Modern times : the untold story of modernism in Australia / Moderntimes edited by Ann Stephen, Philip Goad and Andrew McNamara. - v, 253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm. - Second numbered series of the Mieunyah volumes ; no. 106 . - Miegunyah Press series. Second numbered series ; no. 106. .

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia at the Powerhouse Museum, 8 August [2008] - 15 February 2009 ; Heide Museum of Modern Art, 23 March - 6 July 2009; State Library of Queensland, 24 July - 18 October 2009."--Verso t.p.

Includes bibliography (pages 229-232.) and index.

Part I. Abstract in Australia -- 1. The Bauhaus in Australia / 2. Colour in art / 3. Modern rooms / 4. Designs on Aboriginal culture / 5. Abstract fountains / Part II. Bodies and Bathers -- 6. The body at the scene of modernism / 7. Annette Kellerman / 8. Crossing the dotted line / 9. Speedo / 10. Modern pools / Part III. City Living -- 11. Tall tales / 12. Melbourne modern / 13. Blue-collar bars / 14. The architect's studio, 1948-59 / 15. Milk bar moderne / Part IV. Designs on the space age -- 16. Shells, spires and a dome / 17. Industralia / 18. Rocketing into a new ear / 19. The 'house of tomorrow' / 20. Controlled spirals / Part V. Electric signs and spectacles -- 21. Good evening America / 22. Speaking for Australia / 23. MoMA's exports / 24. Animating geometry / 25. Signs of the times / Notes -- Bibliography -- Timeline -- Index. Andrew McNamara -- Annabel Pegus -- Heather Johnson -- Steve Miller -- Luke Morgan -- Ann Stephen -- Peter Cox -- Max Bannah -- Glynis Jones -- Hannah Lewi -- Elizabeth M. Farrelly -- Anne McDonald -- Charles Pickett -- Penelope Seidler and Philip Goad -- Nanette Carter -- Philip Goad -- Isobel Crombie -- Kerrie Dougherty -- Judith O'Callaghan -- Andrew Wilson -- Ann Stephen and Philip Goad -- Mary Featherston and Denise Whitehouse -- Ann Stephen -- Stephen Jones -- Julie Willis --

"From post-war optimism through the affluences of the 1960s, this book reveals the full range of architectural expression of the times. It is an evocative reflection of the atmosphere of the period and a reminder of the continuing relevance of the issues that arose during it."--Provided by publisher.

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Modernism (Aesthetics)--History--Australia--20th century--Exhibitions.
Art and design--History--Australia--20th century--Exhibitions.
Art, Modern.
Art and design--Australia.
Art and society--Australia--20th century.
Art - Modernism.
Modern movement (Architecture)--Australia.
Arts, Australian--Exhibitions.
Modernism (Art)--History--Australia--20th century--Exhibitions.
Modernism (Art)--Australia--20th century--Exhibitions.
Arts, Australian.
Arts and society--History--Australia--20th century--Exhibitions.
Modernism (Art)--Australia.
Arts, Australian--20th century.
Arts and society--History--Australia--20th century.

History, 1901-1945 History, 1946-1969 History of art (Australia)

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