The Māori meeting house : introducing the whare whakairo / Damian Skinner

By: Skinner, Damian [author,, editor.]
Material type: TextTextDescription: 222 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cmISBN: 9780994104151; 0994104154Subject(s): Architecture, Māori | Wood-carving, Māori | Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- New Zealand | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Whare whakairo | Whare tūpuna | Whakairo | Kōwhaiwhai | Tukutuku | Tikanga tuku ihoDDC classification: 725.804208999442 LOC classification: NA4510.M3
Contents:
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Encountering the Whare Whakairo -- A history of the Whare Whakairo -- The arts of the Whare Whakairo -- Interpreting the Whare Whakairo -- Conclusion: Sitting on the Paepae.
Summary: This all-new guide to the whare whakairo, or decorated Māori meeting house, covers every aspect of these treasures--their history and evolution, structure and art forms, and symbolism and cultural significance. Generously illustrated with more than a hundred intriguing historical and contemporary photographs, and containing dozens of diagrams and a helpful glossary, the book clearly illustrates the parts, and the arts, of the whare whakairo with reference to numerous historical and contemporary meeting houses from all over Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. In an accessible and engaging text, author Damian Skinner brings together existing scholarship on whare whakairo with his own reflections as an art historian and curator and the voices of many carvers, artists, architects, writers, experts, and iwi to give every reader new ways of seeing these taonga. Equal parts informative history, personal essay, and illustrated guidebook, The Māori Meeting House makes an important contribution to contemporary discussions about indigenous art history and taonga Māori.
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Māoritanga Hāwera LibraryPlus
Non Fiction
Māoritanga 725.8 (Browse shelf) Available I2160840
Māoritanga Stratford
Non Fiction
Non Fiction 725.8 SKI (Browse shelf) Available A00785466
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Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Encountering the Whare Whakairo -- A history of the Whare Whakairo -- The arts of the Whare Whakairo -- Interpreting the Whare Whakairo -- Conclusion: Sitting on the Paepae.

This all-new guide to the whare whakairo, or decorated Māori meeting house, covers every aspect of these treasures--their history and evolution, structure and art forms, and symbolism and cultural significance. Generously illustrated with more than a hundred intriguing historical and contemporary photographs, and containing dozens of diagrams and a helpful glossary, the book clearly illustrates the parts, and the arts, of the whare whakairo with reference to numerous historical and contemporary meeting houses from all over Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. In an accessible and engaging text, author Damian Skinner brings together existing scholarship on whare whakairo with his own reflections as an art historian and curator and the voices of many carvers, artists, architects, writers, experts, and iwi to give every reader new ways of seeing these taonga. Equal parts informative history, personal essay, and illustrated guidebook, The Māori Meeting House makes an important contribution to contemporary discussions about indigenous art history and taonga Māori.

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