Import-Export: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World, 1945–75

Eight International Docomomo Conference

New York City, September 26–October 2, 2004

As this was the first International Docomomo Conference devoted to the postwar period and the first to consider not just the impact of preservation on modernism but the impact of modernism on preservation, it was the intention of the theme to examine postwar modernism as an international phenomenon, for it is the appearance of modernism in all parts of the world and the quantity and scale of that manifestation that distinguish modernism of the postwar from that of the interwar period.
The six keywords identified in the original call for papers were: (1) Internationalization; (2) Polarization; (3) Reconstruction and Rebuilding; (4) Resistance and Independence; (5) Time Zones; (6) Utopias. The keywords functioned on multiple levels; they were concepts recognizable to the historical actors under study. They became pertinent to the contemporary critical work of historical analysis and preservation practice. They also underscored some of the challenges, both philosophical and logistical, attendant on current attitudes towards the preservation of postwar modern movement architecture and city planning.

Docomomo Australia Fiches 2004

FICHE I

Current name of the building: QUANTAS BUILDING
Place: SYDNEY
Design by: RUDDER LITTLEMORE & RUDDER
Date: 1949-57
Type: COMMERCIAL HOUSING BUILDING
Editor fiche: GEOFF ASHLEY
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FICHE 2

Current name of the building: MLC BUILDING
Place: SYDNEY
Design by: BATES SMART & MCCUTCHEON
Date: 1954-57
Type: COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING
Editor fiche: GEOFF ASHLEY
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FICHE 3

Current name of the building: HILLMAN HOUSE
Place: SYDNEY
Design by: HENRY EPSTEIN
Date: 1948-49
Type
: RESIDENTIAL
Editor fiche: SCOTT ROBERTSON
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