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Show simple item record Kaji-O'Grady Sandra en_US 2009-08-20T13:01:12Z 2009-08-20T13:01:12Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004469 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kaji-O'Grady Sandra 2006, 'Melbourne versus Sydney', University of Sydney, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 60-72. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1326-4826 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the long rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne for architectural superiority. It is argued that Robin Boyd's 1967 characterisation of Melbourne in the 1950s and of Sydney in the 1960s, which was as much concerned with historical shifts as with regional differences, has been subsequently adopted by Spence in 1985 and others as essential differences between the two cities. The theoretical positions against which the debate has been referred and renewed, resonate with many of the more interesting questions around architectural identity, cultural specificity and geographical location. The most durable of the theoretical frameworks in which the rivalry has been cast is that of critical regionalism. The paper argues that critical regionalist theories have been reduced in such a way that its claims, particularly as they have been applied to Sydney and Melbourne, are readily taken up within the discourses and activities of 'branding.' en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney en_US
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dc.title Melbourne versus Sydney en_US
dc.parent Architectural Theory Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 60 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 72 en_US School of Architecture en_US
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