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The Innovators by Geoffrey Dutton

The Innovators by Geoffrey Dutton

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The Innovators

The Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas

by Geoffrey Dutton

Macmillan, 1986, [First Edition], ISBN 033341473X, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on title page, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping chipping and creasing, sticker residue on front, discoloured spine (see photographs)

“This book traces some of the ideas and images which inspired Sydney artists, writers and architects from the gestation period of the 1930s, symbolised in the opening of the Harbour Bridge, to the creative ferment of the late 1960s.
The brief flowering of the arts in Melbourne in the late 1940s and early 1950s was soon dispersed.  It did not have the energy and diversity of Sydney’s many decades of artistic, literary and intellectual activity.  The Sydney story has been touched on (for example in Richard Haese’s book Rebels and Precursors), but has never been fully told.  In fact, modernism made the first Australian landfalls in Sydney.”

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