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Detail of front wrapper of THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL HERITAGE - An Introduction through the Arts (berndt9p 200/262 BERN09)
Berndt, Ronald M. & E.S. Phillips (ed). THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL HERITAGE. An Introduction through the Arts. BNo. 0-7254-0461-2. Second Edition, 1978 (1973). Pp: 320; 295mm x 210mm; 1.69kg. 10 col, 302 b/w, 28 fig, 3 maps. Acknowledgments, foreword, preface, introduction, developments, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Beige boards. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Australian Society for Education through the Arts, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1978. (With a number of contributors to each section, titles include the following; the social beginnings of the arts, story, myth and song, rock art, sculpture and bark painting, music and dance, the future of the aboriginal art. Ronald M. Berndt and Helen Groger-Wurm provide the text with illustrations on sculpture and bark painting) (Keywords: Regional art styles: Eastern Arnhem Land, Western Arnhem Land, Groote Eylandt, Bathurst and Melville Islands, Port Keats, Kimberley area).
Book Code: J316 AU$120
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Detail of front wrapper of AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL ARNHEM LAND (berndt06p 200/275 BRAN06)
Brandl, Eric Joseph. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL ARNHEM LAND. Temporal sequences and elements of style in Cadell River and Deaf Adder Creek art. BNo. 0-85575-130-4. Revised Edition, 1982 (1973). Pp: (x), 214; 350mm x 250mm; 1.42kg. 1 col, 54 b/w, 238 fig, 4 maps. Acknowledgments, documentation, glossary, references, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g (minor wear on wrp). Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, ACT, 1982. (The book comprises comprehensive descriptions and explanations of the rock paintings of western and central Arnhem Land and nearly 250 drawings of the main motifs from the paintings, based on accurate tracings from photographs and representing the different Mimi styles and X-ray styles of painting) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, Mimi, Mandarg, X-ray).
Book Code: H272 AU$45
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Detail of front cover of  THE FACE OF THE CENTRE - Papunya Tula Paintings 1971-84 (brody2p  150/206  BROD02)
Brody, Anne Marie. THE FACE OF THE CENTRE. Papunya Tula Paintings 1971-84. BNo. 0-7241-0112-8. First Edition, 1985 (pb). Pp: 52, 295mm x 220mm; 0.28kg. 32 col, 3 b/w, 1 map. Acknowledgments, note, foreword, introduction. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (light crease across corner of wrp; wear on wrp). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1985. (This catalogue was produced to support an exhibition of thirty-two paintings of central Australian artists) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Tjangala, Tjapaltjarri, Tjungurrayi, Tjakamarra, Tjampitjinpa, Tjupurrula, Nakamarra).
Book Code: U115 AU$35
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Detail of front cover of  UTOPIA - A Picture Story  (brody5ap  175/240  BROD05)
Brody, Anne Marie. UTOPIA - A Picture Story. 88 silk batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection. BNo. 0-646-00909-5. First Edition, 1990. Pp: 243; 335mm x 245mm; 2.13kg 88 col, 38 col & b/w, 1 map. Acknowledgments, foreword, introduction, postscript, appendices, selected bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth, 1990. (Silk batiks by artists living in the eastern region of central Australia. The catalogue section contains 88 portraits of artists and a description of the particular artist's batik on the facing page to a colour plate of the relevant art work) (Keywords: Contemporary art Australia, Aboriginal, Alyawarre, Kaytetye, Anmatyerre).
Book Code: U349 AU$70
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Detail of wrap  -  ISLANDS IN THE SUN  -  Prints by indigenous artists of Australia  and the Australasian region  (butler1ap  160/228  BUTL1)
Butler, Roger (editor). ISLANDS IN THE SUN. Prints by indigenous artists of Australia and the Australasian region. BNo. 0-642-54141-8. First Edition, 2001 (pb). Pp: 116; 295mm x 210mm; 0.57kg. 111 col. Forewords, introduction, biographical notes, list of artists, further reading. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2001. (This catalogue was produced to accompany the travelling exhibition 'Islands in the Sun'. It presents contemporary woodcuts, linocuts, screenprints and lithographs by the indigenous peoples of northern Australia, the Torres Strait, Tiwi Islands, Papua New Guinea, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) (Keywords: Indigenous art, Pacific, Melanesia, Australia, Aboriginal, Torres Strait).
