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Title The invention of Melbourne : a baroque Archbishop and a gothic architect / edited by Jaynie Anderson, Max Vodola and Shane Carmody
Published Carlton, Victoria : Miegunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing Limited, 2019


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Description vii, 319 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimilies ; 26 cm
Contents Situating Goold: pastor and cultural patron / Max Vodola -- Portraits of episcopal authority in colonial Australia / Rachel Naughton -- Ursula Frayne and James Goold: an Irish cultural partnership in nineteenth-century Melbourne / Catherine Kovesi -- 'Sound taste and a love of the fine arts': Bishop Goold's experience of cultural patronage in the diocese of Sydney, 1838-1848 / Peter Cunich -- A baroque Bishop in Catholicism's greater Ireland: the global context of Archbishop James Alipius Goold of Melbourne / Colin Barr -- The pictorial presence of heavenly grace in the art of the renaissance and baroque / Klaus Krüger -- Collecting for conversion: Bishop Goold's passion for late baroque painting / Jaynie Anderson -- 'The rich treasures of Bishop Goold': provenance, exhibition and reception / Callum Reid -- Piranesi, Guercino and Goold's fascination for the baroque / Angelo Lo Conte -- William Wardell's formation in England / Ursula Maria de Jong -- Building the diocese: Bishop Goold's architectural patronage, 1848-1868 / Paola Colleoni -- The Gothic Bank, Melbourne: the design collaboration of William Wardell and Sir George Verdon / Peter Lovell -- Bibliomania in colonial Australia / Wallace Kirsop -- Divining a purpose: the logic of Bishop Goold's library / Shane Carmody, Kerrie Burn, Nick Gellatly and Huw Sandaver
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Notes "This is number one hundred and eighty-six in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes made possible by the Miegunyah Fund established by bequests under the wills of Sir Russell and Lady Grimwade"
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 276-305) and index
Notes Research for this book was funded by the Australian Government throught the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Subject Wardell, William Wilkinson, 1823-1899.
Goold, James Alipius, 1812-1886
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Melbourne, Vic.) -- History.
Painting, Baroque.
Architecture -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Architecture, Gothic -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Church buildings -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- History
Architects -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Biography
Bishops -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Biography
Gothic revival (Architecture) -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Book collecting.
Book collectors.
Art, Baroque.
Melbourne (Vic.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Anderson, Jaynie. editor
Vodola, Max, 1969-, editor
Carmody, Shane, editor
Australian Research Council. sponsoring body
LC no. be2019029852
ISBN 9780522875638 hardback