Susan Steggall A Most Generous Scholar - Joan Kerr, Art and Architectural Historian.

Joan Kerr (1938-2004) was the author of ground-breaking art histories that included the work of women, Aboriginal artists and minor genres, consistent with her democratic approach to Australia’s visual culture.

A rigorous academic, she was also a larrikin intellectual who relished a good argument. There were many of them and the telling of her life makes a fascinating story.

Original, entertaining and often controversial, Joan Kerr was a one of a kind scholar. Susan Steggall’s biography of Kerr is essential reading for all those interested in the women’s lives, cultural studies and the intimate histories of art and architecture.

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ISBN 978-0-646-59305-0

(paperback - 270 pages)

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