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Detail of wrap - ABORIGINAL AR IN MODERN WORLDS (jenkins6p 220/301  JENK06)
Jenkins, Susan & Cathy Lane (text). ABORIGINAL ART IN MODERN WORLDS. Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. BNo. 0-642-54111-6. First Edition, 2000 (pb). Pp: 28; 295mm x 230mm; 0.17kg. 41 col, 3 b/w. Foreword, works in the exhibition. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2000.
Description: This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition. It focues on the work of six artists: Nym Bandak, Fiona Foley, Emily Kam Kngwarray, John Mawurndjul, Tracey Moffatt, and Rover Thomas. It also includes two major collaborative works from Arnhem Land and Cape York: The Aboriginal Memorial by forty-three artists from Ramingining, and a group of ceremonial sculptures by Wik artists.
Keywords: Indigenous art, ceremonial sculptures, Australia, Aboriginal artists, Ramingining, Wik.
Book Code: N345 SOLD - now out of stock AU$15
Detail of front cover of CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPAJTJARRI  (johnson2ap  150/206  JOHN02)
Johnson, Vivien. CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI. A retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. BNo. 0-7308-3053-5. First Edition, 2003. Pp: 256; 320mm x 245mm; 2.13kg. num col, b/w & fig, 2 maps. Director's foreword, introduction, end notes, exhibitions, selected bibliography. A very good hardback copy with illustrated cover. Cvr: vg. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2003. (This exhibition book accompanies the artist's first comprehensive retrospective. There are chapters on the artist's corroboree country, his start as a carver and his early days at Papunya) (Keywords: Traditional, contemporary art, Central Australia, Aboriginal artist, Anmatyerre, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri).
Book Code: U035 AU$68
Detail of wrapper  -  MICHAEL JAGAMARRA NELSON  - The view from Yuendumu  (johnson08p  150/206  JOHN08)
Johnson, Vivien. MICHAEL JAGAMARRA NELSON. The view from Yuendumu. BNo. 976-6410-13-5. First Edition 1997. Pp: 167; 285mm x 250mm; 1.36kg. 41 col, 27 b/w, 3 fig. Acknowledgments, introduction, footnotes, list, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Craftsman House, Roseville East, NSW, 1997. (The author interweaves the artist's own perspective on his work with the social and political events. The reader will also be taken on a guided tour by the artist of the Dreaming sites depicted in his paintings, which are the foundation of both his art and his identity) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Western Desert).
Book Code: L802 AU$50
Detail of front cover of WARLUGULONG 1976 - Australian Collection Focus  (johnson4ap  150/191  JOHN04)
Johnson, Vivien & Hetti Perkins. WARLUGULONG 1976. Australian Collection Focus Series no.4 May-July 1999. Art Gallery of New South Wales. BNo. n/a. First Edition 1999 (pb). Pp: 14; 270mm x 210mm; 0.11kg. 14 col, 2 b/w, 2 fig, 1 map. Selected references, acknowledgments. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: vg. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1999. (Essays by Hetti Perkins, Vivien Johnson. Illustration and discussion of the painting Warlugulong by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: M792 SOLD - now out of stock AU$15
Detail of front of wrap - ART AND LAND (jones2p  150/193  JONE02)
Jones, Philip and Peter Sutton. ART AND LAND. Aboriginal Sculptures of the Lake Eyre Region. BNo. 0-949268-90-9. First Edition, 1986 (pb). Pp: 144; 280mm x 215mm; 0.69kg. 41 col, 483 b/w, 12 fig, 7 maps. Foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, notes, references, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. South Australian Museum and Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1986. (The focus of this book is on those remarkable Aboriginal objects called Toa. They receive attention, not only as objects of information, but as objects of symbolic representation of the Diyari and associated language groups of the Lake Eyre Basin) (Keywords: Traditional art, artefacts, South Australia, Aboriginal, Diyari, Billipilpana, Burukarla, Dampawaruna, Darana, Dimpiwalakana, Godagodana, Jelkabalubaluna).
Book Code: K040 AU$40
Detail of front of wrap - ERNABELLA BATIKS (kaus01p 150/149 KAUS01)
Kaus, David. ERNABELLA BATIKS - in the Hilliard Collection of the National Museum of Australia. BNo.978-1-876944-21-6. First Edition, 2004 (pb). Pp: viii, 80; 175mm x 175mm; 0.28kg. num col, 2 b/w, 1 map. Introduction, acknowledgments, endnotes, checklist. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2004. (Ernabella batiks are world renowned and this book presents 100 examples from the Hilliard Collection. Winifred Hilliard collected these during her 32 years at Ernabella, where she initiated batik production in the 1970s. She later donated these unique pieces to the National Museum of Australia. The book tells of Ernabella's early beginnings and the techniques used in Batik production with stage by stage illustrations) (Keywords: Contemporary art, batik production, Central Australia, Aboriginal, Ernabella, Pitjantjatjara people).
