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.