Author(s): Julie Paama Pengelly
Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, Maori Art and Design takes a fresh look at the Maori visual arts, with an emphasis not so much on the history of craft as on the design itself. Covering tattooing, drawing and painting, carving and weaving, the book explores the origination, evolution, and significance of the designs, and also explains the materials and techniques used to create them. The book is illustrated throughout with a mix of black-and-white and colour photography, representing the full range of artefacts from historical to contemporary. The book will appeal to a wide readership from general trade and tourists to educational.
Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora Art, Architecture and Design Book Award 2010.
Julie Paama-Pengelly is of Ngai Te Rangi (Bay of Plenty) descent and is an artist, writer and educator of contemporary Maori arts. She holds a Masters of Development Studies, a Masters (Honours) in Maori Visual Arts, and is writing her PhD in Fine Arts through Massey University. Julie lives with her family in Ohope.