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The Invention of Melbourne

A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect

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Buch. Hardcover


277 S.

In englischer Sprache

Melbourne University Publishing. ISBN 978-0-522-87563-8

Format (B x L): 19,3 x 25,6 cm


The Invention of Melbourne defines the relationship between an architect of genius, William Wardell, and the first Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, James Goold, an Irishman educated in Risorgimento, Italy. Their partnership produced St Patrick's, the largest cathedral of the 19th century anywhere in the world, and some thirteen churches, decorated with hundreds of Baroque paintings. These ambitious policies coincided with the Gold Rush, which contributed financially to their success.

The contribution made by Wardell and Goold to the built environment of Melbourne remains significant, and the essays in this volume radically reassess Goold, who until now has been either dismissed as a stern, aloof Irish cleric, or viewed more favourably for his achievements as a champion of Catholic education. Similarly, Wardell's legacy to Melbourne has been forgotten despite the conspicuous presence of Government House and the Gothic Bank, for many Melburnians their most favourite building.

Together, they actively and creatively shaped the city that became a major international metropolis.

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