Book Code: V241 AU$15
Detail of front of wrapper of DAWN OF ART - Painting and Sculpture of the Australian Aborigines  (kupka01p  155/201  KUPK01)
Kupka, Karel. DAWN OF ART. Paintings and Sculpture of Australian Aborigines. BNo. n/a. First Edition (AU), 1965 (1962). Pp: x, 183; 240mm x 180mm; 0.65kg. 52 col, 14 b/w, 2 captions(fd), 1 map. Foreword, preface, author's note, concise bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor wear on wrp). Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1965. (The author has recorded the art forms of the Aborigines of northern Australia with an approach essentially that of an artist) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, Mimi, Oenpelli, Gunwinggu, Groote Eylandt, Milingimbi, Wanguri, Bathurst Island).
Book Code: N392 AU$120
Detail of wrapper - BEYOND SACRED (laverty01p 175/240 LAVE01)
Laverty, Colin; Howard Morphy, Will Owen, Nick Waterlow, Judith Ryan et al. BEYOND SACRED - Recent painting from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities. The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty. BNo.978-1-74066-570-4. First Edition, 2008. Pp: viii, 352; 330mm x 240mm; 2.32kg. num col, 2 maps. Foreword, preface, contributors, essays, index of artists, notes, further reading, credits, acknowledgments. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008. (This book showcases the the depth of the Laverty collection of Australian Aboriginal contemporary art. It includes works that have been exhibited in museums and contemporary art galleries throughout Australia and overseas. It features renowned artists such as Rover Thomas, Emily Kngwarreye and John Mawurndjul as well as newer discoveries such as Alma Webou Kalaju and Christine Yukenbarri. It also includes contributions from some of the most eminent art scholars working in Australia) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Papunya, Kintore, Kiwirrkura, Yuendumu, Utopia, Wirrimanu, Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Maningrida, Yirrkala and many other regions).
Book Code: V225 AU$109
Note: Contributors and essays are:
(p.8) Morphy, Howard - The Laverty Collection: Exploring the Qualities of Aboriginal Art; (p.20) Owen, Will - Transmuted Traditions: The Modernity of Australian Aboriginal Art; (p.26) Waterlow, Nick - The Contemporary and Aboriginal Art; (p.30) Ryan, Judith - Shock of the Ancient Made New; (p.46) Sweeney, Paul - Papunya, Kintore (Walungurru) & Kiwirrkura; (p.56) Scholes, Luke - Naata Nungurrayi, from Kintore (Walungurru); (p.89) Hodges, Christopher - Emily Kame Kngwarreye, from Utopia; (p.109) Laverty, Colin - Wirrimanu (Balgo); (p.122) Carty, John - Eubena Nampitjin from Wirrimanu (Balgo); (p.160) Rohr, Emily - Bidyadanga; (p.170) Rohr, Emily - Alma Webou Kalaju, from Bidyadanga; (p.198) Petitjean, Georges - Contemporary Art from the East Kimberley: An Overview; (p.202) Petitjean, Georges - Rover Thomas, from Warmun (Turkey Creek); (p.224) Oliver, Tony - Paddy Bedford, from Crocodile Hole and Kununurra; (p.256) Rey, Una - Kitty Kantilla, from Melville Island; (p.269) Kohen, Apolline - Maningrida; (p.276) Kohen, Apolline - John Mawurndjul, from Maningrida; (p.297) Stubbs, Will - Yirrkala; (p.300) Blake, Andrew - Wukun Wanambi, from Yirrkala;
Detail of wrap -  WANDJUK MARIKA - LIFE STORY (marika01p  175/225  MARI01)
Marika, Wandjuk (As told to Jennifer Isaacs). WANDJUK MARIKA - LIFE STORY. (Wandjuk Marika passed away in 1987 - his family gave their permission of the book to be published in 1995). BNo. 0-7022-2564-9. First Edition 1995. Pp: 176; 280mm x 215mm; 0.82kg. Num col & b/w, 1 map. Foreword, preface, glossary, acknowledgments, index. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrapper. Wrp: vg. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, 1995. (Wandjuk Marika was the custodian of Yalanbara, the sacred Arnhem Land beach at which the Creation Ancestors stepped ashore and gave birth to the first people. His story reveals Yolnu (Aboriginal) side of Australian history) (Keywords: Cultural history, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, Yirrkala).
Book Code: T311 AU$23
Detail of front cover of AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL DECORATIVE ART. (mccarthy01ap 180/238 MCCA01)
McCarthy, F.D. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ROCK ART. Engravings and paintings. BNo. n/a. Second Edition, 1962 (1958) (pb). Pp: 72; 240mm x 175mm; 0.17kg. 2 col, 52 b/w & fig. Foreword, introduction, acknowledgments, references. A good paperback copy in illustrated wrap and staple binding. Wrp: g. (address penned on tp). Australian Museum, Sydney, 1962.
Description: The significance of Aboriginal rock art is outlined in relation to it's role of religious expression and its portrayal of rituals and myths. This book illustrates just some of the 1200 sites across Australia.
Keywords: Indigenous art, ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, rock art, carvings.
