A cloud of things | A network of texts: form, content, politics, and meaning in an Australian architectural periodical

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Abstract

This thesis examines the independent Australian architectural periodical Transition, arguing that many of the practices, concepts, and theories explored in that magazine made their way into architectural discourse from across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. The thesis adopts a necessarily multidisciplinary approach, deploying tools from historical and analytic bibliography, sociology, graphic design theory, architectural theory, and semiotics. The periodical is revealed as a gathering of disparate actors, concerns, and interests, which were nonetheless drawn together into a printed, bound, and distributable object, one that has been a significant contributor to the construction of Australian architectural culture.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Westbrook, Nigel, Supervisor
  • Goldswain, Philip, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date10 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 23/03/2018 to 23/03/2020. Made publicly available on 23/03/2020.

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