Tom Avermaete, Janina Gosseye (series editors), Deborah van der Plaat, John MacArthur (eds.), Karl Langer
Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture
Despite a European training and an early career working with Peter Behrens, a migration from Vienna to the Australian state of Queensland positioned the architect Karl Langer (1903-1969) at the very edge of both European and Australian modernism. Confronted by tropical heat and glare, the economics of affordable housing, fiercely proud and regional architectural practices, and a suspicion of the foreign, Langer moulded the European language of international modernism to the unique climatic and social conditions of tropical Australia.