Australian Art

Australian Art : A History

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Grishin presents a story that is multilayered in its complexity and detail His book at once broadens the scope of our national art and draws together these diverse strands into a compelling narrative. Above all it is a lively and insightful account of the diversity and richness of artistic endeavour of this country. -Tony Ellwood, Director, National Gallery of VictoriaSasha Grishin is a leading Australian art historian, art critic and curator who has published some twenty books and over two thousand articles on various aspects of art. This book is his magnum opus, a comprehensive and definitive history of Australian art.Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Australian Art- A History provides an overview of the major developments in Australian art, from its origins to the present. The book commences with ancient Aboriginal rock art and early colonialists' interpretations of their surroundings, and moves on to discuss the formation of an Australian identity through art, the shock of early modernism and the notorious Heide circle. It finishes with the popular recognition of modern Indigenous art and contemporary Australian art and ishow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 584 pages
  • 252 x 306 x 44mm | 3,179.95g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • None, Main.
  • 0522856527
  • 9780522856521
  • 1,206,426

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Grishin presents a story that is multilayered in its complexity and detail . . . [his book] at once broadens the scope of our national art and draws together these diverse strands into a compelling narrative. Above all it is a lively and insightful account of the diversity and richness of artistic endeavor of this country. Tony Ellwood, director, National Gallery of Victoria"show more

About Sasha Grishin

Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA is a professor of Art History at the Australian National University in Canberra. He studied art history at the universities of Melbourne, Moscow, London and Oxford and has served several terms as visiting scholar at Harvard University. He works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator. In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, in 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Australian art and art history and in 2008 was awarded a citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.show more

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