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dc.contributor.authorTombesi, P
dc.date.available2014-05-21T18:53:55Z
dc.date.issued2003-01-01
dc.identifier.citationTombesi, P. (2003). Back to the future: The pragmatic classicism of Australia's Parliament House. Architectural Research Quarterly, 7 (2), pp.140-154. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1359135503002100.
dc.identifier.issn1359-1355
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/25149
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>Until the launch of Federation Square in Melbourne, in 1997, Australia's contribution to the history of international architectural competitions consisted essentially of two buildings: the Sydney Opera House, won by Jørn Utzon in 1957, and the Federal Parliament House in Canberra, won by Mitchell/Giurgola and Thorp (MGT) in 1980. While Utzon's building is widely acknowledged as a daring piece of innovative design and one of the architectural icons of this century, MGT's winning scheme for Parliament House drew heavy criticism from the moment the proposal was unveiled: neo-Classicist lines, a Beaux-Arts <jats:italic>parti</jats:italic>, and the building's occupation of Capital Hill – at the top of the Griffins' 1912 scheme for Canberra – were seen by many as displaying a lack of sensibility towards Australian landscape, culture, and ingenuity, and as the result of a conservative approach to contemporary urban design.</jats:p>
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dc.languageen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.subjectArchitecture ; Other
dc.titleBack to the future: The pragmatic classicism of Australia's Parliament House
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1359135503002100
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArchitecture, Building And Planning
melbourne.source.titleArchitectural Research Quarterly
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages140-154
dc.research.coderfcd310101
dc.research.codeseo1998680299
melbourne.publicationid33387
melbourne.elementsid267160
melbourne.contributor.authorTombesi, Paolo
dc.identifier.eissn1474-0516
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