This much loved and very popular book will now be available again, in an attractive paperback edition. A diverse collection of private and public dwellings from 100 years of Canberra, revealing social history, and the innovation and foresight of owners and designers.
Abandoned buildings are a viewfinder into our heritage and often offer us a story. With over 140 eye-catching images from places such as eerie old factories, crumbling asylums, untouched country theatres, forgotten homes, all with a small insight into their history, this is a showcase of some amazing locations within a few hours’ drive of Brisbane.
Abandoned Melbourne shows Melbourne vacant, with the CBD’s places and spaces, customarily buzzing, rendered motionless and without life during the 2020 Covid lockdown. Melbournian landscape photographer Gavin John turned his camera and his focus onto vistas of a different nature and reveals downtown Melbourne as it has never been witnessed before.
Abandoned buildings are a viewfinder into our heritage and often offer us a story. In this beautifully photographed book, the author has captured Perth’s abandoned places in emotive form: places as dark as time; history forgotten in the folds of the subconscious mind; beauty in decay, a presentation of life open to our personal interpretations.