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Making the modern interior : Marion Hall Best and Australian interior design 1945 - 1965

Richards, Michaela


This thesis is a study of postwar interior design in Australia. The first half of the thesis seeks to establish a general history of interior decoration principles and practice at the close of the Second World War and charts changes occurring during the 1950s and 1960s. Chapters 1-3 describe the rise of modern design, the austere postwar furnishings of the small planned home, the decorative and technological exhuberance of the fifties and the sophisticated internationalism and diversity...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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