# 43985

ASTBURY, Leigh

City Bushmen : The Heidelberg School and the Rural Mythology

Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (1986 reprint). Quarto, marbled boards with dustjacket, 216pp. A comprehensive historical study of the Heidelberg school, analysing the motivations and impact of plein-airism in Australia. With 29 colour plates and over 200 black and white images.

From the library of art curator and author David Thomas, former Keeper of Pictorial Collections, National Library of Australia, and Director of the Newcastle City Art Gallery, Australian Gallery Directors Council, Art Gallery of South Australia, Carrick Hill, Adelaide, and Bendigo Art Gallery, signed by him on the endpaper.