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'Bernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008 Smith invited writer and art historian Dr Sheridan Palmer to write his biography. Through years of interviews and exclusive access to Smith’s papers and library, Palmer reveals the unique character of an exceptional man.' (Publication summary)

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  • Epigraph: When philosophy paints its grey in grey, then has the shape of life grown old... The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk. –Hegel

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Power Publications , 2016 .
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      • Published May 2016
      ISBN: 9780994306425

Works about this Work

The Distancing of Bernard Smith : An Eloquent Biography of Bernard Smith Ian Donaldson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
Hegel's Owl Review: The Life of Bernard Smith, Pioneering Art Historian Andrew Fuhrmann , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 25 June 2016;

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
'Bernard Smith is the greatest art historian Australia has ever produced. He is also the man whose magnum opus, European Vision and the South Pacific, is still regarded as a major turning point in the study of colonial exploration in the Pacific, its seminal influence acknowledged by no less an authority than Edward Said, who can seem to have originated our current post colonial perspectives. ...'
The Man Who Put Art on Australia's Map Andrew Fuhrmann , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 June 2016; (p. 26) The Saturday Age , 25-26 June 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
Phillip Hall Reviews Hegel’s Owl by Sheridan Palmer Phillip Hall , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , September 2016;

'I have long loved the writing of Bernard Smith for his passionate and rigorous application of Marxist theory to a reading of art history and to the story of European colonialism in the South Pacific. For such landmark endeavours, Bernard Smith will always be remembered as a most significant public intellectual. And Sheridan Palmer’s new biography, Hegel’s Owl, is an elegant and powerful tribute to this aspect of Smith’s life. In describing the formation and expression of Smith’s ideas, Palmer makes a remarkable contribution to Australian intellectual history.' (Introduction)

Scholarship at the Service of Australian Art Christopher Allen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australia , 22-23 October 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
The Man Who Put Art on Australia's Map Andrew Fuhrmann , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 June 2016; (p. 26) The Saturday Age , 25-26 June 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
Hegel's Owl Review: The Life of Bernard Smith, Pioneering Art Historian Andrew Fuhrmann , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 25 June 2016;

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
'Bernard Smith is the greatest art historian Australia has ever produced. He is also the man whose magnum opus, European Vision and the South Pacific, is still regarded as a major turning point in the study of colonial exploration in the Pacific, its seminal influence acknowledged by no less an authority than Edward Said, who can seem to have originated our current post colonial perspectives. ...'
The Distancing of Bernard Smith : An Eloquent Biography of Bernard Smith Ian Donaldson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
Scholarship at the Service of Australian Art Christopher Allen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australia , 22-23 October 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Hegel's Owl : The Life of Bernard Smith Sheridan Palmer , 2016 single work biography
Phillip Hall Reviews Hegel’s Owl by Sheridan Palmer Phillip Hall , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , September 2016;

'I have long loved the writing of Bernard Smith for his passionate and rigorous application of Marxist theory to a reading of art history and to the story of European colonialism in the South Pacific. For such landmark endeavours, Bernard Smith will always be remembered as a most significant public intellectual. And Sheridan Palmer’s new biography, Hegel’s Owl, is an elegant and powerful tribute to this aspect of Smith’s life. In describing the formation and expression of Smith’s ideas, Palmer makes a remarkable contribution to Australian intellectual history.' (Introduction)

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