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Sydney moderns : art for a new world /

by Edwards, Deborah [editor.]; Mimmocchi, Denise [editor.]; Art Gallery of New South Wales [issuing body, ].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2013Description: 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781741740974 (hardback); 9781741740905 (paperback); 1741740975 (hardback); 1741740908 (paperback).Subject(s): Modernism (Aesthetics) -- New South Wales -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- New South Wales -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Exhibitions | Art, Modern | Art, Modern | Art -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- 20th century | Art -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Art, Australian -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Exhibitions | Art, Australian -- 20th century | Art, Australian -- 20th century -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- Australia | Art, Australian -- 20th century | Modernism (Art) | Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) | Modernism (Art) -- Australia -- Exhibitions | Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Exhibitions | Artists -- Australia -- 20th century | Modernism (Art) -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Exhibitions | Art, Australian -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Art) -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Exhibitions | Art, Australian -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Modernism (Aesthetics) -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Exhibitions | Exhibition catalogues
Contents:
Foreword / Daniel Thomas Sydney moderns / Deborah Edwards and Denise Mimmocchi Colour, light and colour-music -- Colour, light and rhythm : tools for modernity / Deborah Edwards Focus Essays -- Writing colour : from Mrs Van Gogh to Grace Cossington Smith / Bruce James The lost moderns : Tempe Manning, Niel A. Gren and Norah Simpson / Jasmin Dessman and Deborah Edwards Roland Wakelin : the early years / Deborah Clark Roy de Maistre: colour-music and the Verbrugghens / Elizabeth Gertsakis The 1919 Colour in art exhibition: myth busting / Heather Johnson De Maistre decoded / Niels Hutchison Modern life, modern city -- Making Sydney modern : the artistic shaping of the postwar city / Denise Mimmocchi Focus Essays -- Modern women: full throttle / Catriona Moore Harold Cazneaux's new idea portraits / Natasha Bullock
Thea Proctor: towards a stylish Australia / Peter McNeil Sydney Ure Smith and the artists of The Home / Robert Holden Adrian Feint: a safer modernism / Craig Judd Modernism in the decorative arts / John McPhee Colour and modern paint in the interwar decades / Paula Dredge Modern Rooms: The Burderkin House exhibition / Martin Terry En garde: Hera Roberts and the Burdekin house exhibition / Gitte Weise v 126-131) -- Modern destinations / Martin Terry Art deco, modern life and the internationalisation of Sydney / Caroline Butler-Bowden Walter Burley Griiffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin : international modernists / Anna Rubbo Ultra-moderne: Implement blue and the Lacquer Room / Deborah Edwards Icon of modernity : the Sydney Harbour Bridge / Denise Mimmocchi Frank Weitzel: tableau of the modern city / Deborah Edwards Rah Fizelle's images of the city and Sydney mural painting / Lesley Harding
tSex, drugs and modern art :the Sydney galleries / Steven Miller Modernist photography: the machine age in Sydney / Judy Annear Frank Hinder's 'futuropolis' / Hester Gascoigne Still-life as laboratory table -- Still-life as a laboratory table / Denise Mimmocchi Landscapes of modernity -- Landscapes of modernity 1920s-40s / Deborah Edwards Paths to Australian abstraction -- The pedagogy of modern art : the quest for modernity by Australian artists abroad / Terence Maloon Focus essays -- Mirmande: Dorrit Black, Grace Crowley and Anne Dangar / Tracey Lock-Weir Anne Dangar at Moly-Sabata / Bruce Adams The Sydney schools :Dorrit Black's Modern Art Centre and The Crowley-Fizelle school / Sarah Thomas Spectral colour forms : the sculpture of Eleonore Lange / Geoffrey Batchen Towards the abstract : the art of exhibition 1 / Denise Mimmocchi Collaborators : Grace Crowley and Ralph Balson / Elena Taylor Margo Lewers and the establishment of Notanda Gallery / Pamela Bell
Carl Plate and the Notanda Gallery / Cassi Plate Roy de Maistre : cubism and the 1930s / Terence Maloon Frank Hinder's paths to abstraction / Lesley Harding 'What the arty call the abstract ' : Ralph Balson's 1941 exhibition / Lisa Slade
Summary: This important new book looks at one of the most distinctive periods in the history of Australian art, bracketed between the two world wars from 1915 into the 1940s. The Sydney moderns were progressive artists at the forefront of the development of modernism in Australia. They produced exuberant, cosmopolitan paintings, prints, sculptures, designs and applied arts in response to and as part of the changing modern world and the international modernist movement. Artists include Ralph Balson, Harold Cazneaux, Grace Cossington Smith, Roy de Maistre, Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor and Roland Wakelin, amongst many others. Sydney Moderns comprises artworks from the Gallery's collection, as well as other public and private collections. In addition to paintings, prints and sculpture, it includes design and fashion, integral to the modernist project. There are five major essays by Deborah Edwards, Denise Mimmocchi and Terence Maloon and 35 focus essays which spotlight key artists and themes.
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Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 6 July - 7 October 2013.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Foreword / Daniel Thomas (pages11-12) -- Sydney moderns / Deborah Edwards and Denise Mimmocchi (pages 13-18) -- Colour, light and colour-music -- Colour, light and rhythm : tools for modernity / Deborah Edwards (pages 21-33) -- Focus Essays -- Writing colour : from Mrs Van Gogh to Grace Cossington Smith / Bruce James (pages 34-37) -- The lost moderns : Tempe Manning, Niel A. Gren and Norah Simpson / Jasmin Dessman and Deborah Edwards (pages 38-41) -- Roland Wakelin : the early years / Deborah Clark (pages 42-45) -- Roy de Maistre: colour-music and the Verbrugghens / Elizabeth Gertsakis (pages 46-49) -- The 1919 Colour in art exhibition: myth busting / Heather Johnson (pages 50-55) -- De Maistre decoded / Niels Hutchison (pages56-64) -- Modern life, modern city -- Making Sydney modern : the artistic shaping of the postwar city / Denise Mimmocchi (pages 67-85) -- Focus Essays -- Modern women: full throttle / Catriona Moore (pages 86-91) -- Harold Cazneaux's new idea portraits / Natasha Bullock (pages 92-97) --

