Ying Ang - Gold Coast
Ying Ang's major new book Gold Coast offers a very different, unsettling vantage on one of Australia's most mythologised cities. Once labelled as Australia's touristic capital – yet now declared the crime capital – Gold Coast traces a narrative of a place that laid the flawed foundation of its character upon a mirage of tranquility. It is about the social cost of those swimming pools and sun drenched afternoons, about perceptions of safety and danger within the architecture of the built environment, and about real estate and the beautiful lie sold and bought there every day.
132 pages, 24 x 28 cm, hardcover, self-published (Melbourne).