Corrigan and Burgess - continuity and renewal in Melbourne architecture

Evans, D 2006, 'Corrigan and Burgess - continuity and renewal in Melbourne architecture', in T. McMinn, J. Stephens and S. Basson (ed.) Proceedings [of the] Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand XXIII Annual Conference 2006 : SAHANZ 2006 : contested terrains, Fremantle, Australia, 29 September - 2 October 2006, pp. 135-139.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Corrigan and Burgess - continuity and renewal in Melbourne architecture
Author(s) Evans, D
Year 2006
Conference name Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand XXIII annual conference 2006
Conference location Fremantle, Australia
Conference dates 29 September - 2 October 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings [of the] Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand XXIII Annual Conference 2006 : SAHANZ 2006 : contested terrains
Editor(s) T. McMinn
J. Stephens
S. Basson
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 135
End page 139
Total pages 5
Abstract In the latter half of the 1970s the field of Melbourne Architecture was broadly seen as a contested terrain as the emergent flag-bearers of architectural renewal struggled to establish their position, independent-from and perhaps in opposition-to, the hegemony of late-modern brutalism. The two main agents of architectural change at this time were Peter Corrigan and Gregory Burgess who-thirty years later- were both awarded the RAIA national gold medal in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In the architectural discourse of the time the process of renewal that they instigated was broadly associated with the writings of Robert Venturi and accordingly allocated the title 'Postmodernism.' On the evidence of a shared rejectionof the aethetic characteristics of late modernism evident in their work. It was widely assumed, that Burgess and Corrigan occupied common groudn philsophically; that the work of both of us was in line with the post modern revision of contemporary architecture then sweeping the world.
Subjects Architecture not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) twentieth century Australian architectural history
Melbourne
architecture
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