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Wilson, Hardy

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1881-1955) Australian painter, architect and author, most of whose writings espouse visions of Utopia soured by a persistent anti-Semitism, beginning with The Cow Pasture Road (1920). The fictional element in these texts varies from cursory to minimal. His vision of an orientalized ideal home called Celestion, a central glory of the imagined ideal City of Kurrajong, is central to almost all of this work, soaking it in a sometimes welcome aesthetic glow: beauty throughout shaping the construction of his proposed world. [JC]

William Hardy Wilson

born Campbelltown, New South Wales: 14 February 1881

died Richmond, Victoria: 16 December 1955



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