Book Code: N346 AU$22
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Detail of wrap -  ART OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS - An exhibition of Aboriginal paintings, sculpture and artefacts of the past two hundred years.  (carrick01p  175/231  CARR01)
Carrick, John (editor). ART OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS. An exhibition of Aboriginal paintings, sculpture and artefacts of the past two hundred years. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1970s (pb). Pp: 80; 285mm x 220mm; 0.43kg. Num b/w, 2 maps. Foreword, preface, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council, Sydney, 1970s. (The initial section draws parallels between two cultures of the Australian Aborigines and the American Indian. Other sections include: Aboriginal weapons and utensils, knives of stone, the uses of spears, spear throwers, protective shields, fighting clubs, the boomerang, pointing bones, carrying dishes, woven bags, art of the Western Desert, bark paintings of Arnhem land, and wooden sculptures of north Australia) (Keywords: Traditional art, Australia, Aboriginal, Marika, Declan Apuatimi, Sugarbag Katipi, Paddy Teeampi, Djabaldjari, Djambidjimba).
Book Code: S267 AU$75
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Caruana, Wally & Christopher Hodges. UTOPIA: ANCIENT CULTURE - NEW FORMS. The Holmes a Court Collection in association with the Art Gallery of Western Australia. BNo. 0-7309-3622-8. First Edition 1999 (pb). Pp: 64; 280mm x 225mm; 0.36kg. 51 col, 1 map. Acknowledgments, foreword, glossary, selected references, lists. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Heytesbury Pty Ltd, Perth, 1999. (This book looks at the Utopia community through their creative contemporary practice as informed by traditional culture and how this process helped to promote an important and unique artist in Emily Kame Kngwarreye) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Alyawarr, Kaytetye).
Book Code: U068 AU$21
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Detail of wrap of THE PAINTERS OF THE WAGILAG SISTERS STORY 1937-1997  (caruana5p  150/212  CARU05)
Caruana, Wally & Nigel Lendon. THE PAINTERS OF THE WAGILAG SISTERS STORY. 1937-1997. BNo. 0-642-13068-X. First Edition, 1997 (pb). Pp: 174; 290mm x 240mm; 0.98kg. 113 col, 12 b/w, 1 map. Director's foreword, artists chart & biographies, glossary, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1997. (The Wagilag Sisters Story tells of the creation of the world and the establishment of rules which govern behaviour. The narrative in paint is accompanied by the story in print) (Keywords: Aboriginal art, Australia, Arnhem Land, ceremonial cycles, Wititj).
Book Code: Q239 AU$34
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Detail of front cover - KALTJA NOW (chance01p 170/224 CHAN01)
Chance, Ian (editor). KALTJA NOW. Indigenous Arts Australia. BNo. 1-86254-507-3. First Edition, 2001 (pb). Pp: xii, 172; 285mm x 240mm; 0.82kg. Num col, some b/w. Preface, introduction, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Wakefield Press & Tandanya, Adelaide, 2001. (There are many contributors to this book which covers the artists and their works of arts from numerous art centres across Australia. Artists included are: Emily Kngwarreye, Peter Danaja, Jukuna Mana Chuguna, Kathy McKenzie, Mary McLean, Michelle Torres, Thancoupie, Janis Koolmatrie, and many others) (Keywords: Aboriginal, Australia, contemporary art, Alyawarre, Maningrida, Pilbara, Nyangumarta, Mangkaja, Fitzroy Crossing, Ernabella, Angatja, Torres Strait).
Book Code: N291 AU$40
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Detail of wrapper - NEW BEGINNINGS - Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art (childs10p 175/240 CHIL10)
Childs, Emily McCulloch & Ross Gibson. NEW BEGINNINGS: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art. BNo.978-0-9804494-4-0. First Edition, 2008. Pp: 156; 305mm x 245mm; 1.54kg. num col. Preface, checklist of paintings, acknowledgments. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, Melbourne, 2008. (With revelatory essays on the collector, the artists and aesthetics of the works, New Beginnings relates the latest art of Aboriginal Australian - at once both highly contemporary and equally ancient. The book covers the art works of more than fifty artists) (Keywords: Contemporary, Australia, Aboriginal, Pintupi, Utopia, People of the Spinifex, Warlpiri).
Book Code: W220 AU$72
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Detail of front cover of ABORIGINAL ART COLLECTIONS - Highlights from Australia's Public Museums and Galleries (cochrane3p 150/184 COCH03)
Cochrane, Susan (editor). ABORIGINAL ART COLLECTIONS. Highlights fromAustralia's Public Museums and Galleries. BNo. 1-877004-05-7. First Edition, 2001 (pb). Pp: 126; 265mm x 220mm; 0.63kg. 93 col, 1 map. Introduction, bibliography, editor's acknowledgments, contributors, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Craftman House. Fine Art Publishing Pty Ltd, Sydney, 2001. (This book is a survey of the Indigenous collections of fourteen public museums and galleries in Australia. The essays - written by specialist curators - outkine the history and scope of the collections, as well as their qualities and limitations. The policies and philosophies guiding the formation of each collection are considered, as is the role of public institutions in relation to Aboriginal art and artefacts) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, painting, bark, sculpture, traditional).
