Tag: Architectural History

Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini

The European Visual Culture Seminar presents: Caitlin Breare Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini Despite now being renowned as a Baroque genius, architect Francesco Borromini suffered an exasperating and tumultuous career involving numerous personal conflicts and the subsequent loss of several commissions. One of these losses also happened to be his longest project as architect of the Oratory of the Filippini, an appointment that ended after some 15 years of partnership. Founded in 1575, the Congregation of the Oratory was one of several religious groups that emerged in sixteenth-century Italy. Characterised by their eccentric yet charismatic founder, Filippo Neri, and novel in many ways, their values initially seemed well suited to the idiosyncratic architect. This paper attempts to unravel the complex mechanisms of patronage at work, focusing on the problematic development of the…

Lecture: Restoring our Icons – The Royal Exhibition Buildings

Restoring our Icons National Archaeology Week 2010 Lecture Series Tuesday 18 May 2010, 6-7pm Peter Lovell and Fraser Brown talk about work on Australia’s first built World Heritage Listed site. Major conservation and restoration work has been undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens over the past four decades. Architecture and heritage consultants Peter Lovell and Fraser Brown from Lovell Chen have actively contributed to the renaissance of the complex that culminated in its 2004 inscription on the World Heritage List. Projects undertaken at various times included the removal of massive additions, external and internal fabric conservation, and subtle adaptive reuse works. They were responsible for reroofing works, including the stabilisation and re-slating of the dome, and extensive render repair and reconstruction – the north façade has largely been rebuilt. Inside, the 1901 decorative treatment was investigated and…

Symposium: Cities and History: new voices, new approaches

Cities & History: new voices, new approaches Friday 21 May 2010 9am to 5pm Discovery Centre, Melbourne Museum Presented by the Institute for Public History at Monash University & Museum Victoria A one-day symposium featuring emerging Melbourne-based urban historians.  With commentary by Professor Helen Meller, Nottingham University, UK and Professor Erik Olssen, Otago University, NZ. Speakers Include: · Jenny Coates, Monash University · Cameron Logan, University of Melbourne · Dan Morrow, University of Melbourne · Bernice Ngo, La Trobe University and Museum Victoria · Carla Pascoe, University of Melbourne · Adrian Regan, Monash University · Simone Sharpe, Monash University · Sarah Rood, WayBack When Consulting Historians · Frank Vitelli, University of Melbourne Cost: $10.00 (pay on day) Enquiries: Seamus O’Hanlon, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University (seamus.ohanlon@arts.monash.edu.au) RSVP: Kerrie Alexander, Institute for Public History, Monash University (Kerrie.alexander@arts.monash.edu.au)…

Architectural History Grant: SAHANZ David Saunder's Foundation Grant

David Saunders Founder’s Grant Aim: The aim of the David Saunders Founders Grant is to foster new research in architectural history and theory. Applications can be made to apply for funds to assist in field-work, archival assistance, printing and reproduction costs in preparation for publication. The award cannot be used to fund conference travel or registration. The Grant will total AUD$2000. Submission, Criteria and Award Conditions: 1.  Project proposals must include an outline of the project, budget and its justification, and proposed outcomes (See Application requirements below). 2.  Applicants are required to be financial members of SAHANZ at the time of submission and to maintain their  membership during the period of the award. 3.  Priority will be given to candidates who intend to publish the results of their research. SAHANZ reserves the right to have first option to publish part…

New online journal from the Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians has recently launched a new online journal. Unlike many other online journals that have simply (and usefully) created sites that publish papers similar to text journals the new SAH journal will take full advantage of new technology. The online version, dubbed JSAH Online, will support presentation methods — such as video, virtual modeling and digital mapping — that academics have employed for some time, but could show off only in venues with the capacity to handle to multimedia exhibitions, such as live demonstrations and museum installations. The first edition features an article about funeral processions in the Roman Forum, which is accompanied by multimedia components such as a 3-D layout of the forum, superimposed on a Google Earth map, where readers can toggle a timeline icon to show how the forum evolved over several centuries.…

Writing Architecture: A Symposium on Innovations in the Textual and Visual Critique of Buildings

Deadline – 16th April 2010. Abstracts are invited on innovative approaches to critical and creative work about buildings and places, through text and or images. Both scholarly papers and new examples of critical and creative work are welcome. The conference will be held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, and the State Library of Queensland, on July 22 & 23 2010. Keynote speaker is Professor Katja Grillner, KTH Stockholm. Within an expanding international discourse on writing and architecture, the conference invites a broad range of disciplinary approaches including perspectives from photography, literature, philosophy, anthropology, aesthetics, the fine arts, design, psychology, cultural studies, art history, creative writing, sociology, journalism, and others. Topics might include, but are not limited to: WRITING AS AN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE: When and how is writing an architectural medium? What might an experimental writing in architecture and its…