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Colouring It Forward - Discover Northern Dene Nation Art & Wisdom - An Aboriginal Art Colouring Book (Paperback): Diana Frost Colouring It Forward - Discover Northern Dene Nation Art & Wisdom - An Aboriginal Art Colouring Book (Paperback)
Diana Frost; Illustrated by Michael Fatt; Contributions by George Blondin
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Colouring It Forward - Decouvrez l'Art et la Sagesse des Pieds-Noirs - Un Livre d'oeuvres Autochtones a Colorier... Colouring It Forward - Decouvrez l'Art et la Sagesse des Pieds-Noirs - Un Livre d'oeuvres Autochtones a Colorier (French, Paperback)
Diana Frost; Text written by Camille Pablo Russell; Illustrated by Ryan Jason Allen Willert
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Cook Voyage Encounters (Hardcover): The Cook Voyage Encounters (Hardcover)
R984 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R230 (23%) Out of stock

A Comprehensive Guide to the Objects Associated with the Voyages of James Cook Held at New Zealands National Museum. Almost 250 years after James Cook first sighted Aotearoa New Zealand in October 1769, there is still world-wide interest in all aspects of his three voyages of exploration in the Pacific between 1768 and 1779: discovery (by Europeans), astronomy, natural science, and interactions with indigenous communities. For many people, the artificial curiosities works of human manufacture from exotic locations collected on these voyages by Cook himself and others on his ships,including super-numenaries and servants, have held a particular fascination. In this handsome book, widely respected Pacific scholar Janet Davidson details the collection of Maori, Pacific and Native American objects associated with the voyages held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, one of the few significant institutional collections that have not been fully described until now.Richly illustrated and accessibly written, it is a treasure trove.

Susan Point: Works on Paper - Works on Paper (Paperback): Dale Croes Susan Point: Works on Paper - Works on Paper (Paperback)
Dale Croes; Introduction by Gary Wyatt
R479 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R44 (9%) Out of stock

Over the past 30 years Susan Point has become the preeminent Coast Salish artist of her generation, exploring many different modern and traditional themes in a wide variety of media. She has received major public commissions in her home province of British Columbia as well as throughout the Northwest coast, the traditional territory of her people, creating extraordinary monumental sculptures that grace important public buildings. Her glass sculptures are collected around the world. This is the first book devoted exclusively to her works on paper. Over the past 30 years Point has also been an innovator in printmaking, adapting traditional Coast Salish themes to modern art techniques, translating the heritage of her culture to the wider world while creating a body of work that appeals to art collectors from around the globe. Her synthesis of contemporary and traditional styles has resulted in a formidable artistic accomplishment. This beautifully designed volume collects 160 of her prints together for the first time and is sure to inspire and amaze those who see it.

Scenes from Cherokee Country - Photography by Gerald Wofford (Hardcover): Gerald Wofford Scenes from Cherokee Country - Photography by Gerald Wofford (Hardcover)
Gerald Wofford; Contributions by Sherry Kast
R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Loloma: Beauty Is His Name - Beauty Is His Name (Paperback): Martha Hopkins Streuver, Jonathan Batkin, Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle Loloma: Beauty Is His Name - Beauty Is His Name (Paperback)
Martha Hopkins Streuver, Jonathan Batkin, Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle
R851 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R178 (21%) Out of stock
Te Hei Tiki - An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum (Hardcover): Te Hei Tiki - An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum (Hardcover)
R1,288 R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Save R197 (15%) Out of stock

Of all Maori personal adornments, the human figure pendants known as hei tiki are the most famous, highly prized and culturally iconic. This book examines and celebrates the long history of hei tiki and the enduring cultural potency of these taonga or cultural treasures. This first book on hei tiki for 60 years is written by the Acting Senior Curator Matauranga Maori at Te Papa, who is a hei tiki expert, and includes a large selection of hei tiki, most from the taonga Maori collections of Te Papa, which is the largest in New Zealand and very likely the world. Many are published here for the first time, including some with exalted histories of ownership. It also covers the work of leading contemporary hei tiki makers.

