Photographs of Australian Pavilion at New York World’s Fair

New York photographer Robert E. Coates took this series of ten black and white photographs of the Australian Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. This was the first time that architects and designers collaborated to develop a pavilion that reflected the state of Australian modernism. Sydney architects, Stephenson & Turner, worked with graphic designer Douglas Annand to create a flowing, multi-level space that integrated sculpture, photography, murals and displays about flora, fauna and...

Summary

2008/100/1
Photographs (10), Australian Pavilion at New York World's Fair 1939, photographed by Robert E Coates, New York City, New York, United States of America, for the architectural firm Stephenson & Turner, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1939

A series of ten black and white photographs, with borders, illustrating different views of the Australian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, 1939. The photographs feature views of the travel, industrial and wool sections. Each photograph bears handwritten notes, a typed description and a stamp crediting the photographer on the reverse side.

Dimensions

355 mm
280 mm

Production

New York photographer Robert E. Coates took this series of ten black and white photographs of the Australian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939. The images illustrate the combined work of Sydney architectural firm Stephenson & Turner and some of Australia's leading graphic designers, artists and photographers, including Douglas Annand, Adrian Feint, Dahl and Geoffrey Collings, Max Dupain, Russell Roberts and Margaret Preston. This was the first time that designers and artists collaborated to develop a pavilion that reflected the state of Australian modernism.
Coates, Robert, E. 1939

Source

Gift of Tom O'Mahony, 2008

Cite this Object

Photographs of Australian Pavilion at New York World's Fair 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 March 2017, <https://ma.as/379016>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/379016 |title=Photographs of Australian Pavilion at New York World's Fair |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=30 March 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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