Out of Australia is what many books aspire to be—an education, an eye-opener, and an invaluable introduction to a new/old and old/new world.
    Art in Print, April 2011

    This highly diverse catalogue is a superbly researched authoritative account of a huge period of change in Australian art, a change demonstrated by the inclusion of many works by Aboriginal artists... A visual feast of graphic art, it provides rich insights into the complexities surrounding what it means to construct truly Australian art.
    Printmaking Today

    A handsome and expertly informative catalogue.
    The Spectator

    Presents a coherent and familiar story of Australian art, particularly that of Melbourne, that unfolds through intelligent sequencing and the in-depth attention to a number of Australia’s major artists.
    Print Quarterly

    Includes brilliantly contextualizing biographies for individual artists.
    Australian Book Review

    Out of Australia

    SKU: cmc26722

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    This ground-breaking book follows the rise of a distinctive school of Australian art that first emerged in the 1940s.

    Beginning with the artists of the ‘Angry Penguins’ movement, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Sidney Nolan, whose work exhibited a new strain of surrealism and expressionism, the book continues with the rich variety of 1970s work by Jan Seberg, Robert Jacks and George Baldessin, moving through to contemporary artists such as Rover Thomas and Judy Watson. Stephen Coppel traces the major developments in Australian art from the 1940s to the present day, and examines the significant interplay with the British art scene.

    The book includes a substantial essay outlining the major developments in Australian art since the 1940s, the reception of Australian art in Britain and the recent rise of Aboriginal printmaking. It features 127 works by 61 artists, and includes concise artists’ biographies and individual commentaries on the works.

    The author Stephen Coppel worked in the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra before moving to the British Museum, where he is now curator of the modern collection of prints and drawings. He is author of Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School and The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, and co- author (with Irena Zdanowicz) of Fred Williams: An Australian Vision and (with Duncan Thomson) Avigdor Arikha From Life: Drawings and Prints 1965- 2005.


    Product code: cmc26722
    Subtitle: Prints and Drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas.
    Author: Stephen Coppel
    ISBN: 9780714126722
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 256 pages
    Size: 270mm x 240mm
    llustrations: 195 colour
    Weight: 1.1kg
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