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Ghost nation : imagined space and Australian visual culture, 1901-1939 / Laurie Duggan. (2001)

Authors: Duggan, Laurie.
Publisher:St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 60 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 60 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Duggan, Laurie.
Copyright:
  • ©2001
Content Types:
  • still image
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xxiii, 292 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Summary:
  • A vividly written account of Australia's visual arts from Federation through to the end of the Depression, the period from which the modernist movement evolved. Poet, Laurie Duggan, draws together areas of Australian cultural history which have formerly been treated through separate disciplines, eg modernism and feminism.
Contents:
  • A Floating World
  • Making sense
  • Imagining home
  • The Barbary Coast
  • Nature, light and space
  • Other places: the narrative of the 'Gorilla'
  • Economies of Scale
  • Seedless flowers
  • Grotesque, mirthful, cunning and quaint
  • The road to Hyperborea
  • Heresy and/​or Utopia
  • Techno-Pastoral
  • New and old dreams
  • Eleuthoromania
  • L'Esprit Nouveau
  • Colour music and other displacements
  • The Bridge
  • The hallucinatory city
  • Heaventy Cities/​Earthly Cities
  • Rome or Naples?
  • The birth and rebirth of suburban space
  • 'A sort of mythical thing'
  • Postscript: the Wizards of Castlecrag
  • On the Frontier
  • Design, myth and history
  • Interiors (1)
  • Space, time and anthropology
  • Interiors (2)
  • 1938: history as tableau.
  • More...
  • More...
Notes:
  • Originally published as the Author's thesis (Ph.D) in 1998.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-280)
Other Form:
  • Online version Duggan, Laurie. Ghost nation. St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2001 (OCoLC)606573322
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0702231894 (pbk.)
Dewey Number:
  • 700.994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 24001100
  • 24001100
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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