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OP ARATJARA: ART OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS -- TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTISTS. Hayward Gallery, London, 1993. Organized by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, in association with Aboriginal Arts Unit, Australia Council, Sydney. Published in association with DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne. 380 pp. with 264 ills. (205 col.). 30 x 24 cm. LC 94-138012 ISBN 3926154179 In English.
A major survey of both traditional and contemporary works by Aboriginal artists, this well-illustrated catalogue documents an exhibition of nearly 150 paintings, carvings, prints and ceremonial objects representing native cultures throughout Australia. Twelve essays that include discussions of the complex iconography and the distinctive materials and aesthetics of Aboriginal art, the status of Aboriginal women artists, and the institutional marginalization of contemporary non-Western and minority art are supplemented by seven texts individually examining the history and cultural traditions of the Torres Strait area, Arnhem Land and other regions.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Oceania — Australia — Post-1945 — Non-American Minority Artists
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,10,15,20
Worldwide Number: 024137
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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