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Aboriginal Art (World of Art) [Paperback]

Wally Caruana
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9 Jun 2003 World of Art
Aboriginal artists today practise in one of the world's longest continuous tradition of art - and perhaps the last to be generally recognised. Widely sought after, aboriginal art has now taken its place in the cozlections of leading museums and galleries. This concise survey looks at the work of Australia's indigenous visual artists from all parts of the continent. Building on traditions that stretch back at least 50,000 years, many of the artists have worked in a variety of contexts, from the sacred and secret realm of ceremony to more public spheres, and in media including painting, sculpture, engraving, constructions, weaving and - most recently - photography, printmaking and textile design.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 2 edition (9 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500203660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500203668
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Aboriginal art has been put on the map and this book provides a sure-footed guide' - The World of Interiors 'Offers extremely detailed and confident interpretations' - The Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Wally Caruana graduated in Fine Arts from the Canberra School of Art in 1975, and was for over twenty years Curator of Aboriginal Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential primer 19 Jun 2001
I bought a copy of this last year to read before a trip to Australia. I knew very little about Aborigine art but this is an excellent introduction to this fascinating culture with such a vast and powerful art history.
Coverage is given to the various regions of Australia, pointing out differing cultures, environments, subject matter, styles and techniques. I was also pleased to discover it gave coverage not just to the traditional arts but also to more contemporary works, pointing out both the continuations and differences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Dreamtime 16 Dec 2009
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An excellent publication, this book helps anyone with a passionate interest in possibly the oldest artform on the planet.It enables you to understand how Aboriginal art has replaced the written word, and influenced their culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - Very Informative 13 Sep 2008
This book is an excellent and informative source for anyone interested in Aboriginal Art. It has inspired us to produce several aboriginal-style paintings!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book for my son as a reference guide for his GCSE Art. The original at school had been knicked as it was so popular.
He produced a Brilliant piece of work inspired by it's content and pictures. He used ther inspiration from the art to produce a map from his home to school in the style of the Aboriginees on a massive pot from B&Q.
If you want a great little book on the subject then buy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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