Around the Sheds
Five Mile Press, HB, 9781743460047
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The photographer who gave us Woolsheds (Five Mile Press. HB. $39.95) now turns his attention to what’s around the sheds – the people, the dogs, the dunnies, the spirit. Chapman travelled to every state so that he could document places where much has changed from the days of Australia’s early settlement, yet so much remains the same. The shearers, roustabouts, farmhands, cooks and woolgrowers he encountered all share a common link – their passion to preserve this unique aspect of Australian life. Around the Sheds is an invaluable historical record of an Australian way of life that may well be drawing to a close.
The Big Screen
The Story of the Movies
Allen Lane, HB, 9781846143144
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At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered to huddled masses sitting in the dark. Then, movies began transforming our society and our perception of the world. Now, although still richly entertaining, do they still have the same power? What have they done to our lives? In The Big Screen, David Thomson, one of film’s greatest living experts, tells the enthralling story of the movies, and how they have shaped our society.
Panoramas of Old Australia
National Library of Australia, HB, 9780642277503
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Capturing Time: Panoramas of Old Australia covers the period between the 1820s and 1930s, and features 23 painted and photographic local panoramas. This fascinating peek into our developing nation’s major cities while still in nappies is highlighted by Samuel Jackson’s painting of Melbourne in 1841, a bucolic village scene where the Paris end of Collins Street is nothing more than a couple of trees and a dirt track. In contrast, a photographic panorama of Sydney in 1880 shows a recognisable and picturesque harbour city. Each panorama is supported with plenty of background anecdotes and information, including detailed listings of historic buildings and sights to help you find your bearings when seeking to recapture the original view.
Abrams, HB, 9780810998049
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Photographer, blogger and fashion maven Todd Selby (theselby.com and The Selby is in Your Place) is back behind the lens, this time profiling the kitchens, gardens, homes and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. He takes us behind the scenes with Noma chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen; to Tokyo to have a slice with pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma; and to London to sample some nose-to-tail eating with Fergus and Margot Henderson. Many of the photographic profi les are accompanied by a handwritten questionnaire completed by the chef. Celebrity, food and fashion – it’s a truly Selby-esque celebration!
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The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott
Little Brown, HB, 9781408703007
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During the final months of his fateful expedition to the Antarctic, Robert Falcon Scott took a series of breathtaking photographs: panoramas of the continent, superb depictions of mountains and formations of ice and snow, and photographs of the explorers on the polar trail. Never before published – they were initially fought over, then neglected, then lost – they have now been resurrected and showcased in this handsome volume.
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Ralph Ashton (ed)
Allen & Unwin, PB, 9781742372846
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The Tarkine is one of the largest temperate rainforests on Earth, covering an area of 4500 square kilometres in Tasmania’s northwest. A wilderness wonderland of wild rivers, dramatic coastal heathlands, button grass plains, bare mountains, ancient Huon pines, giant eucalypts and other flora, it is also home to Aboriginal sites, rare and endangered birds and countless animals. Despite this, it’s not currently protected as a national heritage location. In this book, some of Tasmania’s most celebrated photographers capture the Tarkine’s haunting landscape – from the most delicate and detailed of subjects to sweeping aerial views – and their images are reproduced alongside brief inspirational passages from leading local writers.