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Australian Aboriginal paintings in western and central Arnhem Land : temporal sequences and elements of style in Cadell River and Deaf Adder Creek art / E.J. Brandl. (1973)

Authors: Brandl, E. J. (Eric Joseph), Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Brandl, Eric Joseph
Publisher:Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 116 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 76 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Brandl, E. J. (Eric Joseph)
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 214 p. : chiefly ill., diagrs., maps, plates (1 col.) ; 37 cm.
Series:
  • Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9
  • Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9
  • Australian aboriginal studies ; no. 52
  • Australian aboriginal studies ; no. 52
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Australian Aboriginal studies ; no. 52.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Australian Aboriginal studies ; no. 52.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9.
  • Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9.
  • Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9.
Summary:
  • p.1-36; Brief outline of country in Deaf Adder Creek &​ Cadell River area, first alien contacts, rock art as records of the past (present impossibility of dating), later alien visitors; Cadell River - lists locations with brief descriptions, figures 6-12 &​ bark paintings showing X - ray styles, figures 1374, types of brush, storage of clay pigment, mural painted at Bamyili, sacred Maraian objects; p.3770; Aboriginal (Ngalgbon/​Rembarnga) informants biographical information; figures 75-155, including comparative styles of boomerangs &​ spears depicted, depiction of footprints; p.71-104; Data collection and processing (conversion of field drawings to line drawings, methods of obtaining meanings from informants; figures 156-241; p.105-164; Painting materials, pigments and techniques (bark, brushes, fixatives, pigments - names, sources, other colours, ritual classification), plates I-LIV; p.165-170; Conventions of style (Mimi art associated with the past); perspective, symbolic representations; main styles, characteristics of 1) Mimi art, 2) X - ray art, attempt to classify art into 4 types; p.171178; Temporal sequences, lack of reliable dating methods, relative age, changes in symbolistic representation, early Mimi art, late Mimi art, transition from Mimi art to X - ray art; p.179-182; Spirit beings &​ mytho - totemic motifs; p.183-187; Cadell River art - places and affinities, phases of style, general description of the area &​ the site locations, similarities in style with Kimberley art; p.188-205; Documentation for plates &​ text figures; p.206-207; Glossary of Aboriginal terms (mainly Djauan, Gunwinggu, Maielli, Ngalgbon, Rembarnga &​ Tiwi)
Notes:
  • Index.
  • Includes glossary.
  • Bibliography: p. 208-209.
  • BF copy 2 -donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0855751304
  • 0391026119 (Humanities Press)
  • 0855750294 :
Dewey Number:
  • 709.011
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 321640
  • 321640
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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