Links to the Past
The Work of Early Hawaiian ArtisansBook - 2012
"This book is without a doubt the most comprehensive compilation of Hawaiian design available and goes a long way toward addressing the limitations of standard works that offer only one or two 'characteristic' objects of a given kind. Instead, Arbeit presents numerous examples of each artifact type, giving a more complete view of the range and variation of Hawaiian creativity." -Roger G. Rose, Bishop Museum Links to the Past reunites more than a thousand eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Hawaiian artifacts from over seventy institutions and collections worldwide. The book is divided into twenty-one sections (wooden bowls, gourds, stone vessels, etc.), each introduced with color photographs, quotes from contemporary sources, and brief historical and technical information. These are followed by dozens of accurate and detailed line drawings (more than 1,400 in all) based on actual artifacts or photographs and drawn to scale within each object category. Together they support and enhance learning about object shapes, patterns, sizes, and, in some cases, change over time.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2012
Characteristics: 329 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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