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Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art - Slipcased & Signed Limited Edition

Adrienne Kaeppler

ISBN 10: 1883528402 / ISBN 13: 9781883528409
Published by University of Hawaii Press, 2010
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Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (October 30, 2010) Signed by the author. Language: English WINNER - 2011 Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawaii Book of the Year, presented by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association. Books awarded the Kamakau Award are considered to be exemplary and a significant contribution to the literature of Hawaii. WINNER - 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Illustrative or Photographic Books. WINNER - 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Design (designer Barbara Pope Book Design. The visual arts of Polynesia offer a richly diverse and relatively little known body of work, covering an enormous geographical area yet linked by shared artistic conventions. The collection of Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, one of the greatest private collections of Polynesian art in the world, encompasses this broad field of artistic endeavor. It features both ceremonial and functional traditional forms in diverse media, from delicate ivory ornaments and decorated barkcloth to formidable weaponry and imposing sculpture in coral, wood, and stone. The geographic spread of the collection is vast, covering the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to Aotearoa (New Zealand), and the many islands in between. Many of the pieces have noteworthy historical antecedents, such as items associated with the eighteenth-century voyages of Captain Cook, and the Dupetit-Thouars material from the Marquesas, first collected by the nineteenth-century French admiral of that name. In this book, for the first time, these unique works of art are on display, fully described and annotated, for the enjoyment and appreciation of scholars, collectors, and interested readers alike. Selected paintings, drawings, engravings, and photographs from the Blackburn collection give context to the artifacts and essays. Items from each geographical and cultural area are described within their cultural and historical context. In Polynesia, the visual arts and their associated objects serve as physical representations of the underlying aesthetic, social, and religious aspects of the island cultures. In some cases, these eloquent objects may be all that remains to speak of these once-living traditions. This publication allows these remarkable works to communicate directly with the modern viewer. ***FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING***. Bookseller Inventory # 27062-2

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Winner of the Samuel Kamakau Award for Hawai?i Book of the Year
The visual arts of Polynesia offer a richly diverse and relatively little known body of work, covering an enormous geographical area yet linked by shared artistic conventions. The collection of Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, one of the greatest private collections of Polynesian art in the world, encompasses this broad field of artistic endeavor. It features both ceremonial and functional traditional forms in diverse media, from delicate ivory ornaments and decorated barkcloth to formidable weaponry and imposing sculpture in coral, wood, and stone.

The geographic spread of the collection is vast, covering the Pacific Ocean from Hawai?i to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to ?Aotearoa (New Zealand), and the many islands in between. Many of the pieces have noteworthy historical antecedents, such as items associated with the eighteenth-century voyages of Captain Cook, and the Dupetit-Thouars material from the Marquesas, first collected by the nineteenth-century French admiral of that name.

In this book, for the first time, these unique works of art are on display, fully described and annotated, for the enjoyment and appreciation of scholars, collectors, and interested readers alike. Selected paintings, drawings, engravings, and photographs from the Blackburn collection give context to the artifacts and essays. Items from each geographic and cultural area are described within their cultural and historical context: ?Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Austral Islands, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Futuna, the Gambier Islands, Hawai?i, Malden, the Marquesas Islands, Niue Island, Nukuoro Island, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Rennell Island, Rotuma Island, Samoa, Tahiti, Takuu, Tokelau, Tonga, and the Tuamotu Islands.

In Polynesia, the visual arts and their associated objects serve as physical representations of the underlying aesthetic, social, and religious aspects of the island cultures. In some cases, these eloquent objects may be all that remains to speak of these once-living traditions. This publication allows these remarkable works to communicate directly with the modern viewer.

From the Publisher: Distributed for Mark and Carolyn Blackburn by University of Hawaii Press.

WINNER - 2011 Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawaii Book of the Year, presented by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association. Books awarded the Kamakau Award are considered to be exemplary and a significant contribution to the literature of Hawaii.

WINNER - 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Illustrative or Photographic Books.
WINNER - 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Design (designer Barbara Pope Book Design.

The collection in this book is drawn from the geographic and cultural areas of Polynesia: Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Austral Islands, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Futuna, the Gambier Islands, Hawaii, Malden, the Marquesas Islands, Niue Island, Nukuoro Island, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Rennell Island, Rotuma Island, Samoa, Tahiti, Takuu, Tokelau, Tonga, and the Tuamotu Islands.

Select pieces from the collection have been exhibited on various occasions: an exhibition at the Tongan National Museum to celebrate the eightieth birthday of the king of Tonga (1998); an exhibition on body art at the American Museum of Natural History, New York (1999); the Rapa Nui exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2001); two exhibitions at the Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu (Marquesas in 2003 and body adornment in 2004); the Hawaiian Treasures exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (2004); the Marquesan exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005); the Pacific Encounters exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich, England (2006); and James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (2009, and traveling to Museum fur Volkerkunde, Vienna, and the Historisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland, in 2010).

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Title: Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn ...

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Store Description: Established in 1995, Mauna Kea Galleries is a predominant source for all Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts, antiques, and artworks. A longtime passion for owners Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, the gallery is well known throughout the world for its vast inventory of rare objects. We stock rare Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts including a selection of rare books and engravings of Hawaii and the Pacific. Our inventory includes classics like "Captain Cook's Voyages" and Isabella Bird's "Six Months In the Sandwich Islands," among many other popular titles.