Form in Indigenous Art: Schematisation [Aboriginal Australia, Europe]
Ucko, Peter J., ed.

Ucko, Peter J., ed. Form in Indigenous Art: Schematisation in the Art of Aboriginal Australia and Prehistoric Europe. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 1977. 486p, hundreds of line ills. and photos, some in color. Very good hardcover in good d.j. ** 38 wide-ranging scholarly articles on the relationship of form to meaning in many types of "primitive" art--rock art, bark paintings, sand sculptures, and more. Emphasizes aboriginal Australian art (past and present); also includes the art of children, North American Indians, the Magdalenian Culture of Europe, etc. "Many of the studies...are important theoretical statements in their own right; the others present detailed analyses of particular art forms." No. 13 in the publisher's Prehistory and Material Culture Series. (Item ID: 1005462)


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