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Retro
Code: 22  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fashion, History, Art & Design,
Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Adrian Franklin
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Retro may be cool, but why are we now in the middle of a love affair with objects and designs from the mid-twentieth century? What unique qualities do they share that make them so special now? Professor Adrian Franklin provides the answers. Spanning the period from the 1950s to the 1980s and beyond, Franklin’s RETRO: A Guide to the Mid-20th Century Design Revival identifies the designers, manufacturers, brands, innovations, technologies and materials that transformed the world and still cast their magic spell.

Co-presented with Historic Houses Trust as part of trustwords.



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Adrian Franklin (Australian)

Professor Adrian Franklin trained as an anthropologist in the UK, held professorial positions at the University of Bristol and the University of Oslo, and is currently professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania as well as editor of Tourist Studies. Adrian became a household name as co-host of popular ABC TV’s Collectors, regular commentator on By Design, opinion writer for The Age and New Scientist, and columnist for The Mercury.