Literatur in unserem Bestand

Caruana, Wally: Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London 1993, ISBN 0500202648

Inhaltsverzeichnis        ¦         Klappentext        ¦         Buchbesprechung


Introduction -7-

Patterns of power: Arnhem Land and its surrounds -21-

The art of place and journey: the desert -97-

Land of the Wandjina: the Kimberley -153-

Diversity: North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands -169-

Artists in the town and city -179-

Conclusion -206-

Acknowledgments -208-

Select bibliography -209-

List of illustrations -210-

Glossary -214-

Index -214-


Aboriginal artists today practise in the world's longest continuous tradition of art - and perhaps the last to be generally recognized. Widely sought after, Aboriginal art has now taken its place in the collections of the great museums and galleries. This is the first concise survey of the full range of the work of Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. Building on traditions that stretch back at least fifty millennia, these artists have worked in a variety of contexts, from the sacred realm of ceremony to more public spheres, and in media that include painting, sculpture, engraving, constructions, weaving and - most recently - photography, printmaking and textile design. Present-day enthusiasm for Aboriginal art testifies to its persistent dynamism and vitality.