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Art from the land : dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal art

Author: Howard Morphy; Margo Smith Boles; University of Virginia.
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia, 1999.
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"The Kluge-Ruhe Collections, now held by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, is one of the largest and best-documented collections of Australian Aboriginal art outside Australia. Art from the Land focuses on the desert region and Arnhem Land, drawing on the many fine works in the collection and on the authors' detailed knowledge of the artists and their communities to illustrate the unique and complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Art from the land.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia, 1999
(OCoLC)606367886
Named Person: John Werner Kluge; Edward Lehman Ruhe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Morphy; Margo Smith Boles; University of Virginia.
ISBN: 0957713509 9780957713505 0646370871 9780646370873
OCLC Number: 43517789
Description: vi, 266 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the Kluge-Ruhe collection of Australian aboriginal art / Margo Smith Boles --
Flesh, bone and spirit: western Arnhem Land bark painting / Luke Taylor --
Life through art: religion and society in eastern Arnhem Land / Howard Morphy --
The land is full of signs: central north east Arnhem Land art / Djon Mundine --
Wägilak and Djang'kawu: ancestral paintings in the public domain / Wally Caruana --
Touching the land: towards an aesthetic of Balgo contemporary painting / Christine Watson --
What an acrylic can mean: the meta-ritualistic resonances of a central desert painting / Franc̦oise Dussart --
Aesthetics and practice: a local art history of Pintupi painting / Fred Myers.
Responsibility: edited by Howard Morphy and Margo Smith Boles.

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"The Kluge-Ruhe Collections, now held by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, is one of the largest and best-documented collections of Australian Aboriginal art outside Australia. Art from the Land focuses on the desert region and Arnhem Land, drawing on the many fine works in the collection and on the authors' detailed knowledge of the artists and their communities to illustrate the unique and complex nature of Australian Aboriginal artistic expression."--BOOK JACKET.

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