New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996. First edition. Perfect Bound. Quarto, pp. 160, illustrated with 145 color photographs. Very Good. Item #20548
A vision of vibrant color, of blue lagoons and white coral beaches, the Pacific Islands have a place in our collective imagination as an idyllic paradise on earth. Polynesian traditions based on a deep spiritual respect for land, sky and ocean, and the common bond of ancestry, stretch back thousands of years. Today this Polynesian culture has resurfaced in contemporary expression, and is a captivating new source of inspiration for architects, designers and artists. This book is a fascinating photographic journey around the many islands of Polynesia that explores the architecture, interiors, furniture, textiles and decoration that express the true Pacific style. From the Old House Journal reference library.