Outback and Beyond
The Travels of Cynthia and Sidney Nolan
by Cynthia Nolan
Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1994, ISBN 0207183694, black & white plates, paperback
Very Good, Near Fine Condition
'Outback and Beyond is a collection of the celebrated travel writings of Cynthia Nolan. It is an account of her extensive travels with her husband, the painter Sidney Nolan, to the remote outback of Australia, and to Africa, China and Papua New Guinea. Cynthia Nolan describes the landscapes, experiences and people that were the inspiration for some of Sidney's finest paintings. She records her own and Sidney's responses to people and landscape with intelligence, wit and good humour. She goes straight to the essentials of what she is describing, whether it be the luminous Australian desert, game reserves in Africa, the highlands in Papua New Guinea or the crowded streets of Shanghai, ablaze with the bustle and paradoxes of revolutionary China. Outback and Beyond is an invaluable insight into the imaginative world of one of Australia's greatest artists, as well as being a fascinating piece of travel writing in its own right.'