FISH HOOKS OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS VOL II
The Pacific is the single largest contiguous ‘place’ on earth, sprawling across a third of its surface.Without the fish hook, the settlement of the Pacific Islands over the last 2,000 years would have been impossible.
For us, these works of art are significant, eloquent witnesses to a rich and bygone universe of cultures. The task of preserving them, of tracing and describing their histories and origins, and of passing those stories on to new generations around the world,is as wonderful a calling as any lover of art could hope to be presented with.
This limited-edition book is the ultimate resource on the fish hooks of the Pacific Islands. More than 450 fish hooks and dozens of related objects are presented here in their true size (1:1) for the very first time, spread across more than 450 pages and more than 80 full-page or fold‑out plates, and accompanied by over 220 color and 75 monochrome accessory illustrations, 45 photos of people and islands, 50 maps, and comprehensive expert commentary.
Foreword and texts by Daniel Blau and Klaus Maaz.
Essays by Anthony JP Meyer and Sydney Picasso.
30×25 cm, hardcover with embossing and dust cover.