World of Art
A Thames & Hudson book
“The semi-abstract images . . . display
an eerie beauty that is alternately
fascinating, inspiring, and disturbing.”
—Los Angeles Times
A superlative introduction to the diversity of Aboriginal art, this
concise survey introduces the work of Australia’s indigenous artists
from all parts of the continent. For some 50,000 years, Aboriginal
artists have built on traditions and worked in a variety of contexts,
from the sacred and secret realm of ceremony to more public spheres,
and in media that include painting, sculpture, engraving, constructions,
weaving, photography, printmaking, and textile design.
For the revised edition, a new chapter maps the latest developments
across each of Australia’s geographical regions. Updated information and
some twenty new illustrations highlight the impact of urban living, the
growth of local art centers, and the rise of women artists—all testifying
to Aboriginal art’s continued dynamism and vitality.
Wally Caruana was Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, from 1984
- February 2013
- 6 × 8.3 in
/ 264 pages
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