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The Colonial Earth
     

The Colonial Earth

by Tim Bonyhady
 

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Australian colonists, according to popular understanding, "felt no emotional ties to the land" and saw it as only "potential wealth." Art historian and environmental lawyer Bonyhady disagrees, arguing that Australia began with a form of colonialism "alive to the importance of environmental protection and planning." He examines how art communicated the environmental

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Australian colonists, according to popular understanding, "felt no emotional ties to the land" and saw it as only "potential wealth." Art historian and environmental lawyer Bonyhady disagrees, arguing that Australia began with a form of colonialism "alive to the importance of environmental protection and planning." He examines how art communicated the environmental aesthetic and how that aesthetic than affected the legal environment from the 18th century to the 19th. This is a paperbound edition of a work first published in 2000. Distributed by Paul & Co., a division of IPG. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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“This is a rare, enlightening and beautifully presented book. Seize it. There are only 2000 copies in this edition. It could vanish, like the heritage it celebrates, at any minute.” —The Australian

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ISBN-13:
9780522850536
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Bonyhady is both an art historian and environmental lawyer. His previous books include Images in Opposition: Australian Landscape Painting 1801–1890 and Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and Law. This is his eleventh book.

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