Montsalvat

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Author: Sigmund Jorgensen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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In the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table Montsalvat is the home of the Holy Grail. Australia's Montsalvat is an artists' colony in Eltham, established by the architect and artist Justus Jorgensen in 1934. It is home to over a dozen buildings, houses and halls built out of local stone, recycled timbers and rammed earth and set amongst richly established gardens on 12 acres of land on the outskirts of Melbourne. The colony of Montsalvat is a testament to the vision and work of Jorgensen, his family and friends and its detailed history reflects the lives of those people. But it is more than a set of beautiful buildings - it is a place steeped in the art and culture of Melbourne. And to walk around its grounds is to step into a bygone world where such a grand plan seemed more achievable. Perhaps that is why Montsalvat has created its own myths and legends. In addition to Jorgensen and his family, among the artists, intellectuals, tradespeople and artisans associated with life at Montsalvat are numbered Clifton Pugh, Gordon Ford and Joe Hannan, Betty Roland, Mervyn Skipper, his wife Lena and their three children - Helen, Sonia and Matcham. Arthor Munday, George Charlmers, Lesley Sinclair, Sue Vanderkelen, Ian Robertson, Helen Lempriere, John Smith, John Busst and Myra Skipper, Percy Leason, Leonard French and Albert Tucker. Montsalvat today is a place where emerging and established artists can work, present and perform their work. Its visual features are enjoyed by tourists from around the world, and its buildings are classified by the National Trust of Victoria. The Australian Heritage Commission includes Montsalvat on the Australian Register of National Estate.


My Musical Life

My Musical Life PDF
Author: Hugh Reginald Haweis
Publisher:
Category : Musicians
Languages : en
Pages : 673
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Medievalism And The Gothic In Australian Culture

Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture PDF
Author: Stephanie Trigg
Publisher:
Category : Architecture, Gothic
Languages : en
Pages : 302
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Examines the early narratives of Australian 'discovery' and the settlement of what was perceived as a hostile, gothic environment; exercises of medieval revivalism and association consonant with the British nineteenth-century rediscovery of chivalric ideals and aesthetic, spiritual and architectural practices and models; and more.


Quadrant

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Author: James Phillip McAuley
Publisher:
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Languages : en
Pages :
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My Story

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Author: Sonia Stark Gordon Skipper
Publisher:
Category : Artist colonies
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Montsalvat

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Author: Pierre Benoit
Publisher: Albin Michel
Category : Fiction
Languages : fr
Pages : 320
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Grand voyageur, reporter passionné, Pierre Benoit (1886-1962) a fait rêver des générations de lectrices, et de lecteurs, avec ses romans flamboyants où un érotisme sous-jacent le dispute à un exotisme assumé. Aurore, Antinéa, Athelstane, Axelle... , les troublantes héroïnes de ce séducteur impénitent sont autant de femmes fatales qui inspirèrent les plus grands cinéastes. Pierre Benoit, l'un des piliers de la la vie littéraire foisonnante du Paris de l'entre-deux-guerres avec ses amis Carco ou Dorgelès, écrivit aussi bien des dialogues de films, que des centaines d'articles ou des livrets d'opérette. A son ami Jean Cocteau qui lui fit remarquer un jour qu'il avait « le génie de l'imprévu », Pierre Benoit répondit que « le devoir du romancier, c'est d'être de son temps. » Le XXe siècle et ses soubresauts lui donnèrent, ô combien, l'occasion d'être ce romancier paradoxal revendiquant une vie faite « d'absence d'unité, d'expérience et de rêverie ». « Je suis certain que Pierre Benoit va sortir du purgatoire où l'ont condamné des pontifes de la critique désormais sans autorité, sans prestige, et sans pouvoir sur l'opinion. [... ] Profitez-en pour découvrir ou redécouvrir Pierre Benoit, un des plus merveilleux conteurs du XXe siècle. Envoyez paître les moutons de Panurge qui pourraient vous bêler aux trousses pour vos goûts rétro. Et ne boudez pas votre plaisir : c'est votre plaisir qui aura raison contre eux, et même contre vous. » Jean-Louis Curtis