Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times Monograph

Researcher: Alison McDougall

The years between the World Wars was a period of great invention and technical progress and of severe hardship during the Great Depression. Chris A. Smith was a self-educated South Australian architect who embraced innovation and moved with these times. He gained a reputation as a theatre architect and went on to create civic buildings which incorporated widening leisure opportunities such as moving pictures. He became one of this state’s foremost practitioners of the Art Deco style. This monograph traces his life and works.

Funded by the History Trust of South Australia Community History Fund and supported by the Art Deco and Modernism Society (SA)

Available for purchase for $20 plus postage by emailing

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