The Island Seen and Felt

Australia is a place with more land than people, more geography than architecture. But it is not and never has been empty. For sixty thousand years, it has been explored and inhabited, modified and mythologized, walked and sung. This is true antiquity. Few landscapes have been so deeply known. And fewer still have been so lightly inhabited.

Australia is a place with more land than people, more geography than architecture. But it is not and never has been empty. Few landscapes have been so deeply known.

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  • Despina Stratigakos
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  • Alan Thomas
  • Keith Eggener

Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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Aaron Rothman

Aaron Rothman is the photo editor of Places, and an artist and writer whose work explores contemporary issues in landscape.

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Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a columnist for Places. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press and a photographer specializing in urban landscape.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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