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Modernism and Australia: Art, Design and Architecture 1917–1967 Ann Stephen

Modernism and Australia: Art, Design and Architecture 1917–1967

Ann Stephen

Published April 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780522852899
Paperback
600 pages
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This collection of 200 papers introduces the ideas of modernism and its influence on Australia. The main players of the time periodfrom 1917-1967 convey in their own words the tensions, aspirations and paradoxes behind the reception of modernism.MoreThis collection of 200 papers introduces the ideas of modernism and its influence on Australia. The main players of the time period from 1917-1967 convey in their own words the tensions, aspirations and paradoxes behind the reception of modernism. Each document is accompanied by expert commentaries from the editors. The first anthology covering modernist art, design, and architecture in Australia, it chronicles the dogged institutional resistance that greeted modernism, particularly in the fine arts, and yet reveals a surprising acceptance of modernism in the commercial realms.