Whatu Kakahu - Maori Cloaks (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Awhina Tamarapa Whatu Kakahu - Maori Cloaks (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Awhina Tamarapa
R1,196 R912 Discovery Miles 9 120 Save R284 (24%) Out of stock

A CELEBRATION OF THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MAORI WEAVING, FOCUSED ON THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF MAORI CLOAKS IN THE WORLD Weaving is more than just a product of manual skills. From the simple rourou (food basket) to the prestigious kahukiwi (kiwi feather cloak), weaving is endowed with the very essence of the spiritual values of Maori people. This award-winning book opens the storeroom doors of the Te Papa Tongarewa Maori collections, illuminating the magnificent kakahu in those collections and the art and tradition of weaving itself. More than fifty rare and precious kakahu are featured within this book, with glossy colour detail illustrations of each, plus historical and contextual images and graphic diagrams of weaving techniques. These are accompanied by engaging descriptions bringing together information on every cloak - its age, materials, and weaving technique with quotes from master weavers and other experts, stories of the cloaks, details of their often remarkable provenance, discussion of how the craft is being revived and issues to do with cloaks held in international museums. A full glossary, illustrated guide to cloak types, and index are included. Contemporary cloaks made with novel materials also feature.

Culture in the Marketplace - Gender, Art, and Value in the American Southwest (Paperback): Molly Mullin Culture in the Marketplace - Gender, Art, and Value in the American Southwest (Paperback)
Molly Mullin
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the early twentieth century, a group of elite East coast women turned to the American Southwest in search of an alternative to European-derived concepts of culture. In "Culture in the Marketplace" Molly H. Mullin provides a detailed narrative of the growing influence that this network of women had on the Native American art market--as well as the influence these activities had on them--in order to investigate the social construction of value and the history of American concepts of culture.
Drawing on fiction, memoirs, journalistic accounts, and extensive interviews with artists, collectors, and dealers, Mullin shows how anthropological notions of culture were used to valorize Indian art and create a Southwest Indian art market. By turning their attention to Indian affairs and art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she argues, these women escaped the gender restrictions of their eastern communities and found ways of bridging public and private spheres of influence. Tourism, in turn, became a means of furthering this cultural colonization. Mullin traces the development of aesthetic worth as it was influenced not only by politics and profit but also by gender, class, and regional identities, revealing how notions of "culture" and "authenticity" are fundamentally social ones. She also shows how many of the institutions that the early patrons helped to establish continue to play an important role in the contemporary market for American Indian art.
This book will appeal to audiences in cultural anthropology, art history, American studies, women's studies, and cultural history.

Painting Culture - The Making of an Aboriginal High Art (Hardcover): Fred R Myers Painting Culture - The Making of an Aboriginal High Art (Hardcover)
Fred R Myers
R2,301 Discovery Miles 23 010 Out of stock

"Painting Culture" tells the complex story of how, over the past three decades, the acrylic "dot" paintings of central Australia were transformed into objects of international high art, eagerly sought by upscale galleries and collectors. Since the early 1970s, Fred R. Myers has studied--often as a participant-observer--the Pintupi, one of several Aboriginal groups who paint the famous acrylic works. Describing their paintings and the complicated cultural issues they raise, Myers looks at how the paintings represent Aboriginal people and their culture and how their heritage is translated into exchangeable values. He tracks the way these paintings become high art as they move outward from indigenous communities through and among other social institutions--the world of dealers, museums, and critics. At the same time, he shows how this change in the status of the acrylic paintings is directly related to the initiative of the painters themselves and their hopes for greater levels of recognition.

"Painting Culture" describes in detail the actual practice of painting, insisting that such a focus is necessary to engage directly with the role of the art in the lives of contemporary Aboriginals. The book includes a unique local art history, a study of the complete corpus of two painters over a two-year period. It also explores the awkward local issues around the valuation and sale of the acrylic paintings, traces the shifting approaches of the Australian government and key organizations such as the Aboriginal Arts Board to the promotion of the work, and describes the early and subsequent phases of the works' inclusion in major Australian and international exhibitions. Myers provides an account of some of the events related to these exhibits, most notably the Asia Society's 1988 "Dreamings" show in New York, which was so pivotal in bringing the work to North American notice. He also traces the approaches and concerns of dealers, ranging from semi-tourist outlets in Alice Springs to more prestigious venues in Sydney and Melbourne.

With its innovative approach to the transnational circulation of culture, this book will appeal to art historians, as well as those in cultural anthropology, cultural studies, museum studies, and performance studies.

