Shack: In Praise of an Australian Icon

Author: Simon Griffiths

$39.99
SKU: 9781920989125

In Australia shacks have become our protest against the brick veneer, the place where we unwind on holiday, the workshop that feeds our soul.

Photographer Simon Griffiths has travelled the countryside, from Jericho in Tasmania to the remote coast of Broome, to bring us images of shacks that are both familiar and exotic. We meet the shack dwellers – a mix of artists, environmentalists, fishermen, homebuilders and socialites – and experience the pleasure of inhabiting spaces that are at once monuments to self-expression and symbols of old-fashioned common sense.

Beautifully put-together, Shack is a book that takes us back in history, out into the remote reaches of the famous Australian landscape and inwards to connect with our common desire for retreat and renewal.

Price: $39.99

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price:AUD $39.99
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ISBN-10:1920989129
Origin:Australia
Imprint:Lantern
Publisher:Penguin Aus.

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