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Antipodean perspective : selected writings of Bernard Smith / edited by Rex Butler and Sheridan Palmer
Bib ID 7833401
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Smith, Bernard, 1916-2011, author
 
Description Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2018] 
©2018 
xxiv, 401 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925495669 (paperback)
Summary

Bernard Smith (1916-2011) was unquestionably one of Australia's greatest humanist scholars and its finest art historian. His European Vision and the South Pacific, 1768-1850 (1960) was a foundational text of post-colonialism, and in Australian Painting (1962) he set out the definitive history of Australian art to that time. Antipodean Perspective: The Selected Writings of Bernard Smith presents twenty-six art historians, curators, artists and critics, from Australia and overseas, who have chosen a text from Smith's work and sought to explain its personal and broad significance. Their selections reveal Smith's extraordinary range as a scholar, his profound grasp of this nation's past, and the way his ideas have maintained their relevance as we face our future.

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • 1. Place, Taste and Tradition: A Study of Australian Art since 1788 (1945) / Tim Bonyhady
  • 'Impressionism in Australia' (1945) / Bernard Smith
  • 2. 'The Art Museum Today' (1946) / Maria Zagala
  • 'The Social Role of the Art Museum' (1946) / Bernard Smith
  • 'The Art Museum and Public Accountability' (1985) / Bernard Smith
  • 3. 'The Fascist Mentality in Australian Art and Criticism' (1946) / Anthony White
  • 'The Fascist Mentality in Australian Art and Criticism' (1946) / Bernard Smith
  • 4. 'The Antipodean Manifesto' (1959) / Ronald Millar
  • 'The Antipodean Manifesto' (1959) / Bernard Smith et. al.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-392) and index.

Subjects Smith, Bernard, 1916-2011 -- Criticism and interpretation.  |  Art -- Australia -- History.  |  Art criticism -- Australia -- 20th century.  |  Australian history  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Butler, Rex, editor  |  Palmer, Sheridan, editor

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