Frieze and Grotesque on Colonnade in the University of Queensland Great Court

De Gruchy, Graham Francis. Frieze and Grotesque on Colonnade in the University of Queensland Great Court.

 
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Title Frieze and Grotesque on Colonnade in the University of Queensland Great Court
Alternative Title University of Queensland Great Court, Colonnade
Abstract/Summary Frieze depicting shields/ coat of arms from Universities around the world, native animals and flora. Grotesque (wall-protuding sculpture)which depicts known and unknown identities from the early days of the university and some classical figures.
Date of construction 1937-1979
Date photo taken 1986
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Hennessy, Hennessy and Co
Hennessy, John Francis (Jack) (Snr)
Hennessy, John Francis (Jack) (Jr)
Photographer De Gruchy, Graham Francis
Location The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Educational facilities
Subcategory Universities
Period Inter-war (1915-1940)
Post-war (1940-1960)
Style Stripped classical
Academic classical
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Concrete construction
Masonry construction
Columns
Building Materials Sandstone
Concrete
Architectural Features Arches
Colonnades
Friezes
Grotesques
Sculptures
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References Moore, Clive. "The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at the University of Queensland: Investing in the Future." Crossroads Vol.5, 2 (2011):19-33. http://www.uq.edu.au/crossroads/Archives/Vol%205/Issue%202%202011/Vol5Iss211%20-%206.Moore%20%28p.19-33%29.pdf
Additional Notes UQ C "The shields and coats of arms from universities all over the world were added to the colonnade, in addition to carvings of native animals and flora." "the grotesques, or wall-protruding sculptures, which depict known and unknown identities from the early days of the university and some classical figures" "The grotesques, the crests and other ornamentation around the Great Court are too numerous to discuss here. The best way to comprehend them all is to walk the precinct with a copy of Pascoe’s A Guide to the Great Court." -Clive Moore, The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at the University of Queensland: Investing in the Future
 
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