Aboriginal Art of The Western Desert


1979. First Edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Quarto, 71 pp. 24 full Colour Plates of the work of the Papunya Tula Art Movement. Each plate has an accompanying biography of the artist, mostly with an artist portrait, & an analysis of the artist's style. This was the first book written about the movement - the  community was the first to make the transition from sand painting to canvas, & brought their Western Desert style, commonly known as Dot Painting, to a wider audience. The text addresses the landscape; the sand mosaic; the ceremonies; dreaming designs, cycles & dream stories and the corroboree. Tucked into the back flap is a newspaper cutting from The Age, 2002, of the Queen's B/day Honours with a photo & a biography of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, an Order of Aust winner that year. His work hangs in The National Gallery, Canberra & The NSW Gallery. Small owner inscription. 


Author: Bardon, Geoff

Illustrated By: Multiple Artists

Published: 1979 Rigby Australia

ISBN: 0727008110

Edition: First edition

Binding: Hardcover

Jacket Condition: Fine

Book Condition: Fine

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