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Aboriginal Art BooksAboriginal Art Books


Aboriginal art books cover a wide range of topics and regions. Below and on the following pages is a careful selection of the best books currently available. These include surveys of contemporary Aboriginal art and culture, overviews of art from different regions of Australia or by particular artists and accounts of rock art and Australian prehistory.

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Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs
Title: Contemporary Aboriginal Art - The Complete Guide
Price: $49.50 in Australia
$45.00 for Export.
BB69, 2008
Soft cover, 308 pages, McCulloch & McCulloch Art Books
19 x 27 cm
This book is the complete guide to Aboriginal art of Australia featuring: extensive profiles on more then 80 art regions, art centres and artists; more than 400 illustrations of artwork, landscape and artists in their country; a comprehensive introduction detailing the history of contemporary Aboriginal art; location maps; buyer's guide; and an exploration of the new media and styles of city-based artists. For more details see our information page.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $11
North America $43
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $38
Mike Donaldson
Title: Kimberley Rock Art: Volume 3 Rivers and Ranges
Price: $176.00 in Australia
$160.00 for Export.
BB77, 2013
Hardcover book, section-sewn and case-bound, 468 pages
27 x 27 cm
Volume Three in the Kimberley Rock Art series, this book covers rock art sites along the Roe, Glenelg, Sale, Calder, Charnley, and Isdell rivers as well as the ranges around Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra - hence the subtitle Rivers and Ranges. The book contains over 500 images of the art and associated scenery. This region contains some of the best Wandjina art sites as well as a great variety of other images.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $16.5
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $55
Mike Donaldson
Title: Kimberley Rock Art: Volume 2 North Kimberley
Price: $143.00 in Australia
$130.00 for Export.
BB76, 2013
Hardcover book, section-sewn and case-bound, 396 pages
27 x 27 cm
This volume is the second in Mike Donaldson's series of Kimberley rock art books. It covers the north Kimberley coast from the King George River to Kalumburu as well as the Drysdale and King Edward rivers. Much of the area subject to this volume falls within Balanggarra combined native title claim, but there are also some sites from Wunambal Gaambera Country. It contains a fine selection of photographs of both Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina art styles. Numerous excellent landscape photos of the rivers and the rugged coast of the North Kimberley help the reader to fully appreciate the setting for the art. The book weighs 3.3 kg so only surface parcel post has been quoted - please contact us if you wish the parcel to be sent by air mail (approximately twice the cost).
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $16.5
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $55
Vivien Johnson (editor)
Title: Papunya painting: Out of the desert
Price: $35.20 in Australia
$32.00 for Export.
BB59, 2007
Softcover 146 pages 24 by 28 cm
The National Museum of Australia holds an outstanding collection of Papunya Tula art including many large canvases. Most of these paintings have never been seen in Australia in the three decades since they were painted. This book is the catalogue accompanying a landmark exhibition of the Museum's collection of Papunya paintings from the 1970s and early 1980s. It contains numerous illustrations of the major works as well as images of the artists at work and in their country. It contains essays by John Kean (an early Papunya coordinator), Phillip Batty, Vivien Johnson and Fred Myers. The paintings are organized chronologically.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $11
North America $30
Europe/Other $38
Asia/Pacific $27
Mike Donaldson
Title: Kimberley Rock Art: Volume 1 Mitchell Plateau Area
Price: $176.00 in Australia
$160.00 for Export.
BB75, 2012
Hardcover book, section-sewn and case-bound, 528 pages
27 x 27 cm
The Mitchell Plateau area in Western Australia's Kimberley region has some of the world's most spectacular and ancient rock art, but much of it is remote and rarely seen. This beautifully illustrated book has more than 600 images of the art and its setting. All images have been approved for publication by the traditional owners. The book includes a comprehensive introduction covering early descriptions of the art and brief summaries of archaeology, geology and the importance of past sea-level changes. This is the first of 3 volumes covering the rock art of the Kimberley region. The book weighs 3.3 kg so only surface parcel post has been quoted - please contact us if you wish the parcel to be sent by air mail (approximately twice the cost).
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $24.2
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $55
Tjala Arts, Wakefield Press
Title: Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu - The lives and stories of the Tjala artists
Price: $69.30 in Australia
$63.00 for Export.
BB78, 2015
Hardcover book, 288 pages
29 x 26 cm
This collection of stories and artworks provides an exquisite insight into the individual and family histories that make Tjala Arts at the forefront of the Western Desert painting movement. Tjala Arts is located at Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. This book weighs more than 2kg so unfortunately the postage charges are high.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $16.5
North America $65
Europe/Other $85
Asia/Pacific $66
Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale, editors, OUP
Title: Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture
Price: $110.00 in Australia
$100.00 for Export.
BB03, 2000
Hardback 644 pages
This book is an essential work for anyone interested in Aboriginal art and culture. Distinguished indigenous and non-indigenous authors have contributed chapters and articles across a vast range of subjects, covering the whole range of art including photography, sculpture, film, theatre and painting. The emphasis is on visual arts and there are numerous biographies of individual artists. The book weighs over 2kg, so the postage cost is unfortunately rather high.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $16.5
North America $65
Europe/Other $85
Asia/Pacific $60
Wally Caruana, Thames and Hudson
Title: Aboriginal Art
Price: $33.00 in Australia
$30.00 for Export.
BB05, 2003 (2nd edition)
Paperback 143 pages
This is an excellent general overview and introduction to Aboriginal art, organised by regions and well illustrated.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $9.9
North America $19
Europe/Other $25
Asia/Pacific $16
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