City Dreamers: The Urban Imagination in Australia by Graeme Davison

By Graeme Davison

I grew to become an city historian simply because i thought that our towns deserved extra of our interest and idealism.

City Dreamers restores Australian towns, and those that created them, to their rightful position within the nationwide mind's eye. development on a lifetime’s paintings, Graeme Davison perspectives Australian background, from 1788 to the current day, in the course of the eyes of urban dreamers – corresponding to Henry Lawson, Charles Bean and

Hugh Stretton – and others who've helped make the towns we inhabit. Davison seems to be at major participants or teams that he calls snobs, slummers, pessimists, exodists, suburbans and anti-suburbans – and argues that there’s a specific twist to the ways that Australians take into consideration towns. and how we are living in them.

This notable publication excavates the cultural heritage of the Australian urban through concentrating on ‘dreamers’, those that conflict to make and re-make our towns. It reminds us that for many folks town is domestic, and it really is there that we discover belonging.

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