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The Resource Comfort and judgement : nineteenth-century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity, Gene Bawden

Comfort and judgement : nineteenth-century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity, Gene Bawden

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Comfort and judgement : nineteenth-century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity
Title
Comfort and judgement
Title remainder
nineteenth-century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity
Statement of responsibility
Gene Bawden
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Contributor
Author
Degree granting institution
Degree supervisor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'My journey to this book is the culmination of a long-held fascination with the history and currency of Australia's domestic interior. Having been born in a remote, desert-bound Queensland town, I have felt its power as a solace; a retreat from the extremities of the Australian environment. The interior provided a zone in which we were kept safe, but so too were our traditions, behaviours and belief systems. As I sifted through the pages of Australia's nineteenth-century advice manuals on the subject, featuring caverns of formal furniture suites, patterned carpet, velvet drapes, china cabinets, occasional tables, and collections of ornaments all awkwardly coalescing in spaces impregnated with the acrid waft of furniture polish, I was struck by the continuum of the interior and its purpose; as a refuge to induce both comfort and confidence.' Since the earliest days of colonisation white Australians have protectively swaddled themselves in the domestic interior. Faced with a disconcerting and entirely alien environment, the replication of English interiors provided the colony's settler communities with the tether they sought to a guiding homeland and its comforting rules and practices. Though Australian identity is aligned, truthfully or otherwise, to the `masculine' exterior: the bush, the outback and the beach, women were imperative to settler communities, and so too were the interiors they created. Comfort and Judgement provides a richer, deeper understanding of the Australian home than has been realised before
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10803307
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VWMR
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Bawden, Gene Thomas
Degree
Ph. D
Dewey number
994
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
Monash University
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Morgan, Luke
  • Monash University
  • Monash University
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True
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  • Advice manuals
  • Australian identity
  • Interior design
  • Typography
  • Graphic design
  • Nineteenth century
  • Colonialism & imperialism
Target audience
specialized
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nineteenth century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity
Label
Comfort and judgement : nineteenth-century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity, Gene Bawden
Link
http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/1176484
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Production
Note
  • Abstract: page I
  • Winner of the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Excellence, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066032071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lviii, 166 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925835489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1114489275
Label
Comfort and judgement : nineteenth-century advice manuals and the scripting of Australian identity, Gene Bawden
Link
http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/1176484
Production
Note
  • Abstract: page I
  • Winner of the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Excellence, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066032071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lviii, 166 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925835489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1114489275

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