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Rattling spears : a history of indigenous Australian art / Ian McLean
Bib ID 7128102
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
McLean, Ian, 1952- author
 
Description London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2016 
301 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm 
ISBN 9781780235905 (hardcover)
1780235909 (hardcover)
Summary

Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has impressed itself on the contemporary imagination. But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam. Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying their impact in the media and on the art world and collectors worldwide. How did it become the most successful Indigenous art in the world? How did its artists escape the ethnographic and souvenir markets to become players in an art world from which they had been barred? Superbly illustrated, this full historical account makes you question everything you were taught about modern and contemporary art.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index.

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- History.  |  History - Art.  |  Art - Theory and criticism.  |  Art - Painting - Acrylic - Dot.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Economic aspects - Markets.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Art - Photography - Photographers.  |  Community organisations - Arts and crafts.  |  Art - Photography.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Art - Aboriginalia.  |  Religion - Dreaming.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Art - Artists.  |  Queensland (Qld)  |  West Arnhem Land (NT SD53, SC53)  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Northern Territory (NT)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Australian

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