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The Australian Art Field

Author : Tony Bennett
ISBN : 9780429590009
Genre : Art
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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 probe what the crises might mean for the future of the arts in Australia. Specific topics include national and international art markets; art practices in their broader social and political contexts; social relations and institutions and their role in contemporary Australian art; the policy regimes and funding programmes of Australian governments; and national and international art markets. In addition, the collection will pay detailed attention to the field of indigenous art and the work of Indigenous artists. This book will be of interest to scholars in contemporary art, art history, cultural studies, and Indigenous peoples.
Category: Art

Camouflage Australia

Author : Ann Dirouhi Elias
ISBN : 9781920899738
Genre : Art and camouflage
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In 1939 a group of artists, designers, architects, scientists and military experts met in Sydney, Australia, to discuss the impending war. Convinced that the need for regional innovations in the military science of concealment and deception was urgent, they nominated a zoologist to lead a campaign to camouflage Australia.Camouflage Australia tells a once secret and little known story of how the Australian government accepted the advice of zoologist William John Dakin and seconded the country's leading artists and designers, including Max Dupain and Frank Hinder, to deploy optical tricks and visual illusions for civilian and military protection. Their work was an array of ingenious constructions for the purpose of disguise and subterfuge. Drawing on previously unpublished photographs and documents, Camouflage Australia exposes the story of fraught collaborations between civilian and military personnel who disagreed over camouflage's value to wartime operations and the usefulness of artists to warfare.In this engrossing book, Ann Elias provides international context for the historical circumstances and events of the organisation of camouflage in World War II in Australia and the Pacific region. She elaborates on the parallel involvement of British and American artists in the field of concealment and deception, and reveals the widespread interest shown by western naturalists and scientists in the application to warfare of the behaviours and aesthetics of animals.Camouflage Australia, by redressing the near invisible contribution of Australian artists and designers to defence in World War II, makes a major contribution to the history of art and to the history of Australia. Importantly, by discussing how citizens dutifully transformed themselves into servants of the war enterprise as camouflage labourers, camouflage designers, and camouflage field officers, the author provides a valuable historical perspective for the 21st century when ethical conflicts and moral struggles dominate debates on war participation. And camouflage itself, even in an age of nuclear warfare, retains many of its historical methods and controversies.
Category: Art and camouflage

Australian Galleries

Author : Caroline Field
ISBN : 0648116239
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Australian Galleries: The Purves Family Business. The First Four Decades is a celebration of the significant contribution Australian Galleries has had on the Australian commercial gallery scene since it's inception in 1956. Led with formidable energy and determination by its founders, Tam and Anne Purves, and continued to the present day by their son, Stuart Purves, Australian Galleries pioneered the professionally operated commercial gallery, providing a platform to promote the reputation of an important group of Australian artists in the emerging post war art market. Spanning the period of 1956 - 1999, Caroline Field's sensitive and revealing narrative combines the personal story of the Purves family against the backdrop of an exciting and stimulating period in the Australian art world. Appealing to a diverse readership this book includes fascinating archival photography, anecdotes and memoirs from major artists, critics, collectors and supporters of the gallery providing a significant insight into the relationships, personalities, activities and events that occurred in the Gallery's early growth. Caroline Field presents an engaging record of the rich and colourful history of the formative decades of one of the nation's earliest commercial gallery spaces, and illustrates the enormous contribution Australian Galleries has made towards the promotion and public acceptance of Australian modern art.

The Australian Art World

Author : Annette Van den Bosch
ISBN : 9781741153521
Genre : Art
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A unique history of the Australian art market, The Australian Art World combines an understanding of the work of professional Australian artists with a detailed analysis of the forces that drive the markets in which their work is sold. In Australia after 1960 the relationship between artists and their society was altered as the expectations and tastes of the Australian public changed. The activities and expansion of National and State art galleries also instituted firm links with the market, through the promotion of the aesthetic values of Australian art and the establishment of artists' reputations. With the opening of Australian offices of Christie's and Sotheby's in the 1970s, and the recognition of Aboriginal art by collectors, the Australian art market was integrated into the major markets based in London and New York it is now part of a global market. Annette van den Bosch traces the impact of the post-war development of the international art market, the rise of the major auction houses, the influence of wealthy collectors and the establishment of price indexes. Essential reading for anyone involved in the art industry in Australia, The Australian Art World will also appeal to readers with an interest in art history, audience research, public policy, cultural economics and investment. Nobody has written in quite the same depth or in quite the same context about the evolution of the Australian art market. So this book will fill an important gap in the literature on the visual arts in Australia.' David Throsby is Professor of Economics at Macquarie University It both enriches and challenges many of our long-held preconceptions about the way the art world was and the way it now is. It fills the gaps, it completes the big picture and it is essential subject reading.' William Wright, Sherman Galleries
Category: Art

