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Peripheral vision : contemporary Australian art, 1970-1994 : a world art book / by Charles Green. (1995)

Authors: Green, Charles.
Publisher:[East Roseville, N.S.W.] : Craftsman House,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 104 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 104 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • Contemporary Australian art, 1970-1994.
Author:
  • Green, Charles.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 153 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Series:
  • World art book
  • World art book
Summary:
  • Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970-1994 is an introduction to the ideas current in Australian art from the 1970s onwards, providing a summary of issues that are still in flux. The broad narrative of recent visual practice is mapped, illuminated by discussions of individual artists and of the events, galleries, writers and international debates that have played a significant part in the development of recent Australian art. The progressive Australian art of the 1970s - often deliberately ephemeral and confrontational in nature, and as a result often neglected in art museums and histories -is reappraised. The 1970s work of artists such as Mike Parr, Bonita Ely, Aleks Danko, Domenico de Clario, Vivienne Binns and Robert Rooney provides the background against which subsequent developments are discussed. In the ensuing decades a diversity of styles, media and ideas have flourished, coexisting to create the stimulating and complex Australian art scene of today.
  • As they did in the 1970s, theoretical writings continue to play a large part in raising and elaborating the issues taken up by artists. The relevance of postmodern and postcolonial ideas within an Australian context is discussed, with reference to local artists including Imants Tillers, Juan Davila, Susan Norrie, Narelle Jubelin, Tim Johnson and Pansy Napangati. Peripheral Vision steers the reader through the fascinating field of recent Australian art, with detailed description and analysis of works, including paintings, photography, performances and installations.
Contents:
  • 1. Off the Wall and In the Air: The 1970s
  • 2. Modernism's Afterglow: The Revival of Painting and the Survival of Abstraction
  • 3. The Island of the Dead: Postmodernism and the early 1980s
  • 4. Metropolis: Postmodernism and the late 1980s
  • 5. The Expanded Field: Alternative Art Forms in the 1990s
  • 6. Postcolonial Art and Peripheral Vision
  • 7. Conclusion: Treachery and Fiction.
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Notes:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Form:
  • Online version Green, Charles, 1953- Peripheral vision. Roseville East, N.S.W. : Craftsman House, 1995
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9766410267
Dewey Number:
  • 759.994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 21388339
  • 21388339
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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