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Olive Cotton : a life in photography
Olive Cotton : a life in photography
Ennis, Helen2019
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Biography of leading Australian modernist photographer Olive Cotton, covering her life through childhood, early marriage to fellow photographer Max Dupain and her successful commercial work of the 1930s to her second marriage and life in rural NSW, bringing up children and continuing to work at her art.
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Sydney, NSW : Fourth Estate, 2019.
Collation:
533 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Part one / The trunk -- Wirruna -- 'My medium' -- Newport -- Maxwell Spencer Dupain -- Deepening thought -- The university years -- 'A perfect specimen' -- A strange dream -- Dupain's apprenticeship -- 'Darling lass' -- Great possibilities -- Art and science -- Interior (my room) -- Part two / The Bond Street operation -- Being modern -- Teacup ballet -- Surrealism -- The shell -- Flower studies -- 'Harmonic perception' -- The sea's awakening -- 'A break for independence' -- Max after surfing -- Lucille -- The Max Dupain Studio, 1937-39 -- The Budapest String Quartet -- Stepping into the dark -- Marriage -- Figures in the landscape -- Two girls at Bowral -- War -- Part three / 'The instability of everything' -- The Dupains -- The 'bust-up' -- The company of women -- Transition -- Shared problems in photography -- 'Really great years' -- The Dupain diary -- Divorce -- 'A reasonable sum' -- 'The boy next door' -- Part four / Meeting Ross -- Prescience -- Cordiatlity -- The gift -- Absent without leave -- A talisman -- 'We'll show the world how to live!' -- 'My sweetheart husband' -- Versatility -- End of war -- Sturt -- Homecoming -- A new marriage -- Post-war photography -- Part five / A canvas home -- Trying hard -- Spring Forest -- On flying and other personal matters -- Anecote -- Leaving Ross, one -- Cowra High School -- The Cowra studio -- Jenny Coe -- Loving Ross: the 1960s -- 'The new house' -- Careworn -- Part six / Striking a chord -- The conversational space -- Wild plum -- 'Unbroken time' -- Life review -- The 1990s -- Moths on the windowpane -- Packing up the studio -- Leaving Ross, two -- A force for change -- White irises -- 'The rifle bird's song' -- 'The owl and the pussy-cat' -- On listening -- Light and shade -- Endnotes -- Acknowledgements -- Index -- Inde of Olive Cotton's photographic works.
Awards:
Winner of the 2020 QLD Literary Award for Non-Fiction
ISBN:
9781460758342
Dewey class:
770.92770
Language:
English
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