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by jraffan
posted 02/04/2018

Mirror Sydney: An Atlas of Reflections

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Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan interviews Vanessa Berry, author of Mirror Sydney, a marvellous, entrancing reverie on Sydney and its ever-changing urban landscape.

Mirror Sydney is rich in observations and history, and is vividly brought to life through its structure as an Atlas of Reflections, both in terms of the landscape it covers, and Vanessa’s beautifully drawn picture maps that accompany the essays.

Begun as a blog in 2012, Mirror Sydney focuses on Sydney’s marginalia, “the overlooked and the odd, the hidden and enigmatic places, an alternative city, a mirror or shadow Sydney”, and Vanessa makes surprising connections between physical landscapes and traces of history, myth and speculation.