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Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections

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Publisher Comments:

Spanning the period from pre-Western contact to statehood, Finding Paradise examines in text and images the art, the culture (both high and low), and the mystique of the Hawaiian Islands.

A lavishly illustrated book that includes over 500 color photographs, Finding Paradise features extensive coverage of paintings and painters, prints and printmakers, and a valuable discussion of "The Hawai'i One Hundred, " a list comprised of one hundred essential books printed before the end of the nineteenth century. There are also essays on surfing, the 'ukulele, the promotion of Hawai'i as an island "paradise, " and the development of the Hawaiian quiltmaking tradition, as well as sculpture and the decorative arts (ceramics, furniture, and jewelry).

Book News Annotation:

Spanning the period from pre-Western contact to statehood, this extensively illustrated book examines in the art, the culture (both high and low), and the mystique of the Hawaiian Islands. Containing over 500 color images, it examines period objects from Hawai'i's traditional, monarchical, territorial, and early statehood eras, including paintings and painters, drawings, prints and printmakers, photographs and photographers, and "The Hawai'i One Hundred," a list of essential books printed before the end of the 19th century chosen to represent the history of Hawaiian discovery and nationhood. Other chapters cover such topics as surfing, the , the promotion of Hawai'i as an island "paradise," and Hawaiian quiltmaking, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, and other arts. 10x11.75<">. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Collectors throughout the world have long been fascinated with Hawai'i's beauty, its tropical location, and its unique history and culture. Objects reflecting many aspects of Hawai'i are found not just in museums but in private collections around the world, and they are the subject of Finding Paradise. Spanning the period from pre-Western contact to statehood, this book examines in text and images the art, the culture (both high and low), and the mystique of the Hawaiian islands.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824826574
Contribution:
Brown, Soto
Contribution:
Dickson, Carol Anne
Contribution by:
Dickson, Carol Anne
Contribution by:
Brown, Soto
Contribution:
Brown, Soto
Contribution:
Dickson, Carol Anne
Author:
Severson, Don R.
Compiled:
Saville, Jennifer
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
Art objects
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Hawaii - Collectibles
Subject:
Decorative arts - Hawaii
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
11.36x10.56x1.30 in. 5.10 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages University of Hawaii Press - English 9780824826574 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Collectors throughout the world have long been fascinated with Hawai'i's beauty, its tropical location, and its unique history and culture. Objects reflecting many aspects of Hawai'i are found not just in museums but in private collections around the world, and they are the subject of Finding Paradise. Spanning the period from pre-Western contact to statehood, this book examines in text and images the art, the culture (both high and low), and the mystique of the Hawaiian islands.
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