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The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art

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Jaynie Anderson, Paul Taçon, Philip Jones, Mary Eagle, Alison Inglis, Ann Galbally, Anne Gray, Roger Butler, Anthony White, John Carty, Alison French, Luke Taylor, Howard Morphy, Andrew McNamara, Ann Stephen, Ian McLean, Isobel Crombie, Jonathan Jones, John Clark, Anthony Gardner, Terence Smith, Gerard Vaughan, Jane Clark, Wally Caruana
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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107601581

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  • From rock art to Australian modernism, from bark paintings to the Heidelberg School, The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art provides a wide-ranging overview of the movements, themes and media found in Australian art. This Companion features essays that explore the influence of different cultures on Australian art, written by some of the leading scholars and professionals working in the field. Generously illustrated with over 200 colour images, from more than 40 collections and sites throughout Australia, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the artistic identity of past and present Australia.

    • Generously illustrated with over 200 colour images from over 40 collections and sites throughout Australia
    • Essays from leading academics and gallery professionals on artists, movements, themes and media in Australian art
    • Includes chapters on early colonial art, Australian modernism, the Heidelberg School, print, photography, 1960s art, 'Asian Art' and Australia, and buying and selling Australian art
    • Extensive coverage of indigenous art, including rock art, bark paintings, central Australian art, the Western Desert painting movement, 1960s Aboriginal art, photography and Aboriginal artists
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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107601581
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 246 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    1. Introduction Jaynie Anderson
    2. Special places and images on rock:
    50,000 years of indigenous engagement with Australian landscapes Paul Tacon
    3. Encountering an Aboriginal aesthetic from the eighteenth to the twentieth century Philip Jones
    4. Home: expressions of social identity from the 1820s to 1860s Mary Eagle
    5. Cultural acclimatization: Australian colonial art within the British Empire Alison Inglis
    6. National life and landscape: the Heidelberg School as mythmaker 1880–1905 Ann Galbally
    7. Australian artists within a wider world 1900–1920 Anne Gray
    8. Print – matters Roger Butler
    9. Foreign natives: Australian modernism 1915–1955 Anthony White
    10. Art in central Australia: refigured ground John Carty and Alison French
    11. Transformations of bark painting from the nineteenth century until today Luke Taylor
    12. Coming to terms with Aboriginal art in the 1960s Howard Morphy
    13. When and what was the 1960s? Andrew McNamara and Ann Stephen
    14. The gift that time gave: myth and history in the Western Desert painting movement Ian McLean
    15. Photography and Australia Isobel Crombie
    16. Picturing self-determination: the use of photography by Australian indigenous artists Jonathan Jones
    17. 'Asian art' and Australia John Clark
    18. Post-provincial, still peripheral: Australian art on the global stage, 1980–2009 Anthony Gardner
    19. Transnational virtuality: new media art, contemporary concerns Terence Smith
    20. The cross-cultural art museum in Australia Gerard Vaughan
    21. Buying and selling Australian art: a brief historical survey Jane Clark and Wally Caruana.

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    Jaynie Anderson, University of Melbourne

    Contributors

    Jaynie Anderson, Paul Taçon, Philip Jones, Mary Eagle, Alison Inglis, Ann Galbally, Anne Gray, Roger Butler, Anthony White, John Carty, Alison French, Luke Taylor, Howard Morphy, Andrew McNamara, Ann Stephen, Ian McLean, Isobel Crombie, Jonathan Jones, John Clark, Anthony Gardner, Terence Smith, Gerard Vaughan, Jane Clark, Wally Caruana

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