Modern Times

Modern Times : The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia

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Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, Modern Times - The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia reveals how modernism transformed all aspects of Australian culture across five tumultuous decades from 1917 to 1967. The influence of modernism was far-reaching. "Modern Times" looks at all things modern and as diverse as art, advertising, photography, film, fashion, the body, architecture, interiors, recreational sites such as the new swimming pools and fountains, milk bars and auto culture.Modernism embodied the utopian possibilities of the twentieth century. It transformed Australian cities into complex metropolises and offered access to new cosmopolitan cultures.This is the first time that such diverse material has been brought together in one volume. With stories from more than twenty authors and more than 300 images, many of them never before published, "Modern Times" will be a revelation!show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 231 x 270 x 20mm | 1,412g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • New ed.
  • 200 digital images
  • 0522855512
  • 9780522855517
  • 1,225,298

About Ann Stephen

Dr Ann Stephen is an art historian and curator at the Powerhouse Museum. Author of many exhibition catalogues, her previous books include On Looking at Looking: The Art and Politics of Ian Burn (2006), and with Ian Burn, Nigel Lendon and Charles Merewether, The Necessity of Australian Art (1988). Andrew McNamara teaches art history and theory at QUT, Brisbane. Recent publications include Medium Cool (co-edited with Peter Krapp) (2002); 1962: Scott Redford Selected Works 1983-1992 (2003); and essays in international anthologies on Gerhard Richter and on Freud and art history. Philip Goad is Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.show more

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