Posts Tagged ‘ Architectural History ’

Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

April 3, 2014
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This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, some of the...
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Lecture | Donald Bates ‘Architecture, Imagination and Consequences’

March 19, 2014
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As part of the Ian Potter Museum of Art exhibition ‘The Piranesi effect’ leading international architect Donald Bates will discuss the continuing relevance and influence of Piranesi on contemporary architectural practice today ins his lecture ‘Architecture, Imagination and Consequences’. Professor Donald L Bates FAIA, RIBA is Chair of Architectural Design at the University of...
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Lecture Series | Views of Ancient Rome at the State Library of Victoria

March 17, 2014
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Veduta interna del Panteon (View of the interior of the Pantheon), 1760s-70s edition.

Views of Ancient Rome lecture series In association with ASA Cultural Tours, the State Library of Victoria is holding a lecture series that coincides with the exhibition Rome: Piranesi’s vision. The Ruins and Discoveries of Rome 1500-1700  Prof. Frank Sear illuminates the complex development of Roman architecture, examining the ruins that supplied both inspiration...
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Symposium | Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque | Full Program

February 11, 2014
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Remains of the aqueduct of Nero, 1760-78, etching, Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne.

Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque Thursday 27th – Friday 28th February 2014 | University of Melbourne The Australian Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the University Library and the State Library of Victoria will host a conference on Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque on 27 and 28...
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Exhibitions and Symposium | ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ at the SLV and ‘The Piranesi Effect’ at the Ian Potter

December 20, 2013
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Remains of the aqueduct of Nero, 1760-78, etching, Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne.

In February 2014 two exhibitions on the eighteenth-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi will open in Melbourne. The State Library of Victoria will host ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ – an exhibition of Piranesi’s prints, with a particular focus on his Vedute di Roma. This exhibition will draw on the collections of the State Library of...
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New Book | Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 – Harriet Edquist

November 21, 2013
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Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 By Harriet Edquist A free e-book published by the State Library of Victoria, November 2013 For the young colony of Victoria, the 1850s was a time of optimism and hunger for social change. Buoyed by gold-rush wealth and the freedom to...
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Art and Art History News | September 20th 2013

September 20, 2013
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Poussin’s Hannibal Crossing the Alps on a Elephant via Art History Today

 Art and Art History News Katrina Grant The Atlantic asked its readers to tell them why Humanities PhD programs (in the US) haven’t collapsed (and in some cases are growing) if there is no job market? They elicited an interesting range of responses, I think my favourite is ‘Perhaps there is simply an inverse...
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Lecture | Stephen Orgel ‘Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture, Theatre and the World of Jonson and Shakespeare’

September 4, 2013
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Inigo Jones, Design for a Knight's Costume at a Masque

Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture, Theatre and the World of Jonson and Shakespeare Stephen Orgel The architect Inigo Jones’s settings for the fantastic masques he designed for the Stuart court often have a specific, recognizable topography, anchoring what Bacon called toys, Shakespeare called vanities, Samuel Daniel called punctilos of dreams, in a very...
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Lecture | The logic of Joseph Reed’s many styles

August 26, 2013
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The Public Library, Melbourne, Joseph Reed, 1854, lithograph with tint stone. SLV collection.

The logic of Joseph Reed’s many styles Chris Wood A free talk at the State Library of Victoria by Christopher Wood, director of ASA cultural tours, about Melbourne’s major nineteenth-century architect, Joseph Reed (1823–90). Reed’s use of Classical, Romanesque, Gothic, Palladian and many other styles for ‘monuments’ like the Melbourne Public Library, Town Hall,...
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Phd Scholarship | Griffith University PhD Scholarship in Architectural History

August 31, 2012
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Griffith University PhD Scholarship in Architectural History About the scholarship Griffith University’s architecture discipline welcomes applicants for a PhD scholarship in architectural history. The PhD project will complement research on the ARC-funded Future Fellowship recently awarded to A/Prof Andrew Leach (2012-16), which will investigate the status of architectural ideas in the contemporary city (focussed...
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