The Death of the Artist as Hero: Essays in History and Culture

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Oxford University Press, 1988 - Aesthetics - 331 pages
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A unique collection of essays by Australia's foremost art historian, this volume explores the problems involved in defining and describing a visual aesthetic suited to a modern democratic society. Smith sets these problems in their Australian as well as their universal contexts, probing into such areas as community art, art and elitism, Aboriginal art, art and urban society, art in a multi-cultural society, art and abstraction, art and Marxism, and art and modernism.

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Smith is Reader in Geomorphology, Queen's University of Belfast.

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