Author(s): National Portrait Gallery Canberra


The Companion is the ultimate record of the National Portrait Gallery's outstanding collection, serving the collection's purpose - to assist Australian's understand their identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity. The Companion is a fine object, a good read, a reference work, and appealing to all. The Companion is not just an anthology of significant faces, but a detailed, lively compendium documenting the history of portraiture and the various ways - formal or informal, public or private, doting or irreverent - in which the genre has been explored in Australia. Works of art from recent years in The Companion include portraits in new media: Warwick Thornton's 2013 portrait of musician Paul Kelly, and David Rosetzky's video depiction of actor Cate Blanchett. There are so many more ...reflecting, reminding, inspiring Australians.


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General Fields

  • : 9780975103029
  • : National Portrait Gallery
  • : National Portrait Gallery
  • : November 2014
  • : 220mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : National Portrait Gallery Canberra
  • : Hardback
  • : 115
  • : 336