Thea Proctor: towards a stylish Australia / Peter McNeil (pages 98-103) -- Sydney Ure Smith and the artists of The Home / Robert Holden (pages 104-109) -- Adrian Feint: a safer modernism / Craig Judd (pages 110-113) -- Modernism in the decorative arts / John McPhee (pages 114-117) -- Colour and modern paint in the interwar decades / Paula Dredge (pages 118- 119) -- Modern Rooms: The Burderkin House exhibition / Martin Terry (pages 120-125) -- En garde: Hera Roberts and the Burdekin house exhibition / Gitte Weise v 126-131) -- Modern destinations / Martin Terry (pages 132-139) -- Art deco, modern life and the internationalisation of Sydney / Caroline Butler-Bowden (pages 140-143) -- Walter Burley Griiffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin : international modernists / Anna Rubbo (pages 144-147) -- Ultra-moderne: Implement blue and the Lacquer Room / Deborah Edwards (pages 148-153) -- Icon of modernity : the Sydney Harbour Bridge / Denise Mimmocchi (pages 154-163) -- Frank Weitzel: tableau of the modern city / Deborah Edwards (pages 164-169) -- Rah Fizelle's images of the city and Sydney mural painting / Lesley Harding (pages 170-173) --

tSex, drugs and modern art :the Sydney galleries / Steven Miller (pages 174-183) -- Modernist photography: the machine age in Sydney / Judy Annear (pages 184-191) -- Frank Hinder's 'futuropolis' / Hester Gascoigne (pages 192-196) -- Still-life as laboratory table -- Still-life as a laboratory table / Denise Mimmocchi (pages199-214) -- Landscapes of modernity -- Landscapes of modernity 1920s-40s / Deborah Edwards (pages 217-236) -- Paths to Australian abstraction -- The pedagogy of modern art : the quest for modernity by Australian artists abroad / Terence Maloon (pages 239-251) -- Focus essays -- Mirmande: Dorrit Black, Grace Crowley and Anne Dangar / Tracey Lock-Weir (pages 252-255) -- Anne Dangar at Moly-Sabata / Bruce Adams (pages 256-261) -- The Sydney schools :Dorrit Black's Modern Art Centre and The Crowley-Fizelle school / Sarah Thomas (pages 262-265) -- Spectral colour forms : the sculpture of Eleonore Lange / Geoffrey Batchen (pages 266-269) -- Towards the abstract : the art of exhibition 1 / Denise Mimmocchi (pages 270-271) -- Collaborators : Grace Crowley and Ralph Balson / Elena Taylor (pages 272-273) -- Margo Lewers and the establishment of Notanda Gallery / Pamela Bell (pages 274-275) --

Carl Plate and the Notanda Gallery / Cassi Plate (pages 276-277) -- Roy de Maistre : cubism and the 1930s / Terence Maloon (pages 278-285) -- Frank Hinder's paths to abstraction / Lesley Harding (pages 286-289) -- 'What the arty call the abstract ' : Ralph Balson's 1941 exhibition / Lisa Slade (pages 290-296)

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 6 July - 7 October 2013.

This important new book looks at one of the most distinctive periods in the history of Australian art, bracketed between the two world wars from 1915 into the 1940s. The Sydney moderns were progressive artists at the forefront of the development of modernism in Australia. They produced exuberant, cosmopolitan paintings, prints, sculptures, designs and applied arts in response to and as part of the changing modern world and the international modernist movement. Artists include Ralph Balson, Harold Cazneaux, Grace Cossington Smith, Roy de Maistre, Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor and Roland Wakelin, amongst many others. Sydney Moderns comprises artworks from the Gallery's collection, as well as other public and private collections. In addition to paintings, prints and sculpture, it includes design and fashion, integral to the modernist project. There are five major essays by Deborah Edwards, Denise Mimmocchi and Terence Maloon and 35 focus essays which spotlight key artists and themes.

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