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Mark Strizic: Melbourne: Marvellous to Modern

Matthews, Emma (text); Barry Jones (intro) & Mark
Thames and Hudson / State Library of Victoria
2009
ISBN: 9780500500194
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Format: Hardcover in Dustjacket
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Condition: FINE

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This magnificent collection of photographs arose from the creativity of a young photographer and his adoption of his new home town, Melbourne. His pictures were taken at a time when the Victorian elegance of the city once known as 'Marvellous Melbourne' was being punctuated by a wave of development and the modern architectural movement. The versatility of his work shows us many aspects of Melbourne - its magnificent architectural heritage, its intimate and vibrant laneways, its grand arcades counter-posed against the sudden spaces of the wrecker, the brash intrusion of the glass and concrete skyscrapers, the poignancy of poverty in the run-down inner suburbs. We see the people, on grand occasions such as the 1954 Royal Visit, or just caught in their own world of travelling, shopping, resting, walking, working. pp. 176 b & w photographs First Edition #0320

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