Something All Our Own - The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art (Hardcover, New): Grant Hill Something All Our Own - The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art (Hardcover, New)
Grant Hill; Edited by Alvia Wardlaw
R1,418 R1,240 Discovery Miles 12 400 Save R178 (13%) Out of stock

Since 1990, Grant Hill has thrilled sports fans with his artistry on the basketball court, first as an All-American player at Duke University and then as a six-time NBA All-Star for the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic. During these years, Hill has amassed a collection of art by African Americans that he now shares with the public through this book, which accompanies a traveling exhibition. The forty-six pieces documented here include thirteen works that span the career of the great Romare Bearden, from his 1941 gouache painting Serenade to the important collages of the 1980s. Hill's fascination with artists' depiction of women is represented in Elizabeth Catlett's lithographs, many of them from the 1992 series "For My People," and her sculptures in stone, bronze, and onyx. In addition to these two giants of twentieth-century art, the Hill Collection features pieces by Phoebe Beasley, Arthello Beck Jr., John Biggers, Malcolm Brown, John Coleman, Edward Jackson, and Hughie Lee Smith. Hill began collecting art in the early 1990s after learning from his parents to appreciate artworks not only as objects of beauty but as expressions of heritage and culture. According to the internationally known curator Alvia J. Wardlaw, he is part of an emerging group of young African American collectors who have "raised the bar for others." Hill writes, "Getting to know yourself means understanding your background and appreciating those who have come before you. My father has a saying he uses in speeches: 'To be ignorant of your past is to remain a boy. 'The interest in my heritage as an African American is reflected in this collection." Something All Our Own features Wardlaw's essay on the history of African American collecting. It also features articles about Bearden and Catlett by the scholars Elizabeth Alexander and Beverly Guy-Sheftall and reflections about Hill by the historian John Hope Franklin, Duke's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the sportswriter William C. Rhoden. Hill and his father, the NFL great Calvin Hill, contribute a dialogue that explores their motivations for collecting art. At the heart of the book are the exquisite color photographs of the forty-six artworks included in the exhibition, with commentary by Wardlaw and by Hill himself. As a star athlete, Grant Hill is well aware that African Americans who excel in sports and entertainment are more broadly recognized than their counterparts in artistic fields. He strives to inspire young people to explore their heritage and broaden their concept of excellence by learning more about African American art. By sharing his artworks with collectors and fans, Hill reminds us that while the jump shot is ephemeral, art is enduring.

Something All Our Own - The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art (Paperback, New): Grant Hill Something All Our Own - The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art (Paperback, New)
Grant Hill; Edited by Alvia Wardlaw
R633 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R56 (9%) Out of stock

"For so young a collector as Grant Hill to have assembled splendid groups of paintings and collages by Romare Bearden, sculpture and works on paper by Elizabeth Catlett, and art in a variety of media by other noted African-Americans suggests he has set as high a bar for his endeavors in the realm of art as he has for his work on the basketball court. Athletes, not artists, more often are this country's heroes, as Grant Hill has so knowingly acknowledged in this book. By making the fruits of his own support of artistic accomplishment known to a wide public by means of this catalogue and the circulating exhibition it documents, he will undoubtedly encourage others to become similarly supportive. In that way he is making an important contribution toward bringing greater attention to the heroic work of Bearden, Catlett, and others."--Ruth Fine, Curator of the Art of Romare Bearden Exhibition, National Gallery of Art
"Exhibiting art from the Grant Hill Collection--including a selection of superb collage and gouache prints by Romare Bearden and the classical sculpture by Elizabeth Catlett--makes it possible to feel the strength and importance of these African American artists. And too, it suggests the expansion of Grant Hill's collection through his creative research, study, and his eye for the works and artists most representative of African-American Art."--Raymond Nasher, Collector

"I had concurrent emotions as I read Grant's book. As an African American who was also a history major, I was mortified that so much of the information presented was new to me. And I was grateful that someone had taken the time to amass such an impressive body of visual and written work in an area wherethe public desperately needs educating. This is a wonderful collection which hopefully will bring in non-traditional supporters of African American art and artists. Grant should be proud. I am aware he has a day job, but what he's doing here is just as important--no, more important--for our people, our children and our future."--David Aldridge, ESPN
"Calvin and Grant Hill share their enlightened personal views about the passion they have for assembling art collections, which enhances our knowledge of African American art. "Something All Our Own" is an important guide for others to follow."--David Driskell, Artist and Art Historian

