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Design : building on country / Alison Page & Paul Memmott.

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ISBN 9781760761400
Author Page, Alison (author)
Title Design : building on country / Alison Page & Paul Memmott.
Other title Building on country
Publisher &/or associated date/s Port Melbourne, Vic. : Thames & Hudson, 2021.
Description 219 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Note "First Knowledges edited by Margo Neale"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents First knowledges : an introduction -- Personal perspectives -- Objects and spirituality : building on Country -- On camps, shelter and Country -- Engineered structures -- Materials -- Camp layouts and the importance of kinship --Placemaking in Country -- Comtemporary Indigenous architecture and design -- The offering : a new Australian design.
Summary 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.
Subjects Vernacular architecture -- Australia
Architecture and society -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Architecture and society
Creation -- Mythology
Aboriginal Australians
Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs
Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
Creation -- Mythology -- Australia
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Memmott, Paul (author)
Neale, Margo (editor)
Other Corporate Bodies National Museum of Australia
Series First Knowledges 2.
Call number 2021.139
NMA 2021
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date
A00940929 2021.139
General Collection Vol. 2 . Available to Museum Staff .  
A00940973 NMA 2021
National Museum of Australia publications Vol. 2 . *, Not for Loan .  
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