Andrew McNamara

Emeritus Professor Andrew McNamara

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2012
  • Section(s): Arts


Andrew McNamara is an art historian and a Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research focuses on the modernist legacy for contemporary art and culture. His research explores key points of modernist practice and transmission, while at the same time endeavoring to articulate the connections (and differences) between modernist and contemporary practices. His collaborative research tends to involve interdisciplinary teams as well as being multi-disciplinary in scope and content. He has won two national (Australian) art history publication awards. His publications include: Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond (2019), with Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Isabel WÜnsche and Harriet Equist; Surpassing Modernity: Ambivalence in Art, Politics and Society (2018/19) Bloomsbury: London; Undesign (2018) with Gretchen Coombs and Gavin Sade; Sweat”the sub-tropical imaginary (2011); An Apprehensive Aesthetic? The Legacy of Modernist Culture (2009); Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia (2008) with Ann Stephen and Philip Goad; Modernism & Australia: Documents on Art, Design and Architecture 1917-1967 (2006) with Ann Stephen and Philip Goad; Medium Cool (2002) with Peter Krapp.

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