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Melbourne's Magnificent Architecture

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Melbourne's Magnificent Architecture

<p>Melbourne is a great city for all types of visitors, especially those who have a love of history and architecture. Not only has it built a lot of beautiful buildings over the last 150 years, it has

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Melbourne is a great city for all types of visitors, especially those who have a love of history and architecture. Not only has it built a lot of beautiful buildings over the last 150 years, it has managed to preserve them for us to enjoy today. This lecture focuses on Melbourne buildings from two key periods – the 1880 heyday which culminated in the Exhibition of 1888, as well as the Art Deco buildings built around the 1934 centenary celebrations.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Robin Grow, Jewish Melbourne Are Deco, Brolga Publishing (Melbourne 2014)
  • Phillip Goad, Melbourne Architecture, The Watermark Press (Sydney 1998)
  • City of Melbourne – What’s On, https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Discuss a few key buildings that you can visit, including their history, and also opening hours and other details for the visitor. List to be finalised, but likely to include:
    • Exhibition Building
    • Flinders St Station
    • Town Hall
    • Queen Victoria Market
    • Manchester Unity Building
  • A few suggestions for planning a visit to Melbourne around accommodation and dining


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Plan a trip to Melbourne to visit key buildings.
  2. Understand the history of the buildings.