Level Eleven Talks – Beyond the Look: Modernism in Architecture and Design
The talk will aim to go beyond the ‘look,’ and tease out the attitudes and values in seeing, designing, and making that defined the long modern ‘moment-movement.’ The speakers will address the theme of modernism in art, architecture, and design, and examine different historic manifestations of the modern through their own research into architectural writings and built works, focusing on John Ruskin, Walter Liberty Vernon, Sydney's émigré designers and Sydney’s love for the unpainted concrete surfaces of Brutalism.