An Everyday Transience: The Urban Imaginary of Goldfields Photographer John Joseph Dwyer
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.
Shortlisted – 2011 APA Book Design Awards (Best Designed Cover of the Year)
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