Book Code: P098 AU$48
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Detail of front cover of ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA  (cooper02p 170/216 COOP02)
Cooper, Carol; Howard Morphy, John Mulvaney & Nicolas Peterson (text). ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA. With Australian Gallery Directors Council. BNo. 0-642-89689. First Edition, 1981 (pb). Pp: 192; 265mm x 210mm; 0.68kg. 24 col, 215 b/w, 10 fig, 5 maps. Foreword, preface, acknowledgment, introduction, bibliography, glossary. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Australian Gallery Directors Council Ltd, Sydney, 1981. (This book was the catalogue for the Aboriginal Australia exhibition which contained 329 exhibits and was drawn from major collections across Australia. It provides an opportunity to view important and unique works which have been selected as outstanding examples of their respective types. Professor John Mulvaney, Ms Carol Cooper, Dr Howard Morphy, and Dr Nicolas Peterson all make contributions as co-authors of this catalogue) (Keywords: Traditional art, Australia, Aboriginal, Womamakuni, Ngantiburunani, Dieri, Warramanga, Warlpiri, Pintupi, Aranda, Pitjantjatjara, Gurawuy, Yirrkala, Yolngu).
Book Code: Y020 AU$95
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Detail of wrapper -  BALGO New Directions  (cowan02p  175/220  COWA02)
Cowan, James. BALGO - NEW DIRECTIONS. Artistic development at Balgo Hills, Central Australia. BNo. 90-5703-61-18. First Edition, 1999. Pp: 144; 265mm x235mm; 1.08kg. 55 col. Bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Craftsman House, North Ryde, NSW, 1999. (In the early years of the Aboriginal community's artistic development at Balgo Hills, Central Australia, the artists remained closely linked with their traditional Dreaming stories and their birth terrain. In the second half of the 1990s as the artists have become more self-conscious of their mastery over modern art materials, a new emphasis has begun to emerge: that of a more fluid and evocative use of traditional symbols in the fulfilment of their work. This book explores the work of the best artists currently or recently working at Balgo Hills) (Keywords: Traditional art, paintings, central Australia, Aboriginal, Tjapangarti, Tjakamarra, Nampitjin, Tjangala, Yukenbarri Napanangka).
Book Code: T390 AU$65
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Detail of wrap - PAPUNYA _ Aboriginal Paintings from the Central Australian Desert  (crocker04p  160/207  CROC04)
Crocker, Andrew (editor). PAPUNYA ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS. From the Central Australian Desert. (Also published under the title 'Mr Sandman bring me a Dream'. BNo.0-908235-06-2. First Edition, 1983 (1981) (pb). Pp: 64; 275mm x 210mm; 0.36kg. 44 col. Introduction, foreword, bibliographical postscript. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd, Sydney, 1983. (The works of 17 Aboriginal artists from Central Australia are displayed in this catalogue in full-page colour photographs. There are two articles by Kimber ('The Recent Anthropology of the Western Desert: Papunya Focus' and 'Central Australian and Western Desert Art') and one by Crocker ('Contemporary Art of the Western Desert')) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Central Australia, Aboriginal, Western Desert, Tjungurrayi, Tjapaltjarri, Tjampitjinpa).
Book Code: T228 AU$75
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Detail of front cover of MR SANDMAN BRING ME A DREAM  (crocker1p  150/198  CROC01)
Crocker, Andrew and R. Kimber. MR SANDMAN BRING ME A DREAM. Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd. BNo. 0-908235-01-1. First Edition, 1981 (pb). Pp: 64; 275mm x 210mm; 0.30kg. 44 col. Introduction, foreword, bibliographical postscript. A good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: g. (minor wear at front corners). Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd, Sydney, 1981. (The works of 17 Aboriginal artists from Central Australia are displayed in this catalogue in full-page colour photographs. There are two articles by Kimber ('The Recent Anthropology of the Western Desert: Papunya Focus' and 'Central Australian and Western Desert Art') and one by Crocker ('Contemporary Art of the Western Desert')) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Tjungurrayi, Tjapaltjarri, Tjampitjinpa).
Book Code: T391 SOLD - now out of stock AU$75
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Crocker, Andrew and R. Kimber. PAPUNYA - Peintures Aborigenes du Desert de L'Australie Centrale. Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd. BNo. 0-908235-03-8. First Edition, 1983 (pb). Pp: 64; 275mm x 210mm; 0.30kg. 44 col. Avant-propos, bibliographie. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: vg. Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd, Sydney, 1983. (All text is in the French language. The works of 17 Aboriginal artists from Central Australia are displayed in this catalogue in full-page colour photographs. There are two articles by Kimber ('The Recent Anthropology of the Western Desert: Papunya Focus' and 'Central Australian and Western Desert Art') and one by Crocker ('Contemporary Art of the Western Desert')) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Central Australia, Aboriginal, Western Desert, Tjungurrayi, Tjapaltjarri, Tjampitjinpa).
