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A plan for Wellington until the destruction : utopic excavations at the palisade

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dc.contributor.author Dunham, Donald James
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-20T19:26:34Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T22:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-20T19:26:34Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T22:40:03Z
dc.date.copyright 1996
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/27236
dc.description.abstract Utopian thought and architecture and their inseparable interlock are examined. From this catechism, based on historical precedents evaluated using critical interpretation, a plan for Wellington motivated by the desire for perfection is devised. Architecture and utopian complicity can be traced back to Vitruvius, and the subsequent 2000 years have produced many further examples of this. Semiotic investigations have rendered this observation with great clarity; according to Marin, "The content of utopia is the organization of space as a text."Marin, 9. Thus the content of utopia is the production of architecture as a text. The inverse of this can also be stated. The Manuels write: "Architecture readily lends itself to utopian constructs."Manuel and Manuel, 812. Architecture as a medium for utopian imaging is also explored; although this is hardly new, it may well become the singular authoritative device for the generation of new forms of and in our cities. Again the Manuels write: "Perhaps the whole tradition of the written utopia may become extinct while the silent architectural drawing and the speaking film become the favored media of utopian expression."Manuel and Manuel, 813. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title A plan for Wellington until the destruction : utopic excavations at the palisade en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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