Maori Art and Design: Weaving, Painting, Carving and Architecture
|Author:||Julie Paama Pengelly|
Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, Maori Art and Design takes a fresh look at the Maori visual arts, with an emphasis not so much on the history of craft as on the design itself. Covering tattooing, drawing and painting, carving and weaving, the book explores the origination, evolution, and significance of the designs, and also explains the materials and techniques used to create them. The book is illustrated throughout with a mix of black-and-white and colour photography, representing the full range of artefacts from historical to contemporary. The book will appeal to a wide readership from general trade and tourists to educational.