Thesis / Dissertation

The untold story of modernism: a critical analysis of the post war church in Victoria, Australia, 1950-1970.

Elizabeth Anne Richardson, Hannah Lewi (ed.)

Published : 2020


In the post-war decades, places of worship were radically transformed from a building type adhering to time honoured architectural traditions to one that became increasingly diverse and individualistic. Social change, coupled with new architectural ideas and the broader advent of modernity created a setting in which long held continuities with historical traditions were challenged. This thesis investigates how the church became modern after the Second World War through a critical examination of the architectural design of church buildings in Victoria, Australia, c.1950-1970. Offered herein is an understanding of modernism in post-war places of worship as a nuanced, locally inflected and div..

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