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Leisure Space The Transformation Of Sydney 1945-1970

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Leisure Space The Transformation Of Sydney 1945-1970


Dinner at Australia Square's revolving Summit Restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Chevron in Potts Point, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in …

Mid-twentieth-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space details the architecture and design that transformed their city – through its new hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping centres, drive-ins and golf courses, including landmark buildings such as the Gazebo and the Wentworth Hotel.

With stunning images from Max Dupain, Mark Strizic and other outstanding Australian photographers, Leisure Space explores a dynamic period in Sydney's history and the dramatic impact of modernism on the city's built environment.

  • Shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards, New South Wales Community and Regional History Prizes.

About the Author

Paul Hogben is a senior lecturer in Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Australia.

Judith O'Callaghan is a senior lecturer in Interior Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Australia and co-author of Designer Suburbs: Architects and Affordable Homes in Australia. 

Edited by Paul Hogben, Judith O'Callaghan
Published June 2014
256 pages
260mm x 230mm
ISBN 9781742233826


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