Alasdair McGregor (Author)

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Alasdair McGregor
Painter, photographer and one-time architect, Alasdair McGregor is the author of The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone, Australia's Wild Islands (both with Quentin Chester), Mawson's Huts: An Antarctic Expedition Journal, Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life and Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. He was artist and photographer for three AAP Mawson's Huts Foundation expeditions to Antarctica, and in 2000 was curator (for the Australian High Commission to Canada) of ' . . . that sweep of splendour': A Century of Australians in Antactica, a travelling exhibition featuring the photography of Frank Hurley. Alasdair McGregor lives in Sydney.

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Book Cover:  Antarctica: That Sweep Of Savage Splendour
In this wide-ranging collection, Alasdair McGregor draws on the best factual and fictional accounts of human activity on the ice to paint a vivid picture of a 'land of unsurpassed desolation'.
In this wide-ranging collection, Alasdair McGregor draws on the best factual and fictional accounts of human activity on the ice to paint a vivid picture of a 'land of unsurpassed desolation'.
Published: 28/06/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742533780
Book Cover:  Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life
'McGregor brings a refined and educated sensibility to his examination of an important Australian life: he does his work with respect and admiration, but never with the gush of hero-worship.'

John Thompson, Australian Book Review

Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia.  Now most famous for his photographs of the Shackleton Endurance and Mawson Antarctic expeditions, he was also a...

'McGregor brings a refined and educated sensibility to his examination of an important Australian life: he does his work with respect and admiration, but never with the gush of hero-worship.'

John Thompson...

Published: 26/10/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670073511
Book Cover:  Grand Obsessions: The Life And Work Of Walter Burley GriffinAnd Marion Mahony Griffin
In this definitive new biography of Griffin husband and wife, Alasdair McGregor delineates the  role each played in the production of their greatest works - Canberra, Castlecrag, Newman College and the rest . . . 
In this definitive new biography of Griffin husband and wife, Alasdair McGregor delineates the  role each played in the production of their greatest works - Canberra, Castlecrag, Newman College and the rest . . . 
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743484388

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