An Everyday Transience: The Urban Imaginary of Goldfields Photographer John Joseph Dwyer
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010
FORMAT: Hardcover
EXTENT: 200 pages
SIZE: 250 x 305 mm
ISBN: 9781921401442
RIGHTS: World
CATEGORY: Art, Photography and Design, Philip Goldswain, William Taylor,
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An Everyday Transience: The Urban Imaginary of Goldfields Photographer John Joseph Dwyer

$59.95

Phillip Goldswain and William Taylor


The work of 19th century photographer John Joseph Dwyer reveals the evolution of Australia’s Goldfields – its wealth, rapid growth and the subtle changes these invoked. A stunningly crafted book, An Everyday Transience blends Dwyer’s poignant photos with six essays and a short story by prize-winning author Joan London.

Editors Philip Goldswain and William Taylor pass an analytical eye over the 150 images featured - many of them discovered following Dwyer’s death - comprising of street and industrial photography that reflect the developments and innovations of that time and the amazing changes that Kalgoorlie experienced at the turn of the 20th century.

Awards

Shortlisted – 2011 APA Book Design Awards (Best Designed Cover of the Year)

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Praise for An Everyday Transience:

An Everyday Transience is an attractive and well-designed book, reflecting the high production values of UWA Publishing.

HISTORY AUSTRALIA

 

This… is a book that defies genre. As the lines blur between fiction, fact and visual imagery, it provides a remarkable insight into the rapid growth of a remarkable town.

JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HISTORY