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Modernism in Australia (EN)
Film: Harry Seidler Modernist
EN Vienna-born Harry Seidler (1923-2006) just managed to escape the Nazi occupation and emigrated to Australia, where he became the leading pioneer of modernism and introduced the Bauhaus vocabulary. Seidler’s oeuvre was influenced by his four mentors: Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Josef Albers and Oscar Niemeyer. The teachings of Gropius in particular gave him great inspiration. He felt that his designs could not be summed up by names like modernism or international style. To Seidler, modernism is not about a style, but about an approach to architecture that is different in other regions and other climates. His oeuvre evolved according to three main elements: social relevance, building as efficiently as possible using new techniques and inventive applications of concrete, and visual aesthetics through the public squares he introduced into the urban landscape with art. The oeuvre he left behind is extremely wide-ranging and his ideas still greatly influence Australian architects today.
(Film Art Doco, 2016, 58 min., EN)
BBMA and Fosbury & Sons
About the venue:
For many and for long, the workplace has been synonymous with the daily grind. Fosbury & Sons has innovated the professional environment by injecting the ordinary office with inspired design and best-in-class services. We offer workspaces, meeting & event spaces, a curated calendar & an in-house restaurant tailored to your needs. Whether you need a private office or a flex desk, for one or for your evolving team, Fosbury & Sons’ co-working locations offer a welcoming and personal customer experience that leaves you carefree and focused on the job at hand. We create a place you’d love to go to every day.