Friends are always asking, what are my favourite books about Melbourne?
Besides that fact that I own over a thousand books about Melbourne, its history, its suburbs and its trivia, half a dozen books do stand out as my favourites.
All of the books below can be purchased online, and delivered by post through Fishpond.
the imagination of a city
What Jenny achieved in her book, was to illustrate how we think about Melbourne in terms of time and place.
It is a wonderful read that I highly recommend..
Art meets History in – The Art of Being Melbourne
Maree Coote monitors the Melbourne zeitgeist through twenty 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.
You will no doubt drool over the art as I have done many a time. You will recognise most art, but some will surprise, some will delight, some will make you see Melbourne in a whole new light.