Monday, February 20, 2012

The art of being Melbourne

Art meets History in - The Art of Being Melbourne

Maree Coote author of the much-loved The Melbourne Book - A History of Now has published this new fascinating book on the history of Melbourne through the eyes of artists.

The Art of Being Melbourne reveals to the reader the very tangible proximity of Melbourne's origins, by enlisting the insights of artists to show us our heritage, our character, our short history and ourselves. Melbourne's remarkable youth, accelerated development and remote perspective offer a unique insight into the creation and ideation of a city. Each image offers a unique portrait of Melbourne, and reveals the original perspective of both its creator and its moment in history.


'At last, a Melbourne archive. Wonderful.' - MENZIES ART BRANDS

The Art of Being Melbourne includes works by Liardet, Russell, Streeton, Roberts, Beckett, Colahan,Tucker, Blackman, Smart, Brack, Freedman, Kahan, Amor, Senbergs, Shannon, Arkley, Shag, Miso, Luccio, Traill, Breen, Pumfrey, Emmerichs, Bottaro, O'Doherty, Barr, Benincasa, and many, many others.

I am honoured to have a six-page spread in this landmark publication which features some of my Melbourne rainy-street scenes.

Have a look at the book preview page for more information and where to purchase.

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