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Museum, gallery and cultural architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region : essays in Antipodean identity

Author: Michael J Ostwald; Steven Fleming
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
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Examines a number of major pieces of architecture constructed in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region, considering common traits and attempting to offer a hermeneutical framework for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Museum, gallery and cultural architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608470096
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Ostwald; Steven Fleming
ISBN: 9780773453937 0773453938
OCLC Number: 123377372
Description: vii, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface / Professor Lindsay Johnston --
Acknowledgements --
Geography, Culture and the Construction of Identity --
Isolation and the periphery --
Cultural Constructions in the Antipodes --
An Architecture of Persuasion: The Rhetorical Structure of Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House --
Introduction --
Alternative interpretation: Rhetoric and Gesture --
The Fifth Elevation --
Alive to the Eyes --
Conclusion --
A Choral Work: The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa --
Introduction --
Triton Genos --
National Identity --
Architectural Concept --
Triton Genos --
The WA Maritime Museum, the Swan Bell Tower and the lure of the sea --
Introduction --
The Western Australian Maritime Museum --
The Swan Bell Tower --
Conclusion --
National Museum of Australia and the Australian Status Quo --
Intorduction --
The Context of the NMA --
A Framework for Analysis --
Interpreting the NMA --
Museological Landscapes, Mythological Lands: The Garden of Australian Dreams --
Introduction --
The Layout of the Garden of Australian Dreams. A 'Map' that can be Experienced --
Conclusion --
The Eltham Library: Knowing and Doing in the Architecture of Gregory Burgess --
Doing --
Knowing --
Conclusion --
From critique to orthodoxy, from National Gallery of Victoria (1968) to NGV International (2003) --
Introduction --
Context: the site and the architect --
Overseas research --
Concept design 1960 --
Interior design --
Reception 1968 --
Sources of the Design --
National Gallery of Victoria 1969-1995 --
National Gallery of Victoria 1996-2003 --
Bellini at the NGV International --
The Galleries --
Another View --
Federation Square: Untangling the Post-Completion Politics --
Introduction --
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art --
Storey Hall --
Federation Square's aperiodic facade tiling --
Life Between Buildings --
Conclusion --
Pacific Culture Centres and Antipodean Museums --
Antipodean Identity --
Consumption of Artefacts --
The Polynesian Culture Center --
The Tjibaou Culture Center --
Fractured Strata or Common Ground --
Concluding Themes --
Pacific and Atlantic Fissures.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Ostwald and Steven Fleming ; with a preface by Lindsay Johnson.
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