Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Book launch: Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975

Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975 (Artifice Books on Architecture, 2015) will have a preview launch on October 10 at the Former Wests Furniture Showroom, 620 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, during the Brisbane Open House programme. A limited number of advance copies will be on sale. Edited by ATCH members Prof John Macarthur, Dr Deborah van der Plaat, Dr Janina Gosseye, and Dr Andrew Wilson, Hot Modernism contains work by Macarthur, van der Plaat, Gosseye, Wilson, and fellow ATCH member Dr Silvia Micheli. The book charts the introduction and development of modern architecture within Queensland in the lively post-war period, as well as providing visual surveys of the state's key modernist buildings. The formal launch of the book will be held at State Library of Queensland in late October.