The Invention of Melbourne

A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect

Jaynie Anderson, Max Vodola, Shane Carmody
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The Invention of Melbourne

Published

6 August 2019

ISBN

9780522875638

Weight

1178g

Size

256mm x 198mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

The Invention of Melbourne

A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect

Jaynie Anderson, Max Vodola, Shane Carmody
The origin story of Melbourne's Gothic churches.
The Invention of Melbourne defines the relationship between an architect of genius, William Wardell, and the first Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, James Goold, an Irishman educated in Risorgimento, Italy. Their partnership produced St Patrick's, the largest cathedral of the 19th century anywhere in the world, and some thirteen churches, decorated with hundreds of Baroque paintings. These ambitious policies coincided with the Gold Rush, which contributed financially to their success. The contribution made by Wardell and Goold to the built environment of Melbourne remains significant. Together, they actively and creatively shaped the city that became a major international metropolis.
The Invention of Melbourne defines the relationship between an architect of genius, William Wardell, and the first Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, James Goold, an Irishman educated in Risorgimento, Italy. Their partnership produced St Patrick's, the largest cathedral of the 19th century anywhere in the world, and some thirteen churches, decorated with hundreds of Baroque paintings. These ambitious policies coincided with the Gold Rush, which contributed financially to their success. The contribution made by Wardell and Goold to the built environment of Melbourne remains significant. Together, they actively and creatively shaped the city that became a major international metropolis.

Jaynie Anderson

Professor Jaynie Anderson is Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne. In 1970 she became the first female Rhodes Fellow at the University of Oxford, where she remained until 1991 lecturing in art history. She was the convenor of the 32nd International Congress in the History of Art, 'Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence', at the University of Melbourne, 13-18 January 2008.

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