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Behind the doors : an art history from Yuendumu

Author: Philip Jones
Publisher: Kent Town, SA : Wakefield Press ; Adelaide, SA : South Australian Museum, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The Yuendumu Doors are among the freshest, most remarkable documents of Aboriginal art. Painted thirty years ago at a remote desert school by artists steeped in ritual knowledge, the Doors survived against the odds. After near-obliteration by desert winds, sun, and children's graffiti, the Doors have been conserved and their powerful designs restored. Behind the Doors tells the story of these remarkable visual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Jones
ISBN: 9781743052945 1743052944
OCLC Number: 865542137
Description: 211 pages : color illustratioons ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Philip Jones.

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The Yuendumu Doors are among the freshest, most remarkable documents of Aboriginal art. Painted thirty years ago at a remote desert school by artists steeped in ritual knowledge, the Doors survived against the odds. After near-obliteration by desert winds, sun, and children's graffiti, the Doors have been conserved and their powerful designs restored. Behind the Doors tells the story of these remarkable visual chronicles of Warlpiri country and Dreaming.

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