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At Home in Australia Hardcover – 3 Nov 2003

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (3 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500511411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500511411
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 19.7 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,324,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HardCover. Pub Date: October 2003 Pages: 256 in Publisher: THAMES Info & HUDSON Click on the Google Preview image above to the read some pages of this book! Peter Conrad is one of the most gifted writers Whether exploring the history of our time. of opera (A Song of Love and Death). the essence of a movie director (The Hitchcock Murders). or the twentieth-century relationship between art and life (Modern Times. Modern Places). he has dazzled audiences for nearly thirty-five years since he left his native Australia for a life spent mainly in Oxford. London. Lisbon. and New York. In this new book. Conrad tells the story of what Australiathe people. the bush. the desert. the citiesused to be like. and what it has now become. He uses all his special gifts of making us feel that the particular. in this case a country far from the horizons of most of us. is nevertheless of intense...

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Taking the family photo album to the horizon and far beyond, Conrad supplies whimsical, artistic critiques for a whole museum-load of oddball Australian photographs. Each picture receives critical, contemplative commentary, be it oily hands from fixing a car, or statuary above a barbershop. The photos run the gamut of Australian history, and therefore the book qualifies as "history." I'd compare it to an art gallery of photos collected from back yards, airports, watering holes, or wherever. Each photo has a little essay in fine print, so you have to stand close to the wall to read it. People who know and love Australia may find it strikes a thousand chords, and strangers may feel very little.
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This is a beautiful book to have in your bookcase just to look at for the amazing photography and to cheer you up on a rainy day!
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HASH(0x8e3f006c) out of 5 stars A national family photo album 8 May 2012
By Brian Griffith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Taking the family photo album to the horizon and far beyond, Conrad supplies whimsical, artistic critiques for a whole museum-load of oddball Australian photographs. Each picture receives critical, contemplative commentary, be it oily hands from fixing a car, or statuary above a barbershop. The photos run the gamut of Australian history, and therefore the book qualifies as "history." I'd compare it to an art gallery of photos collected from back yards, airports, watering holes, or wherever. Each photo has a little essay in fine print, so you have to stand close to the wall to read it. People who know and love Australia may find it strikes a thousand chords, and strangers may feel very little.
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HASH(0x8e3f02b8) out of 5 stars Deceiving 29 Jan. 2013
By sunshine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When you read the description of the book, it did not say that all of the photos were in black and white. It was a gift for my son that has traveled to Australia and he was quite disappointed.
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