The Artificial Horizon

The Artificial Horizon : Imagining the Blue Mountains

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In his masterful study of he imagined landscape in Australian culture, Martin Thomas disentangles the intricate accumulated meanings of the iconic Australian landscape of the Blue Mountains in NSW. He engages with the complex interplay between myth and history to produce an evocative, sophisticated and wide-ranging discussion of place and colonialism. Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, this is not only an achievement of international scholarly standard, but also a book to savour and enjoy. (Festival Awards for Literature 2004 Program)show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 177 x 246 x 21mm | 654g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 20pp colour plates & b&w photos
  • 0522851517
  • 9780522851519
  • 1,185,816

About Martin Thomas

Formerly a research fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, Martin Thomas is now a postdoctoral fellow in the History Department at the University of Sydney. He has worked as a writer, editor, and a radio producer. Martin lives in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba with his partner and their more

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