Australian Painting 1788 - 1960.

Smith, Bernard.

Published by Oxford University Press (OUP), Melbourne, 1965
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Title: Australian Painting 1788 - 1960.

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP), Melbourne

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Reprint ed..


Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, colour reproductions (including frontispiece), edges lightly foxed, endpapers lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, jacket lightly toned (foxed & few stains reverse side, chipped & rubbed, slight loss spine ends, few scuff marks & creases), bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 357 pp. A new contribution to the history and criticism of Australian art. The book is a full-scale definitive history of Australian painting, from its earliest colonial beginnings, its emergence as a distinctive style in the 1880s, to the vivid contemporary work that is arousing such widespread interest today both in Australia and overseas. It has been written for anyone looking for a useful and comprehensive introduction to the subject and should be valuable to artists, teachers, scholars and the general reader. The life and achievements of all Australia's leading artists and many of its minor ones are discussed in detail along with critical assessments of their work. There are 200 illustrations, over 40 being in colour. (Sticker of Barker's Book Store Brisbane.),. Bookseller Inventory # 27783

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