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"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 arts.



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