This first anthology of modernist art, design, and architecture in Australia reveals the raw nerves that modernism exposed and highlights the role of migrants, expatriates, travel, and mass reproduction in the reception of modernism in Australia.
In more than two hundred documents -- talks, letters, fiery debates, public manifestos and private diaries -- the main players of the time (1917-67) convey in their own words the tensions, aspirations, and paradoxes behind the reception of modernism. Each document is put in context and accompanied by expert commentaries from the editors. The collection overturns many key assumptions about Australian culture, revealing a 'time-lag' in reception, but an up-to-date engagement with the latest overseas trends and developments.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2007
- 240 x 155mm