This collection of 18 essays by Roger Neich (1944 – 2010) will grow your understanding of Māori and Pacific art, so that visits to museums and historic sites will be more rewarding.
The essays range from a 1971 story about a Bougainville stone bird carving to a 2005 article about the Maori treasure box form known as powaka whakairo. Throughout the book, the author’s world-leading knowledge of carving and figurative painting shines through.
If you’re studying anthropology, art history or Māori and Pacific studies, this book is a must. 'Tradition and Change in Māori and Pacific Art' is not just for academics. It also offers enlightenment for everyday art appreciators who simply want to know more about what they’re looking at.
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Produced by Bridget Williams Books for Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-473-25872-6
Size: 192 x 265mm
About the Author
Born in Petone, Wellington, in February 1944, Dr Roger Neich was a distinguished anthropologist and ethnologist who specialised in Māori and Pacific art. His fieldwork was carried out throughout the Pacific, notably in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and New Zealand.
He was the Ethnologist at the National Museum of New Zealand 1969-1986, then became Curator of Ethnology at Auckland Museum in 1986, a position he held till ill health led to his retirement in 2009. Roger died in 2010.