Experiments in Modern Living
by Milton Cameron
Publisher: ANU Press 2012
Number of pages: 232
When a group of brilliant young scientists arrived in Australia's national capital after World War II to take up leading roles in the establishment of national research institutions, they commissioned Australia's leading architects to design their private houses. The houses that resulted from these unique collaborations rejected previous architectural styles and wholeheartedly embraced modernist ideologies and aesthetics.
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by William A. Vollmer - McBride, Nast & company
Topics: Planning the living-room; Designing the dining-room; Decorating and furnishing the bedroom; The problem of the bathroom; The proper treatment for the nursery; Characteristic halls and stairway types; Planning the kitchen; and more.
by Jane Adlin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
The collection shows the extraordinary breadth of styles postwar artists have been able to create. The experimentation of the early pottery-making 'rule breakers' of the era gave rise to one of the most creative periods in the history of ceramics.
by Charles Holme (ed.) - Offices of The Studio
The Editor has selected a number of representative modern examples of design by British and Continental workers, which bear testimony to the great advance that has recently been made in the rendering of the jeweller's and fan-maker's arts.
by Christopher Dresser - Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
My object in writing this work has been that of aiding in the art-education of those who seek a knowledge of ornament as applied to our industrial manufactures. I have aimed at giving the knowledge in a simple and intelligible manner.