The Resource Aboriginal signs and architectural meanings, Part 2, Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs, Paul Memmott

Aboriginal signs and architectural meanings, Part 2, Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs, Paul Memmott

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Aboriginal signs and architectural meanings, Part 2, Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs
Title
Aboriginal signs and architectural meanings
Title number
Part 2
Title part
Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs
Statement of responsibility
Paul Memmott
Title variation
Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs
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Language
eng
Summary
"This paper deals with a number of particular designs for town plans and buildings which have been prepared for a Aboriginal clients and which illustrate attempts to incorporate two and three-dimensional signs relevant to Aboriginal culture. Although the designs were prepared for Aboriginal clients, the users were not necessarily Aboriginal people. This raises the issue of public meaning versus private meaning in architectural symbolism, and the difficulty of communicating public meaning through a buildings image without understanding inner cultural meaning. One has to differentiate the various categories of clients, gain understanding of their respective knowledge bases then choose the messages to be communicated to each respective category, Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal or both, and design accordingly." [ Authors abstract ]; includes plans for eight different towns generated by Aboriginal elders, with Jim Downing; Four Seasons Kakadu 'crocodile hotel' at Kakadu National Park, Jabiru;includes brief discussion on copyright
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Memmott, Paul
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Downing, Jim
  • Architecture
  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Mural painting and decoration
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Aboriginal signs and architectural meanings, Part 2, Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs, Paul Memmott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Architectural semiotics in designing for Aboriginal clients -- A case study of signs in town plans -- A note on Aboriginal museums and cultural centes -- Two-dimensional signs on buildings -- Ngaripuluwamigi Nguiu Keeping Place, Bathurst Island - use of a regional Indigenous icon -- Carnarvon Gorge Aboriginal Museum - use of a set of iconic-type signs -- An Aboriginal alcoholic rehabilitation Centre, Kinchela Creek, N.S.W -- Brambuk Living Cultural Centre -- Sculptured buildings - iconic architecture -- Other sources of semiotic inspiration
Extent
p. 38-64
Label
Aboriginal signs and architectural meanings, Part 2, Generating architectural meaning from Aboriginal signs, Paul Memmott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Architectural semiotics in designing for Aboriginal clients -- A case study of signs in town plans -- A note on Aboriginal museums and cultural centes -- Two-dimensional signs on buildings -- Ngaripuluwamigi Nguiu Keeping Place, Bathurst Island - use of a regional Indigenous icon -- Carnarvon Gorge Aboriginal Museum - use of a set of iconic-type signs -- An Aboriginal alcoholic rehabilitation Centre, Kinchela Creek, N.S.W -- Brambuk Living Cultural Centre -- Sculptured buildings - iconic architecture -- Other sources of semiotic inspiration
Extent
p. 38-64

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