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Elias, Ann, 1933–

Useless beauty : flowers and Australian art / by Ann Elias.

Newcastle upon tyne : Cambridge scholars pub, 2015.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Physical Description:
xiii, 244 pages, 52 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Reference Library
ND1100 .E55 2015 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art, Australasian.
Art, Australasian.
Flowers in art.
Flowers in art.
Painting, Australian -- 20th century.
Painting, Australian.

  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Background
  • ch. One Flowers and the Nineteenth Century
  • ch. Two Premodern, Modern and Ultramodern Art
  • pt. II The Art Establishment
  • ch. Three Useless Beauty
  • ch. Four The Outsider: Ellis Rowan
  • ch. Five Defining Femininity
  • ch. Six Flowers and Defiance: Hans Heysen
  • ch. Seven WWI and the Floral Sublime
  • pt. III Modernism
  • ch. Eight The Flower Man
  • ch. Nine Native Flowers
  • ch. Ten Margaret Preston and Aboriginal Art
  • ch. Eleven Celestial Sugar: Adrian Feint
  • ch. Twelve Modern Flower Arranging
  • ch. Thirteen Lust for Simplicity: Max Dupain
  • ch. Fourteen The Human Condition.