Book Code: Q041 SOLD - now out of stock AU$48
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Detail of front cover of INDIGENOUS ART - Art Gallery of Western Australia  (croft1p  150/202  CROF01)
Croft, Brenda L. INDIGENOUS ART. Art Gallery of Western Australia. BNo. 0-7307-3816-7. First Edition, 2001 (pb). Pp: 112; 290mm x 230mm; 0.51kg. 113 col, 4 b/w, 1 map. Foreword, glossary of terms, list of works, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2001. (This book covers the indigenous art in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The essay by Michael A. O'Ferrall and Brenda Croft is an integral component of this book) (Keywords: Indigenous art, Australia, Aboriginal, painting, contemporary, traditional, sculpture).
Book Code: P109 AU$45
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Detail of wrap - ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN AND TASMANIAN ROCK CARVINGS AND  PAINTINGS (davidson43p 145/218 DAVI43)
Davidson, Daniel Sutherland. ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN AND TASMANIAN ROCK CARVINGS AND PAINTINGS. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Volume V. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1936 (pb). Pp: xi, 151; 235mm x 150mm; 0.38kg. 6 col(pl), 62 b/w & fig, 1 map. Preface, introduction, appendices A & B, bibliography, index. A good paperback copy in original blue printed wrap. Wrp: g. (minor wear on wrp). The American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1936. (This introductory study of the rock carvings and paintings of Australia was intended to serve a triple purpose: first, the collection under one cover of the numerous scattered references; second, a summary description of various motifs, styles of portrayal and techniques of application; third, the pointing out of major practical problems before rating in terms of theoretical importance) (Keywords: Rock carvings, paintings, Australia, Aboriginal, Wardaman, Karnanda, Wondjina, Bradshaw).
Book Code: P146 AU$250
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Detail of wrap -  A PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATION OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN  DECORATIVE ART (davidson41ap 145/220 DAVI41)
Davidson, Daniel Sutherland. A PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATION OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE ART. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Volume IX. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1937 (pb). Pp: xiii, 147; 235mm x 150mm; 0.34kg. 91 b/w, fig & maps. Preface, abstract, conclusions, bibliography, index. A good paperback copy in original blue printed wrap. Wrp: g. (wear on wrp; wrp chipped t&b sto). The American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1937. (For this study the writer has devoted most attention to those decorative objects and design patterns which are, geographically considered, of major continental or regional significance. The author commences with the techniques of decoration and then deals with the objects decorated including weapons, baskets and containers, bullroarers, churinga and other sacred objects) (Keyword: Ethnology, Wardaman tribe, Daly River, DeGray River, Leonora, Kimberley, Arunta, Loritja, Berringin, Roebuck.).
Book Code: P129 SOLD - now out of stock AU$350
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Detail of front  of wrap of GATHERINGS - Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art From Queensland Australia (demozay01p 200/213  DEMO01)
Demozay, Marion (compiler). GATHERINGS. Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art From Queensland Australia. BNo. 0-9585291-4-0. First Edition, 2001 (pb). Pp: 223; 230mm x 235mm; 0.78kg. >200 col. Foreword, acknowledgments, preface, introduction. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Keeaira Press, Southport, Queensland, 2001. (Collected is the first book to be published on the Macleay Museum's important holdings of Australian Aboriginal art and artefacts. The book features some of Australia's oldest bark paintings as well as shields, clubs, bags and body ornaments from the Macleay Museum's historic collections. These artefacts, most of them collected in the second half of the nineteenth century, are showcased along with others collected in the twentieth century) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, Northern Territory, Arnhem Land, Queensland, artefacts, bark paintings).
Book Code: Q144 AU$29
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Detail of front cover of A MYRIAD OF DREAMING - Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art (diggins2p 150/206  DIGG02)
Diggins, Lauraine. A MYRIAD OF DREAMING. Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art. BNo. 0-959-27436-7. First Edition, 1989 (pb). Pp: 139; 295mm x 220mm; 0.72kg. 140 col, 1 map. Acknowledgments, notes to catalogue, list of artists. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Malakoff Fine Art Press, Caulfield, Victoria, 1989.
Description: The book was developed around the accompanying exhibition of 143 paintings and sculptures of over 100 Aboriginal artists. It also contains articles by Robert Taylor, Dr Luke Taylor, Geoffrey Bardon, Judith Ryan, Kim Akerman, Dr Ruth and Professor Vincent Megaw, Winifred Hilliard, and Djon Scott-Mundine.
Keywords: Contemporary, bark paintings, Australia, Aboriginal, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Utopia, Western Desert, Papunya, Balgo, Hermannsburg, Pitjantjatjara, Ernabella, batik, Rembarrnga, spirit figures.
Book Code: L568 AU$50
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