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A senior curator at the National Museum of Australia, Taylor offers a detailed study of an art form that is the product of many thousands of years of tradition, and has become so popular that former hunters are now painting for sale in the world art market. He discusses the creative methods, the cultural meanings, the opportunities for the artists to project their culture onto an international stage, and their continuing social and religious role within their own society. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Luke Taylor is a Senior Curator at the National Museum of Australia. He has worked for the Australian Federal Government's Review of the Aboriginal Artsa and Crafts Industry, and held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In 1995/6 he was a visiting scholar at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. He has published articles on Australian Aboriginal art and society, and he is co-editor of Marketing Aboriginal Art in the 1990s (Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1990).
`Taylor's detailed account of Western Arnhem Land art adds significantly to the work begun by Morphy and Munn concerning one of the most important art-producing regions of the world. ... detailed and well-written study ... interesting analysis of how art is tied to the social fabric of
Russell Sharman, Journal fo the Anthropological Society of Oxford
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Book Description Oxford University Press January 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. used hardcover in a dust jacket. jacket is slightly worn about the edges, but with no tears and not price clipped. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws. Seller Inventory # 1086244
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0198273908 some shelfwear/edgewear but still NICE! - may have remainder mark or previous owner's name. Seller Inventory # Z0198273908Z3
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford 1996, 1996. 22.5 x 14.0cms, 284pp, b/w illusts, very good+ ahrdback & dustwrapper The chapters are: the development of the market for bark paintings in Western Arnhem Land; Kunwinjky social organisation & land ownership; apprenticeship & the artists' social identity: themes & paintings in ceremonies; formal components of bark paintings; iconic representation; transforming figures; the meaning of x-ray paintings; metaphors & socialisation; innovation & social reproduction; glossary of Kunwinjku words. Scarce in hardback. Seller Inventory # 155738