Peter Sutton (Ed.), Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia, Viking, 1989, HC, Near Fine

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Sutton, Peter (Ed). London. Viking. 1989.
English, British Edition, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 9 ¾” x 11 ¼,” 266 pp.
ISBN: 0670824496

Black woven cloth over boards, gilt stamped titling to front and spine, light blue pastedowns and endpapers, in publisher’s dust jacket featuring full-color pictorial wrap, black and blue text to cream background at front and spine, black text to cream inside gate flaps. Mild edgewear, minor soiling to top right of front endpaper, minor soiling to back endpaper, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Near Fine dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Very mild edgewear, very minor shelfwear, otherwise excellent. 266 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white images. Text by Peter Sutton, Christopher Anderson, Philip Jones, et al. A beautiful pairing of text and images that highlight the art and culture of Aboriginal artists, with an emphasis on the Dreaming that inspires Aboriginal art. From the dust jacket: “The art presented in this book has been carefully selected to illustrate the key ideas around which the discussion revolves…In being introduced to the art of Aboriginal Australia the reader will see something of the timeless value of the oldest continuous art tradition in the world.”