Talk – Australia Modern: The Book
Robyn Boyd Foundation
290 Walsh Street South Yarra
The legacy of modern design is all-pervasive in Australia, as captured in the 2019 book Australia Modern: architecture, landscape and design, edited by Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad and published by Thames & Hudson. This talk will reflect on the driving motivations for creating this significant collaborative publication and highlight some of the themes and exemplars it includes from Victoria and around Australia.
Hannah Lewi is a Professor of Architecture in the Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne. She is also the Vice-Chair of Docomomo Australia and has published widely on Australian 19th and 20th-century architecture and heritage. She is the co-editor of “Australia Modern” and is also currently working on a collaborative research project and book on the design and legacy of the Australian campus in the 20th century.
Dr Giorgio Marfella is a lecturer in Architecture and Construction in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence (Italy) and is an internationally recognised expert of high-rise history. His research activity concentrates on the architecture and construction of modern tall buildings and processes of technology transfer and innovation of building products and materials.