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Tiki of Hawaii: A History of Gods And Dreams Paperback – 31 Dec 2005

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  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: Mutual Pub Co; Reissue edition (31 Dec. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566477492
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566477499
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,345,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Fun -- Authentic 22 Jan. 2006
By Kohala Boy - Published on
This little book is a great read -- the first chapter is an accurate history of Tikis in Hawaiian History. Schweitzer then proceeds to trace the use of this symbol by pop culture, bars, restaurants, singers, on the mainland and in the islands. Excellent writing, superb graphics.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Hawaiiana yes, Tiki no! 22 Sept. 2008
By Otto von Stroheim - Published on
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You gotta be kidding me? Any Tiki fan would find this book worthless. It does include some nice history of Hawaii especially in reference to Tiki but that is where it abruptly ends.
The fluffy Tiki Of America chapter contains tacky clip art images, images copied from Sven Kirsten's Book of Tiki, and fairly common non-Tiki imagery. The writing throughout is very weak and sounds like a string of headlines/jargon rather than independently researched information. The Don the Beachcomber info seems informative, unless you already own Scrounging the Islands with the Legendary Don the Beachcomber.
The book is barely saved by the last segment, Tiki Of Today, which attempts to tie the current Tiki trend into modern day Waikiki.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hawaiian tikis explained 4 May 2009
By Scott Sylvan Bell - Published on
If you have ever seen a Hawaiian tiki and wondered about what it meant then you need to add this book to your library. There is information about Hawaiian history in here along with the definitions of beliefs from the tiki's. If you are planning a trip or just want to gain some background information this is a great book and easy to read.
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