Love and Lament


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Professor Margaret Plant


Spanning music, theatre, film, literature, as well as other forms of visual art including architecture and photography, this ambitious overview of Australian art covers the entire spectrum of artistic mediums in the twentieth century. Art historian Margaret Plant’s extensive research and intimate knowledge of these areas, together with her renowned literary aplomb, make it a highly original read full of fascinating insights on the individual contributions of a myriad of Australian creators.

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Weight 1134 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 21.8 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 13 November 2017
Number of pages
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.9 x 21.8 cm
Weight 1134 g


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Margaret Plant is Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at Monash University, Melbourne. She has written books and articles in the fields of Australian art, European art in the twentieth century, Italian art in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and culture in Venice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries over many years. Her most recent book is Venice - Fragile City 1797-1997, published by Yale University Press in 2002 and described by Hilary Spurling as 'extraordinary'.