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A Painted Landscape

Across Australia from Bush to Coast

Amber Creswell Bell



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Thames & Hudson
01 November 2018
Art & Architecture; Painting & paintings

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me!

Dorothea Mackellar's words have a knack for swelling the metaphorical chest of many Australians with the evocative descriptions in her iconic encomium, 'My Country'. Just as Mackellar zeroed in on the particular nuances of Australia that make our country so unique, this book forms an aesthetic study of the Australian landscape as seen, experienced and expressed by the Australian artists who choose to paint it.

Surveying 50 artists working in various mediums and depicting varied terrains, A Painted Landscape showcases an incredible diversity of landscapes and in doing so, dispels the myth that Australia is all 'beach and bush'. Focusing on contemporary landscape painters, this is Australia in the 21st century through a specifically creative lens.
By:   Amber Creswell Bell
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 286mm,  Width: 242mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   1.548kg
ISBN:   9781760760113
ISBN 10:   1760760110
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Amber Creswell Bell is a Sydney-based arts, design and lifestyle writer and creative curator. With a passion for art, Amber curates popular quarterly art exhibitions showcasing emerging and established local artists and ceramicists in a number of inner-Sydney galleries. Her first book, Clay, published by Thames & Hudson, released October 2016, showcases over 50 contemporary ceramic artisans from Australia and abroad.

  • Short-listed for Indie Book of the Year Awards 2019 (Australia)

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