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Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s-1970s

Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s-1970s


Publisher: Modernist Adelaide, 2019, Author: Stuart Symons, ISBN: 9780646812359, Format: Softcover, 210 x 260mm, 236pp

Modernist architecture was at the heart of the physical, cultural and social transformation of postwar Adelaide. This architectural revolution was based on new construction technologies, a desire to break away from traditional styles and an unwavering belief in design's ability to shape a better society. Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s-1970s is the first book to provide a large-scale survey of Adelaide's mid-century architecture.

By profiling the architects and clients, specific design features and historical points of interest of 100 existing modernist buildings, Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s-1970s reveals South Australia's lesser-known but substantial contribution to the aspirations of this architectural movement.

About the author
Stuart Symons is a mid-century architecture and design enthusiast who celebrates Adelaide's modernist architecture through tours, exhibitions, publications, events and online. Through Modernist Adelaide, Stuart has developed a significant online community and his activities have featured in major cultural programs including the London Festival of Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects' Festival of Architecture & Design and National Trust's Australian Heritage Festival. Stuart was awarded South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year 2019 for raising the community profile of Adelaide's architectural heritage and bringing it to new audiences.

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