Architecture: the arrival of modernism | State Library of New South Wales

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.

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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.

> View photographs of modernist Australian architecture from the Max Dupain — Modernist exhibition


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