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Limited Signed Book "polynesia: Mark & Carolyn Blackburn Collection" A Kaeppler For Sale
SLIP CASE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED & NUMBERED BOOK
"Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection" by Adrienne L. Kaeppler
Award Winning Landmark Book - Signed and Numbered by Adrienne Kaeppler - Signed by Mark Blackburn with Personal Inscriptions Available Upon Request - Edition of 300
When asked about the Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art, Smithsonian Oceanic Ethnology Curator Adrienne Kaeppler replied, "This is probably the best private collection of Polynesia in the world. They are not just outstanding pieces, but representative objects. It's very unusual for a private collector to look for so many different things."Essays in the book focus on more than a dozen island or island groups including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, the Marquesas and Cook islands, Rapa Nui and Hawaii. Among Kaeppler's favorites in the collection is a Tongan ivory figure.
Distributed for Mark and Carolyn Blackburn
by University of Hawaii Press.
WINNER - 2011 Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawaii Book of the Year,
presented by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association. Books awarded the Kamakau
Award are considered to be exemplary and a significant contribution to the
literature of Hawaii.
WINNER - 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in
Illustrative or Photographic Books. WINNER - 2011 Ka Palapala
Po'okela Award for Excellence in Design (designer Barbara Pope Book Design)
The collection in this book is drawn from the geographic and cultural areas
of Polynesia: Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Austral Islands, the Cook Islands,
Fiji, Futuna, the Gambier Islands, Hawaii, Malden, the Marquesas Islands, Niue
Island, Nukuoro Island, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Rennell Island, Rotuma Island,
Samoa, Tahiti, Takuu, Tokelau, Tonga, and the Tuamotu Islands.
Select pieces from the collection have been exhibited on various occasions:
an exhibition at the Tongan National Museum to celebrate the eightieth birthday
of the king of Tonga (1998); an exhibition on body art at the American Museum of
Natural History, New York (1999); the Rapa Nui exhibition at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York (2001); two exhibitions at the Mission Houses Museum,
Honolulu (Marquesas in 2003 and body adornment in 2004); the Hawaiian Treasures
exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (2004); the Marquesan
exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005); the Pacific Encounters
exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich, England (2006);
and James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific at the Art and Exhibition Hall
of the Federal Republic of Germany (2009, and traveling to Museum fur
Volkerkunde, Vienna, and the Historisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland, in 2010).
About the Author
Adrienne Kaeppler is curator of Oceanic
ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She has carried out
field research in Tonga, Hawaii, and elsewhere in Polynesia. Renowned for her
work on the ethnography and collections from Cook s voyages, she continues to
focus on connections between social structure and the visual and performing
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