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Mid Century Modern

posted 05.14 in events.

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“The exhibition will focus on the work of figures including Grant Featherston, Clement Meadmore, Douglas Snelling, Gordon Andrews, Fred Lowen, Lester Bunbury and Schulim Krimper. It will also encompass designs by visual artists such as Robert...

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Survey of Post-War Built Heritage in Victoria

posted 08.12 in resources.

“This comprehensive study 2008 study by Heritage Alliance, Melbourne, identifies built places across Victoria from the post-war period that were considered to be of potential heritage significance.” This page contains many PDF...

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RMIT Design Archives Journal

posted 08.12 in resources.

“The RMIT Design Archives Journal is published twice a year from 2011.” The journal, available in PDF format, has occasional issues dedicated to 20th Century Melbourne architectural history.

Lost Property

posted 11.11 in resources.

Subtitled “Auckland’s Alternative Modernist Architecture and History: A work in progress”, this great site is a who’s who of mid-century Auckland architects, many of whom have disappeared off the radar.

What House Is That?

posted 09.11 in resources.

“What house is that? is an exploration of the social and architectural history of Victoria’s housing styles. From our earliest Victorian cottages through to the light filled, open plan houses of the Modern era, we look at the houses...

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New Zealand Design Review

posted 07.11 in resources.

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The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre has transcribed NZ Design Review, from 1948 to 1954. Most worth a look, with essays and article by Ernst Plischke, Maurice Patience, and special editions focused on housing and the like.

Brisbane Modern

posted 06.11 in resources.

“A new independent publication exploring mid 20th Century design, art, architecture and furniture in Brisbane.” Some images from past issues can be viewed on the website.

Robin Boyd: Australian Ugliness

posted 04.11 in resources.

A 2010 panel speaking on Boyd’s book at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. Karen Burns, Michael Heyward, Gideon Haigh, and Brenda Niall. Brenda Niall: “Architecture was something the [Boyd] family understood. It was...

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Design Onscreen on Vimeo

posted 02.10 in resources.

Design on Screen is a Denver-based film distributor with a leaning towards films highlighting the mid-century period in Colorado and California. Some previews can be seen on their site , But for the whole set go to Vimeo .

KCMODERN

posted 01.10 in resources.

Lively mid-century blog from Kansas, U.S. with lots of original photos of lucky finds.

Modernist Australia

posted 12.09 in resources.

“It is time for action. We welcome all designers, architects, homeowners and hunters, artists, purveyors of mid-century ephemera, and most importantly anyone who simply appreciates this era and Modernist design and who would like to know...

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19th century, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, art deco, furniture, karen burns, mid-century, miles lewis, modern, modernism, phillip goad, robin boyd