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The encyclopaedia of American Tiki culture.,
This review is from: In Search of Tiki (Hardcover)
An absolute steal at this price for such a big book (about 10"x9").
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 50's American obsession with South Seas paraphernalia and exotica. Don't buy it if you're after an actual anthropological study of Polynesian culture; this is kitsch pop culture at it's best/worst (delete as applicable). Discover lost treasures such as the Tiki Hibachi canape warmer (including asbestos table pad). Unearth the sophisticated forgotten delights of Tiki bowling lanes. And revive the long lost art of Tiki cocktail mixing whilst gazing at a topless Polynesian princess.
Packed with photos and illustrations; this book has it all. Thanks to this mighty book I was inspired to carve my very own Easter Island head. From a breeze block. Genuine class.
One for fans of low-brow art and culture or, if you think you're a bit above all that, a postmodern assault on taste.