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HOT MODERNISM: QUEENSLAND ARCHITECTURE, 1945-1975. Ed. by John Macarthur et al. Artifice Books on Architecture, London, 2015. 304 pp. with 289 ills. (66 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781908967589 In English.
Publisher's description: This thematic presentation of the history of Modernist architecture of Queensland, Australia provides a fascinating case of the interrelation of climatic design and an aspiration for distinct cultural identity for a region. As international modernism swept the world after the Second World War it confronted differing landscapes, climates, and building traditions. The case of Queensland is exemplary in this regard. Queensland provided the challenge of heat and humidity that the theorists of modernism expected would be a scientific rationale from which regional variations of modernism would grow as Western progressive architecture was taken up in the developing world. But Queensland was a relatively wealthy society with a sophisticated architectural culture and a well established discourse on the climatic determination of building form that had already given it a distinct regional identity.
Indexing: Western — Australia — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160809
Paperbound $39.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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