The Resource Writing on "Aboriginal art" 1802-1929 : critical and cultural analysis of the construction of a category, Susan Lowish

Writing on "Aboriginal art" 1802-1929 : critical and cultural analysis of the construction of a category, Susan Lowish

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Writing on "Aboriginal art" 1802-1929 : critical and cultural analysis of the construction of a category
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Writing on "Aboriginal art" 1802-1929
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critical and cultural analysis of the construction of a category
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Susan Lowish
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eng
Summary
Traces the term "Aboriginal art" through a number of different genres of published literature in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Surveys the journals of early explorers, field reports of naturalists, geologists and ethnologists and the major contributions to Australian anthropology in the years 1802-1929. Argues that "Aboriginal art" as a categorisation is a construction resulting mostly from the combined effects of the interpretation and reinterpretation on certain published accounts, dating from the time of first contact
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1969-
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Lowish, Susan Kathleen
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Monash University, 2005.
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  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Anthropologists
  • Art and anthropology
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Writing on "Aboriginal art" 1802-1929 : critical and cultural analysis of the construction of a category, Susan Lowish
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Bibliography note
Bibliography : leaves 235-272
Contents
Ch. 1: Writing a history of encounters : "Aboriginal art" in Australian art histories -- Art history and anthropology -- Legacies of primitivism -- "New" art histories -- Ch. 2: Exploration and "discovery" : First encounters: Baudin; Flinders and King; Grey; Stokes -- Secondary accounts: Hull, Tenison-Woods; Wake; Smyth; Curr -- Ch. 3: Searching for the origin of art: Early science: Darwin; Howitt; Tylor -- Following Grey: Bradshaw; Brockman and House; Greig; Walsh -- Ch. 4: Seeing the art of the first Australians: Early Australian anthropology, ethnology and Christian science: Roth, Worsnop, Thornton, Mathew -- Ch. 5: The evolution of "Aboriginal art" : Science and art: Ruskin; Decorative art; Grosse; Spencer's anthropological influences: Balfour; Haddon; Lang; Frazer -- Ch. 6: "Aboriginal art" in the writings of Baldwin Spencer : Spencer and anthropology: Horn expedition; Native tribes of Central Australia; Northern tribes of Central Australia -- Spencer and art: Across Australia; Native tribes of the Northern Territory; The Arunta and wanderings in wild Australia -- Ch. 7: Collecting and exhibiting: the dawn of "primitive art": The first collections: International and colonial exhibitions; The changing content of displays; "Aboriginal art" and museums: a defining relationship: the influence of Pitt Rivers on Australian displays
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7 microfiche (xv, 273 leaves)
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Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
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MAR06/236
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Writing on "Aboriginal art" 1802-1929 : critical and cultural analysis of the construction of a category, Susan Lowish
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography : leaves 235-272
Contents
Ch. 1: Writing a history of encounters : "Aboriginal art" in Australian art histories -- Art history and anthropology -- Legacies of primitivism -- "New" art histories -- Ch. 2: Exploration and "discovery" : First encounters: Baudin; Flinders and King; Grey; Stokes -- Secondary accounts: Hull, Tenison-Woods; Wake; Smyth; Curr -- Ch. 3: Searching for the origin of art: Early science: Darwin; Howitt; Tylor -- Following Grey: Bradshaw; Brockman and House; Greig; Walsh -- Ch. 4: Seeing the art of the first Australians: Early Australian anthropology, ethnology and Christian science: Roth, Worsnop, Thornton, Mathew -- Ch. 5: The evolution of "Aboriginal art" : Science and art: Ruskin; Decorative art; Grosse; Spencer's anthropological influences: Balfour; Haddon; Lang; Frazer -- Ch. 6: "Aboriginal art" in the writings of Baldwin Spencer : Spencer and anthropology: Horn expedition; Native tribes of Central Australia; Northern tribes of Central Australia -- Spencer and art: Across Australia; Native tribes of the Northern Territory; The Arunta and wanderings in wild Australia -- Ch. 7: Collecting and exhibiting: the dawn of "primitive art": The first collections: International and colonial exhibitions; The changing content of displays; "Aboriginal art" and museums: a defining relationship: the influence of Pitt Rivers on Australian displays
Extent
7 microfiche (xv, 273 leaves)
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
MAR06/236

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