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Degenerates and perverts : the 1939 Herald exhibition of French and British contemporary art /

by Chanin, Eileen [author.]; Pugh, Judith [contributor.]; Miller, Steven [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Miegunyah Press seriesSecond numbered series: no. 60.Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2005Description: xi, 306 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0522851045.Subject(s): Herald Exhibition (1939 : Australia) | Herald exhibition | Art, French -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Art, British -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Art, Modern -- Australia -- Exhibitions | Art, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Aesthetics) -- France -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions | Artists -- Australia -- 20th century | Art, Modern -- Foreign influences | Modernism (Art) -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- Australia | Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Foreign influences | Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) | Art, Modern -- 20th century | Art, Modern -- Australia -- Foreign influences
Contents:
Foreword / Janet Calvert-Jones -- Introductory essay. What colour blue? / Judith Pugh -- The making of the modern in Australia. A host of 'isms'; The march of time; Conflict of opposites -- Bridging distance. Vision of a thousand dreams; When London calls aloud -- The system of art. Opening minds; Being up-to-date; Blue suits and floral hats; Ghosts come to life -- The 1939 Herald Exhibition. An eye on Australia; The best from abroad; Fine feast of art; A door opened briefly; Unravelling Ariadne's thread -- Endnotes -- Appendices.
Summary: An account of an exhibition that brought the Australian public face- to-face for the first time with the experimental art that had been developing in Europe during the early decades of the 20th century. The 1939 Herald Exhibition was the first 'blockbuster' exhibition to come to Australia.
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Includes index.

Bibliography: pages 285-295.

Foreword / Janet Calvert-Jones -- Introductory essay. What colour blue? / Judith Pugh -- The making of the modern in Australia. A host of 'isms'; The march of time; Conflict of opposites -- Bridging distance. Vision of a thousand dreams; When London calls aloud -- The system of art. Opening minds; Being up-to-date; Blue suits and floral hats; Ghosts come to life -- The 1939 Herald Exhibition. An eye on Australia; The best from abroad; Fine feast of art; A door opened briefly; Unravelling Ariadne's thread -- Endnotes -- Appendices.

An account of an exhibition that brought the Australian public face- to-face for the first time with the experimental art that had been developing in Europe during the early decades of the 20th century. The 1939 Herald Exhibition was the first 'blockbuster' exhibition to come to Australia.

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