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Becoming Art provides a new analysis of the shifting cultural and social contexts that surround the production of Aboriginal art. Transcending the boundaries between anthropology and art history, the book draws on arguments from both disciplines to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective that places the artists themselves at the centre of the argument. Western art history has traditionally regarded Aboriginal art as distanced from time and place. Becoming Art uses the recent history of Aboriginal art to challenge some of the presuppositions of western art discourse and western art worlds. It argues for a more cross-cultural perspective on world art history.

About the Author

Howard Morphy is Director, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, The Australian National University.

Table of Contents

Introduction * 1. Beginnings Without End: Aboriginal Art and First Contact * 2. Hunting Art: Cross Cultural Catagories and the Discovery of Aboriginal Art * 3. Aboriginal Ar and the Concept of Art History: Art History as Cultural Praxis * 4. Inner Landscapes: Process of Abstraction and Representation in Aboriginal Art * 5. Capability Brown in the Garden of Eden: The Mobility of Yolngu Art * 6. Style and Meaning: Abelam Art through Yolngu Eyes * 7. The Anthropologist as Entrepreneur: Changing the Conception of Aboriginal Art * 8. Seeing Aboriginal Art in the Gallery * 9. Aboriginal Art in a Global Context * Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845206574
Author:
Morphy, Howard
Publisher:
UNSW Press
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Australian & Oceanian
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Cultural awareness
Subject:
Australian
Subject:
Oceanian
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.50 x 6.75 in

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