"Grant's collection evokes many impressions: strength, history, struggle, conflict, calm, triumph, family. His depth of appreciation and understanding of who he is and where he has come from have always been important facets of his life and career. In his usual thoughtful manner, Grant presents this catalogue for review and reflection: to not only expose the reader to the images and backgrounds of the art and artists who bring meaning to his life but to prod us to think about art as a shared experience that brings definition to our lives. I have known him too long to be surprised by the intelligent way in which he has done this."--Tone Grant, Managing Director, Refco Securities
"Already, Grant Hill is demonstrating that his talents extend far beyond playing basketball. In "Something All Our Own" Grant and a few very special experts celebrate and examine the creative expression of African American art and artists. From his father-son trips to museums and galleries with Calvin Hill during NCAA Final Fours, to his relationship as a patron of theworks of Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett, among others, Hill sets out on the worthy mission of bringing recognition to prolific men and women and their rich legacy of expression. It's a story undertold. And kudos to Grant for not only recognizing that athleticism is fleeting while art and the expression of it are enduring, but for amassing such a fabulous collection and taking the time to share it."--Michael Wilbon, The Washington Post/ESPN

Native Moderns - American Indian Painting, 1940-1960 (Hardcover): Bill Anthes Native Moderns - American Indian Painting, 1940-1960 (Hardcover)
Bill Anthes
R2,124 Discovery Miles 21 240 Out of stock

Between 1940 and 1960, many Native American artists made bold departures from what was considered the traditional style of Indian painting. They drew on European and other non-Native American aesthetic innovations to create hybrid works that complicated notions of identity, authenticity, and tradition. This richly illustrated volume focuses on the work of these pioneering Native artists, including Pueblo painters Jose Lente and Jimmy Byrnes, Ojibwe painters Patrick DesJarlait and George Morrison, Cheyenne painter Dick West, and Dakota painter Oscar Howe. Bill Anthes argues for recognizing the transformative work of these Native American artists as distinctly modern, and he explains how bringing Native American modernism to the foreground rewrites the broader canon of American modernism.In the mid-twentieth century, Native artists began to produce work that reflected the accelerating integration of Indian communities into the national mainstream as well as, in many instances, their own experiences beyond Indian reservations as soldiers or students. During this period, a dynamic exchange among Native and non-Native collectors, artists, and writers emerged. Anthes describes the roles of several anthropologists in promoting modern Native art, the treatment of Native American "Primitivism" in the writing of the Jewish American critic and painter Barnett Newman, and the painter Yeffe Kimball's brazen appropriation of a Native identity. While much attention has been paid to the inspiration Native American culture provided to non-Native modern artists, Anthes reveals a mutual cross-cultural exchange that enriched and transformed the art of both Natives and non-Natives.

A Culture of Stone - Inka Perspectives on Rock (Hardcover, New): Carolyn J. Dean A Culture of Stone - Inka Perspectives on Rock (Hardcover, New)
Carolyn J. Dean
R2,099 Discovery Miles 20 990 Out of stock

A major contribution to both art history and Latin American studies, "A Culture of Stone" offers sophisticated new insights into Inka culture and the interpretation of non-Western art. Carolyn Dean focuses on rock outcrops masterfully integrated into Inka architecture, exquisitely worked masonry, and freestanding sacred rocks, explaining how certain stones took on lives of their own and played a vital role in the unfolding of Inka history. Examining the multiple uses of stone, she argues that the Inka understood building in stone as a way of ordering the chaos of unordered nature, converting untamed spaces into domesticated places, and laying claim to new territories. Dean contends that understanding what the rocks signified requires seeing them as the Inka saw them: as potentially animate, sentient, and sacred. Through careful analysis of Inka stonework, colonial-period accounts of the Inka, and contemporary ethnographic and folkloric studies of indigenous Andean culture, Dean reconstructs the relationships between stonework and other aspects of Inka life, including imperial expansion, worship, and agriculture. She also scrutinizes meanings imposed on Inka stone by the colonial Spanish and, later, by tourism and the tourist industry. "A Culture of Stone "is a compelling multidisciplinary argument for rethinking how we see and comprehend the Inka past.

