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Mirka Georges

Author : Lesley Harding
ISBN : 9780522872217
Genre : Art
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The impact of Mirka and Georges Mora on Australian art and food has been remarkable. Arriving in Melbourne in 1951 from Paris, they energised local society and transformed the culinary and artistic landscapes. Their apartment became a hub for the bohemian set, and their cafes and restaurants brimmed with sophisticated food, sexual intrigue and creative endeavours. Mirka's distinctive art, now collected by major galleries, was a vital part of this heady mix. Their eateries were magnets to the rich and famous, a who's who of the art world and those looking for a seriously good time. Mick Jagger was a customer. As were Bob Dylan, Barry Humphries, Jean Shrimpton, Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Maurice Chevalier and Graham Kennedy. Launched in the year of Mirka's 90th birthday, Mirka & Georges gloriously illustrates the Moras' extraordinary story, with the couple's classic French recipes, photographs from family albums and images from Mirka's studio by internationally renowned photographer Robyn Lea.
Category: Art

Advanced Australian Fare

Author : Stephen Downes
ISBN : 1865085812
Genre : Cooking
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The story of Australian cooking and restaurants.
Category: Cooking


Author : Vera Wasowski
ISBN : 9781863957397
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘My revenge on Hitler is a lifetime in which delight has reached me from a hundred sources, and been welcomed.’—Vera Wasowski A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when German soldiers marched her family into the Lvov Jewish ghetto in Poland. She watched her father take his own life and her mother accede to sexual blackmail in order to ensure her and Vera’s survival. With unsparing honesty and the blackest humour, she recalls a world where the desire to survive was everything. After the war, Vera studied journalism at Warsaw University, throwing herself into the bohemian scene. In 1958, she migrated to Australia with her husband and young son, to escape rising anti-Semitism. Here she would carve out an adventurous career as an ABC TV researcher and producer on pioneering programs such as This Day Tonight. It was a wild time for politics and the media, and Vera was at the centre of it all, mixing with the Hawkes in the 1980s, and forming a close friendship with artist Mirka Mora. In Vera, acclaimed biographer Robert Hillman has captured the fierce and passionate life of an amazing Australian.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sunday S Kitchen

Author : Lesley Harding
ISBN : 9780522857412
Genre : History
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Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table. Sunday's Kitchen tells the story of food and living at the home of John and Sunday Reed, two of Australia's most significant art benefactors. Settling on the fifteen-acre property in 1935, the Reeds transformed it from a run-down dairy farm into a fertile creative space for artists such as Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Charles Blackman. Richly illustrated with art, photographs-many previously unpublished-and recipes from Sunday's personal collection, Sunday's Kitchen recreates Heide's compelling and complex story.
Category: History

Joy Hester

Author : Janine Burke
ISBN : 0909104603
Genre : Artists
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More than a biography, it critically examines Joy Hester's work, her oil paintings, drawings and poems. As well it is a sensitive and evocative picture of her life and that of the people around her.; Contains references to the Angry Penguins.
Category: Artists

Out In The Open

Author : Geoffrey Dutton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009797536
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this long-awaited autobiography we are given an insider's perspective on literary culture in Australia from the 1940s to the 1990s. It documents an impressive life from his unusual childhood dominated by the lavish lives of his wealthy parents, to his success as a poet, critic, biographer, publisher and editor. As well as a record of achievement ,it is an adventure story as we follow the author through his schooldays, his antics in the war years, and his travels through Europe. Includes an index and 61 black and white photographs. The author was founding co-editor of 'Australian Letters' and 'Australian Book Review' and has published a range of books including 'New and Selected Poems'.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sharp 1942 1979

Author : Lowell Tarling
ISBN : 9781925416596
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Martin Sharp was an integral part of international Pop Art in the 1960s, magnified through his covers for OZ magazine in Sydney and London, his covers for Cream, and posters of Dylan, Hendrix and Donovan. His efforts at making The Yellow House and Luna Park cultural precincts were aided by his screen prints and exhibitions to flaunt the work of others, especially the singer Tiny Tim. In this first of two volumes, Lowell Tarling offers us a way into the enigmatic and reclusive artist, through interviews with Sharp and all of his trusted friends, including artists Tim Lewis, Peter Kingston, Garry Shead, photographers Greg Weight, Jonny Lewis and William Yang, film-maker Phillippe Mora, actor Lex Marinos, musicians Mic Conway, Jeannie Lewis, Tiny Tim; Richard Neville and Jim Anderson from London Oz. 'Lowell Tarling was a close friend of Martin Sharp and other Yellow House artists for over forty years and has been recording interviews and discussions with Martin and the rest of us all that time. This is an extraordinary archive of primary source material of those heady and life changing times.' - Roger Foley-Fogg (Ellis D Fogg) 'Martin Sharp, through this wonderful collage of interviews, reminds us all, that ETERNITY is just around corner.' - Jonny Lewis
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Pamela Myer Warrender
ISBN : UOM:39015082735229
Genre : Art and society
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This is the story of Pamela Myer Warrender, born into one of the most powerful families in Australia. Spurred on by social ostracism and by the loss of her eldest son, Pamela devoted her life to promoting Australian culture and art. This is her memoir.
Category: Art and society

Joy Hester And Friends

Author : Deborah Hart
ISBN : 0642541655
Genre : Art
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The life and art of Joy Hester.
Category: Art

Hospitality Foodservice

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924088343672
Genre : Food service management
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Category: Food service management