"Remarkably detailed, instightful, and sympathetic, this study helps readers to understand the many meanings, forms, methods, and other aspects of what looks superficially like a 'primitive art' but is in fact highly sophisticated and enjoying a world market."--Choice
About the Author
Luke Taylor is a Senior Curator at the National Museum of Australia. He has worked for the Australian Federal Government's Review of the Aboriginal Artsa and Crafts Industry, and held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In 1995/6 he was a visiting scholar at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. He has published articles on Australian Aboriginal art and society, and he is co-editor of Marketing Aboriginal Art in the 1990s (Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1990).