The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

By: Hartrick, Elizabeth

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Oblong Small Quarto Size [approx 27cm x 20cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Glossy card covers. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and Plates. 192 pages This book brings to life the story of the magic lantern in colonial Australia and New Zealand. It describes the extraordinarily wide use of magic lantern images and technology across the colonies. The medium's repertoire was practically without limits: images were as likely to be culled from the canon of western high art as from a medical textbook or popular sentimental ballads and moral tales, and they ranged in aim from family amusement to serious instruction, religious evangelism and political and commercial promotion. Lantern images were enjoyed by the social and cultural elite and middle and lower socio-economic audiences alike, in cities, country towns and hamlets.

Title: The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

Author Name: Hartrick, Elizabeth

Categories: Aust-History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2017

ISBN Number: 1925588173

ISBN Number 13: 9781925588170

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID294252

Keywords: Australian history colonial history entertainment Magic Lanterns new book New Zealand,