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The Art of Being Melbourne
The Art of Being Melbourne

The Art of Being Melbourne


212 Pages, 9.5 x 10.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $49.95 (US $49.95) (CA $64.95)

Publication Date: January 2012

ISBN 9780975704769

Rights: US & CA

Melbournestyle Books (Jan 2012)

Price: $49.95


Maree Coote monitors the Melbourne zeitgeist through 20 decades of art to uncover a truly unique portrait of a city. This clever history follows the developing city through its many representations in art, revealing much about Melbourne, and indeed about the cradle of Australian Art itself. Winner: Gold, Best Non-Fiction, Regional 2014 Independent Publishers Awards, New York.


"A unique resource." —Niagara Galleries

"At last, a Melbourne archive. Wonderful." —Menzies Art Brands

Author Biography

Maree Coote is a writer, designer, illustrator, and photographer. Her many creative passions converge in her sense of place and history, and she brings this to life through stunningly visual books for a range of audiences. She is the author of the gold award winning The Art of Being Melbourne, and is author and illustrator of eight children's picture books, including When You Go To Melbourne, Spellbound, Alphabet City Zoo, and The Black Pot Belly.