[Gowing House]. Max Dupain, 1911–1992 Aust.
[Gowing House]
[Gowing House]
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[Gowing House]

1983. Group of three vintage silver gelatin photographs, each with photographer’s stamp and job numbers in an unknown hand in ink verso, sizes range from 19.2 x 30.5cm to 30.4 x 23.9cm. Slight developing flaws to edges.

Stamp includes “Max Dupain and Associates Pty Ltd, Unit 13, Valletta Building, Campbell Street, Artarmon 2064, Australia. Tel. 439 4140, 439 4256.” Job numbers read “12290/15”, “12290/16” and “12283-8.”

Two of the photographs show the exterior of Gowing House, the other a view from a window looking out at Sailors Bay, Sydney.

Designed by architect Neville Gruzman (Aust., 1925–2005) in 1969, the house was commissioned by James Preston Gowing (Aust., 1909–1978), who was a chartered accountant and the grandson of John Gowing (Aust., 1835–1908), founder of Gowings department store. Max Dupain was commissioned by Gruzman in October and November 1983 to take these photographs.

“An example of modernist architecture in the Wrightian, organic mould, this house at 8 The Bulwark, Castlecrag was listed as significant as ‘one of Gruzman’s best houses.’ It features a pinwheel plan and a parasol roof with deep horizontal stainless steel fascias and tapered eaves that hover over the ‘massive’ masonry vertical elements, supported by four stainless steel columns. ‘The house demonstrates exceptional innovative contemporary design and exquisite detailing, representative of a late twentieth-century modernist house in Willoughby,’ reads the [Willoughby Council heritage] statement of significance.” Ref: Wiki; ancestors.familysearch.org; Government Gazette, 10.11.1978; NSW State Heritage Inventory Form; architecureau.com.

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Item #CL204-25

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  other currencies

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