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The Resource Australian rock art : a new synthesis, Robert Layton

Australian rock art : a new synthesis, Robert Layton

Label
Australian rock art : a new synthesis
Title
Australian rock art
Title remainder
a new synthesis
Statement of responsibility
Robert Layton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Layton, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock paintings
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
Label
Australian rock art : a new synthesis, Robert Layton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Anthropological and archaeological approaches to Australian rock art. A convergence of method. Recent Australian rock art. Continuity with other media -- Ch. 2. Rock art and indigenous religion. The social background. Rock art and the ancestral order in the western Kimberleys. Rock art and increase ceremonies: a comparative survey. Didactic role of paintings and engravings. Geometric rock art and religion in central Australia. Geometric rock art and other media. General conclusion: rock art and Australian religion -- Ch. 3. Rock art as an expression of secular and subversive themes. Secular rock art in the Oenpelli area. Comparative material. Capricious and malevolent figures. Iconography, style and cultural context -- Ch. 4. Rock art and the colonial impact. A visual history of trade and colonisation. The impact of colonisation. Regional variation in colonial history. Survival. Continuity -- Ch. 5. Putting statements in their cultural context. What is culture? Reading rock art. Levels of explanation. Conjectural history. Evaluation of isolated statements -- Ch. 6. Figure and motif. The problem of subjectivity. Classification of geometric figures. Contemporary iconography of geometric rock art. The problem of Koonalda. Classification of figures in silhouette styles. Archaeological typologies of silhouette motifs. Simpler silhouette traditions -- Ch. 7. Stylistic variations in time and space. Definitions of technique. Definitions of style. Emblemic variation. Style classes. Definition of motif. Stencils. Geographical distribution of rock art styles. Distribution in time -- Ch. 8. Rock art and human adaptation in Australia. Changes in the natural environment. Changes in indigenous culture. The cultural context of Australian rock art. Vandalism and alienation
Control code
23901338
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780521346665
Lccn
91004054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1487160
Label
Australian rock art : a new synthesis, Robert Layton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Anthropological and archaeological approaches to Australian rock art. A convergence of method. Recent Australian rock art. Continuity with other media -- Ch. 2. Rock art and indigenous religion. The social background. Rock art and the ancestral order in the western Kimberleys. Rock art and increase ceremonies: a comparative survey. Didactic role of paintings and engravings. Geometric rock art and religion in central Australia. Geometric rock art and other media. General conclusion: rock art and Australian religion -- Ch. 3. Rock art as an expression of secular and subversive themes. Secular rock art in the Oenpelli area. Comparative material. Capricious and malevolent figures. Iconography, style and cultural context -- Ch. 4. Rock art and the colonial impact. A visual history of trade and colonisation. The impact of colonisation. Regional variation in colonial history. Survival. Continuity -- Ch. 5. Putting statements in their cultural context. What is culture? Reading rock art. Levels of explanation. Conjectural history. Evaluation of isolated statements -- Ch. 6. Figure and motif. The problem of subjectivity. Classification of geometric figures. Contemporary iconography of geometric rock art. The problem of Koonalda. Classification of figures in silhouette styles. Archaeological typologies of silhouette motifs. Simpler silhouette traditions -- Ch. 7. Stylistic variations in time and space. Definitions of technique. Definitions of style. Emblemic variation. Style classes. Definition of motif. Stencils. Geographical distribution of rock art styles. Distribution in time -- Ch. 8. Rock art and human adaptation in Australia. Changes in the natural environment. Changes in indigenous culture. The cultural context of Australian rock art. Vandalism and alienation
Control code
23901338
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780521346665
Lccn
91004054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1487160

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