The Diaries of Donald Friend: 1967-1999

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National Library of Australia, 2006 - Artists - 711 pages
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Donald Friend's legendary years in Bali in the 1960s and 1970s and his subsequent final decade in Australia are revealed in detail in this fourth and final volume of The Diaries of Donald Friend. In Bali he lives luxuriously, like a lorda even keeping his own gamelan orchestraa and becomes an international celebrity artist. He welcomes guests such as Mick Jagger and the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, entertains numerous other visitors who want to buy his paintings and drawings, and socialises freely with friends, including many other artists. He engages in significant building activity and property development while also producing superb illustrated manuscripts and books. And despite increasing ill-health, Friend continues to revel in his life's drama and creativity, remaining an eloquent, often charming and sometimes irascible companion. Including over 60 drawings from his diaries, many of them in colour, this volume confirms Friend's quicksilver creative brilliance and extraordinary insight. He is perhaps Australia's most important twentieth-century diarist.

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Alton C. Byers is Director of Science and Exploration at The Mountain Institute (TMI). He received his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1987.Donald A. Friend is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Minnesota State University, Founding Director of the Minnesota Modeling and Simulation Center, Director of Earth Science Programs, and Co-Chair of the President's Strategic Priority Task Force on Global Solutions.Thomas Kohler is Associate Director in the Centre for Development and Environment and lecturer at the Department of Geography at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is Managing Director of the International Mountain Society (IMS), publisher of the journal Mountain Research and Development. Martin F. Price is Professor of Mountain Studies and Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK, where he holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development.Larry W. Price is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at Portland State University. His best-known book is Mountains and Man (1981).

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