Design: Building on Country | Author: Alison Page
Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country. It is visible in the aerodynamic boomerang, the ingenious design of fish traps and the precise layouts of community settlements that strengthen social cohesion.
Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and storytelling, refined over many millennia, are now being applied to contemporary practices.?Design: Building on Country?issues a challenge for a new Australian design ethos, one that truly responds to the essence of Country and its people.?Each book in this series is a collaboration between First Nations and non-First Nations writers and editors; the series is edited by Margo Neale, senior First Nations curator at the National Museum of Australia.
About the series:?The First Knowledges books are co-authored by First Nations and non-First Nations writers; the series is edited by Margo Neale, senior First Nationscurator at the National Museum of Australia.
Forthcoming titles include:?Design?by Alison Page & Paul Memmott (2021);?Country?by Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe (2021);?Healing, Medicine & Plants?(2022);?Astronomy?(2022);?Innovation?(2023).
Author:?Alison Page and Professor Paul Memmott
Editor: Margo Neale
19.5 x 13.0cm
How to make a basket | Author: Jazz Money
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