A Companion to Australian Art

A Companion to Australian Art

A Companion to Australian Art A Companion to Australian Art is a thorough introduction to the art produced in Australia from the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 to the early 21st century. Beginning with the colonial art made by Australia’s first European settlers, this volume presents a collection of clear and accessible essays by established art historians and emerging scholars alike. Engaging, clearly-written chapters provide fresh insights into the principal Australian art movements, considered from a variety of chronological, regional and thematic perspectives. The text seeks to provide a balanced account of historical events to help readers discover the art of Australia on their own terms and draw their own conclusions. The book begins by surveying the historiography of Australian art and exploring the history of art museums in Australia. The following chapters discuss art forms such as photography, sculpture, portraiture and landscape painting, examining the practice of art in the separate colonies before Federation, and in the Commonwealth from the early 20th century to the present day. This authoritative volume covers the last 250 years of art in Australia, including the Early Colonial, High Colonial and Federation periods as well as the successive Modernist styles of the 20th century, and considers how traditional Aboriginal art has adapted and changed over the last fifty years. The Companion to Australian Art is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and graduate students of the history of Australian artforms from colonization to postmodernism, and for general readers with an interest in the nation’s colonial art history.


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Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 1118768221
Pages 544 pages
A Companion to Australian Art
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Christopher Allen
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-08 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to Australian Art A Companion to Australian Art is a thorough introduction to the art produced in Australia from the arrival of the First Fleet in 1
Australian Art
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Andrew Sayers
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This comprehensive survey uniquely covers both Aboriginal art and that of European Australians, providing a revealing examination of the interaction between the
The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art
Language: en
Pages: 1198
Authors: Alan McCulloch
Categories: Art, Australian
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: McCulloch & McCulloch

The 'bible' of Australian art, first published in 1968 and in continuous publication ever since. The new 2006 edition is a one-volume collection of Australian a
Cubism & Australian Art
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Lesley Harding
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: The Miegunyah Press

Cubism was a movement that changed fundamentally the course of twentieth-century art. It had far-reaching effects, both conceptual and stylistic, which are stil
Australia in the War of 1939-1945: The final campaigns, by G.M. Long
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: World War, 1939-1945
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher:

The Australian Art Field
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Tony Bennett
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-25 - Publisher: Routledge

This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to take stock of the frictions generated by a tumultuous time in the Australian art field and to pr
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Simon Pierse
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Subtle and wide-ranging in its account, this study explores the impact of Australian art in Britain in the two decades following the end of World War II and pre
Dogs in Australian Art
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Steven Miller
Categories: Art, Australian
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Wakefield Press

This book looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 works that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best f
Contemporary Australian Drawing
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Hendrik Kolenberg
Categories: Dobell Prize for Drawing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

Since its inception in 1993, the Dobell Prize for Drawing ¿ named in honour of the distinguished Australian artist William Dobell ¿ has been the preeminent aw
Transformations in Australian Art
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Terry E. Smith
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Examines the crucial role played by vision and colonisation of Australia and in the formation of a national consciousness. Artists transformed their depictions