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Australian Art : Oxford History of Art - Andrew Sayers

Australian Art

Oxford History of Art

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This comprehensive survey uniquely covers both Aboriginal art and that of European Australians, providing a revealing examination of the interaction between the two. Painting, bark art, photography, rock art, sculpture, and the decorative arts are all fully explored to present the rich texture of Australian art traditions.

Well-known artists such as Margaret Preston, Rover Thomas, and Sidney Nolan are all discussed, as are the natural history illustrators, Aboriginal draughtsmen, and pastellists, whose work is only now being brought to light by new research. Taking the European colonization of the continent in 1788 as his starting point, Sayers highlights important issues concerning colonial art and women artists in this fascinating new story of Australian art.

Art and the Dreaming
The lines of empire 1788-1835
The pursuit of knowledge 1835-1870
Colonial art worlds 1851-1888
What should Australian artists paint? 1885-1900
Beautifying the objects of our daily life; art and decorative art 1890-1920
Order and transcendence; art between the wars 1919-1939
Aboriginal art and its reception 1934-1949
Art, myth, and society; the Australian avant garde 1939-1950
Icon and abstraction 1951-1968
Saying and seeing; contemporary art 1968-1999
Bibliographic Essay
Museums and Websites
List of Illustrations
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ISBN: 9780192842145
ISBN-10: 0192842145
Series: Oxford History of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.7  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.63