(Sydney: Macmillan, 1984). Folio. Orig. cloth. Dustjacket. (312pp.). Profusely illust. in colour and b/w. Fine. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The Land Beyond Time. A Modern Exploration ...
Éditeur : 1984
Description du livre Melbourne, 1984., 1984. 305 pp.; many colour plates throughout, index. Melbourne, 1984. Cloth. First edition. KEYWORDS: 020 Oceania/Australia. N° de réf. du libraire 10893
Description du livre Macmillan, Crows Nest NSW, 1984. Folio hardcover, black boards with red upper board titling and blind-stamped lizard decoration, red spine titling; 312pp., colour & b&w illustrations. Prize sticker on endpaper. Minor wear only; near fine. Minimal wear to dustwrapper edges with small crease to lower front edge (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). "This book results from a commission from the Christensen Fund in the early 1980s to undertake 'a modern exploration' of north-west Australia. Olsen, along with Mary Durack (historian and author), Geoffrey Dutton (poet), Vincent Serventy (naturalist) and Alex Bortignon (photographer), travelled extensively throughout the west on a voyage of rediscovery. His paintings, drawings and water-colours give an unusually candid and colourful account of the journey. His portrayal of Aboriginal families, the landscape and fauna are incisive and perceptive. Of the journey, Olsen says: 'Mere scientific observation or topographical rendering in itself would be quite unsatisfactory if it were not informed by some mythical moving force. Man can be seen as another 'magical' source, not dominant, but part of nature's unity. During the expedition I was constantly reminded of Elliot's line in the quartets: 'I am in the landscape and the landscape is in me'. Olsen's strident personal vision of the landscape is a volatile blend of symbolism, expression and naturalism. In his major paintings, the landscape lies flat beneath the viewer, the perspectives gained from flight. This innovation permits the marks and lines on the canvas to be energised and empowered with suggestion and symbolism. A flick of the brush becomes a metaphor for life itself. "- Michael Pursche. N° de réf. du libraire 80083
Description du livre 1984, 1984. (Sydney 1984). Folio. Orig. cloth. Dustjacket. (312pp.). Profusely illust. in colour and b/w. Minor bump on back cover otherwise fine. N° de réf. du libraire 210699
Description du livre Melbourne, Macmillan, 1984., 1984. Large quarto, 312pp., gilt-decorated full leather binding in publisher's clear dustwrapper. Profusely illustrated with the work of Australian artist, John Olsen. A fine copy. First edition, special issue limited to 500 copies, signed by the artist and all contributors. N° de réf. du libraire 75499