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City Streets

Progressive Adelaide 75 years on

Lance Campbell, Mick Bradley

City Streets
When South Australia was 100 years old, Gustav Hermann Baring celebrated with style. His mammoth publication Progressive Adelaide - As It Stands To-day was both a catalogue of commerce and a labour of love.

In 1936, Hermann Baring captured the State and its capital in pictures. For all time. Inspired by Progressive Adelaide, photographer Mick Bradley and writer Lance Campbell set out in Baring's footsteps. In images and words, City Streets is progressive Adelaide today.

This is a unique book about a unique city. For all time.

Praise for City Streets:
'City Streets: Progressive Adelaide 75 years on, is an extraordinary book chronicling two very distinct eras of a capital city. A totally absorbing body of work taking the reader on an engaging stroll past Adelaide’s street fronts of 75 years ago and today. It is a collector’s item for anyone interested in architecture, history or urban development. It is also a unique book about a unique city. No photographic project of this scope has been attempted in Adelaide, and possibly in the world since Baring’s book in 1936.' – Nic Klaassen, Flinders Ranges Research

'This magnificent display book deserves pride of place in any home ... An absolute must-have for any collector or lover of history and architecture ... One of the best books to be published on our State, for both content and presentation. It’s a large, weighty book that simply begs to be seen' - Rod Lewis, Glam Adelaide

Lance Campbell has long experience of Adelaide. Born on Unley Road, he is an arts writer and multiple award-winning sports writer. He wrote By Popular Demand for the Adelaide Festival Centre's 25th anniversary, and Heart of the Arts for its 40th. He was arts editor of the Adelaide Advertiser, has written satirical columns for The Adelaide Review, and has contributed to several books, including McLaren Vale: Trott's View. Lance also is arts and architecture editor of SALife magazine. Taking City Streets to the streets with Mick Bradley was one of the more enjoyable diversions in Lance's professional life, a world away from typewriters and computers.

Mick Bradley's work bridges the gap between documentary and fine art photography. Mick was born in London and came to Australia as a boy. His images tell stories from our lives from the 1970s on. He honed his craft as a fine art printer, darkroom operator and photographer. Mick created his own niche in the history of South Australian photography, while his work appears in books, exhibitions and collections throughout this country, in North America and in the United Kingdom. Mick Bradley died after a sudden illness in 2013.

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Format Hardback
Size 275 x 427 mm
ISBN 9781743054130
Extent 176 pages
Price: AU$79.95 including GST
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