Aboriginal Art (Art & Ideas)

Aboriginal Art (Art & Ideas)

By: Howard Morphy (author), Jacques Guiod (translator)Paperback

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For thousands of years, Australian Aborigines have been making art. A manifestation of the creative forces of Dreamtime, art is also a fundamental means of expressing individual and group identity. Howard Morphy surveys the great variety in Aboriginal art, showing the inter-relationships between such diverse art forms as body painting, dance, the decoration of weapons and utensils, and painting on bark and canvas.

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About Author

Howard Morphy is Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University, Canberra.


Art as a record of Aboriginal history; art, religion and the dreaming; a totemic landscape - art, maps and people; Aboriginal art and society; art, ritual and aesthetics; engaging the other - art and the survival of Aboriginal society; in place out of time - from Hermannsburg to Papunya; art in adversity; documents of change; Aboriginal art and the avant-garde.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780714837529
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780714837529
  • weight: 885
  • ISBN10: 0714837520

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