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Tatau : Samoan tattoo, New Zealand art, global culture / photographs by Mark Adams ; [written by] Sean Mallon, Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas.

By: Adams, Mark, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Mallon, Sean | Brunt, Peter William, 1955- | Thomas, Nicholas, 1960- | Mallon, Sean [author.] | Brunt, Peter William, 1955- [author.] | Thomas, Nicholas, 1960- [author.] | Mallon, Sean | Brunt, Peter William, 1955- | Thomas, Nicholas, 1960-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Te Papa Press, 2010Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877385551 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Sulu'ape, Paulo, -1999 | Adams, Mark, 1949- | Tribal tattoos -- Samoan Islands -- Pictorial works | Tattoo artists -- New Zealand | Tattooing -- Pacific Area -- History | Tribal tattoos- Samoa-Pictorial works | Tattooing -- Samoan Islands | Samoans -- New Zealand -- Social life and customs | Tribal tattoos -- Samoan Islands | Sulu'ape, Paulo, d. 1999 | Tattoo artists New Zealand | Tattooing -- New ZealandDDC classification: 391.6508999462093
Contents:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: Samoan tattoing, or tatau is an ancient Polynesian art tradition and rite of passage that reaches its most powerful expression in the full body male tattoo, the pe'a. Building on the internationally touring exhibition Tatau, this extraordinary series of images by leading photographer Mark Adams documents the story of tatau in the Pacific and its remarkable globalisation.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Mark Adams' renowned images document a great Polynesian art tradition. Samoan tattooing has flourished among Samoan migrants in New Zealand, stimulated major New Zealand artists, and inspired tattoo artists and communities worldwide. Through Adams' photography, Tatau tells the story of Sulu'ape Paulo II, the pre-eminent figure of modern Samoan tattooing. Paulo was a brilliantly innovative and often controversial man, who saw tatau as an art of international importance, and who was killed tragically in 1999. Tatau documents his practice, and that of other tufuga ta tatau (tattoo artists), in the contexts of Polynesian tattooing, Samoan migrant communities and New Zealand art. Tatau presents 100 full-colour plates of Adams' powerful and moving images. Documentary by nature, they also ask tough questions of this scene and its history. Accompanying the photographs are two essays and two interviews: Sean Mallon writes on the tufuga, Peter Brunt writes on the photographer, and in interviews with Sean Mallon and Nicholas Thomas, Sulu'ape Paulo II and Mark Adams respectively articulate their own understandings of their practices.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-160).

Includes bibliographical references.

Includes bibliographical references.

Samoan tattoing, or tatau is an ancient Polynesian art tradition and rite of passage that reaches its most powerful expression in the full body male tattoo, the pe'a. Building on the internationally touring exhibition Tatau, this extraordinary series of images by leading photographer Mark Adams documents the story of tatau in the Pacific and its remarkable globalisation.

In English.

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