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Aboriginal Paintings by Charles P. Mountford

Aboriginal Paintings by Charles P. Mountford

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Aboriginal Paintings

From Australia

by Charles P. Mountford

Collins, UNESCO, 1964, [First Edition], illustrated colour plates, black and white photographic plates, fold-out colour illustrations, small paperback

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)

“All the examples of Aboriginal art in this book are from the caves and bark paintings of Arnhem Land, Australia.  Few of the bark paintings were more than a year old when photographed, yet they lead us back into a primitive world of magic and ritual, very similar to that of our own stone-age ancestors.
Strange and sinister ribbon spirits dance eerily across the walls of eh caves.  But the animals drawn on bark, the ant-eaters, crabs and fishes, possess a vital, naturalistic quality which has an enormous impact on the spectator.”

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