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Shoes For The Moscow Circus  : Scenes From A Hidden World : From Foundries And Flagmakers To Stonemasons And Taxidermists - Leta Keens

Shoes For The Moscow Circus

Scenes From A Hidden World : From Foundries And Flagmakers To Stonemasons And Taxidermists

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Published: 30th March 2010
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Shoes for the Moscow Circus is an atmospheric, lyrical look behind the scenes of a number of Australian trades and industries, many of which are fast disappearing in the modern world.

Arts writer Leta Keens, with photographer Oliver Strewe, visited more than 25 factories and workshops - including an umbrella maker and cricket ball factory, a taxidermist and a bicycle maker, a tannery and a dolls' hospital - and discovered far more than simply the history and processes involved in these trades.

With an engagingly readable style, she also tells the stories of the characters who inhabit these intriguing and often little known worlds.

About the Author

Leta Keens is a Sydney-based journalist who specialises in architecture, design and the arts. She started her career on the architecture and women's pages of a Fleet Street newspaper, and has since worked in Australia, Italy and the United States. She has edited several books, is the co-author of The Slow Guide to Sydney, and has written for a number of publications, including Harper's Bazaar, The Australian newspaper and Qantas in-flight magazine. For a number of years, she has been editor-at-large of the architecture and design magazine, Belle.

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    Comments about Shoes For The Moscow Circus:

    Wonderful book about fellow Australians whom have gotten in there and given it a go.
    A truly inspiring read.

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      Comments about Shoes For The Moscow Circus:

      A fascinating glimpse into many small specialist trades and businesses mainly in Brisbane and Sydney. Easy ready; beautiful photographs; great coffee table book and gift.

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      We can be proud.

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        Comments about Shoes For The Moscow Circus:

        We can be so proud of the people with talent for manufacturing some of the worlds finest equipment.

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        ISBN: 9781741964677
        ISBN-10: 1741964679
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 272
        Published: 30th March 2010
        Publisher: Murdoch Books
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 23.0  x 3.3
        Weight (kg): 1.5
        Edition Number: 1