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Whaowhia : Maori art and its artists / Gilbert Archey.

By: Archey, Gilbert, 1890-1974.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : Collins, 1977Description: 136 pages, [8] pages of plates, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations (part color, 1 folded) ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 000216910X.Subject(s): Artists, Maori | Wood-carving, Maori | Art, Maori | Art, New Zealand | Decorative arts, Maori | Decoration and ornament, Maori | Decoration and ornament -- New Zealand | Art, Primitive -- New Zealand | Carving -- Maori (New Zealand people) | Toi Maori | Whakairo | Kōrero nehe | Tohunga whakairo | | Whare whakairo | Carving (Decorative arts) -- New Zealand | Mahi toi | Whakairo | Art objects, Maori
Contents:
Contents -- Preface -- Introduction : Polynesian origins and history : Maori wood-carving - its basic theme -- Human figure sculpture : Free-standing : Palisade gateway figures -- The tribal assembly house : Building resources : Exterior : meaning, structure and design : Interior : key motifs and regional styles -- Decorated foodstores : Function, symbol and design -- War-canoe : Decorated prow, wash-strake, sternpost -- Treasure caskets : Feather boxes, waka huia : Range of designs -- Mortuary chests -- Weapons -- Musical instruments -- Stone sculpture : Lapidary skill : Personal ornaments -- Rock surface art -- Moriori of the Chatham Islands -- Clothing -- Art periods : Stone v. metal tools -- Art relationships -- Polynesian art origins and regions -- The climate for art -- Conclusion -- Appendices : Comparison : Kaitaia, Raivavae, Marquesas sculpture : Illustrations : Bibliography : Acknowledgements : Glossary : Index.
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Chiefly woodcarving

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 128-129.

Contents -- Preface -- Introduction : Polynesian origins and history : Maori wood-carving - its basic theme -- Human figure sculpture : Free-standing : Palisade gateway figures -- The tribal assembly house : Building resources : Exterior : meaning, structure and design : Interior : key motifs and regional styles -- Decorated foodstores : Function, symbol and design -- War-canoe : Decorated prow, wash-strake, sternpost -- Treasure caskets : Feather boxes, waka huia : Range of designs -- Mortuary chests -- Weapons -- Musical instruments -- Stone sculpture : Lapidary skill : Personal ornaments -- Rock surface art -- Moriori of the Chatham Islands -- Clothing -- Art periods : Stone v. metal tools -- Art relationships -- Polynesian art origins and regions -- The climate for art -- Conclusion -- Appendices : Comparison : Kaitaia, Raivavae, Marquesas sculpture : Illustrations : Bibliography : Acknowledgements : Glossary : Index.

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