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Modern times : the untold story of modernism in Australia /

by Stephen, Ann [editor]; Goad, Philip [editor]; McNamara, Andrew [editor]; Powerhouse Museum [host institution].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Miegunyah Press seriesSecond numbered series: no. 106.Description: v, 253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780522855517 (pbk.) :; 0522855512 (pbk.) :.Other title: Moderntimes.Subject(s): Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Art and design -- Australia -- History -- 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) -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- Australia -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Arts, Australian | Arts and society -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- Australia | Arts, Australian -- 20th century | Arts and society -- Australia -- History -- 20th century | History, 1901-1945 | History, 1946-1969 | History of art (Australia)
Contents:
Part I. Abstract in Australia -- 1. The Bauhaus in Australia / Andrew McNamara -- 2. Colour in art / Annabel Pegus -- 3. Modern rooms / Heather Johnson -- 4. Designs on Aboriginal culture / Steve Miller -- 5. Abstract fountains / Luke Morgan -- Part II. Bodies and Bathers -- 6. The body at the scene of modernism / Ann Stephen -- 7. Annette Kellerman / Peter Cox -- 8. Crossing the dotted line / Max Bannah -- 9. Speedo / Glynis Jones -- 10. Modern pools / Hannah Lewi -- Part III. City Living -- 11. Tall tales / Elizabeth M. Farrelly -- 12. Melbourne modern / Anne McDonald -- 13. Blue-collar bars / Charles Pickett -- 14. The architect's studio, 1948-59 / Penelope Seidler and Philip Goad -- 15. Milk bar moderne / Nanette Carter -- Part IV. Designs on the space age -- 16. Shells, spires and a dome / Philip Goad -- 17. Industralia / Isobel Crombie -- 18. Rocketing into a new ear / Kerrie Dougherty -- 19. The 'house of tomorrow' / Judith O'Callaghan -- 20. Controlled spirals / Andrew Wilson -- Part V. Electric signs and spectacles -- 21. Good evening America / Ann Stephen and Philip Goad -- 22. Speaking for Australia / Mary Featherston and Denise Whitehouse -- 23. MoMA's exports / Ann Stephen -- 24. Animating geometry / Stephen Jones -- 25. Signs of the times / Julie Willis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Timeline -- Index.
Summary: "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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Book Book Main library Non-fiction AUS STE 2008 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by Terence Maloon 2013-0342
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"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 / Andrew McNamara -- 2. Colour in art / Annabel Pegus -- 3. Modern rooms / Heather Johnson -- 4. Designs on Aboriginal culture / Steve Miller -- 5. Abstract fountains / Luke Morgan -- Part II. Bodies and Bathers -- 6. The body at the scene of modernism / Ann Stephen -- 7. Annette Kellerman / Peter Cox -- 8. Crossing the dotted line / Max Bannah -- 9. Speedo / Glynis Jones -- 10. Modern pools / Hannah Lewi -- Part III. City Living -- 11. Tall tales / Elizabeth M. Farrelly -- 12. Melbourne modern / Anne McDonald -- 13. Blue-collar bars / Charles Pickett -- 14. The architect's studio, 1948-59 / Penelope Seidler and Philip Goad -- 15. Milk bar moderne / Nanette Carter -- Part IV. Designs on the space age -- 16. Shells, spires and a dome / Philip Goad -- 17. Industralia / Isobel Crombie -- 18. Rocketing into a new ear / Kerrie Dougherty -- 19. The 'house of tomorrow' / Judith O'Callaghan -- 20. Controlled spirals / Andrew Wilson -- Part V. Electric signs and spectacles -- 21. Good evening America / Ann Stephen and Philip Goad -- 22. Speaking for Australia / Mary Featherston and Denise Whitehouse -- 23. MoMA's exports / Ann Stephen -- 24. Animating geometry / Stephen Jones -- 25. Signs of the times / Julie Willis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Timeline -- Index.

"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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