Antipodean Perspective Selected Writings Of Bernard Smith

Author: Rex Butler (Editor); Sheridan Palmer (Editor); Bernard Smith (Editor)
Homepage 9781925495669

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  • : $29.99(AUD)
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  • : Monash University Publishing
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  • : October 2017
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  • : Art History Ser.
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Bernard Smith (1916-2011) was unquestionably one of Australia's greatest humanist scholars and its finest art historian. His European Vision and the South Pacific, 1768-1850 (1960) was a foundational text of post-colonialism, and in Australian Painting (1962) he set out the definitive history of Australian art to that time.

Antipodean Perspective: The Selected Writings of Bernard Smith presents twenty-six art historians, curators, artists and critics, from Australia and overseas, who have chosen a text from Smith's work and sought to explain its personal and broad significance. Their selections reveal Smith's extraordinary range as a scholar, his profound grasp of this nation's past, and the way his ideas have maintained their relevance as we face our future.