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Ashton, Robert: Fitzroy 1974

First published in 1974, Into the Hollow Mountains was a landmark book featuring black-and-white images taken by Robert Ashton around the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, alongside original writing from local creatives including author Helen Garner. Fitzroy 1974 presents an authentic record of what it was like to live and work in one of Australia's most bohemian enclaves during a time of unprecedented change.

In 1970s Fitzroy the colonial roots of urban Australia were still on show from bluestone lanes to hard-case pubs. The suburb began to teem with a new diversity, as the children of migrants set about finding their place among the high-rise commission flats. The streets were a sanctuary for First Nations People from all over the Kulin nation and beyond. Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Mercy sat beside the Divine Light Mission, the Greek Orthodox Church and the good Protestant nuns, around the corner from student flop houses and industrial sweat shops. Fitzroy become a haven for painters, musicians, writers and photographers chasing cheap rent, driving a creative legacy rivalling Greenwich Village in New York or Montmartre in Paris.

Now published with new writing edited by novelist Gregory Day, this compelling collection offers a rare glimpse into one of Australia's most influential suburbs at a pivotal moment in history.
 
Autor Ashton, Robert
Verlag Hardie Grant Publishing Group
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Seitenangabe 184 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen Hardback; color and black and white
Masse H29.5 cm x B24.0 cm
Coverlag Hardie Grant Books (Imprint/Brand)
First published in 1974, Into the Hollow Mountains was a landmark book featuring black-and-white images taken by Robert Ashton around the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, alongside original writing from local creatives including author Helen Garner. Fitzroy 1974 presents an authentic record of what it was like to live and work in one of Australia's most bohemian enclaves during a time of unprecedented change.

In 1970s Fitzroy the colonial roots of urban Australia were still on show from bluestone lanes to hard-case pubs. The suburb began to teem with a new diversity, as the children of migrants set about finding their place among the high-rise commission flats. The streets were a sanctuary for First Nations People from all over the Kulin nation and beyond. Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Mercy sat beside the Divine Light Mission, the Greek Orthodox Church and the good Protestant nuns, around the corner from student flop houses and industrial sweat shops. Fitzroy become a haven for painters, musicians, writers and photographers chasing cheap rent, driving a creative legacy rivalling Greenwich Village in New York or Montmartre in Paris.

Now published with new writing edited by novelist Gregory Day, this compelling collection offers a rare glimpse into one of Australia's most influential suburbs at a pivotal moment in history.
 
CHF 62.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-74379-941-3
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Ashton, Robert

Photographer Robert Ashton has been documenting inner-urban life in Melbourne since the 1970s, and his work has been widely exhibited around Australia. Gregory Day is an award-winning novelist, poet, essayist and musician known for novels including Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive.

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