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Take Me to the River : The Story of Perth's Foreshore (Paperback) (Julian Bolleter)

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The Swan River has been flowing the same course for some sixty million years. This book traces the relationship of European-Australian culture to this ancient river system. This historical narrative is viewed through the lens of schemes proposed for Perth's foreshore, the city's symbolic front garden. The foreshore has been contentious since the first plan for Perth was drawn up, and has subsequently acted as a sinkhole for hundreds of proposals. An investigation of this archaeological stratum of foreshore drawings allows us to understand changing ideas of what Perth was, what it could have been, and indeed what it can be. "This fascinating book uncovers hundreds of 'lost' proposals for Perth's foreshore - and sets out a compelling vision for how the city should relate to its river in the 21st century. It is essential reading for those who have a stake in the future of Perth and the Swan River." - Janet Holmes a Court AC
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Architecture, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development, Urban + Land Use Planning, History / Contemporary (1945-)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Julian Bolleter
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 50117989
UPC: 9781742586489
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9358
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