Oswald Leopold Ziegler was a photographic publisher in Australia working during the middle of the twentieth century. Ziegler’s use of photography was mainly commercial but he played an active role in choosing both established and young photographers now respected for their creativity. Ziegler also attempted to produce annual anthologies of Australian Photography, although only two were produced – ten years apart.
This is a study of creative photography in commercial use at a time when society Salons were the only non-published way to display photography.
The reasons affecting the style of Ziegler’s more creative publications are also considered, these publications being promotions for regions of Australia rather than Ziegler’s trade-related or commemorative volumes.
II. Sumptuous Glamour Peculiarly Australian - A brief History
Chapter One: On Australian Photography
I. Australian Photography 1947
II. Australian Photography 1957
Chapter Two: The Start of the Photo-Essay
I. Romance in Paradise!
Chapter Three: Capital Photo-Essays
I. Soul of A City
II. Canberra A.C.T.
Chapter Four: Sydney Landmarks
I. Life at the Cross
II. Sydney Builds an Opera House
Chapter Five: Regional Publications
I. The Aesthetics of Regional Promotion
1. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ZIEGLER PRODUCTIONS
3. LIBRARIES AND COLLECTIONS
4. COMMISSIONED DESIGNERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
5. OTHER ARTISTS
6. PORTRAITS OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY VOLUMES
7. AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY MEDALLION WINNERS
8. ZIEGLER’S SIGNATURE AND LOGO
9. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
11. SOURCES AND ACKOWLEDGEMENTS
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