Gariwerd: Reflecting on the Grampians By Gib Wettenhall & Alison Pouliot
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This high quality, large format book of 95 lyrical photographic images and five challenging essays pays homage to the Grampians, or Gariwerd – to give back the land its older, indigenous name. The Gariwerd/Grampians National Park has deservedly gained fame as a refuge for an extraordinary ark of wildflowers set among spectacular natural rock gardens.
Alison's photos form a unique record as they were taken prior to the first of the two big burns that have swept through the park since 2007.
Together, the images and essays reflect on how we might explore, appreciate and enrich our reading of this lone jewel – a landscape like no other on this most unique of continents. The book has a Foreword by the former Governor of Victoria, John Landy and was published in 2006.
The Limited edition has a print run of only 500 and is printed on the highest quality A1 paper. Photos are further illuminated by spot varnish. The Limited edition is presented in a slipcase.
Praise for Gariwerd Reflecting
“The high production standards are equal to that established by the photographic and written content. If you have an interest in the Grampians, you are likely to want this very fine book.” – Review by Chris Baxter OAM, Wild magazine
“This is an unusually beautiful book, which should help Australians to appreciate and celebrate our magnificent landscapes and the unique plants and animals that inhabit them.” – Review by Jenny Blackwood in the Best of G magazine Online
“The book is a wonderful record of one of our country’s most precious landscapes.” – Review by Christine Reid in Country Style magazine.
About the authors Landscape photographer and ecologist Alison Pouliot tramped over peak and range photographing Gariwerd in all seasons for two years. Her evocative images capture the ranges’ combination of fabulous landscape vistas and intimate detail.
Writer Gib Wettenhall’s family settled to the north and south of the Grampians in the early days of settlement. He specialises in cultural landscapes and his essays fuse Aboriginal and European perspectives. Designer Max Marks presents the images as art works.
Publication was assisted by a grant from the Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria.
STANDARD $49.99 (originally $80) 170 gsm A2+ paper 128 pp ISBN 0 9757778 1 5
SLIP CASE LIMITED $69.99 (originally $120) 170 gsm A1 paper 128 pp spot gloss varnish on images 500 copies ISBN 0 9757778 2 3
em PRESS Publishing specialises in Australian landscapes and their historical and cultural contexts. em PRESS is particularly interested in fusing Indigenous, European settler and nature-based readings of the landscape to provide a truer view of our country.