Indian Art of Ancient Florida (Hardcover, New): Barbara A Purdy Indian Art of Ancient Florida (Hardcover, New)
Barbara A Purdy; Photographs by Roy C. Craven Jr.
R718 R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Save R71 (10%) Out of stock

"A superb book--and one that is long overdue.... A fine sampling of a unique native American artistic heritage is laid out before you, in text and in pictures, in this exciting book."--Gordon R. Willey, Peabody Museum, Harvard University For thousands of years, the Indians of Florida created exquisite objects from the natural materials available to them--wood, bone, stone, clay, and shell. This stunning full-color book, the first devoted exclusively to the artistic achievements of the Florida aborigines, describes and pictures 116 of these masterpieces. A brief history of the consequences of European infiltration and laterinvestigations by explorers and archaeologists sets the stage for consideration of the works themselves. They date from the Paleoindian period (ca. 9500-8000 BC) to the mid-16th century and include utilitarian creations, instruments of personal adornment and magic, objects indicating status, and those paying homage to ancestors or aiding the dead in their journey into the next world. Because European explorers took little notice of the adornment of the Florida natives and the people themselves did not survive, no enduring artistic traditions prevail from this early period. This collection, a record of the quality and beauty of their art, includes representative objects in all media used and from all cultural periods, geographic areas, and environmental settings in which the pieces functioned. Barbara A. Purdy is professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, curator emerita in archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and author of How to Do Archaeology the Right Way (UPF, 1996) and The Art and Archaeology of Florida's Wetlands (1991). Roy C. Craven, Jr., is professor of art emeritus, founding director of the University Gallery at the University of Florida, and author of Ceremonial Centers of the Maya (UPF, 1974) and A Concise History of Indian Art (1991).

Testimony (Hardcover): Conwill Testimony (Hardcover)
Conwill
R807 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R86 (11%) Out of stock

Represented here are 27 self-taught Southern black artists such as Thornton Dial Sr, Thornton Dial Jr, Mose Tolliver, Ronald Lockett, Lonnie Holley, Mart T. Smith, Bessie Harvey and Purvis Young, working in a variety of media including painting, assemblage and sculpture. This book, presenting this body of contemporary work, serves as testimony to the continuing struggle for social justice, cultural identity and spiritual and personal fulfilment experienced by African Americans in the South.;The essays offer critical vantage points, and short biographies of the artists provide insights into their art-making. The book is organized around six themes that run through the work: historical events, allegorical animals, religious scenes, spiritual and protective messages, and observation of daily life.

unDisclosed - 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial (Paperback): Carly Lane, Franchesca Cubillo unDisclosed - 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial (Paperback)
Carly Lane, Franchesca Cubillo
R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Out of stock

The second National Indigenous Art Triennial, "unDisclosed," charts the trajectory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia since the first triennial, "Culture Warriors," in 2007, exploring the work of 20 exemplary Indigenous artists from around Australia.

Thematically, "unDisclosed" goes behind the scenes to discover the often invisible framework of motivations and meanings upon which artistsO ideas, narratives and works of art rest. It is a celebration and examination of the importance of an Indigenous voice in framing an Australian identity and serves as a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists determined to present their individual and shared perspectives."

Kastom - Arts of Vanuatu (Paperback): Cripsin Howarth Kastom - Arts of Vanuatu (Paperback)
Cripsin Howarth; As told to Kirk Huffman
R995 R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Save R117 (12%) Out of stock

"Kastom: Arts of Vanuatu" showcases an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting that occurred on the islands of Ambrym and Malakula. Central to many traditional practices, "kastom" are masked performances and displays of sculpture including iconic upright slit drums. A selection of these intensely visual works created for ritual events realized in wood and over-modeled with clay, feathers, pig tusks, stone and other surprising mediums such as tree fern are discussed. These arts are remarkably unchanged to those from over a century ago, as kastom is an inseparable part of Ni-Vanuatu culture.

