Published: July 2017
This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.
Muse offers an inside view of the development of a contemporary Australian art collection. Art philanthropist and collector Janet Holmes Court discusses 150 works from her collection of more than 5,000 artworks that span Australian art since the 19th century. She shares her thoughts and feelings with Terri-ann White in the racks where the art is stored and in domestic spaces where they hang. This is an illuminating book about a passion for art and expression, a deep affinity and curiosity about artists, and how they make things. Art collectors, artists, visual art practitioners, curators, art goers and enthusiasts, and those interested in Australian art history will find this book enlightening. Dr Janet Holmes Court AC is owner of the Janet Holmes Court Collection. She is Chairman of the Australian Children's Television Foundation and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She is a Board Member of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG), the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA (CACWA), the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC), the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation and the New York Philharmonic International Advisory Board. She is an indefatigable supporter of the arts in Australia. Subject: Art History, Australian Studies]