Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Quarantined Culture: Australian Reaction to Modernism

J Williams
Quarantined Culture: Australian Reaction to Modernism

Quarantined Culture: Australian Reaction to Modernism

J Williams

$31.96

Paperback
This engaging work discusses the impact of the First World War on Australian attitudes to modernist art.

- Publisher In 1913 the Australian press displayed a cosmopolitan openness to the culture of the modern world. By 1919, however, Australia had become an inward-looking society bent on keeping the outside world out - a quarantined culture. This book looks at the impact of the First World War on Australian culture, focusing on reactions to modernist art. John Williams argues that the creation of the Anzac legend, the back-to-the-land movement, notions of racial superiority and the mythology of the masculine nation were reactionary and anti-modern. Reflecting this, Australian pioneers of post-impressionism were ignored in favour of more traditional artists. This engaging book outlines the forces - social, economic, cultural, political - that led to the stagnation of Australian culture between the wars. John Williams' original and provocative work, originally published in 1995, made an important contribution to Australian cultural history.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Quarantined Culture: Australian Reaction to Modernism"

This engaging work discusses the impact of the First World War on Australian attitudes to modernist art.
- Publisher

In 1913 the Australian press displayed a cosmopolitan openness to the culture of the modern world. By 1919, however, Australia had become an inward-looking society bent on keeping the outside world out - a quarantined culture. This book looks at the impact of the First World War on Australian culture, focusing on reactions to modernist art. John Williams argues that the creation of the Anzac legend, the back-to-the-land movement, notions of racial superiority and the mythology of the masculine nation were reactionary and anti-modern. Reflecting this, Australian pioneers of post-impressionism were ignored in favour of more traditional artists. This engaging book outlines the forces - social, economic, cultural, political - that led to the stagnation of Australian culture between the wars. John Williams' original and provocative work, originally published in 1995, made an important contribution to Australian cultural history.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • 1. The Mad Kermesse
  • 2. 1913: A Year Of Golden Plums
  • 3. 1913: Visions Of A New World
  • 4. 1915-19 And The Gilding Of Battlefield Lilies
  • 5. 1919-20: Blowing The National Trumpet
  • 6. The Return Of The City Bushmen
  • 7. Aliens Among Us
  • 8. Blues In The Jazz Age
  • 9. Fissure In The Imperial Landscape
  • 10. Crash And Aftermath
  • 11. Whatever Happened To The 'lost Generation'?
  • Conclusion.

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.

0 Available. Expected to ship in 6 to 7 weeks from Australia.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 90869
  • Product Code 0521477131
  • EAN 9780521477130
  • Pages 300
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jan 1995
  • Dimensions 229 x 151 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.439kg

Bestsellers in Philosophy