Caruana, Wally, 1952-,

Aboriginal art / Wally Caruana. - New ed. - 239 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm. - World of art . - World of art .

Includes index.

Includes bibliography (pages 229 - 230) and index

Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Patterns of power: Arnhem Land and its surrounds -- Ch. 3 The art of place and journey: the desert -- Ch. 4. Land of the Wandjina: the Kimberley -- Ch. 5. Diversity: North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands -- Ch. 6. Artists in the town and city -- Notes on Aboriginal names.

"This lively and comprehensive survey has established itself as a superlative introduction to the full diversity of Aboriginal art, and showcases work by Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. Practising the world's longest continuous art tradition, stretching back some fifty millennia, Aboriginal 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."--BOOK JACKET.






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Artists, Aboriginal Australian.
Art, Australian--Artists, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians--Art.
Art - Painting - Bark.
Art - Painting - Acrylic.
Art - Textiles - Batik.
Art - Ceramics.
Art - Painting.
Art - Sand and ground design.
Art - Sculpture.
Art - Urban art.
Art - Painting - Watercolour.
Art - Drawing.
Material culture - Woven objects.
Art - Crafts - Weaving.
Art - Artists - Women.
Art - Artists.
Art - Photography.
Art - Aesthetics.
Art - Toas.
Art - Tourist art.
Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.
Stories and motifs - Rainbows.
Stories and motifs - Landscape.
Stories and motifs - Ants and termites.
Stories and motifs - Dugongs.
Stories and motifs - Climate and weather.
Enterprises - Arts and crafts.
Stories and motifs.
Stories and motifs - Ancestor spirits.
Art - Subjects - Wandjina.
Art, Aboriginal Australian.
Art, Australian--Aboriginal artists.

Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)
Arnhem Land (NT)

N7401 / .C37 2003