By Karen McCartney
From the Nineteen Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies, the paintings of Lloyd Wright, Gropius, and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly prompted a iteration of younger Australian architects, who followed modernist ideas of their paintings. during this publication, Karen McCartney provides 15 major examples of houses from this era, each one designed by way of a special architect, that mix extraordinary architectural ideas and actual inside decor. a close creation areas the interval in social, historic, and architectural context, prior to all of the chosen houses is separately reviewed in an educated and interesting type. In each one instance, the connection among the architect and proprietor is mentioned, as is the linking of the development to its web site, fabrics, and architectural detailing. the writer has interviewed many architects and proprietors for his or her own insights. every one examine encompasses a function at the inside ornament, and a dialogue of designers and brands of iconic furnishings, fittings, and materials. This e-book positive factors wonderful images, either panoramic and designated, all through. the houses from those 3 a long time shape an important a part of Australian architectural heritage, and this e-book is a well timed reminder of the necessity to defend them as cultural artifacts.