The Story of Australian Art. 2 Vols.
1980 Facsimile Edition. First pubished 1934.
Publisher - Angus & Robertson.
Covers are hard bound in blue cloth with blind stamped border designs. Good condition.
Dust Jackets are present. Good conditon.
End Papers are intact, grey.
Preliminaries – Vol I: Frontispiece: 'On the Murrumbidgee' by Elioth Gruner. Foreword by Julian Ashton; Introduction by the suthor; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations. Vol II: Frontispiece: 'In The Brachina Gorge' by Hans Heysen. Table of Contents; List of Illustrations.
Main Text Body - Vol I: 246 Pages Vol II: 260 Pages. Fine and clean.
End Matters – Vol II: Index.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
This facsimile edition of the first comprehensive survey of our art heritage is available here for the first time since its first, restricted edition. The author's meticulous scholarship preserves this as a still-valid reference and an important study presenting the then contemporary view - the ideas, ideals, preoccupations and critical standards of both artists and their public.
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