While the Grass-trees blog focuses on Australian mid-century modern landscape style, it is hard to ignore the international influences on that style.
As I have mentioned previously in my post Modernist Design and The Australian Landscape, Australian gardens historically followed the traditional english style. It wasn’t until World War II and the increase in influence of the USA on Australian style that our modernist gardens developed.
The following article, by Charles A Birnbaum of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, is a great introduction to Dan Kiley, an icon of modernist landscape architecture and definitely an influence on the mid-century style that we see in our gardens today.
Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist by Charles A. Birnbaum