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A UNFINISHED EXPERIMENT IN LIVING: AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 1950-65
Geoffrey London, Philip Goad, Conrad Hamann

UWAP: Uni of WA Publishing, 2017
Softcover
450 pages

ISBN: 9781742586694

Excluding GST A$53.18 A$65.00 A$58.50 BUY
This book is a catalogue of the most significant houses of the period. It includes comprehensive plans and period photographs of 150 houses from around Australia, such as Wahroonga (NSW), Deakin (ACT), Rostrevor (SA), Frankston (Vic), South Hobart (Tas), Darwin (NT), Mount Lawley (WA) and Sherwood (Qld). It puts forward new research founded on the premise that the most significant houses of the 1950s and 60s represent an unfinished and undervalued experiment in modern living. Issues such as the open plan, the changing nature of the family, the embrace of advances in technology, the use of the courtyard, and the orientation of the house to capture sun and privacy, were valuable and critical lessons. This book is a compelling reminder of their continuing relevance.

 

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