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Issues in Australian Architecture and Heritage (12 points)


Leader: Conrad Hamann

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: How current Australian architecture has addressed heritage issues. How historians and critics assess the significance of buildings, landscape contexts and urban surroundings. Attitudes to architecture and heritage in Australia from the beginning of this century. The emerging heritage debate on 1950s and 1960s architecture in Australian cities, the relationship of very recent or projected architecture to heritage issues, and the growing importance of streetscape in cultural heritage questions.

Assessment: 8 points - NCAS students: A seminar presentation and discussion (1500 words): 20% + A fieldwork diary and analytical summary (1500 words): 20% + Research essay (3000 words): 60%. 12 points - Visual culture students: Seminar paper (1500 words): 20% + Fieldwork diary and analytical summary (1500 words): 20% + Essay (3000 words): 30% + Heritage report (3000 words): 30%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week

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