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Tene Waitere of Ngati Tarawhai (1854-1931) was the most innovative Maori carver of his time; his works reached global audiences decades before the globalization of culture became a fashionable topic. Rauru is the highlight of a famous anthropological museum in Germany. Hinemihi, the carved house featured in one section of this book, sheltered survivors of the Tarawera eruption in 1886 before being removed to the park of an English country house. The magnificent His carved Ta Moko panel is one of Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand's icons. Three out of four historic Maori meeting-houses located outside New Zealand were carved or partly carved by Waitere. The travels of his work tell us something about the interplay between empire and art, about what is made of history now. The combined perspectives of his descendants, of a leading contemporary carver, of a master photographer and a distinguished anthropologist and historian of Pacific art make this book unique as a dialogue as well as a revelation of great works of Maori art.

Book News Annotation:

The life and work of Maori carver Tene Waitere (d.1931) are lovingly presented in this fine study, published in an oversized format (11.5x11") and filled with period and modern photos of his work. Much of his work went into European collections and was used in European buildings. The authors foreground this colonial aspect, telling the stories of how his carvings were acquired and incorporated into non-Maori settings. The photos include many of the Te Tiki-a-Tamamutu Spa hotel in Taupo, New Zealand, which is filled with major carvings by Waitere, as well as the substantial collection held by the Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, Germany. The volume includes a glossary and selected bibliography. Not indexed, it is distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Tene Waitere (1854-1931) of the Ngati Tarawhai was the most innovative Maori wood carver of his time. His works reached global audiences, decades before the globalization of culture became a fashionable topic. This is the first book about Tene Waitere, wi

About the Author

Mark Adams was born in Christchurch in 1949. He is one of New Zealand's most distinguished documentary photographers, working with subjects of cross-cultural significance. His photographs have been exhibited through solo and group exhibitions and major biennales throughout the world. His other books include Cook's Sites: Revisiting History (with Nicholas Thomas). Nicholas Thomas was born in Sydney in 1960. His books include Entangled Objects, Oceanic Art, Possessions: Indigenous Art/Colonial Culture and Discoveries: the voyages of Captain Cook. He has collaborated on several projects with Mark Adams, and curated many exhibitions, in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He is Professor of Historical Anthropology, and Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781877372612
Subtitle:
Tene Waitere, Maori Carving, Colonial History
Publisher:
Otago University Press
Author:
Adams, Mark
Author:
Thomas
Author:
Thomas, Nicholas
Subject:
Australian & Oceanian
Subject:
Decorative arts, Maori.
Subject:
Korero nehe
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
12 x 11 x 0.9 in 3.38 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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"Synopsis" by , Tene Waitere (1854-1931) of the Ngati Tarawhai was the most innovative Maori wood carver of his time. His works reached global audiences, decades before the globalization of culture became a fashionable topic. This is the first book about Tene Waitere, wi
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