Useless beauty : flowers and Australian art /

The story of Australian art does not begin and end with landscape. This book puts flowers front and centre, because they have often been ignored in preference for more masculine themes.Departing from where studies of single flower artists leave off, Useless Beauty embraces the general topic of flowe...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Elias, Ann, 1933-
Format: Book
Published: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Background
  • ch. One Flowers and the Nineteenth Century
  • ch. Two Premodern, Modern and Ultramodern Art
  • pt. II The Art Establishment
  • ch. Three Useless Beauty
  • ch. Four The Outsider: Ellis Rowan
  • ch. Five Defining Femininity
  • ch. Six Flowers and Defiance: Hans Heysen
  • ch. Seven WWI and the Floral Sublime
  • pt. III Modernism
  • ch. Eight The Flower Man
  • ch. Nine Native Flowers
  • ch. Ten Margaret Preston and Aboriginal Art
  • ch. Eleven Celestial Sugar: Adrian Feint
  • ch. Twelve Modern Flower Arranging
  • ch. Thirteen Lust for Simplicity: Max Dupain
  • ch. Fourteen The Human Condition.