Peter Lyssiotis’ THREE CHEERS FOR CIVILIZATION is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Book Title: Three Cheers for Civilization

Photographer/s: Peter Lyssiotis

Place of publication: Melbourne, Australia

Year of publication: 1985

Publisher: Champion

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 260 x 200 mm

Edition size: 1200

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, section sewn, offset colour prints on gloss paper.

Number of pages:96

Number of pictures: 52

Designer: n/a

Editor: n/a

Printer: n/a

ISBN: 0-908-483-062

Retail price: $18 AUD

Where to buy; stores/ distributors/URLS: ‘Photo-eye Bookstore

Link/s to existing book reviews: n/a

Summary of project:

“A book of four photo-narratives including: The Great Wall of Australia, The Betrayal, The Fall and Three Cheers for Civilisation. Australian Lyssiotis uses his own photographs, photomontage, and writings in this humorous collection of four short stories. “The Great Wall of Australia” tells about a brick wall running across the southeastern part of the country. “The Fall” relates the author’s struggle with his own photography. “Three Cheers for Civilization” shows us what happens when a bird and an airplane collide. “Betrayed” grapples with the relationship between truth, reality, and representation.”

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