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Icons of the Desert is an exhibition catalog produced by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University for a show featuring forty-nine "dot-paintings" produced by Aboriginal artists from the settlement of Panpunya. Dot-painting has become an art instantly associated with Aboriginal Australia. In the more than thirty-five years since the advent of this movement, Papunya works have been widely exhibited and acquired by private collectors and museums in Australia, and increasingly abroad.
Icons of the Desert is the first book to focus on the founding expressions of Papunya art. It examines their origins in the paintings produced in Papunya in the Western Desert during the years 1971 to 1973, after the Sydney schoolteacher Geoffrey Bardon provided Aboriginal men with art materials and encouraged them to paint on Masonite, against the wishes of Australian government officials. These paintings claim a unique status. Only around six hundred were made. They are also the first painted works to transfer the designs of desert ceremonial imagery to a permanent surface. Beyond this rarity and historical significance, however, the visual qualities of Papunya boards make them a uniquely appealing body of work. They have the freshness of trial and error, of experiment by artists who were seasoned in other media adjusting to an unfamiliar format.
Illustrated with full-color plates of the forty-nine exhibited works by such great artists as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, and Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, Icons of the Desert features numerous color figures of comparative works and documentary photographs of the original artists at work, some never before published, and a chronological catalog documenting the works' history and iconography, edited by project curator Roger Benjamin. The leading Indigenous curator in the field, Hetti Perkins, contributed the preface. Roger Benjamin authored the lead essay, which situates the works in their historical and cultural context.
Fred Myers, an internationally renowned cultural anthropologist who undertook his doctoral research at Papunya when the movement was still in formation, has written an essay on the stylistic development of one of the painting men he knew personally, Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi. Vivien Johnson, the most prominent Australian author on Western and Central Desert art, writes on a second important artist in the collection, Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi. In addition, the memories of relatives of deceased painters in the exhibition are presented in the form of an interview conducted by Dick Kimber, who was a schoolteacher at Papunya in 1971 when the paintings were first produced.
About the Author: Roger Benjamin is Research Professor in Art History and Actus Foundation Lecturer in Aboriginal Art at the Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture, University of Sydney.
Buchbeschreibung Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library hardbound with decorative cover, no dust jacket. Usual library markings, but no text markings noted. Heavy wear to bottom edge and cover corners. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45337aob
Buchbeschreibung CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009. Oversized Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 759029
Buchbeschreibung Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good. Used. Wear and rubbing to boards are edges. Internally clean. NO markings in text. Light yellowing to pages edges. Binding is sturdy. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000340260
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press 2009-02, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 1934260061. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 603675
Buchbeschreibung Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University 2009, 2009. 28.0 x 28.0cms, 176pp, colour illusts, very good hardback with decorated boards (edgeworn cover) John & Barabara Wilkerson collected these early board paintings after the mid 1990s. The essays engage with: the men's painting room at papunya; the fetish for Papunya boards; the stylistic evolution of Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi; the intelligence of Pintupi painting; relatives of the artists respond to the paintings; catalogue. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 158745
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1934260061
Buchbeschreibung Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, USA, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Binding tight. Light foxing/browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Minor marks/wear to boards, jacket, page edges. ISBN: 1934260061. ISBN/EAN: 9781934260067. **Weight exceeds 1 kg. A Postage surcharge WILL be requested for orders placed via this service. Contact us first for a quote **. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 26299
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya (Distributed for the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University). Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0371847
Buchbeschreibung Herbert F. Johnson Museum of A, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021934260061
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