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Does Australian art have a history or is it just a series of belated footnotes to European and American artistic development? This compelling study argues that because of the objective conditions of a society transplanted to a remote and strange place, art acquired a subtly different meaning, as old resources were applied to new problems. 180 illus. 60 in color.
This is an overview of the important developments of Australian artists in all media. It traces the history of Australian art from the beginning, portraying the objective conditions of a society transplanted to a remote and strange place, and explaining the development of a unique and striking art.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218) and index.