A comprehensive survey of the work of a master of mid- to late-twentieth-century modernist design. Over the course of a career spanning more than five decades, Australian architect Harry Seidler embarked upon a long series of dramatically innovative and sculptural houses with a rare sensitivity to site, space, and structure. And while these soaring, inspiring houses have been the source of Seidler's fame within architectural circles, this book gives a complete view of this modern master's body of work for the first time. Seidler is now widely acknowledged as a leading member of the postwar generation of modernists and one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century in the southern hemisphere. With commissions not only in Australia but also in Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Hong Kong since establishing his own practice in Sydney in 1948, his work has influenced the course of modernist design into the twenty-first century.
Wohnpark Neue Donau Wien / New Danube Housing Vienna
Author: Wolfgang Förster
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Since the 1920s, Vienna has been a fertile location for many unique, international social housing projects. Many such complexes were designed by renowned modernist and contemporary architects. With his New Danube residential complex, the famed Australian architect Harry Seidler, who was born in Vienna, has set an important example for urban development and architecture. The book presents this complex of buildings that has been much heeded around the world, and illustrates the idea and development of social housing in Vienna.The book places this innovative residential complex in the context of Vienna's history of social housing. Starting around 1900, it tells the story of Red Vienna with buildings such as the Karl-Marx-Hof or projects influenced by the Garden City movement, among them buildings constructed by architects such as Adolf Loos, Gerrit Rietveld, Josef Hoffmann or Richard Neutra. It continues by looking at post-1945 social housing and then Considers the innovative architecture of JeanNouvel, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid or Norman Foster. Having examined historical and contemporary developments, the book gives detailed consideration to Harry Seidler's recently completed New Danube Housing, a complex of nearly 900 apartments built on a covered expressway along the Danube, A unique monograph that combines architectural history as well as current trends, this work is also a welcome addition to the literature on one of the most important architects working today.
David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia’s most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. In Marr’s hands, those things we call reportage and commentary are elevated to artful and illuminating chronicles of our time. My Country collects his powerful reflections on religion, sex, censorship and the law; striking accounts of leaders, moralists and scandalmongers; elegant ruminations on the arts and the lives of artists. And some memorable new pieces. ‘My country is the subject that interests me most and I have spent my career trying to untangle it’s mysteries.’ –David Marr.
The Rough Guide to Sydney is your indispensable travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of Australia's oldest, largest and most vibrant city. As well as step-by-step accounts of Sydney's city centre attractions you'll find full coverage of Sydney's magnificent beaches, including quintessential surfing destination Bondi Beach; Sydney's beautiful harbour, where magnificent wild landscapes lie within easy reach by ferry; and the surrounding countryside, including the spectacular, mist-shrouded Blue Mountains, and the wine-lovers' paradise of the Hunter Valley. Besides in-the-know reviews of Sydney's hotels, hostels and nightlife, The Rough Guide to Sydney details Sydney's vibrant dining scene listing Sydney restaurants and cafés in up-and-coming neighbourhoods as well as in the ever-changing city centre. An entire chapter is devoted to Sydney's bars and pubs, while further sections include Kids' Sydney, Shopping in Sydney, and Gay Sydney, where you'll find an overview of the city's legendary Mardi Gras, just one of a year-round calendar of exciting and unusual festivals. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sydney
In the 1950s, 60s and 70s architects like Harry Seidler, Robin Boyd, Ken Woolley, Michael Dysart and Graeme Gunn applied their talents to project homes, bringing high-end design to the suburbs. Backed by Pettit & Sevitt, Merchant Builders and other project builders, architects created small, deceptively simple houses which transformed the look of suburbia. Today, the distance between the architectural profession and suburban housing has never been greater, with Australia’s super-sized, energy-guzzling project homes the biggest in the world. With photographs by Max Dupain, David Moore, Wolfgang Sievers and Eric Sierins alongside original plans, Designer Suburbs explores the relationship between architects, builders and affordable housing since 1900 and the lessons we can learn from twentieth-century designer suburbs.
The story of the influences - human, political and artistic, which shaped the life of Harry Seidler, disciple of Bauhaus architecture. Spans seccessionist Vienna and the years of Anschluss to Sydney in the 1990s, his introduction to architecture as a schoolboy in England internment in Canada and as a student of Gropius and Marcel Breuer.