The Resource Seeing the inside : bark painting in western Arnhem Land, Luke Taylor

Seeing the inside : bark painting in western Arnhem Land, Luke Taylor

Label
Seeing the inside : bark painting in western Arnhem Land
Title
Seeing the inside
Title remainder
bark painting in western Arnhem Land
Statement of responsibility
Luke Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Seeing the Inside is the first detailed study of one of the world's great visual art traditions, and its role in the society that produces it. The bark painting of Aboriginal artists in western Arnhem Land is the product of a unique legacy of many thousands of years' duration. In recent years' it has attracted enormous interest in the rest of Australia and beyond, with the result that the artists, who live primarily as hunters in this relatively secluded region of northern Australia, now paint for sale to the world art market
  • Though the richness and power of Aboriginal arts are now, belatedly, finding wide recognition, they remain insufficiently understood. In this thoroughly illustrated book Luke Taylor examines the creative methods of the bark painters and the cultural meaning of their work. He discusses, on the one hand, the arrangements that allow the artists to project their culture onto an international stage, and on the other, the continuing social and religious roles of their paintings within their own society. The result is a remarkable and fascinating picture of artistic creativity in a changing world
Dewey number
759.99429/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1101
LC item number
.T39 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology
Label
Seeing the inside : bark painting in western Arnhem Land, Luke Taylor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [269]-278
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Development of the Market for Bark Paintings in Western Arnhem Land -- 3. Kunwinjku Social Organization and Land Ownership -- 4. Apprenticeship and the Social Identity of Artists --5. Themes and Paintings in Ceremonies -- 6. Formal Components of Bark Paintings -- 7. Iconic Representation -- 8. Transforming Figures -- 9. The Meaning of X-Ray Paintings -- 10. Metaphors and Socialization -- Conclusion: Innovation and Social Reproduction -- App. Glossary of Kunwinjku Words
Control code
000023996917
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 p.
Isbn
9780198233541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96015543 //r97
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17578553
System control number
  • C01107839964
  • (OCoLC)35688049

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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