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Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics

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Publisher Comments:

The hula dance, historic, exotic, and romantic, has epitomized the somewhat intangible lure of the tropical Pacific for over two centuries. The idealized Hula Girl — with her ukulele, grass skirt, and curvy figure — evolved into the ultimate symbol of fantasy and lured tourists to Hawaii. This collection of unique vintage images will transport you to the Islands in no time.

Synopsis:

Born of the sensual Polynesian dance that was introduced to America by English explorers returning from Hawaii, the Hula Girl evolved into a symbol of exotci fantasy for American man. This collection of kitschy images pays tribute to the Hula Girl phenomenon.

About the Author

Jim Heimann is a graphic designer, writer, historian, and instructor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, popular culture, and Hollywood history. Having traveled to Hawaii for decades and consumed many a mai tai, he has perfected a version of the hula all his own.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822826218
Publisher:
Taschen
Location:
Kèoln
Editor:
Jim, Heimann
Author:
Jim, Heimann
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Posters
Subject:
Commercial art
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Icons
Series Volume:
2599
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1 v. (unpaged)
Dimensions:
7.54x6.08x.52 in. .87 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Clip Art
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Themes In Art
Arts and Entertainment » Excess Culture » Fashion for Life
History and Social Science » Americana » Hawaii

Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics
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Product details 1 v. (unpaged) pages Taschen - English 9783822826218 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Born of the sensual Polynesian dance that was introduced to America by English explorers returning from Hawaii, the Hula Girl evolved into a symbol of exotci fantasy for American man. This collection of kitschy images pays tribute to the Hula Girl phenomenon.
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