Australian Aboriginal Myths in Paintings
by Ainslie Roberts
Text by Charles P. Mountford
Rigby, 1966, colour and black and with reproduction plates throughout, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and small tears (see photographs)
“Over a period of many years, two men have travelled extensively in the remote outback of Australia: Charles P. Mountford, an ethnologist, to study and record the mythology of the aborigines; and his artist companion, Ainslie Roberts.
The fantasy of the aboriginal myths so deeply impressed the fertile mind of the artist that his interpretation of them reflects the imagery and sensitivity of the stories on which they were based.
This interpretation, and the beauty of colour and design in Roberts’ art, inspired Mountford to write The Dreamtime, in which he incorporates the paintings of his companion, and describes in language of considerable beauty the myths they illustrate.”