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Panoramas, whether painted or photographed, were the nineteenth-century equivalent of IMAX or Google maps. These wide-angled views of landscapes and cities fascinated viewers, who had never before seen such far-reaching perspectives on the world around them.
Based on the National Library of Australias extensive collections, Capturing Time: Panoramas of Old Australia looks back on our nation through the magic of panoramas to the streets of Sydney when it was the convict capital, to the gold rushes of Melbourne and to Perth, struggling to establish a toehold on the continents western frontier.
Dating from 1810 to the 1920s, the paintings and photographs include historic views of all of Australias capital cities, plus some country towns. Not only can readers imagine what it might have been like to stand on Sydneys Observatory Hill in 1820, for example, but also what it would have been like to stand there with a companion able to point out landmarks and tell the sorts of interesting stories that only locals know.
Twenty panoramas and over 200 illustrations and maps feature in this jam-packed publication. The author looks at each one, chapter by chapter, exploring the background behind the featured image who created it, why and under what circumstances and providing a lively history of the time, pointing out interesting buildings and landmarks and telling stories and anecdotes about the items depicted.
Edwin Barnard is the author of NLA Publishings highly successful Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photographs.
It’s about time somebody assembled a book about Australian panoramas ... Some are paintings, some are photographs. All are given generous interpretive background y the author, who also provides his own eclectic tidbits of historical insight, with numerous easy-to-read, stand-alone stories, most beautifully illustrated with selected tidbits.