Karen McCartney will discuss her new book, Iconic: Modern Australian Houses 1950–2000. Karen is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design. In Australia she was editor of both marie claire lifestyle and launch editor of Inside Out, a magazine she ran for ten years. In tandem Karen has written several architecture books (Iconic Australian Houses, Superhouse), which have been translated into successful exhibitions shown initially at the Museum of Sydney, with Iconic Australian Houses travelling nationally.
Her book Perfect Imperfect also formed the basis for a curated exhibition at the Nishi Gallery in collaboration with Hotel Hotel, Canberra. The Alchemy of Things; interiors shaped by curious minds,’ (Murdoch Books), was released late in 2018.
She is architecture editor of Belle magazine where she profiles Australian and international architects and has produced a book collaborative book ’21 Australian Architects; breaking new ground’. She has a weekly design and architecture column in Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend and has written for World of Interiors and Stella magazine in the UK.
Karen launched a boutique content marketing agency, Edit’d, in 2016 and is working with clients in the fields of design, retail, and architecture. Iconic: Modern Australian Houses 1950-2000 is a re-designed, re-edited pairing of her previous two books on the subject.
This event will be followed by a book signing in Harry Hartog.