» » Island Of Bali (Pacific Basin Books)

Download Island Of Bali (Pacific Basin Books) fb2

by Covarrubias

Download Island Of Bali (Pacific Basin Books) fb2
Author: Covarrubias
ISBN: 0710301340
Language: English
Pages: 490 pages
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Routledge (January 4, 1986)
Rating: 4.9
Formats: lrf txt lrf txt
FB2 size: 1563 kb | EPUB size: 1961 kb | DJVU size: 1766 kb
Sub: Politics

First published in 1986. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Island Of Bali (Pacific Basin Books) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

First published in 1986  .

First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people

First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Included is a wealth of information on the daily life, art, customs and religion of this magical Island of the Gods. In the author's own words it presents a bird's-eye view of Balinese life and culture. Miguel Covarrubias, the author, was a noted painter and caricaturist as well as a student of anthropology.

Katharine Augusta Carl With the Empress Dowager of China. Miguel Covarrubias Island of Bali.

Other books in this series. Louis Becke Pacific Tales. James S. de Benneville Tales of the Samurai. Isabella Bird Korea and her Neighbours. Isabella Bird Six Months in Hawaii. Katharine Augusta Carl With the Empress Dowager of China. Miguel Covarrubias Mexico South. Paul Gauguin Intimate Journals. Jukichi Inouye Home Life in Tokyo.

by. Miguel Covarrubias. Bali: People and Art. Bangkok 2000, first English trans. of 1922; 337 p. 273 pp. illu. This is a photo book dating from 1912-1922. Unique photographs, .

This vintage book contains Miguel Covarrubias’s 1937 work, The Island of Bali I love this book.

This vintage book contains Miguel Covarrubias’s 1937 work, The Island of Bali. Comprising a wealth of information on day-to-day life. Not being an anthropologist myself I bought it mainly for my interest in the illustrations by its author Miguel Covarrubias, the famous Mexican artist of the thirties and forties. Yet, as I read it, I enjoy that the texts by Covarrubias are extremely well written, in colorful, exciting and romantic ways.

Pacific Basin looks forward to welcoming 20 teams and lots of supporters to the Pacific Basin Soccer Sixes tournament this Sunday. Please come join us from . 0am to 1. 0pm at the Stanley Ho Sports Ground in Sandy Bay. Good luck to all teams! Pacific Basin Shipping

Pacific Basin looks forward to welcoming 20 teams and lots of supporters to the Pacific Basin Soccer Sixes tournament this Sunday. Good luck to all teams! Pacific Basin Shipping. 19 November at 18:33 ·. We listen to our investors and believe stakeholder engagement, good corporate governance and board diversity are important to the success of our company.

Originally published in 1937, Island of Bai is still considered the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Mexican painter Miguel Covarrubias set sail for Bali in 1931 on an optimistic personal quest to discover, absorb, and chronicle Bali's traditional living culture. Travel back sixty-four years in time to Bali's unspoiled natural vistas-a happy, peaceful.

Are you sure you want to remove Island of Bali (Pacific Basin Books) from your list?

Are you sure you want to remove Island of Bali (Pacific Basin Books) from your list? Island of Bali (Pacific Basin Books). by Miguel Covarrubias. Published May 1986 by Kegan Paul.

The island of Bali, like most of the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, is. .Following Japan's Pacific surrender in August 1945, the Balinese took over the Japanese weapons.

The island of Bali, like most of the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, is the result of the tectonic subduction of the Indo-Australian plate under the Eurasian plate. The tertiary ocean floor, made of ancient marine deposits including accumulation of coral reefs, was lifted above the sea level by the subduction  .

Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781462917471, 146291747X. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780794605629, 0794605621. First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Included is a wealth of information on the daily life, art, customs and religion of this magical "Island of the Gods.

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Comments (7)
Taur
I love this book. Not being an anthropologist myself I bought it mainly for my interest in the illustrations by its author Miguel Covarrubias, the famous Mexican artist of the thirties and forties. Yet, as I read it, I enjoy that the texts by Covarrubias are extremely well written, in colorful, exciting and romantic ways. The structure of the text shows a conscious approach to connect the physical, social and spiritual contexts of life of the native Balinese population in the thirties in a well ordered fashion, which eighty years later remains useful and attractive even if anthropological studies have evolved considerably afterwards. The text combines tons of detailed information on the life of the Balinese at that time, with rich anecdotal content from the time Covarrubias and his wife Rose spent in the island. The description of people, places, costumes and traditions is very accurate and still adorned with plenty of adjectives in ways that convey both the admiration and love Covarrubias developed for the people of Bali. Were it not because the anthropological and cultural research of Covarrubuas in Bali is well documented, the realities the book describes appear as fantastic dreams of an adventure fiction book.
Bumand
I should have been alerted by the old dates of the previous comments. The book is badly printed on very cheap paper, so bad as to be unacceptable. Illegible type! Muddy reproductions! An insult to Covarrubias!

