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Detail of front wrap of THEN AND NOW (fontannaz01p 170/233 FONT01)
Fontannaz, Lucienne. THEN AND NOW. Pitjantjatjarra and Aranda artists 1930s - 1990s. BNo. 1-875296-18-2. First Edition 1996 (pb). Pp: 40; 270mm x 195mm; 0.20kg. 34 col, 12 b/w, 1 fig, 1 map. Acknowledgments, foreword, list, footnotes, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor distortion on tip of one corner). Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency Ltd, South Melbourne, 1996. (The exhibition and catalogue explore the origins of significant areas of contemporary Aboriginal art. The exhibition reveals the crucial role that child art played in Aboriginal communities during early European contact in the 1930s - 1950s through the missions at Ernabella and Hermannsburg) (Keywords: Painting, contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Ernabella, Hermannsburg).
Book Code: R318 SOLD - now out of stock AU$32
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Detail of wrapper - DOLLAR DREAMING (genocchio01p 150/207 GENO01)
Genocchio, Benjamin. DOLLAR DREAMING. Inside the Aboriginal Art World. BNo.978 1-74066-609-1. First Edition, 2008. Pp: viii, 232; 225mm x 160mm; 0.56kg. 38 col, 4 b/w, 2 maps (ep). Prologue, epilogue, acknowledgments, notes, photography credits, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008. (This book is an account of the 35-year-old Aboriginal art movement. In pursuit of the story, art critic Benjamin Genocchio travels to interview the very people living through this extraordinary period of evolution - artists, dealers, curators, collectors and auction house staff - to convey through their words and experiences how the art form, and the international market for Aboriginal art has come to life) (Keywords: Contemporary art, art movement, Australia, Aboriginal, art market, spirit country, ancient and modern).
Book Code: V243 AU$37
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Detail of wrapper - ROCK PAINTINGS OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA (godden01p 190/256 GODD01)
Godden, Elaine and Jutta Malnic. ROCK PAINTINGS OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA. Patterns of space, time and style. BNo. 0-7301-0206-8. Reprint Edition, 1988 (1982). Pp: 128; 285mm x 215mm; 0.80kg. 48 col, 24 b/w. Acknowledgments, preface, introduction, recommended reading and bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Reed Books Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1988. (The text covers a broad range of topics - such as the first colonisers of Australia, how Aborigines used art in their society, painting techniques, the main rock art styles in Australia and myths associated with rock art sites) (Keywords: Rock art, Australia, Aboriginal, Kimberley, Cape York, Arnhem Land, painting).
Book Code: D480 AU$25
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Detail of front cover of  AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTINGS and their mythological interpretation (groger01ap  210/260  GROG01)
Groger-Wurm, Helen M. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTINGS AND THEIR MYTHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION. Volume 1: Eastern Arnhem Land. BNo. 0-85575-010-3. First Edition, 1973 (pb). Pp: xiv, 139; 260mm x 210mm; 0.52kg. 16 col, 195 b/w, 2 maps. Foreword, preface, glossary, list of artists, bibliography. A very good copy with illustrated cardwrap. Studies No.30; Series No.5. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1973.
Description: The Induction deals with historical records of paintings on bark; the purpose, function and regional art styles of bark paintings; and Eastern Arnhem Land and its people. Part II covers the sacred bark paintings of the Dua Moiety and outlines of the myth cycle of the Djanggawul with illustrations, descriptions and interpretations of relevant bark paintings. Other myth cycles include the Wagilag Sisters, Woijal, and the Wongar Shark. Part III does a similar exercise on paintings of the Jiridja Moiety and cycles include ancestral beings, Barama and Laindjung and the spirit woman, Wuradilagu. Part IV which deals with secular bark paintings is followed by a conclusion.
Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, Dua Moiety, Djanggawul, Wagilag, Woijal, Wongar, Jiridja Moiety, Barama, Laindjung, Wuradilagu.
