“one of the most scholarly and beautiful books produced on Australian art history.”
Christopher Allen, The Australian
The Artist as Traveller: the sketchbooks of Eugene von Guérard retraces the momentous journeys that shaped von Guérard’s career, from 1834 to 1900, through the lens of his sketchbooks. Rediscovered drawings from sketchbooks thought missing are brought to light, the narratives of his expeditions feature never-before-translated diary entries and his late career is revealed in his little-known English sketchbooks. Like graphic travelogues, these sketchbooks contain von Guérard’s direct and most immediate responses to people and places, as well as detailed and exquisitely finished studies and drawings that were the foundation of his studio practice.
Eugene von Guérard’s sketchbooks were his most personal and treasured possessions. This book presents a new and intimate view of one of Australia’s greatest and most adventurous landscape painters.
324 pages, 29.5 x 24.5cm, hardcover with dust jacket, includes index. ISBN: 978-0-6481621-4-8