ‘steps’ (recycling, reuse, reduce... (more)

£35.00

Add to basket
Australian Architecture: Living the Modern The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer's Guide Towards a Circular Economy

Recently Viewed