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VAM5084 - Culture and Imagery of Cities

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Leigh Astbury


Not offered in 2007


The nature and role of the image of the city from first settlement and the development of city architecture from late colonial to Federation. 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.


First seminar paper (2500 words): 25%
Second seminar paper (3000 words): 35%
Research essay (3500 words): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week