Maori Art

History, Architecture, Landscape & Theory

By Rangihiroa Panoho

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"... accessible and eloquent. It offers a refreshing, rich and holistic reading of Maori art and culture." - Nigel Borell, Listener

Winner of the Art category Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards 2016
Winner of the AAANZ Maori Pacific Book Award 2016

This book aims to enrich the experience of those viewing Maori art through an innovative discussion on what is at the heart of the connection between orthodox taonga and Maori artwork post 1950s.

By exploring indigenous local histories and cosmologies, the landscapes upon which these stories were played out, and the architecture of the marae, as well as the place of Maori art within an international context, this book provides a framework for looking at Maori art in a new way.

Extensively illustrated with over 300 art works, landscapes and meeting houses, including many never before published images, including 100 specially commissioned photographs from renowned New Zealand photographers Mark Adams and Haruhiko Sameshima.

292 x 235 mm, 352 pages, hardback with jacket



Rangihiroa Panoho

Dr Rangihiroa Panoho is New Zealand Maori and has affiliations with the northern iwi tribes of central Tai Tokerau, Northland. He has 22 years professional experience as a leading New Zealand curator and art historian. His specialist areas are Maori, Pacific, New Zealand and international indigenous art. He has published and lectured extensively, and participated in collective projects, exhibitions and presentations within the Australasian gallery circuit, New York University, Field Museum Chicago and the International Social Sciences Council UNESCO, Paris.