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The cosmopolitan soul of architecture: Interior art decoration in late nineteenth-century Australia, and the legacy of Owen Jones

Montana, Andrew


This article asserts the primary role that art decoration played with interior architecture to create imagined connections with the received history of world styles and Australia's position in the modern cosmos. The ideal of cosmopolitanism was vital to Australian metropolitan life and resonated in the art decorations enriching the architectural interiors of private and public buildings throughout the burgeoning capital cities of Australia during the second half of the nineteenth century. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Fabrications The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand


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