Sydney | Author: Delia Falconer
Sydney has always been the sexiest and brashest of our cities, but perhaps the most misunderstood. In this new edition of Sydney, Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity and jacarandas, its fireworks, glitz and magic. But she discards lazy stereotypes to reveal a complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply spiritual.
Beginning with her childhood in a decaying '70s Sydney, caught between a faded Art Deco age and mega development, Falconer intertwines her own stories with the wellsprings of the city's history and its literary past. Melancholic, moving and funny, Sydney is intensely atmospheric and seductive. In a new afterward, Falconer ponders the city's twenty-first century transformations ? might it have become a softer, nicer place? Will it be able to withstand the real presence of climate change?
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How to make a basket | Author: Jazz Money
Simmering with protest and boundless love, Jazz Money's David Unaipon Award-winning collection,?how to make a basket, examines the tensions of living in the Australian colony today. By turns scathing, funny...
Songlines: The Power and Promise | Author: Margo Neale and Lynne Kelly
The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to First Nations?knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future. Exploring practices such as architecture and design,...
Design: Building on Country | Author: Alison Page
Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country. It is visible in the aerodynamic boomerang, the ingenious design of...