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Aboriginal Art - 98 edition

Aboriginal Art (ISBN10: 0714837520; ISBN13: 9780714837529)
ISBN13: 978-0714837529
ISBN10: 0714837520

Summary: For thousands of years Australian Aborigines have been making art. A manifestation of the creative forces of the Dreamtime, art is also a means of expressing individual and group identity. But while Aboriginal art keeps the past alive and maintains its relevance to the present, it also responds to new circumstances. Aboriginal art cannot be divorced from the process of European colonization that began in earnest in 1788. In this book, Howard Morphy, one of the foremo ...show morest authorities in this field, surveys the great variety of Aboriginal art to reveal what it means to its makers and users and what it can tell us about the societies that produce it. He discusses the paintings (on rock, bark, human bodies and canvas), sculptures, weapons and utensils, from across Australia, bringing out common themes but also highlighting regional diversity. The text is illustrated with outstanding examples, many published here for the first time. The result is a book that reveals the richness and dynamism of the art of one of the world's most enduring cultures. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Published: 10/28/1998
International: No



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Redmond, WA 1998 Paperback Updated_Month1|-1 Used-Very Good Some minor shelf wear otherwise in a very good condition throughout. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in ...show moreEurope. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
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1999 PAPERBACK Very Good 0714837520 Light soil, ink to bottom edge and half-title, o/w very good. 8vo. Morphy reveals the inner meanings of these beautiful works by outstanding artists, past and mo ...show moredern. His research has made the viewing a deeper and illuminating experience. Some of the best current artists and most interesting museum pieces, as well as the social/ceremonial context appear in the fine color photos. 447pp. Index, biblio. Profuse color illus. Reprint. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Soft cover | ...show less
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