Creating Remembrance: The Art and Design of Australian War Memorials

By Donald Richardson.

Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

There are thousands of war memorials in Australia, ranging in size and importance from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to plaques affixed to simple pieces of natural rock in the smallest communities—but hardly anyone knows who designed and made them. This is due to the fact that there was— and still is—a general understanding that only the names of those who had served or died should appear on these monuments. So, those whose creative work, it being constantly and prominently on view, has been almost entirely responsible for supplying and maintaining the community's memory of the sacrifice and tragedy of war have never received their due recognition. This book is an attempt to redress this deficiency.

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 25.341MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Donald Richardson

Independent writer, Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia

Donald Richardson is an artist, art theorist and art educator. In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community and the arts. Research for this book commenced in 1989.

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