Harry Seidler is one of Australia’s best-known architects. Upon his death in 2006 at age 82, the Sydney Morning Herald ran the headline: “How He Defined Sydney”.
Seidler came to Australia in 1948 to design a house for his mother, who had emigrated from Vienna after World War Two. At the time he was working in New York withy one of the doyens of the modernist movement, Marcal Breuer. The Rose Seidler House was incredibly successful. His short stay in Sydney was extended as he received multiple commissions. By 1952 Harry Seidler had designed or built 26 houses, changing Sydney’s look and feel forever. He continued to design hundreds of buildings across Australia.
Not without controversy, Seidler’s life is expressed through the eyes of those who knew him best: his architect wife of almost 50 years Penelope Evatt Seidler; his co-workers; and multiple well-placed architects. Harry Seidler: Mordernist is an exhilarating ride through the life and work of an extraordinary architect.
Join ADNZ as we host a 30-minute Q&A session after the film showing to really dive into the film and Harry Seidler’s success.
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