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THE IDEA OF ART: BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION. Anthony Bond. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2015. 160 pp. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781742234359 In English.
Publisher's description: Curator Anthony Bond began building a contemporary international art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 1984. The collection now features many important artists, including Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor, Mike Parr, Doris Salcedo and Janet Laurence. In The Idea of Art, Bond discusses the guiding philosophies that steered his formation of the gallery's collection. Incorporating conversations with many high-profile contemporary artists, the book offers important insights into how recent innovations connect with the art of the past, and with human experience.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media — Museum Studies
Plans: 69,75,68
Worldwide Number: 082788
Paperbound $49.99    

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