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The Culture and Imagery of Cities (12 points)


Leader: Leigh Astbury

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The unit will study the nature and role of the image of the city from first settlement together with the development of city architecture from the late colonial period to federation. The role of art institutions and the formation of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Australian taste will be studied with reference to the foundation of the National Gallery of Victoria, significant private collections and the establishment of academies, schools of design and art societies, as well as gardens, cemeteries, and war memorials. The growth of culture in a city is thus viewed against patterns of patronage and collecting, and the institutionalisation of taste.

Assessment: First seminar paper (2500 words): 25% + Second seminar paper (2500 words): 35% + Essay (4000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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