Peripheral Vision

Author : Charles Green
ISBN : UOM:39015038145168
Genre : Art
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Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970-1994 is an introduction to the ideas current in Australian art from the 1970s onwards, providing a summary of issues that are still in flux. The broad narrative of recent visual practice is mapped, illuminated by discussions of individual artists and of the events, galleries, writers and international debates that have played a significant part in the development of recent Australian art. The progressive Australian art of the 1970s - often deliberately ephemeral and confrontational in nature, and as a result often neglected in art museums and histories - is reappraised. The 1970s work of artists such as Mike Parr, Bonita Ely, Aleks Danko, Domenico de Clario, Vivienne Binns and Robert Rooney provides the background against which subsequent developments are discussed. In the ensuing decades a diversity of styles, media and ideas have flourished, coexisting to create the stimulating and complex Australian art scene of today. As they did in the 1970s, theoretical writings continue to play a large part in raising and elaborating the issues taken up by artists. The relevance of postmodern and postcolonial ideas within an Australian context is discussed, with reference to local artists including Imants Tillers, Juan Davila, Susan Norrie, Narelle Jubelin, Tim Johnson and Pansy Napangati. Peripheral Vision steers the reader through the fascinating field of recent Australian art, with detailed description and analysis of works, including paintings, photography, performances and installations.
Category: Art

Routledge International Handbook Of The Sociology Of Art And Culture

Author : Laurie Hanquinet
ISBN : 9781135008895
Genre : Social Science
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The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of cultural capital, the distinguished international contributors explore the extent to which cultural omnivorousness has eclipsed highbrow culture, the role of age, gender and class on cultural practices, the character of aesthetic preferences, the contemporary significance of screen culture, and the restructuring of popular culture. The Handbook critiques modes of sociological determinism in which cultural engagement is seen as the simple product of the educated middle classes. The contributions explore the critique of Eurocentrism and the global and cosmopolitan dimensions of cultural life. The book focuses particularly on bringing cutting edge ‘relational’ research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to bear on these debates. This handbook not only describes the field, but also proposes an agenda for its development which will command major international interest.
Category: Social Science

The Years Of Hope

Author : Gary Catalano
ISBN : UOM:39015012956283
Genre : Art criticism
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Internationalism - Primitive impulse - Vitality - Imitation realists - Absense of Pop - New artists - New sculptors.
Category: Art criticism

Australian Art

Author : Andrew Sayers
ISBN : 0192842145
Genre : 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.
Category: Art

Concise Dictionary Of Australian Artists

Author : Gwenda Robb
ISBN : UCSC:32106018015450
Genre : Art
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This Concise Dictionary of Australian Artists fills the need for an authoritative reference book, conveniently portable and within the means of students and all others interested in art. Intended to be representative rather than comprehensive, the text covers a wide range of styles, media, regions, ethnic origins and artistic tendencies over more than two centuries. Entries are thoroughly reliable in accord with up-to-date scholarship, rejecting entrenched fallacies and untested assumptions. Much of the material has never before been published.
Category: Art

Academies And Schools Of Art In Latin America

Author : Oscar E. Vázquez
ISBN : 9781351187534
Genre : Art
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This edited volume’s chief aim is to bring together, in an English-language source, the principal histories and narratives of some of the most significant academies and national schools of art in South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. The book highlights not only issues shared by Latin American academies of art but also those that differentiate them from their European counterparts. Authors examine issues including statutes, the influence of workshops and guilds, the importance of patronage, discourses of race and ethnicity in visual pedagogy, and European models versus the quest for national schools. It also offers first-time English translations of many foundational documents from several significant academies and schools. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, Latin American and Hispanic studies, and modern visual cultures.
Category: Art

