Icons captured by Michael Wee

Posted on Wed, 27 Oct 2010 by midcenturyjo

One of my favourite books is 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture by Karen McCartney (past editor of Inside Out magazine) with photography by Michael Wee. It is a joy to carefully turn its pages and dream of living is some of Australia’s best mid-century homes by Harry Seidler, Peter Muller, Roy Grounds, Peter McIntyre, Russell Jack, Robin Boyd, David McGlashan and Neil Everist, Enrico Taglietti, Neville Gruzman, Bruce Rickard, Hugh Buhrich, Ian McKay, Iwan Iwanoff, John Kenny and Ian Collins. Now for those of you who can’t get a taste of these domestic masterpieces in your own copy of the book here is a chance at a little sneaky peek. I happened upon the photographer Michael Wee’s website and there in the midst of an outstanding portfolio were images from the book. Michael’s work is just as incredible as these remarkable houses. If you are a devotee of mid-century design I cannot recommend this book enough.

Brismod says:

Fabulous photographs, fabulous homes.

silvana says:

clean n natural
i love this style
…beau "caminetto"

Gorgeous homes and gorgeous photography- thanks so much for sharing.

Great photos. Lovely book. Thanks for the introduction to Michael Wee's work.

Eeek! I am in love. That open fireplace! That bar! This is my style to a T. Need this book pronto.

Connie says:

When you compare these homes to today's average builders' construction — where has all the inspiration gone?
Wonderful photos. I'll try to get a copy of that book.

lea says:

These homes are designed by architects and very good ones. There are still lots of great designed homes around today,
just as there was boring suburban homes then.

Your posts help me make it through the days work. thanks

Helen says:

I adore this book, it is one of my favourite books that I've read and re-read this year.

Kim in Jersey says:

I just went through this post from top to bottom, and saved every.single.one of the images. That never happens!

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