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Architecture: arrival of modernism

Architectural Modernism was a revolutionary rejection of past styles and the use of architectural ornament. It embraced boldness and simplicity in design.

The Library has a unique collection of materials from the birth of this revolution in Australia, through the plans, perspective drawings and photographed works of leading post-war practitioners like Arthur Baldwinson, Sydney Ancher, Harry Seidler and Hugh Buhrich.

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f. 1338: Residence for J. Monahan at 5 Falls Road, Willoughby, 1938 / Arthur Norman Baldwinson
1938
Arthur Norman Baldwinson
Digital ID: 
a977007
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f. 1381: Residence of A. J. Whitmore, at Parkes Street, Thornleigh, 1940 / Arthur Norman Baldwinson
1940
Arthur Norman Baldwinson
Digital ID: 
a977010
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Sir John Sulman award winning buildings, 1934-1966 : photographs and descriptions
1935-1966
Royal Australian Institute of Architects. New South Wales Chapter
Digital ID: 
a1337017
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Volume 6: Residences, including those for Max Dupain and Douglas Annand
Digital ID: 
a1422007
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