Dingo King by Ivan Smith
by Ivan Smith
with paintings and drawings by Clifton Pugh
Wren Publishing, 1977 [First Edition], ISBN 0858852098, full page colour and black and white illustrations throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions; dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing small chips to edges and corners, sunned spine (see photographs)
"Using Dingo King as his theme, Clifton Pugh has created a magnificent art collection, comprising twenty major oil paintings - which are reproduced in colour i the text - and more than fifty black and white drawings.
While each must be recognised as works of art in their ow right, words and pictures merge in this brilliant book to become a single force of uncompromising beauty, as Nature with its delicately balanced and intricate ecological pattern is displayed for all to see ...
... the drought-harsh skin of Australia: the agony of her animals with only their own instinctive skills to use in their struggle for survival against nature and man: the dingo, hunter not predator, who pits speed and endurance and courage against a burning land that his pups might survive."