Publication: Pier Luigi Nervi in Australia: Outback Modernism

Pier Luigi Nervi in Australia:

Outback Modernism

Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineer, internationally renowned for his use of curving concrete forms, soaring arches and V- or Y-profiles. He was as a designer, entrepreneur, builder, experimenter, writer and educator.

This catalogue localises Nervi’s Australian work and briefly outlines his collaborative contributions to Harry Seidler’s projects.

The essays by Cristiana Chiorino, Annette Condello and Rene van Meeuwen provide new directions for analysis. Each of them showcase Nervi’s most prominent works for the first time in Australia, highlighting Nervi’s unbuilt New Norcia Cathedral, Abbey and Monastery scheme.


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