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'The same but different' : social reproduction and innovation in the art of the Kunwinjku of western Arnhem Land

Taylor, Luke


This thesis presents an analysis of the artistic systern of the Kunwinjku of western Arnhen1 Land, Australia. The analysis focusses on the n1eanings encoded in Kunwinjku bark paintings and how the operation of the artistic system develops the sernantic productivity of paintings. The theoretical basis of this analysis is semiological in the n1anner outlined by Saussure. The thesis begins with a historical analysis of the development of the market for K unwinjku paintings. I argue that the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1987
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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