Open Day / Melbourne: Emigré Houses in Kew


Lyall House

Open Day and Design Discussion
Open Day: Sunday 22 March 2015

European Emigré architects such as Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe had a profound effect on architecture in the United States, and indeed the modernist movement internationally, including here in Australia.

The work of European Emigré architects living and working here in Melbourne is not well known. Simon Reeves’ recent splendid publication, Gentle Modernist: The Nine Lives of Anatol Kagan, has brought attention to the work of Anatol Kagan (1913-2009). Kagan was an architect who fled Germany in 1938, arriving in Melbourne in early 1939 at the age of 25 years, and who then developed a significant architectural practice here.

This Open Day includes a selection of houses by Anatol Kagan and other Emigré architects, such as Ernest Fooks and Ernest Milston, that were built in the renowned modernist enclave of Studley Park and Kew.

Tickets on sale Thursday 26 February.
Design Discussion: Wednesday 18 March, 6:30pm
An illustrated talk and discussion of Anatol Kagan by Simon Reeves.
Tickets on sale Monday 23 February.

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