A must-read for anyone interested in a fresh and modern perspective of Polynesia.
In "Waikiki Tiki," author-photographer Phillip Roberts invites us on a whimsical journey through the streets of Waikiki and beyond. Featuring stunning snapshots of the tiki: as large structures, small charms, carved as housewares, in postcards, in vibrant murals, and so much more.
Thanks to pithy and well-researched descriptions that accompany each image of the tiki, we visit the region with a new set of lenses, learning the nuance of Hawaiian pop culture that fuses ancient history, Hollywood legacy, modern-day tourism and cultural/local tradition. It's fascinating!
Beyond what's inside, the book itself is compact and exceptionally attractive. Most ideal for coffee table display, gift-buying and of course, leisure reading during "me" time!