Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design

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May 30, 2013
"Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of leading 20th century Australian architect Harry Seidler's birth. The exhibition traces Seidler's key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifying his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. 15 featured projects, including five houses and five towers in Sydney, Australia, and five major commissions beyond Sydney focus on the Austrian-born architect's lifelong creative collaborations, inspired by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and other artistic visionaries such as artists Alexander Calder and Sol LeWitt, architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, and photographer Max Dupain. Read Full Article
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  Harry Seidler at his house in Killara, Sydney. Photo © David Moore

    Harry Seidler at his house in Killara, Sydney. Photo © David Moore

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  With Walter Gropius in Julian Rose House, Sydney, 1954. Photo © Max Dupain

    With Walter Gropius in Julian Rose House, Sydney, 1954. Photo © Max Dupain

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  Hong Kong Club, 1980-84. Photo © John Gollings

    Hong Kong Club, 1980-84. Photo © John Gollings

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  Harry and Penelope Seidler House, view from North, Killara, Sydney, 1966-67. Photo © Max Dupain

    Harry and Penelope Seidler House, view from North, Killara, Sydney, 1966-67. Photo © Max Dupain

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  Julian Rose House, Wahroonga, Sydney, 1949-50. Photo © Max Dupain

    Julian Rose House, Wahroonga, Sydney, 1949-50. Photo © Max Dupain

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  Rose Seidler House, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia, 1948-50. Photo © Marcel Seidler

    Rose Seidler House, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia, 1948-50. Photo © Marcel Seidler

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  Rose Seidler House, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia, 1948-50. Photo © Marcel Seidler

    Rose Seidler House, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia, 1948-50. Photo © Marcel Seidler

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  Australia Square Tower, Sydney, 1961-67. Photo © Max Dupain

    Australia Square Tower, Sydney, 1961-67. Photo © Max Dupain

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  Australian Embassy, Paris, France, 1973-77. Photo © Max Dupain

    Australian Embassy, Paris, France, 1973-77. Photo © Max Dupain

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  Harry Seidler exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Viktor Vesterinen

    Harry Seidler exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Viktor Vesterinen

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  Harry Seidler exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Vladimir Belogolovsky

    Harry Seidler exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Vladimir Belogolovsky

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  Harry Seidler exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Vladimir Belogolovsky

    Harry Seidler exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by: Vladimir Belogolovsky

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