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First Knowledges Design: Building on Country by A. Page, P. Memmott, & M. Neale (Paperback, 2021)

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First Knowledges Design: Building on Country by A. Page; P. Memmott; & M. Neale

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.

About the Series

The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future. Exploring practices such as architecture and design, land management, botany, astronomy and innovation, this six-book series brings together two very different ways of understanding the natural world: one ancient, the other modern. Each book is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and editors; the series is edited by Margo Neale, senior Indigenous curator at the National Museum of Australia.


Format: Paperback | 240 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13 x 1.7 | 226g

Publication Date: 27 Apr 2021

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia

Publication City/Country: Port Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: b&w illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 1760761400

ISBN13: 9781760761400


Condition: Like New

A book that looks new but has been read (doesn't actually look like its been read, but can't say for certain). Cover has no visible wear. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.