Published in 1982 by Warner Associates and edited by Leon Paroissien.
Printed on high quality, glossy photography paper. Includes art photography throughout the book, giving examples of the work of the artists mentioned in the edition. Preface written by Leon Paroissien, followed by a short essay on Provincialism, Pluralism and Professionalism, also written by the editor. Includes a detailed index and several pages of advertisements near the end of the book.
Leon Paroissien has brought together a team of prominent artists, art historians, journalists, curators and critics to provide an extensive and stimulating survey from many points of view. Work in all major fields of the visual arts is discussed, as are issues affecting artists in Australian society. There are reviews of books, magazines and exhibitions, state by state assessments of galleries, art and artists and discussions of collectors and collections. This book offers a calendar of selected exhibitions and events for 1981 and 1982.
Overall very good condition. Slight shelf wear on the bottom of the spine, there is a large printing ink smudge on the title page. Boards are in excellent condition, pages are clean with a tight binding.