Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Hot Modernism Book Launch

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975 book was launched on 9th March 2016 as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum at The State Library of Queensland.

The talks offered insights and comments on the book by Mr Michael Keniger and Professor Alan Rix, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at UQ. Hot Modernism was formally launched by The Honourable Dr Steven Miles, Minster for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef.

Hot Modernism is published by Artifice and was authored and edited by John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat, Janina Gosseye and Andrew Wilson, staff of ATCH and 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. The book 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.  The book is the final outcome of an ARC Linkage grant which also included the exhibition Hot Modernism Building Modern Queensland 1954-1975 and the Digital Archive of Queensland Architecture (qldarch.net).

The Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture, 1945-1975 is available for purchase through all good bookstores.