Design: Building on Country

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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.


Author: Alison Page and Professor Paul Memmott
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Aust
Publish Date: Apr 2021
Pages: 228
Format: BC - Softback
Dimensions: 13.1 x 19.7cm 

AGSA Book Club Book October 2022

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