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Aboriginal Art (World of Art)

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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 sac ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 17th 2003 by Thames Hudson (first published 1993)
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Joyce
Jun 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
An overall background on the acceptance of Aboriginal
art in Austrailia, along with the social structures and traditions of the people. A rather small format, but I still thoroughly enjoy the illustrations and photos. The more I see the individual pieces, the more excitement I feel about them. In Aborigianl culture one attains status through the acquistion of knowledge, not material possessions and "Art is an expression of knowledge, and hence a statement of authority." I say bravo!
Esteban
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro escrito con intenciones bastante modestas, Un catálogo del arte en circulación producido por aborigenes australianos del siglo XX. Caruana no escribe con pretensiones históricas o antropológicas. Lo que hace es defender una continuidad en términos de lenguaje visual con una tradición milenaria, y dar unos elementos mínimos para leer las obras. Las imágenes que reproduce en el libro tienen un atractivo muy inmediato que se extiende mucho con esas indicaciones. Algunas de las obras (en ...more
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Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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