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Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture 1901–1939 by Laurie Duggan

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June 2001, no. 231
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Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture 1901–1939 by Laurie Duggan

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Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture 1901–1939 by Laurie Duggan

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June 2001, no. 231

Laurie Duggan’s study of ‘imagined space’ in Australian visual culture arrived on my desk, with a certain synchronicity, the day after I saw the film Memento. In their distinctive ways, both these works seem indicative of our age, offering unstable and fractured accounts of space and time at a moment when virtual reality seems to be untying our formerly fixed Western notions of these concepts.

Isobel Crombie reviews 'Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture 1901–1939' by Laurie Duggan

Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture 1901–1939

by Laurie Duggan

UQP, $22.95pb, 292pp

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