Melbourne: Marvellous To Modern


TITLE: Melbourne: Marvellous To Modern (Large Hard Cover)

BY: Mark Strizic

ISBN: 9780500500194

PRINT: 2009 (Thames & Hudson Australia)

CONDITION: Good, slight tear to dust jacket (as seen in picture), slight bends on some corners.

SHIPPING: Free within Australia (International buyers need to contact via e-mail)

Hard to find book of Melbourne photography.

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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. Today Mark Strizic is renowned as a photographer. In the 1950s he was a young science student from Europe playing with the possibilities of the camera. As he gained work as a professional his commercial success was accompanied by the instincts and eye of an artist. His solid technicality was accompanied by the whimsy and wit that made him the ‘poet of the fleeting 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 rundown 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.

Weight1.8 kg
Dimensions30 × 25 × 12 cm
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