Printed Images by Australian Artists, 1885-1955

Roger Butler

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  • Published: 2008
  • Subject Listing: Art History
  • Bibliographic information: 328 pp., 439 color illus., 10 x 12 in.
  • Territorial rights: North American rights only
  • Distributed for: National Gallery of Australia
  • Contents

This volume follows printmaking through a seventy-year period, from the latter part of the ninteenth century as the print, freed from its reproductive bonds, became a vehicle for pure artistic expression; through the great social and political traumas of the first half of the twentieth century, when the print was co-opted to carry a political message; and concludes in the immediate postwar years with prints that signal the artists' seach for meaning and an awareness of self.