Amazon has allowed a return. But they really should not be listing it.

Product Description: "Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork." THIS IS A LIE!

1. It cost (...).
2. The name Hesperides does not appear in the book. No publisher would dare take credit for it.
3. It is not a reprint using the original text and artwork. It is a photocopied facsimile.
4. The "Look Inside" is a different, better produced book.
Xig
Covarrubias' epic "Island of Bali" is the defacto guide to Bali's cultural, social and religious life circa 1930's. His determination to document the island before the invasion of mass tourism is useful in that many of the principles he describes are still a part of life on Bali. The advent of modern, western ways; resort hotels, traffic, commercialism and the bombings has not dulled the Balinse penchant for traditionalism one bit, this book details all that survives from the past in the modern era. If you ever wondered what the rice gods looked like, why people still file their teeth or how a temple is laid out, this is the source. It is well written, very accessible and entertaining, it can be read straight through or used as a reference. Miguel Covarrubias was an outsider/foreigner who wanted to understand the rich legacy of the island of Bali, for those that are in this position today, "Island of Bali" is invaluable.
Antuiserum
Wonderfully written and informative. This book is a historical and anthopological document. It surpassed my expectations.
SmEsH
I love this book and when I saw that Amazon was selling a hardcover edition I jumped at it. HUGE MISTAKE!!!!! It is a bad xerox between two hard green covers. Since part of the beauty of the book is Covarrubias's illustrations it is a sin.

Amazon is ruining its good name by selling this edition.
Otrytrerl
Mexican painter Miguel Covarrubias set sail for Bali in 1931 on an optimistic personal quest to discover, absorb, and chronicle Bali's traditional living culture. Buy into the romance and seduction of Covarrubias-driven by a feverish imagination-- inexorably pulled towards and teased by the lure of Bali, half a world away. Travel back sixty-four years in time to Bali's unspoiled natural vistas-a happy, peaceful. pristine retreat standing apart from a West mired in crippling economic depression and poised on the precipice of World War II. As a fellow artist on an island with three million artists-in-residence (creativity is considered both a religious and a natural activity on Bali), Covarrubias penetrated deeply into the spirit of the dance, theatre, music, decorative arts, and pastimes of Bali.
Embellished by 114 half-tone photos and 90 drawings by the author and other Balinese artists, this essential, still-relevant classic consists of twelve chapters on the Balinese people and their civilization in the 1930s. Accompanied by painter Walter Spies, Bali's most famous expatriate resident, they roamed the countryside together with eyes, ears, and canvasses wide open, observing the local life. Covarrubias's most notable writing describes the organization of the traditional Balinese village: the markets, social order, etiquette, language, caste system, the banjar, law and justice, the courts, the subak, rice culture, and the distribution of labor. This intimate, insider's foray into every nook and cranny of his own paradise produced key chapters on everyday family life in Bali: the house, cooking, costume and adornment, childbirth, childhood, adolescence, sexual customs, and marriage.
Covarrubias explored the place of the artist in Balinese life and the development and evolution of Balinese art, crafts, sculpture, and architecture. Drama and dance are important components of Balinese life: they come alive through the village orchestras, musical instruments, classical Legong, and the ancient shadow plays. Island of Bali unveils material on priests and religion, temples and feasts, offerings and exorcisms, the Balinese calendar, and the original Bali Aga people. Written from a day when primary forests reigned supreme and witch doctors wielded terrifying power, Covarrubias delves into the cult of the Barong and Rangda, black and white magic, folk medicine, the sacrifice of widows, and death and cremation. The Balinese still lead a magical, mystical, harmonious life that is difficult for Westerners to understand unless they read a profound work like Covarrubias's Island of Bali. With an artist's sensibility and a Bali-lover's eye, Covarrubias paints a complex nirvana with words and easel in this great literary achievement.