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Details about 1941 Rare BALI First Edition Balinese OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
Great condition! This is the rare edition with two dust jackets, one regular dust jacket with a typical ocean scene, the other a beautiful topless Bali woman. The idea was you could choose the cover based on your particular household. The dust jackets have a little wear and tear, but are still in pretty good condition.
This edition has a signed inscription by the author making it even more desirable!
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International shipping... Sorry but this book is too big, it will not fit in the flat rate envelope, so the cost is higher for the flat rate box.
By Philip Hanson Hiss
1941 First Edition
Glossary and Key to Pronunciation Preface The History of Bali The Government of Bali The People of Bali Religion and Festivals Music, Dance, and Drama Art and Architecture The Balinese Art of Living A Note for Photographers
Boats at Serangan Koelkoel Rice'fields near Gitgit Rice fields at Dusk Harvesting Rice Planting Rice Threshing Rice Girls Bathing Old Woman Spinning Man Carrying Fighting Cocks Man with Fighting Cock Fishing Boat Bull Racing Climbing for Coconuts Carrying Coconuts Fisherman Throwing Net Girl of Kedaton Child Djanger Dancer Actor Girl High Caste Mother and Child Grandfather and Grandson Genggong Dancer Legong Dancer Young Girl Young Man Girl of Asah Girl of Bedoeloe Man with Sirih Stamper Child Mountaineer Dancer in Baris Demang Angkloeng Djanger at Koeta Kebyar at Bonah Dramatic Baris Kris Dancers Djoged Dancer Girl in Child Baris Legong at Taro Pentjak Rangda Ende Djoged Boem Boem Ceremonial Gateway in Temple at Sangsit Koelkoel Tower Offerings in a Temple Bas-relief Bas-reliefs Modern Wood-carving Old Wood-carving Temple Doors Wood-carvings Shrine
Not forever will the island of Bali retain untouched the rare culture of an unique people; already western civilization has begun to overspread and overcome it. Fortunately, a record has been made which fixes for all time the true character of Balinese life. This record is one of remarkable photographs integrated with a text that describes it concisely and fascinatingly - the tradition, the art, the government, the religion, the history, and the present-day life of Bali.
In preparing this book, Philip Hanson Hiss spent a full year on the island. He explored it thoroughly and studied its traditions and customs. Through research he learned why the Balinese do certain things, the meaning behind their religion and their dances, how their art and architecture have evolved. It is his understanding of one of the oldest cultures in the world which gives such point and significance to his photographs. This makes Bali far more than a picture book. The text creates a perfect word-frame, enhancing photographs of unusual charm and distinction.
Mr. Hiss has organized his pictures into related groups. Those which show the daily life of the people have remarkable spontaneity. There are scenes of fishermen in their boats, on the beach, casting their nets, and splendid shots of cock-fighting, a popular sport among the natives. There are superb scenic photographs. There is a magnificent group showing the cremation processions and the religious ceremonies. Perhaps most dramatic of all in motif and effect are the dance photographs: swaying figures around a lighted tripod, the rhythmic motion, groups of squatting watchers - for the dance of Bali is one of the most extraordinary manifestations of its age-old yet still living culture. Here is a book which truly captures and reveals the wonderful life of Bali.
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