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The Resource Bradshaw art of the Kimberley, Grahame L. Walsh

Bradshaw art of the Kimberley, Grahame L. Walsh

Label
Bradshaw art of the Kimberley
Title
Bradshaw art of the Kimberley
Statement of responsibility
Grahame L. Walsh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Illustrated record of Kimberley rock art; accompanied by a marketing poster; makes comparisons with other examples of rock art and image forms from around the world, including the modern world, to provide context for the international reader; focuses on the Bradshaw style as well as much earlier periods; Kimberley rock art sequence - Archaic Epoch (Pecked Cupule Period and Irregular Infill Animal Period); Erudite Epoch (Bradshaw Period and Clothes Peg Figure Period); Aborigine Epoch ( Clawed Hand Period and Wandjina Period); Section A, "The Kimberley region and European discovery", provides geographical, geological and historical information about the region and its settlement - Joseph Bradshaw; A.P. Elkin and the Frobenius Institut Expedition - 1938; Section B, "Challenging current beliefs" - issues surrounding the evidence of early settlement, archaeological findings, various dating methods and artists' tools, techniques and symbols; radiocarbon dating; accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating; luminescence dating of pigments and substances used to make rock paintings; rock surfaces; monochrome, bichrome and polychrome paint colours; paint application techniques; images, signs,symbols and figures; art form or style; Section C, "Kimberley rock art" - description of rock art forms of the Archaic and Erudite Epochs - stylistic analysis and discussing the primary elements of identified groups of figures; Pecked Cupules; concave surface modification and Abraded Grooves; Irregular Infill Animal (IIA) Period; stencils and imprints; depictions of food and resource themes; anthropomorphs and mythological forms; Bradshaw igure styles - Tassel, Sash, Acorn, Bland, Broad Hipped , Schematised, Convex Sweep, Dynamic, Elegant Action Figures; Mantis, Stylised,Slim Chest, Eastern , Stick and Miniature; Clothes Peg Figure (CPF) Period, including stick figures, outline figures and figures depicting activities and weapons; Clawed Hand Period; superimposition practices and sequences;
  • Section D, "People and Alignment" further analyses the identified primary groups and subgroups of figures; gender,age and physiological features - bodies, breasts,animal heads and foot alignments; headdress, dress and decorative appendages, including ear and neck decorations and bangles; weapons and spears, including boomerangs; ceremonial figures; Voice and Motion Dots; graphic elements and techniques, including X-ray detail, depiction of flora and fauna; track motifs and track stories; figure arrangements and spatial relationships; Section E - environment and the origins of the people that may have contributed to ancient Kimberley rock art; human coexistence with megafauna; artefact types and relationships; regional art comparisons; similarities with overseas art; Section F, "Aboriginal cultural perspective"includes an Aboriginal perspectives; Aboriginal interpretation of, and Aboriginal mythology associated with, Bradshaws; Djangarun Bradshaw mythology; ownership and access issues relating to Bradshaw art and observations about its significance; implications for archaeology discussed
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
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1944-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, Grahame L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock paintings
  • Kimberley (W.A.)
Label
Bradshaw art of the Kimberley, Grahame L. Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography
Extent
1 v.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Isbn
9780958744614
Label
Bradshaw art of the Kimberley, Grahame L. Walsh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography
Extent
1 v.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Isbn
9780958744614

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