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Aboriginal bark paintings / Robert Edwards, Bruce Guerin. (1969)

Authors: Edwards, Robert, 1930-, Guerin, Bruce, 1942-, Edwards, Robert, Guerin, Bruce
Publisher:Adelaide : Rigby,
  • There are 81 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 81 copies of this specific edition.
  • Edwards, Robert, 1930-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • [32] p. (chiefly col. ill.) : map ; 27 cm.
  • Detailed descriptions of methods used to make paintings Choice of tree, time of year, method of cutting bark from tree, preparation of surface, use of four colours (red, yellow, black, white), sources of pigments (trade in red ochre), fixatives, brushes, choice of subjects (restrictions of a ritual or, totemic nature), regional styles western Arnhem Land (X-ray &​ Mimi art), north-east Arnhem Land (detailed abstract or geometric designs), Groote Eylandt (black background, broken lines instead of cross-hatching), Melville &​ Bathurst Islands; Examples of styles shown, with brief outline of myth or explanation of subject, from the Gungoragoni of central Arnhem Land, Gunwinggu on the Liverpool River, Rembarunga of the Wilton River, Tiwi of Melville &​ Bathurst Islands, Waurilak east of Milingimbi,; Dangbar of the upper Liverpool River, Djinang, Djambarrpuyngu at Milingimbi.
  • Map on lining papers.
  • English
  • 0851794599
Dewey Number:
  • 709.011
  • 704.0389915
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 81125
  • 81125
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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