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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Deborahen
dc.descriptionIncludes 2 previously published journal articles by the author: Women in architecture: a personal reflection ; and, "Half the sky, but no room of her own", as appendices.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 233-251)en
dc.description[xxiv], 252 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.description.abstractAn examination of some texts influential in the discourse of Australian architecture in the twentieth century. Explores from a feminist standpoint the gendered nature of discourse in contemporary Western architecture from an Australian perspective. The starting point for the thesis was an examination of Australian architectual discourse in search of some explanation for the continuing low numbers of women practitioners in Australia. Hypothesizes that contemporary Western architecture is imbued with a pervasive and dominant masculinity and that this is deeply imbedded in its discursive constructions: the body housed by architecture is assume to be male, the mind which produces architecture is assumed to be masculine. Given the cultural location of Australian architecture as a marginal participant in the wider arena of contemporary Western / international discourses, focuses on writing about two iconic figues in Western architecture; Le Corbusier, of international reknown; and, Glenn Murcutt, of predominantly local significance.en
dc.format.extent198078 bytesen
dc.subject.lcshLe Corbusier, 1887-1965 Criticism and interpretationen
dc.subject.lcshMurcutt, Glenn, 1936- Criticism and interpretationen
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and women.en
dc.subject.lcshFeminism and architecture.en
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and society Australia Historyen
dc.subject.lcshWomen architects Australia Historyen
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture Australia 20th centuryen
dc.subject.lcshFeminist theoryen
dc.titleMasculine constructions : gender in twentieth-century architectural discourse : 'Gods', 'Gospels' and 'tall tales' in architecture / Deborah Whiteen
dc.title.alternativeGender in twentieth-century architectural discourse : 'Gods', 'Gospels' and 'tall tales' in architectureen
dc.title.alternative'Gods', 'Gospels' and 'tall tales' in architectureen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Designen
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dc.description.dissertationThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, 2003en
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