The Art Of The Collection

The Art Of The Collection

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The Art of the Collection is a celebration of the State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection the oldest visual documentary collection in Australia. Acting on its mandate to collect and preserve Victoria's documentary heritage, the Library acquires paintings, maps, diaries and documents that showcase all facets of Victorian life, past and present. The Library has an extensive collection of art works and a permanent display of 150 works in the Cowen Gallery. The works illustrate Victoria's landscape, early Melbourne scenes, and significant events and figures in the European exploration and settlement of Australia. The works range from early eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits, busts to contemporary portraits and scenes of Melbourne and Victoria from the 1800s until now. Works of some of our most celebrated and talented Australian artists are in the collection and showcased in this book- Eug ne von Guerard, John Glover, Frederick McCubbin, Albert Tucker, Ian Fairweather, Lina Bryans, Jan Senbergs, Juan Davila and Howard Arkley to name but a few.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 239 x 279 x 23mm | 1,120g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • Index; bibliography
  • 0522853595
  • 9780522853599

About Ashley Crawford

Ashley Crawford is an art critic, curator and writer. He regularly writes for the Age, Art Monthly and is the author of several books. Graeme Davison has taught at the University of Melbourne, Harvard University, where he was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, and at Monash University. His main interest is in the history of cities in Australia, Britain and the United States. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne, The Unforgiving Minute- How Australia Learned to Tell the Time and Car Wars- How The Car Won Our Hearts and Conquered our Cities and an editor of Australians 1888 and the Oxford Companion to Australian History. One of Australia's best known writers, Brenda Niall is the author of four award-winning biographies. She has an AO (Order of Australia) for services to Australian literature and is the author of many boosk including Georgiana, The Boyds, Martin Boyd, Judy Cassab and the recently published Life Class.
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