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Toi Whakairo, Te

Toi Whakairo, Te

Te Toi Whakairo is an essential guide to Maori wood carving by distinguished carver and academic Sir Sidney (Hirini) Moko Mead. The book presents all the elements of carving in different regions of New Zealand, with practical advice on techniques and styles, and is abundantly ill... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877514821
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780947506377
Published 16 September 2015 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Moko Mead, Hirini
By Mead, Sir Sidney Moko
Availability Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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ISBN-13 9781877514821
ISBN-10 1877514829
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Libro International
Publication Date 16 September 2015
International Publication Date 17 September 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Moko Mead, Hirini
By Mead, Sir Sidney Moko
Category Art Of Indigenous Peoples
Carving & Carvings
Modelling (In Clay, Wax & Other Plastic Materials)
Art Techniques & Principles
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 624g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art, Maori, Wood-carving, Maori, Wood-carving, Maori - New Zealand
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 736.40993
Catalogue Code 590673

Description of this Book

Wood carving is one of the supreme expressions of New Zealand identity. Beginning with carving's mythical origins, Te Toi Whakairo explores the evolution of styles and techniques through the four main artistic periods to the present day, and provides detailed explanations of carving styles in different parts of the country, using examples from meeting houses and leading artists.Later chapters delve into the the main structures, forms and motifs, and the role of the woodcarver, and explore the status of the art in contemporary New Zealand. Practical guidance is given for use of materials, tools, techniques, surface and background decoration, the human figure, and carving poupou.

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Author's Bio

Sir Sidney (Hirini) Moko Mead is a leading authority on Maori art and culture. He had a distinguished university career at Victoria University and internationally, has written numerous books, was a driving force behind the Te Maori exhibition, and has been a leader of his tribe, Ngati Awa. He was knighted in 2009 for services to Maori and education. Ta Hirini lives with his wife in Wellington.

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