- Tatau : Samoan tattoo, New Zealand art, global culture / photographs by Mark Adams ; [written by] Sean Mallon, Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas
GT2346.S3 ADA (Call Number)
- "Through Mark Adams's renowned photography Tatau tells the story of this great art form, tracing its influence and offering an intimate portrait of Sulu'ape Paulo II, the pre-eminent figure of modern Samoan tattooing.
- Paulo was a brilliantly innovative and often controversial man who worked to make the art of Samoan tattooing internationally recognised. Tatau documents his practice and those of other tufuga tatatau (tattooing experts), contextualising it in relation to the history of Polynesian tattooing, Samoan communities worldwide, and New Zealand art."--interior front flap.
Samoan tattooing, cosmopolitans, global culture / Sean Mallon -- The portrait, the pe'a and the room / Peter Brunt -- "A living art' : an interview with Su'a Sulu'ape Paulo II / by Sean Mallon -- 'An uncomfortable edge' : a conversation between Mark Adams and Nicholas Thomas.
160 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 x 29 cm
Tatau : Samoan tattoo, New Zealand art, global culture
- Te Papa Press pdf showing a few images from the book.
- University of Victoria has an exerpt of the book; mainly the text with some images - different to the images in the Te Papa pdf.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-160).
- Mark Adams is a documentary photographer whose work has been extensively exhibited and published.
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