Rock Paintings of Aboriginal Australia
by Elaine Godden, Photography by Jutta Malnic
Reed Books, 1988, colour plates/reproductions, b/w photographs, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0730102068
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has one small repaired tear, minor edge and shelf wear, sunned spine
'...looks closely at one aspect of the art of the Australian Aboriginal peoples. There is no doubt of the aesthetic significances of the rock paintings - Jutta Malnic's superb photographs attest to that. but Elaine Godden's intention is not only to tell us about the paintings as art but also as Aboriginal history and Australian politics.
These paintings can be seen to fit into patterns of space, time style, to allow insight into Aboriginal beliefs and lifestyles and to illustrate the clash of values between their natural heirs and their political inheritors.'