On This DayAustralia
Tuesday, 10 July 2007 (14/2007)
Commemorative Issue: Landmarks: Australian Modernist Architecture
The principle of "form follows function" was a touchstone for modernist
architects. Taking root in architecture in the early part of the 2Uth century,
modernism signalled a new turn, where design was based on a building's
purpose rather than on the styles of the pattern book, Ornamentation was also
seen as unnecessary, so the buildings featured strong lines, bold forms and
clean design, This was the machine age, and technological advancements
brought new materials and methods to buildings and construction.
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