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Consider the Clothesline


Frances Andrijich, Susan Maushart

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Photographer Frances Andrijich's unusual fascination with the clothesline has made the world just a little brighter. Paired with Susan Maushart's witty and illuminating text, these images are by turns whimsical, meditative and transgressive, and have all the intoxicating freshness of a basket of sun-dried sheets. Inspired by the obsession of one of Australia's finest photographers and teamed with an internationally acclaimed author who has finally come to terms with our passion for the clothesline.

This book not only notices clotheslines. It showcases them; contemplates them; celebrates them; drags them from the back blocks to centre stage, to take their rightful place in the sun. Retro-kitschy-cult-classic crossed with post-feminist whimsy wedded to an unimpeachable aesthetic.

About the Authors:

Frances Andrijich is one of Australia’s finest photographers. Her work has graced magazines, books, and campaigns in Australia and around the world. Her magazine credits include Australian Geographic, Good Weekend, Gourmet Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Vogue, and the Weekend Australian Magazine. She is a contributor to Getty Images and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canon Portrait Photographer of the Year.

Susan Maushart is a columnist for The Weekend Australian Magazine and is heard regularly on Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio as host of the acclaimed StoryCatcher series. A senior research fellow at the School of Social and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia, Maushart has a Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University, and her book The Mask of Motherhood was hailed by the London Times as 'a feminist classic'.


ISBN 9781760069254
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia
Published 2016
Format Hardback
Dimensions H 25cm x W 18.5cm

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