E Tū Ake: Māori Standing Strong

Author: Huhana Smith
Publication date: April 2011
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $49.99
Extent: 208 pp
Illustrations: 155, including historical and contemporary photography
Format: 240mm x 210mm
Binding: PB
ISBN: 978-1-877385-69-8

Out of print.

Explore the richness of Māori culture – dynamic, diverse, and politically strong – through the ancestral treasures, contemporary art, and stories of New Zealand’s indigenous people.

Based on Te Papa’s exhibition, E Tū Ake: Māori Standing Strong is an eye-opening and highly accessible account of the Māori world, both traditional and modern.

The book showcases Te Papa’s most prized ancestral taonga (treasures) – carvings, jewellery, weaponry, and more. A superb selection of contemporary works reveals the vibrancy of current Māori art practice. A clear and compelling account of key ideas underlying Māori creative and political expression today – mana, whakapapa, kaitiakitanga, tino rangatiratanga – completes the book.

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