Art and Australia
Selected Writings 1920-1950
written by Margaret Preston
Richmond Ventures | ISBN 9781920688141
Paperback – 136 pages
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A lively, often surprising, always individual collection of articles and essays by renowned Australian artist Margaret Preston. Selected from the pages of the magazines Woman's World and Art in Australia by Elizabeth Butel (author of Margaret Preston, 1995) these articles have not been previously collected together, and in this form they provide a very useful summary of the changing perceptions of modernism and Australian art during the middle years of this century. Articles on the use of Aboriginal design in art and pioneer women artists are complemented by Preston's engaging travel writing. Margaret Preston, Australia's foremost woman painter between the wars, sent a series of shock-waves through Sydney art circles with her spirited journalism during a career that spanned seventy years.