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Lust for Lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950–1965

The best thing you’ll do this summer is visit the phenomenal exhibition, Lust for Lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950–1965, which has just opened at the State Library of South Australia.

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Lust for Lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950–1965

The best thing you’ll do this summer is visit the phenomenal exhibition, Lust for Lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950–1965, which has just opened at the State Library of South Australia.

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Lust for Lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950–1965

The best thing you’ll do this summer is visit the phenomenal exhibition, Lust for Lifestyle: Modern Adelaide Homes 1950–1965, which has just opened at the State Library of South Australia.

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Dr James Curry – School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide

James Curry PhD is a Lecturer in the University of Adelaide. He has previously worked in various internationally recognised Architecture offices and held teaching positions at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and The University of South Australia. As a researcher Dr. Curry has published on the architecture of Rudolph Schindler, Australian architecture and contemporary spatial practices in art.

Dr. Curry was a member of the Adelaide City Council’s Great Buildings Panel and has been a Juror for the AIA South Australian, Architecture awards.

Lust for Lifestyle” Modern Adelaide Homes 1950 – 1965

Explore the allure of modern living in a changing South Australia after World War II. A booming economy and emerging consumer culture led to a desire for enjoyment and a celebration of the pleasures of ‘everyday life’. A new generation of socially mobile individuals sought to define themselves through modern architecture.

You can discover what the relationship was between the owners and their new homes. Who were these people and what inspired them to leave (or demolish) their traditional family home to commission or move into a modern, architect-designed home? What were their backgrounds and social network? What prompted this lust for lifestyle?

Bringing together materials from the State Library, other organisations and private family records, and featuring an exquisite suite of five short films, this jaw-dropping exhibition is a revelation and a triumph.

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