|aTiki pop :|bAmerica imagines its own Polynesian paradise = L'Am歋rique r綣ve son paradis polyn歋sien /|cSven A. Kirsten.
|aAmerica imagines its own Polynesian paradise
|aAm歋rique r綣ve son paradis polyn歋sien
|a383 p. :|bill. (chiefly col.), map ;|c33 cm.
|aIllustrations on end papers.
|aParallel text in English and French.
|a"French translation: Alice P歋tillot, Bayonne, and Daniel Roche, Paris"--Colophon.
|a1. Pre-Tiki: setting the stage : Tiki-man, myth, merrymaker -- Cook, Bougainville, and the early explorers -- Artists and authors -- Storytellers in the South Seas -- The Hawaiian music craze -- South Seas made in Hollywood: from book to film to bar -- Tricks of the film trade: set design and special effects -- Natural materials of the tropical bar -- Beachcomber Bohemia -- The South Seas trader -- Movie clientele and celebrity culture -- Frances Langford: the bamboo blonde -- World War II: the Pacific theater of war -- The call of South Pacific and "Bali-Hai" -- The hula girl: emissary of the Polynesian paradise -- 2. The Tiki enters : Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku -- A brief history of the American Tiki cocktail -- The appearance of the Tiki icon -- The logo Tiki -- The Tiki mug -- Hawaiian statehood -- The modern and the primitive -- Tiki TV -- Grand Tiki Temples: the Mai-Kai -- Grand Tiki temples: the Kahiki -- Ritual and make-believe -- 3. Tiki expansion: peak and implosion : Tiki architecture -- Tiki apartments -- Tiki motels -- The Tiki bowling alley -- Artists and carvers -- Tiki at home -- Tiki amusement parks -- Tiki devolution -- Brando and the Bounty metaphor -- The Tiki revival.
|a"This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Tiki Pop--America imagines its own Polynesian paradise, on show at the Mus歋e du Quai Branly from June 24 to September 28, 2014"--Colophon.
內容簡介top Tiki Pop 簡介 Cult of kitsch: The art and history of the Tiki phenomenon Tiki culture at its height was a manifestation of exotic visions of island culture inspired by the tales of American soldiers stationed in the South Pacific during World War II: trees loaded with exotic fruits, sleepy lagoons, white-sand beaches, and gorgeous people wearing grass skirts as they danced half-naked during all-night orgies of food and music. Americans embraced these visions and incorporated fantasy into reality: mid-century fashion, popular music, eating and drinking, and even architecture were influenced by the Tiki trend. With unfettered enthusiasmgnoring scholarly authenticity and political correctnessmerican artisans molded the Tiki into their own image, creating a mid-century pop culture genre that was forgotten until the 2000s, when urban archeologist Sven Kirsten wrested the figure of the Tiki from obscurity with his pioneering TASCHEN books The Book of Tiki and Tiki Modern. This book traces the development of Tiki as romantic vision and kitschy cultural appropriation, from its earliest beginnings when James Cook iscovered?the Pacific Islands in the second half of the 18th century to Herman Melville South Sea adventure stories like Moby Dick and Gauguin exuberant, exotic paintings to the jungle fantasies of the Hollywood dream factory. Published in connection with an exhibition at the prestigious Mus嶪 du quai Branly in Paris, Tiki Pop the culmination of Sven Kirsten research efforts. With his widely lauded visual style, the author places venerable ancient godheads next to their Polynesian pop counterparts. With hundreds of previously unpublished images, the story of Tiki the 20th-century pop icon unfolds from its earliest beginnings to its spectacular downfall in the dawning awareness of the Western world colonial misdeeds.