World Of Art Series Art In Australia: From Colonization To Postmodernism by Christopher AllenWorld Of Art Series Art In Australia: From Colonization To Postmodernism by Christopher Allen

World Of Art Series Art In Australia: From Colonization To Postmodernism

byChristopher Allen

Paperback | July 1, 1997

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This book traces the history of Australian art from the settlers of Australia, the colonials trying to recreate their image of home in a foreign landscape, to postmodern artists blurring the boundaries between mediums as well as traditional themes. In this new critical survey, Christopher Allen provides a crucial nexus of historical and cultural information particular to the continent, dividing the book into six provocative chapters on Colonization, Settlement, Unsettlement, The Uninhabitable, Escape Routes, and Homeless. Acknowledging the unique social and geographical circumstances of the country, Allen argues that Australian art does indeed have a history of its own: the history of a society uprooted and transplanted, a history of strangeness and transformative beauty. 183 illus., 58 in color
Title:World Of Art Series Art In Australia: From Colonization To PostmodernismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.25 × 5.88 × 0.59 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0500203016

ISBN - 13:9780500203019

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Does Australian art have a history or is it just a series of belated footnotes to European and American artistic development? This compelling study argues that because of the objective conditions of a society transplanted to a remote and strange place, art acquired a subtly different meaning, as old resources were applied to new problems. 180 illus. 60 in color