Friday 19th July marked the official launch of ‘Australia Modern’, a book on Australian modernism, featuring 100 significant site examples by Australia’s most revered architects, rich archival imagery and expert essays exploring how modernism has shaped Australian society and edited by Hannah Lewi and Phillip Goad. Alistair Ravenscroft and David Burdon of our Australia offices were contributing authors.
Alistair attended the launch event at Melbourne School of Design which coincided with the opening of the ‘Australia Modern: from the iconic to the everyday exhibition’ being hosted in Dulux Gallery as part of the University of Melbourne’s BE-150 programme and Openhouse Melbourne, opened by Mary Featherstone and Julie Willis, Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning.
"Australia Modern vividly captures this architectural legacy with a survey of 100 significant modern sites, richly illustrated with archival images and newly commissioned photographs. Contextual essays by leading voices in architecture and conservation explore modernism’s influence on every facet of life in Australia and the ongoing challenges facing preservation. Showcasing projects from the iconic and the urban to the everyday, the regional and the lesser known, Australia Modern cultivates an appreciation for the modern architects and buildings that will increasingly constitute the heritage of tomorrow."