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Art and suburbia : a world art book / by Chris McAuliffe. (1996)

Authors: McAuliffe, Chris, ((author.))
Publisher:Roseville East, NSW : Craftsman House,
  • There are 95 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 92 copies of this specific edition.
  • McAuliffe, Chris, (author.)
  • ©1996
Content Types:
  • still image
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 136 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 28 cm.
  • “Art and Suburbia is an exploration of images of Australian suburbia, from the late-nineteen-century works of Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin, through the modernist suburban reveries of Clarice Beckett in the 1930s and the post-war disillusion of John Brack, to the contemporary artists of the past twenty years. Artists’ images are juxtaposed with visual material documenting the growth and changing nature of the suburbs, and with quotations from writers, humourists and other commentators reflecting on Australian suburbia. Images from over fifty artists are reproduced, including twenty-four colour plates. As contemporary artists look increasingly into their own backyards, they are producing work of lively engagement and subtle critique. Art and suburbia provides a detailed look at these diverse responses, with works ranging from the deceptively banal documentations of Dale Hickey and Jenny Watson, to the pop sensibilities of Howard Arkley and Jon Campbell, and the mordant suburban vignettes of Carol Jerrems, Jon Cattapan and Tracey Moffatt.”--Dust jacket.
  • Introduction: suburbs, suburban, suburbia
  • The nineteenth century: rural myths and urban dreams
  • From the 1920s to the 1940s: suburb to suburbia
  • The 1950s: the siren song of suburbia
  • The 1960s: truce&​ tolerance
  • The 1970s: local colour
  • The 1980s and beyond: the post modern suburb.
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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-131) and index.
Other Form:
  • Online version McAuliffe, Chris. Art and suburbia. Roseville East, NSW : Craftsman House, c1996
  • English
  • 9766410291
Dewey Number:
  • 709.94 994.063
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 12115495
  • 12115495
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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