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Type: Thesis
Title: Masculine constructions : gender in twentieth-century architectural discourse : 'Gods', 'Gospels' and 'tall tales' in architecture / Deborah White
Other Titles: Gender in twentieth-century architectural discourse : 'Gods', 'Gospels' and 'tall tales' in architecture
'Gods', 'Gospels' and 'tall tales' in architecture
Author: White, Deborah
Issue Date: 2001
School/Discipline: School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Abstract: An 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.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, 2003
Subject: Le Corbusier, 1887-1965 Criticism and interpretation
Murcutt, Glenn, 1936- Criticism and interpretation
Architecture and women.
Feminism and architecture.
Architecture and society Australia History
Women architects Australia History
Architecture Australia 20th century
Feminist theory
Description: Includes 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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-251)
[xxiv], 252 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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