Visions of Victoria
The Magic of Kodachrome film 1950 – 1975
published by Sierra Publications Australia, November 2019
Following World War II, with rapid population growth and mass migration during the 1950s and ’60s forever altered the face of the city. Despite the changes, Melbourne in this period was often considered to be idyllic, with an ease of life, and a strong sporting and social culture.
Kodachrome 35 mm film became commercially available in Australia in the early 1950s, and with its vibrant colours and grainless quality, it rapidly became the film of choice for many photographers. Melbourne, with its wide, tree-lined streets and fabulous 1880s architecture, was a natural subject for photographers of the period. So too were regional cities such as Ballarat and Bendigo, along with many of the state’s attractive country towns and picturesque rural landscapes.
Visions of Victoria is a journey back in time to a very different place with red trains and green trams, Moomba parades, FJ Holdens and men wearing hats viewed through the wonders of Kodachrome, the world’s most beautiful film.
Book Features: The Kodachrome Story, Melbourne Street Scenes Melbourne’s Architecture 1954 Royal Visit 1956 Olympic Games Flinders Street station Melbourne Cricket Ground The 1972 Melbourne Flood Moomba parades Melbourne Suburbs, Ballarat, Bendigo and Country Victoria Plus features on Melbourne’s railways, tramways, shipping and aviation. A journey back in time to a very different Victoria viewed in majestic living colour through the wonders of Kodachrome, the world’s most beautiful film.
The book is of 286 pages and is arranged in landscape format with a dustjacket around the hard cover binding.
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