Saturday, 10 October 2015
Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975 will be launched at a celebratory event during Brisbane Open House. Hot Modernism is a thematic history that traces both the conflicts and the felicities that occurred as Modernism encountered a region with an already strongly developed cultural identity. In nine expansive essays, segmented by rich visual surveys of some of Queensland’s key modernist buildings and organised by critical themes such as climate, international influence, changing lifestyles and urban development, Hot Modernism explores the foundation and growth of modern architecture in post-war Queensland. Hot Modernism is published by Artifice and was authored and edited by John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat, Janina Gosseye and Andrew Wilson, all affiliates of the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland. It also features contributions by Alice Hampson, Elizabeth Musgrave, Silvia Micheli, Robert Riddel and Don Watson.