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Author Küchler, Susanne.

Title Pacific pattern / Susanne Küchler, Graeme Ware ; photographs by Glenn Jowitt.

Imprint London : Thames & Hudson, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    745.0995 KUC    Available
Description 207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), 1 col. map, ports (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A history of pattern in fibre and fabric in the South Pacific. European exploration and stereotypes ; Collecting in the Pacific ; New ideas, materials and techniques ; Colonialism, independence and diaspora -- Traditional pattern : techniques and media. String-based media ; Lattice-based media ; From utility to sanctity -- Contemporary pattern : materiality and modernity. The importance of cloth ; Sewing and the body politic ; Fashioning modernity ; New materials -- Pattern in architecture and interior design. House, growth and life ; Men's houses in Melanesia ; Ritual space in Polynesia ; Church architecture -- Patterns on the body. Designing the body ; Hair ; Paint ; The indelible mark -- Patterns of the mind. String and square in Tonga ; Layer and lattice in the Cook Islands.
Subject Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts) -- Islands of the Pacific.
Decoration and ornament -- Islands of the Pacific.
Islands of the Pacific -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Were, Graeme.
ISBN 050051237X
Standard No. 9780500512371

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