Atua - Sacred Gods from Polynesia (Paperback): Michael Gunn Atua - Sacred Gods from Polynesia (Paperback)
Michael Gunn
R1,078 R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Save R117 (11%) Out of stock
No Ordinary Place - The Art of David Malangi (Paperback): Susan Jenkins, Nigel Lendon, Djon Mundine, Margie West, National... No Ordinary Place - The Art of David Malangi (Paperback)
Susan Jenkins, Nigel Lendon, Djon Mundine, Margie West, National Gallery of Australia
R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Out of stock

David Malangi (1927-1999) of the Manharrngu people was a leading figure in the development of the central Arnhem Land bark painting movement and holds a prominent place in Australian Aboriginal art. Made famous by his design used on the Australian one dollar note introduced in 1966, Malangi painted over a period of four decades. This volume traces the development of MalangiOs work from the early bark paintings of the 1960s that record his patrilineally inherited land and ceremonies, to the masterful dedications to his mother's land and culture for which he was also responsible and where he spent the last thirty years of his life. Susan Jenkins is acting curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, National Gallery of Australia. Other contributors to the volume include Nigel Lendon, Djon Mundine, Margie West, and members of MalangiOs family."

Culture Warriors - Australian Indigenous Art Triennial (Paperback, Revised edition): Brenda L. Croft Culture Warriors - Australian Indigenous Art Triennial (Paperback, Revised edition)
Brenda L. Croft
R1,390 Discovery Miles 13 900 Out of stock
Our Way: The Lockhart River Art Gang (Hardcover): Sally Butler Our Way: The Lockhart River Art Gang (Hardcover)
Sally Butler
R1,471 Discovery Miles 14 710 Out of stock

Our Way- Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River introduces the unique and stunning art of a group of young Aboriginal artists from far north Queensland's Lockhart River community. Lockhart River is Australia's only remote youth-driven Aboriginal art initiative, and the rise to national and international recognition of a number of these artists is a unique and remarkable chapter in Australia's art history. Their art is about 'Sandbeach' culture and community and its spectacular wilderness environment in Cape York Peninsula. But it is also a worldly art of the twenty-first century that shows the global scope of Aboriginal cultural expression today. Lockhart River art is always about the community, but each artist approaches this communal identity in distinctive and innovative ways. Their art is a beguiling insight into how individuality and community co-exist in the contemporary life of Aboriginal people. Our Way brings all of this extraordinary art together in the one place for the first time.

Before Time Today: Reinventing Tradition in Aurukun Aboriginal Art (Paperback): Sally Butler Before Time Today: Reinventing Tradition in Aurukun Aboriginal Art (Paperback)
Sally Butler
R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Out of stock

"What determines "traditional" Aboriginal art in an era when modern media--such as aluminum, acrylic paint, and even cast-off fishing nets--is preferred by contemporary artists? What is the relationship between artworks that share similar forms, but whose ceremonial functions of the past wither beneath the imperatives of cultural and socio-economic survival in the 21st century? "This compelling book considers these issues within the context of unique, stunning art from the remote north Queensland Aboriginal community of Aurukun. It explains how Aurukun art production absorbed the colonial impact of mission and government intervention throughout the 20th century and provides the powerful visual symbols for the political struggles of the Wik people to regain land ownership and social justice. Extensive high-quality reproductions of Aurukun's charismatic carvings, weavings, and paintings illustrate the inspiring connections between art and life, and demonstrate how a reinvention of artistic tradition fuels creativity and innovation in keeping culture relevant and vibrant.

Before Time Today: Reinventing Tradition in Aurukun Aboriginal Art (Hardcover): Sally Butler Before Time Today: Reinventing Tradition in Aurukun Aboriginal Art (Hardcover)
Sally Butler
R1,418 Discovery Miles 14 180 Out of stock

"What determines "traditional" Aboriginal art in an era when modern media--such as aluminum, acrylic paint, and even cast-off fishing nets--is preferred by contemporary artists? What is the relationship between artworks that share similar forms, but whose ceremonial functions of the past wither beneath the imperatives of cultural and socio-economic survival in the 21st century? "This compelling book considers these issues within the context of unique, stunning art from the remote north Queensland Aboriginal community of Aurukun. It explains how Aurukun art production absorbed the colonial impact of mission and government intervention throughout the 20th century and provides the powerful visual symbols for the political struggles of the Wik people to regain land ownership and social justice. Extensive high-quality reproductions of Aurukun's charismatic carvings, weavings, and paintings illustrate the inspiring connections between art and life, and demonstrate how a reinvention of artistic tradition fuels creativity and innovation in keeping culture relevant and vibrant.

Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University (Paperback): Fiona Foley, Louise Martin-Chew, Fiona... Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University (Paperback)
Fiona Foley, Louise Martin-Chew, Fiona Nicoll
R665 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R66 (10%) Out of stock
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