June 2014 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney, 1945-1970 edited by Paul Hogben, Judith O'Callaghan

Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney, 1945-1970
edited by Paul Hogben, Judith O'Callaghan


Paperback | Jun 2014 | UNSW Press | 9781742233826 | 256pp | 260x230mm | Stocked item (a few) | GEN | AUD$69.99, NZD$84.99

Dinner at Australia Square’s revolving Summit Restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Chevron in Potts Point, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in …

Mid-twentieth-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space details the architecture and design that transformed their city – through its new hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping centres, drive-ins and golf courses, including landmark buildings such as the Gazebo and the Wentworth Hotel.

With stunning images from Max Dupain, Mark Strizic and other outstanding Australian photographers, Leisure Space explores a dynamic period in Sydney’s history and the dramatic impact of modernism on the city’s built environment.

Paul Hogben is a senior lecturer in Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Australia.

Judith O’Callaghan is a senior lecturer in Interior Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Australia and co-author of Designer Suburbs: Architects and Affordable Homes in Australia. 

Read an article by Hogben and O'Callaghan on Max Dupain's 'Spaces of Leisure and Pleasure

Shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards, New South Wales Community and Regional History Prizes.