Pictures, patterns & objects : rock-art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Pictures, patterns & objects : rock-art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia

Author: Liam M Brady
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Pub. Pty, 2010.
Series: Studies in indigenous history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Positioned at one of anthropology's most significant boundaries, the Torres Strait Islands and their indigenous inhabitants have fascinated scientists for well over a century. Pictures, Patterns, and Objects explores the rich yet relatively unknown rock-art of the area to investigate Islander artistic expression as an indicator of social interaction. This richly illustrated study employs digital technology to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liam M Brady
ISBN: 9781921875069 1921875062
OCLC Number: 721151296
Description: xviii, 497 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Background: Rock-art and the Torres Strait region --
Social organization and interaction in the Torres Strait region --
Understanding and recording Torres Strait rock art --
Torres Strait rock art: rock paintings of : Dauan, Iama, Pulu, Badu, Mua, Zurath, Kirriri, Muralag, Ngiangu, Somerset --
Patterning in Torres Strait region rock-art: Patterning and Association in Torres Strait region rock art --
Canoes, cosmology and Austronesian influences --
Conclusion: Rock-art in an interregional context.
Series Title: Studies in indigenous history and culture.
Other Titles: Pictures, patterns and objects :
Responsibility: Liam M. Brady.

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Positioned at one of anthropology's most significant boundaries, the Torres Strait Islands and their indigenous inhabitants have fascinated scientists for well over a century. This book explores the  Read more...

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