Book Code: J317 AU$35
Detail of front cover of AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL DECORATIVE ART. (mccarthy01p 180/239 MCCA01)
McCarthy, F.D. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL DECORATIVE ART. Bark paintings, artefacts and totemic symbols. BNo. n/a. Eighth Edition, 1974 (1938) (pb). Pp: 60; 240mm x 185mm; 0.15kg. 5 col(pl); 59 b/w, 4 fig. Preface, foreword, selected bibliography. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: vg. Australian Museum, Sydney, 1974.
Description: The art which is illustrated from all major areas of Australia, includes: bark paintings, dilly bags, ceremonial boards, totemic symbols, ground drawings, shields, boomerangs, clubs, paddles, grave posts, message sticks, and spear throwers.
Keywords: Indigenous art, Australia, Aboriginal, tjurunga, Arnhem Land, Central.
Book Code: U004 AU$32
The second edition of the above book was slightly enlarged and in the third edition the section dealing with Arnhem Land and adjacent islands was re-written to include results of observations made during the Australian and American Arnhem Land Expedition, of which Mr McCarthy was a member.
The fourth and fifth editions were vitually the same as the third, but with minor alterations and the inclusion of two additional illustrations. In the sixth edition, three full-page illustrations were added and several additions were made to the bibliography.
In the seventh edition, a short account of Cape York sculpture was incorporated, and one illustration was replaced by two others.
In the eighth edition, two illustrations of central Australian ritual regalia have been omitted, a plate of Cape York sculptures has been added, and the text has been revised in the light of recent research.
Detail of cover - AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINES.(mccarthy04p 180/247 MCCA04)
McCarthy, Frederick D. AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINES. Their Life and Culture. BNo. n/a. First Limited Ed. 1967. Pp: 200; 305mm x 240mm; 1.76kg. 93 col, 210 b/w, 12 fig, 2 maps. Author's note, introductions, bibliography, index. A very good copy with cloth boards in slip box. (Copy No.1464). Cvr: vg; sl: vg. (minor wear on slip box). Colorgravure Publications, Melbourne, 1957. (This book is a general account of life of the Aborigines of the continent, and contains chapters on their origin, physical characteristics, economic life, technology, social life, religion, magic and art, their way of disposing of the dead, and their historical background of their culture. It is illustrated by a series of photographs of Arnhem Land natives by Axel Poignant, and those of Central Australia and Northern Territory by Sir W. Baldwin Spencer and Dr H. Basedow, of the Kimberleys by G. Donkin and Dr H. Keast, with others from New South Wales and Queensland) (Keywords: Australia, Aboriginal religion, magic, art, bark painting, ethnology, anthropology).
Book Code: H443 AU$270
Detail of wrapper - CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART.(mcculloch10p 160/225 MCCU10)
McCulloch, Susan. CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART. A Guide to the Rebirth of an Ancient Culture. BNo. 1-86448-631-7. First Edition, 1999. Pp: 240; 260mm x 180mm; 1.02kg. 136 col, 4 b/w, 1 fig, 1 map. Foreword, preface, introduction,recommended reading, endnotes, source, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1999. (This book, heavily illustrated with examples, answers many of the questions asked about traditional and contemporary forms of Aboriginal art) (Keywords: Australian Aboriginal, Central and Western Desert, Papunya, Yuendumu, Kimberley, Warmun, Balgo, Arnhem land, Gunbalanya, Oenpelli, Maningrida, Yirrkala).
Book Code: L815 AU$45
Detail of wrapper  -  CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART. (mcculloch11p 160/220  MCCU10)
McCulloch, Susan & Emily McCulloch Childs. McCulloch's CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART - The Complete Guide. BNo.978-098044-942-6. New Edition, 2008 (1999). Pp: 308; 260mm x 190mm; 1.12kg. More than 400 col, num maps. Preface, endnotes, recommended reading, art centres by region, index. A very good cardback copy. Wrp: vg. McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, Melbourne, 2008. (This book provides profiles on more than 80 art regions, art centres and artists from around Aboriginal Australia as well as over 400 illustrations of artworks, landscapes and artists in their country. There is a comprehensive introduction detailing the history of contemporary Aboriginal art and the book explores new media and styles of city-based artists) (Keywords: Australian Aboriginal, Central and Western Desert, Papunya, Yuendumu, Kimberley, Warmun, Balgo, Arnhem land, Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land, Oenpelli, Maningrida, Yirrkala, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland).
Book Code: W211 AU$46
Detail of wrap of OBJECTS OF THE DREAMING (menz01p 160/233 MENZ01)
Menz, Christopher (curator & essay). OBJECTS OF THE DREAMING. Aboriginal Decorated and Woven Objects. Exhibition - Art Gallery of South Australia. BNo. 0-7308-3057-8. First Edition, 1996 (pb). Pp: 16; 295mm x 200mm; 0.12kg. 14 col. Foreword, essay. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1996. (This publication was produced for the exhibition 'Objects of the Dreaming' which was designed to present a selection of a range of Aboriginal objects from the gallery's collection. These items include: Pularumpi from Melville Island; silk batik and screenprint cotton from Ernabella; bird family carvings from Utopia; and earthenware tiles from Hermannsberg) (Keywords: Arts and crafts, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: P077 AU$12
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