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Title Museum, gallery and cultural architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region : essays in Antipodean identity / edited by Michael J. Ostwald and Steven Fleming ; with a preface by Lindsay Johnson.
Imprint Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.

Subject Museum architecture -- Australasia.
Arts facilities -- Australasia -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture and society -- Australasia -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Ostwald, Michael J.
Fleming, Steven.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 201 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Summary In the years since the completion of Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House countries throughout the South Pacific have displayed a particular fascination with the possibility that architecture may be able to embody regional cultural identity. This book examines a number of major museums, art galleries and cultural centers that have been constructed in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific regions. The majority of these buildings, landscapes or structures have been completed in the last few years and all have employed different architectural strategies to shape their designs. This collection o.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780773421165 (electronic bk.)
0773421165 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 793204178
Additional Format Print version: Museum, gallery and cultural architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region. Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007 9780773453937 (DLC) 2007016147 (OCoLC)123377372

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