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.
About The Author
Simon Griffiths is a leading photographer of food, interiors and gardens, and he has worked closely with Paul Bangay on all his books. Simon's photography appears frequently in the major lifestyle magazines, and in books such as Stephanie Alexander's Cooking & Travelling in South-West France.
In the field of gardening and landscape design he has collaborated with Rick Eckersley and Lisa Stafford on their new book Outside, and with Susan Irvine on Rose Gardens of Australia and The Garden at Forest Hall.
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Comments about Shack:
Although quite a simple format, its a lovely reference book of Australia's architectural simplicity when council is left out of the picture and budget constraints apply. Someone stole my first copy so I've actually bought it twice, could there be any higher recommendation to buy this book.
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 25th October 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.8 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1