Book Code: Y483 AU$120
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Detail of wrapper - TWINED TOGETHER (hamby05p 180/247 HAMB05)
Hamby, Louise (editor); Sally May; Lindy Allen et al. TWINED TOGETHER. Kunmadj Njalehnjaleken. BNo.0-646-44608-8. First Edition, 2005. Pp: xxiv, 256; 320mm x 240mm; 2.14kg. over 600 col, b/w & fig, 1 map. Scene setting, starting, contributors, gloosary, endnotes, references, object list, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Injalak Arts and Crafts, Oenpelli, 2005. (This publication is about contemporary fibre practice and history from western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia) (Keywords: Material culture, contemporary fibre art, craft, history, Northern Australia, Western Arnhem Land, Kunwinjku).
Book Code: V307 AU$73
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Detail of wrap - INDIGENOUS ART OF THE DREAMTIME - Australian Mission to the United Nations  (hollow4p 163/230  HOLL04)
Hollow, Maryanne & Garry Darby. INDIGENOUS ART OF THE DREAMTIME. Australian Mission to the United Nations. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1999 (pb). Pp: (ii), 51; 295mm x 210mm; 0.29kg. 103 col, 1 map. Gallery foreword, foreword, introduction. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne, 1999. (This publication is a catalogue for an exhibition which was displayed at the United Nations, New York in August and September 1999. Collected over several years, the paintings included in the exhibition are by renowned indigenous Australian artists and depict stories of the Dreamtime - the Aboriginal understanding of the world and its creation) (Keywords: Traditional, contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Kngwarreye, Kemarre, Nakamarra, Napangardi, Naparrula, Nungarrayi, Petyarre, Jagamarra, Tjapaltjarri, Warangkula, Tjupurrula).
Book Code: M176 AU$25
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Detail of wrap - AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL MUSIC  (isaacs04p  175/222  ISAA04)
Isaacs, Jennifer (editor). AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL MUSIC. Functions, features and development. BNo. 0-908235-00-3. First Edition 1979 (pb). Pp: 64; 255mm x 200mm; 0.23kg. 22 b/w, 2 fig, 1 map. Foreword, references, bibliography, discography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney, 1979. (There are a number of contributors presenting essays about functions, features and developments of Aboriginal music across Australia. They are: Jill Stubington, Ranald Allan, Catherine J. Ellis, Trevor Pearce, Deborah Crisp, and Diana Conroy) (Keywords: Social anthropology, music, North, Central, South Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, function, features, developments, bibliography, discography).
Book Code: M370 AU$35
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Detail of front cover of AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS  (isaacs1p  150/207  ISAA1)
Isaacs, Jennifer. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS. A selection of traditional paintings. BNo. 1-86302-676-2. Reprint Edition 1999 (1989)(pb). Pp: 192; 290mm x 205mm; 0.76kg. 120 col. Introduction, acknowledgments, index, footnotes. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: vg. Lansdowne Publishing Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1999. (The selection spans decades and displays the disctive styles of two regions of Australia: the Western Desert and Arnhem Land) (Keywords: Pintupi, Anmatyerre, Warlpiri, Papunya, Kintore, Liagawumirr, Elcho Island, Milingimbi, Ganalbingu, Ramingining).
Book Code: N507 AU$36
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Isaacs, Jennifer. AUSTRALIA'S LIVING HERITAGE. Arts of the Dreaming. BNo. 1-86302-086-1. Reprint Edition 1990 (1984). Pp: 272; 310mm x 230mm; 1.68kg. 280 col, 1 map. Preface, appendix, notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Weldon Publishing, Willoughby, NSW, 1990. (This book is about bringing together different facets of Aboriginal art, from painting, sculpture, ceremony and dance, to the making of body ornaments, carved utensils and spun or woven articles for everyday use) (Keywords: Painting, carving, Australia, Aboriginal, sculpture, Arnhem Land, Papunya Tula).
Book Code: C065 AU$45
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Detail of front cover of THEN AND NOW (isaacs5p 150/206)
Isaacs, Jennifer et al. EMILY KNGWARREYE PAINTINGS. Terry Smith, Judith Ryan, Donald Holt, Janet Holt. BNo. 90-5703-68-19. First Edition, 1998. Pp: 204; 285mm x 255mm; 1.60kg. 52 col, 12 b/w, 87 col(pl), 1 map. Introduction, references, curriculum vitae, glossary, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1998. (This book looks at Emily Kngwarreye's paintings from very different view points) (Keywords: Aboriginal art, Australia, Kngwarreye, Utopia, Alhalkere).
Book Code: L653 SOLD - now out of stock AU$80
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