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Becoming art : exploring cross-cultural categories / Howard Morphy
Bib ID 4319952
Format BookBook
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Morphy, Howard
 
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Description Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007 
xv, 234 p. : ill ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781845206567
9781845206574
1845206568
1845206576
Summary

" Becoming Art provides a new analysis of the shifting cultural and social contexts that surround the production of Aboriginal art. Western art history has traditionally regarded Aboriginal art as distanced in time and place. Becoming Art uses the recent history of Aboriginal art to challenge some of the presuppositions of western art discourse and western art worlds. It argues for a more cross-cultural perspective on world art history."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1. Cross-cultural categories and the inclusion of aboriginal art
  • I. A short history of Yolngu art
  • 2. The history begins
  • 3. Bark painting and the emergence of Yolngu fine art
  • II. Engaging with art history
  • 5. Visuality and representation in Yolngu art
  • 6. Style and meaning: Abelam art through Yolngu eyes
  • 7. Art theory and art discourse across cultures
  • III. Yolngu art and the chimera of fine art
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-222) and index.

Subjects Art, Yolngu.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Indigenous art -- Historiography -- Australia.  |  Art and society -- Australia.  |  Cultural awareness -- Australia.

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