Images in Ochre: The Art and Craft of the Kunwinjku - Adrian ParkerMarleston: J. B. Publishing, 2004, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted, extending in some places onto the very margins of the leaves, a decent copy otherwise.
Signed by the author, with dedication, on the ½-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.
From the cover: “For thousands of generations Aboriginal people have used art and song as mediums for communicating and illustrating oral history. Rock, bark and paper decorated with ochre and charcoal portray the beings and events of Creation as well as educational and contemporary themes.
Using traditional tools and techniques, a new generation of artists are interpreting and passing on oral and religious traditions that are thousands of years old.
Images in Ochre presents a collection of paintings and didgeridoos that have been carefully selected by Adrian Parker to display the distinct painting style and techniques of contemporary Kunwinjku artists. Bark, paper and didgeridoo preparation, painting and manufacture are fully explained and illustrated.
As the practitioners of the worldis longest painting tradition, the artists included in this book are communicating various stories and cultural themes in order to enhance awareness and understanding of a unique and vibrant culture.” Contains: Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Glossary; Title page vignette;