Falls the Shadow book launch

April 11, 2012

Come and celebrate the launch of this new book from independent publisher, URO. Falls the Shadow – the controversial story of a modern masterpiece, The National Gallery of Australia.

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Falls the Shadow: From idea to reality. The National Gallery of Australia.

With its title taken from T. S. Elliot’s The Hollow Men, this book tells the story of passion, contradiction and even melodrama behind one of Australia’s most contentious and important modernist icons: the National Gallery of Australia. The book features 11 critical essays by a range of voices from the Australian architecture community, including Daryl Jackson, Richard Goodwin, Angelo Candalepas and Jennifer Taylor, as well as original photography from Max Dupain, David Moore and Guy Madigan. It also includes a portfolio of drawings made by Col Madigan over a 20-year period in his attempt (ultimately of limited success) to partici­pate in the alterations, extensions and revisions to the gallery by a succession of NGA Directors.

The book is both a celebration of a magnificent building, and an appeal for its future protection.

Book launch
When 6-8pm Thursday 19 April
Talks 6.15-6.45pm
Where Tusculum, 1-3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW

The launch will include four short talks from Penleigh Boyd, Angelo Candalepas, Richard Goodwin and the editor Paul McGillick.

RSVP to info@uromedia.com.au

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