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Ten Essays on Transnational Art History
UnAustralian Art: Ten Essays on Transnational Art History proposes a radical rethinking of Australian art. Rex Butler and ADS Donaldson do not seek to identify a distinctive national sensibility; instead, they demonstrate that Australian art...
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Ends of Painting
Art in the 1960s and 1970s
Contemporary art begins where painting ends, or so goes one of recent art history's most dominant narratives. This book is a postmortem of the supposed death of painting in the period following World War II....
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On and through the Surface
Vivienne Binns is an important and singular figure in the history of Australian visual art. Her groundbreaking and experimental work has tested the philosophical underpinnings of art itself, both preempting and participating in the most...
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Light & Darkness
Late Modernism and the JW Power Collection
Light & Darkness offers a unique perspective on the twenty-five-year history and evolution of the JW Power Collection, one of the most significant art collections of local and international art in Australia. It explores luminosity,...
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Through a Lens of Visitation
Through a Lens of Visitation pays homage to the stories and presence of matrilineal figures in Dale Harding's family. It documents a first-time collaboration with his mother, textile artist Kate Harding. Kate Harding's quilts and...
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The first publication to survey the writing practice of the late Gordon Bennett (1955–2014), Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings gives vital insight into one of Australia’s important contemporary artists in his own words. Bringing together nearly...
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Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond
Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture
Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Architecture and Design presents an extraordinary new Australasian cultural history. Beginning in 1930, the arrival of émigré, internee, and refugee educators, exiles from Nazism, helped to transform...
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Photography and Dissemination
An engaging and provocative account of photography’s first commercial applications in England and their global implications. This book addresses a persistent gap in the study of photography’s history, moving beyond an appreciation of single breakthrough...
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Journey to Nowhere
For the renowned artist Imants Tillers, whose career spans more than four decades of prolific creative practice, this "journey to nowhere" is neither a homecoming nor a departure, but a fertile and thought-provoking meeting of...
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What Is Performance Art?
This new volume looks at the rich history of performance art in Australia through a multitude of perspectives. With this collection's thirty-nine contributions by scholars, curators, and artists covering more than three decades of practice,...
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New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, 1945–1990
This new volume explores the art and architecture of Southeast Asia in the postwar period. Ten essays by emerging scholars draw upon unexplored archives and works of art, bearing witness to rich local histories and...
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Jacky Redgate is regarded as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, with over thirty-five years of continuous creation, exhibition, and innovation. She is well known for her eminent minimalist-conceptual works based on systems and logic,...
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The Life of Bernard Smith
Bernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008, Smith invited writer and art historian Sheridan Palmer to write his...
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The Legacies of Bernard Smith
Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics
It has been widely asserted that Bernard Smith established the discipline of art history in Australia. He was the founding professor of contemporary art and the director of the Power Institute at the University of...
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The Missing Theology of Art
The first in the new Power Polemics series, Thomas Crow’s No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art turns away from contemporary cultural theories to face a pervading blindspot in today’s art-historical inquiry: religion. Crow pursues...
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J. W. Power Abstraction-Creation
A long forgotten 1934 exhibition by the Australian expatriate J. W. Power at the Abstraction-Creation gallery in Paris provides the key to understanding this most elusive artist, arguably Australia's most important avant-gardist of the early...
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Chinese Prints, 1954-2002
Floating Time: Chinese Prints, 1954–2002 brings together, for the first time, the University of Sydney Art Collection’s ninty-three modern and contemporary Chinese prints. This substantial collection includes national prize-winning prints and works by internationally acclaimed...
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Human-Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene
This powerfully compelling polemic explores the relationship between human and animal in the context of the stray. Working through examples from both art and literature, with reference to the work of prominent philosophers, the book...
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Falling for You
Essays on Cinema and Performance
How do we understand and respond to performance in cinema? How does the performing body move through cinematic space and according to cinematic temporalities? Focusing on the work of the actor, but not simply about...
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The Illusion of Life II
More Essays on Animation
The Illusion of Life II 2 continues and extends the pioneering work in the theory of animation begun in The Illusion of Life: Essays on Animation. It provides an abundance of understandings, approaches, correctives, and...
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