Aboriginal Art / Edition 2

Aboriginal Art / Edition 2

by Wally Caruana
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0500203660

ISBN-13: 9780500203668

Pub. Date: 06/17/2003

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Aboriginal artists today practice in the world's longest continuous tradition of art.
Widely sought after, Aboriginal art has now taken its place in the collections of the great museums and galleries.This is the first concise survey of the full range of the work of Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. Building on traditions that

Overview

Aboriginal artists today practice in the world's longest continuous tradition of art.
Widely sought after, Aboriginal art has now taken its place in the collections of the great museums and galleries.This is the first concise survey of the full range of the work of Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. Building on traditions that stretch back at least fifty millennia, these artists have worked in a variety of contexts, from the sacred realm of ceremony to more public spheres, and in media that include painting, sculpture, engraving, constructions, weaving, and—most recently—photography, printmaking, and textile design. The second edition includes additional illustrations and a new section covering the most recent developments in Aboriginal art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500203668
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/17/2003
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction7
Chapter 2Patterns of power: Arnhem Land and its surrounds21
Chapter 3The art of place and journey: the desert101
Chapter 4Land of the Wandjina: the Kimberley162
Chapter 5Diversity: North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands183
Chapter 6Artists in the town and city194
Conclusion226
Note on Aboriginal names228
Acknowledgments228
Select Bibliography229
List of Illustrations231
Glossary236
Index237

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