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The grandmasters : #sh*tf*ckery / Julie Shiels
Bib ID 8608988
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Shiels, Julie, 1954- photographer, book designer
 
Description Balaclava, Victoria : M.33, 2021 
©2021 
44 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm + 8 postcards 
ISBN 9780648258889
Summary

Born out of the anger and frustration induced by the Australian Government's responses to the monumental crises of the last two years, this 'quick response' publication presents a comic yet profoundly serious investigation into the wiles, evasions, obfuscations and monumental failings of our political masters. Shiels says: 'This book is for people who can't stay away from politics even though it effects their mental health. At a time when the actions or inactions of the Morrison government are shaping our future, it's hard not to want cry, implode with impotence or try to block politics out altogether. The Grandmasters collection of political parodies provides a new way of engaging with the trickery, duplicity and dirty deeds of our current political leaders. The digital collages provide new insights by reprising the historical, allegorical and mythical themes of Old Master painting from the 14th to the 19th Century - times themselves in which political bastardry was pervasive. Combining verbatim quotes extracted from the daily news churn with headshots of the offenders, the behaviours of the powerful are thrown into sharp relief. -Publisher information.

Notes

Editor: Helen Frajman; book design: Julie Shiels. -Colophon.

Edition of 300 copies.

National Library of Australia's SR copy is accompanied by a limited edition of 8 postcards, 2 from the book and 6 new ones that address what the publisher's website calls "the Morrison Government's benighted attitude towards the climate crisis."

Binding

Saddle stitch bound soft cover with dust jacket 

Subjects Morrison, Scott, 1968- -- Pictorial works.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Political satire, Australian -- Pictorial works.  |  Photomontage -- Australia.  |  Photography, Artistic.  |  Photography -- Australia -- 21st century.  |  Photobooks -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Specimens.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Frajman, Helen, 1953- editor  |  M.33 (Organisation), issuing body

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