Melbourne's Magnificent Architecture

Melbourne in the 1880s was the wonder of the age: “Marvelous Melbourne” - The 1880 international exhibition was the highpoint, before the severe depression from 1891 brought the boom to an end. Melbourne had another notable burst in 1934 with the Centennial of Melbourne exhibition. This talk examines Melbourne through both eras through a number of key CBS buildings that can still be visited today. The talk also provides some hints for planning your visit. A handout will be provided with details of the buildings discussed.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Grahame Davidson, The Rise & Fall of Marvellous Melbourne, MUP, 1978
  • Philip Goad, Melbourne Architecture, The Watermark Press, 1999
  • Anthony Harvey, The Melbourne Book, Hutchison Press, 1982

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Melbourne during the “boom” period from 1852 to 1891
  • Melbourne during the 1930s depression and the 1934 Centennial exhibition
  • Key buildings in the CSB built during the period, with an discussion of Victorian era and Art Deco architecture
  • Suggestions for planning a visit

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Understand key phases of Melbourne’s history.
  2. Understand key features of Art Deco and Victorian era architecture.
$39 Limited

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07 Jun

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