Visions of a Republic: the work of Lucien Henry

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2001. 305x245mm, 240pp, col and b&w photos and illus thru, hardcover in dustjacket.

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Critical biography of the gifted, charismatic and pro-republican Frenchman, concentrating on his time and work in Sydney, 1880s-90s. He believed strongly in the Australian flora being incorporated into our art, craft and architecture, and left many examples of his work, featuring particularly telopea, stenocarpus, and actinotus. His unpublished manuscript, Australian Decorative Arts: One hundred studies and designs is published here for the first time. Stunning work. See also Baker The Waratah in Applied Art (we have copies of the 2017 reprint). Softcover also available: $19.99. Lovely gift.