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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500203668
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 6/17/2003
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Wally Caruana was Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, from 1984
to 2001.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 7
Ch. 2 Patterns of power: Arnhem Land and its surrounds 21
Ch. 3 The art of place and journey: the desert 101
Ch. 4 Land of the Wandjina: the Kimberley 162
Ch. 5 Diversity: North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands 183
Ch. 6 Artists in the town and city 194
Conclusion 226
Notes on Aboriginal names 228
Acknowledgments 228
Select Bibliography 229
List of Illustrations 231
Glossary 236
Index 237
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