Te Toi Whakairo: The Art of Maori Carving by Hirini Moko Mead
Te Toi Whakairo:
The Art of Maori Carving
by Hirini Moko Mead
Reed Books, 2007, ISBN 9780790003665, black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
"Hirini Moko Mead, formerly Professor of Maori at Victoria University of Wellington and himself an accomplished carver, has written this book about what is surely New Zealand's most original and most representative art form.
He details the tools and timbers, the styles, patterns and techniques in a clear and proven manner for the amateur carver. He examines the historical and cultural tradition of carving, its origins and development, tribal variations and interpretations. he also explores the survival and vitality of the art, not only in the context of pre-European society, but also against the background of a resurgent Maori consciousness in modern New Zealand."