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TOPLISS, Helen

Modernism and Feminism : Australian women artists 1900-1940

$140.00 AUD

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Sydney : Craftsman House, 1996. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (slight edge wear), pp. 232, illustrated.

“This book answers the question posed by a number of male art historians and critics: ‘Why were there so many influential women artists in the inter-war period?’ The book establishes a female context for women’s art in Australia and demonstrates how women artists belonged to a female network which fostered Modernism.” – Trove

Contents:

Australian women artists and modernism

The institutional and social context for art in Australia

Women’s Emancipation, the professions and the media

The European experience

Women and the arts and crafts movement

Modernist art theory and feminism

Art and design: the career of Margaret Preston

Decoration and the art of the print.