Samoan Art and Artists

Samoan Art and Artists

by Sean Mallon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824826752

ISBN-13: 9780824826758

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

The book has a broad sweep, covering all facets of the Samoan arts, including canoe and house building, siapo (tapa), weaving, tattooing, oratory, adornment, all forms of performance art, the visual arts, and literature. An important feature of the book is profiles of living practitioners, both from Samoa and the large Samoan communities in other Pacific countries.  See more details below

Overview

The book has a broad sweep, covering all facets of the Samoan arts, including canoe and house building, siapo (tapa), weaving, tattooing, oratory, adornment, all forms of performance art, the visual arts, and literature. An important feature of the book is profiles of living practitioners, both from Samoa and the large Samoan communities in other Pacific countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824826758
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction9
1The Samoan Arts13
2Pottery and Stonework28
3Tufuga Fauva'a: The Canoe Builders34
4Tufuga Faifale: The Master House Builders48
5Siapo Makers64
6Weaving74
7Woodwork and Sculpture88
8Tufuga Tatatau: The Master Tattooists104
9Painting and Folk-Art119
10Oratory131
11Theatre137
12Photography and Filmmaking152
13Fagogo and Literature163
14Adornments170
15Costume and Garments182
16Tourist Art191
17Music and Dance197
Bibliography214

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