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Centre of the periphery: three European art historians in Melbourne 1 edition

Centre of the periphery
Sheridan Palmer

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Centre of the periphery
three European art historians in Melbourne
Sheridan Palmer.

Published 2008 by Australian Scholarly Publishing in North Melbourne, Vic .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This book throws new light on a recent period of cultural transformation when Europe's 'outsiders' became 'insiders' of post-war Australian society and rapidly facilitated progress in the arts and academia." -- Publisher's website.

Table of Contents

1. The European crisis. Ursula Hoff and the Hamburger School; Franz Philipp and the Vienna School; Exile and the rescue of German scholarship
2. Transitions: London 1933-1945. The 'dismissed savants' and art history's transformation in England; Ursula Hoff in England; Exodus; Joseph Burke: a minimus incipe
3. Relocation to the antipodes. The 'Cinderella' of the Dominions'; Making connections; The Dunera Scholars and Melbourne's Europeanisation
4. The remaking of the National Gallery of Victoria. Daryl Lindsay and the genesis of a gallery; Ursula Hoff: museology and masterpieces
5. Art history scholarship in the antipodes. Joseph Burke's Arcadia; Franz Philipp and the ideals of scholarship
6. The centre of the periphery: Melbourne in the 1950s. Art in Melbourne: influences and responses; Cultural courtships and educational partnerships; A subterranean influence
7. New blood and old. Bernard Smith: culture and capitalism; Eric Westbrook and the spectacle of culture; Into the 1960s: tradition and modernity.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-266) and index.


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N390.A892 M456 2008

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