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Australian flora in art : from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney /

by Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (N.S.W.); Liddle, David [photographer.]; Betteridge, Margaret; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (N.S.W.).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Sun-academy series: Publisher: South Melbourne : Sun Books, 1979Description: 80p. : chiefly ill. (part col.) ; 29cm.ISBN: 0725103345 (misprinted on back cover); 0725103337 :.Subject(s): Baker, Richard T. (Richard Thomas), 1854-1941 | Baker, Richard T. (Richard Thomas), 1854-1941 | Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (N.S.W.) -- Catalogs | Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (N.S.W.) -- Exhibitions | Decoration and ornament -- Art nouveau -- Catalogs | Art objects -- Australia -- Catalogs | Arts and crafts movement -- Australia -- Catalogs | Decorative arts -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Catalogs | Decorative arts -- Australia -- History -- Catalogs | Industrial museums -- New South Wales -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- Catalogs | Australian decorative arts. Motifs. Special subjects: Australian indigenous flowering plants | Wild flowers in art -- Catalogs | Wild flowers -- Australia -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs | Decorative arts -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Catalogs | Decoration and ornament -- Australia | Wild flowers -- Australia | Wild flowers in art | Australian decorative arts. Motifs. Special subjects: Australian indigenous flowering plantsScope and content: The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney maintains a fascinating collection of early twentieth century applied art objects decorated with Australian wild flowers. The collection reflects the passionate preoccupation of its originator, former Museum curator and botanist, R.T. Baker, with the use of native floras as motifs for design in art, craft and industry. "Australian Flora Applied to Art" began as an exhibition in 1906 in the Technological Museum (the Museum changed its name to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1961) largely as a result of Baker's interest in the subject. A selection from the Museum's collection is presented in this book.
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction AUS BET 1979 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by Jane Hylton 2015-0394
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Original Cataloguing-in-Publication entry had main entry Betteridge, Margaret.

Bibliography: p.80.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney maintains a fascinating collection of early twentieth century applied art objects decorated with Australian wild flowers. The collection reflects the passionate preoccupation of its originator, former Museum curator and botanist, R.T. Baker, with the use of native floras as motifs for design in art, craft and industry. "Australian Flora Applied to Art" began as an exhibition in 1906 in the Technological Museum (the Museum changed its name to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1961) largely as a result of Baker's interest in the subject. A selection from the Museum's collection is presented in this book.

Richard Baker, was curator and economic botanist at Sydney University.

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