The Cobra Movement In Postwar Europe

Author : Karen Kurczynski
ISBN : 9781351034487
Genre : Art
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This book examines the art of Cobra, a network of poets and artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam (1948–1951). Although the name stood for the organizers’ home cities, the Cobra artists hailed from countries in Europe, Africa, and the United States. This book investigates how a group of struggling young artists attempted to reinvent the international avant-garde after the devastation of the Second World War, to create artistic experiments capable of facing the challenges of postwar society. It explores how Cobra’s experimental, often collective art works and publications relate to broader debates in Europe about the use of images to commemorate violent events, the possibility of free expression in an art world constrained by Cold War politics, the breakdown of primitivism in an era of colonial independence movements, and the importance of spontaneity in a society increasingly dominated by the mass media. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, 20th-century modern art, avant-garde arts, and European history.
Category: Art

Field To Figuration

Author : Robert Lindsay
ISBN : UOM:39015013189306
Genre : Art, Australian
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The Field - Davida Allen - Peter Booth - Dale Hickey - Michael Johnson - Lesley Dumbrell - Robert Rooney - Imants Tillers - Tony Tuckson - David Aspden (page 32) - Sydney Ball (page 36) - Julie Brown-Rrap (page 104).
Category: Art, Australian

Australian Arts Where The Bloody Hell Are You

Author : John Clark
ISBN : 9781920898144
Genre : Arts
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'Australian Arts: Where the Bloody Hell are You?' was a one-day symposium in December organised by the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney to consider Australia's international arts profile: 'an unfenced zoo' according to one commentator, a unique space for distinctly Australian vision, according to another.
Category: Arts

Contemporary Perspectives On The Detection Investigation And Prosecution Of Art Crime

Author : Dr Saskia Hufnagel
ISBN : 9781409463153
Genre : Law
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In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.
Category: Law

Dogs In Australian Art

Author : Steven Miller
ISBN : 9781743050170
Genre : Art, Australian
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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 friends. Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which occurred in Australia art really occurred because of dogs.
Category: Art, Australian

Double Desire

Author : Ian McLean
ISBN : 9781443871334
Genre : Art
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Double Desire challenges the tendency by critics to perpetuate an aesthetic apartheid between Indigenous and Western art. The double desire explored in this book is that of the divided but also amplified attractions that occur between cultural traditions in places where both indigenous and colonial legacies are strong. The result, it is argued, produces imaginative transcultural practices that resist the assimilation or acculturation of Indigenous perspectives into the dominant Western mod...
Category: Art

Visions From The Past

Author : M. J. Morwood
ISBN : 1864487178
Genre : History
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Visions from the Past is a clear and comprehensive examination of Aboriginal rock art. It also provides a practical overview of precisely how and why archaeologist study prehistoric art.
Category: History

Permanent Revolution

Author : Richard Haese
ISBN : 9780522860801
Genre : Art
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In 1961 the 22-year-old Mike Brown joined the New Zealand artist, Ross Crothall, in an old terrace house in inner Sydney's Annandale. Over the following two years the artists filled the house with a remarkable body of work. Launched with an equally extraordinary exhibition, the movement they called Imitation Realism introduced collage, assemblage and installation to Australian art for the first time. Laying the groundwork for a distinctive Australian postmodernism, Imitation Realism was also the first Australian art movement to respond in a profound way to Aboriginal art, and to the tribal art of New Guinea and the Pacific region. By the mid-1960s Brown was already the most controversial figure in Australian art. In 1963 a key work was thrown out of a major travelling exhibition for being overtly sexual; a year later he publicly attacked Sydney artists and critics for having failed the test of integrity. Finally, in 1966-67, Brown became the only Australian artist to have been successfully prosecuted for obscenity. Brown spent the last 28 years of his life in Melbourne, where his reputation for radicalism and nonconformity was cemented with his multiplicity of styles, exploration of themes of sexuality, and transgressive commitment to the ideal of street art and graffiti. Against a background of the counter-culture and the social and political upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, Brown's art and remarkable life of personal and creative struggle is without parallel in Australian art.
Category: Art