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Rattling spears : a history of indigenous Australian art

Rattling spears : a history of indigenous Australian art

Author: Ian McLean
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Art of indigenous peoples. Australian. Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has impressed itself on the contemporary imagination. But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam. Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying their impact in the media and on the art world and collectors worldwide. How did it become the most successful Indigenous art in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Indigenous Heritage
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Print version:
McLean, Ian, 1952-
Rattling spears.
London : Reaktion Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018439479
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McLean
ISBN: 9781780236230 1780236239
OCLC Number: 1124526915
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: EMPIRE --
1. Origin Stories: Dreamtime in Botany Bay, 1770 --
2. Indigenous Art and Empire in Sydney, 1788 --
1830 --
3. Post-contact Indigenous Art in the Australian Colonies, 1835 --
1900 --
4. Indigenous Art in White Australia, 1900 --
1970 --
5. Invention of Indigenous Contemporary Art, 1970 --
1990 --
6. Remote Masters, 1985 --
2015 --
7. Post-identity: Urban Indigenous Art, 1987 --
Responsibility: Ian McLean.


How did Australian art become the most successful indigenous form in the world? Finely illustrated, and now available in paperback, this full historical account makes you question everything you were  Read more...


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`[Rattling Spears] constitutes the best, most comprehensive, accessible and detailed survey of a complex and beguiling field of study that I have yet come across. It is an outstanding achievement.' - Read more...

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