Author(s): Dona Salt
Stone, Bone and Jade documents the contemporary history of stone, bone and and jade carving in New Zealand through the words and works of twenty-six New Zealand artists. Four new artists and more recent work from the original artists are featured.
Carving is an art from that reaches back into the Maori tradition and this ancestry is reflected in the forms and styles of the works today. But, in keeping with New Zealand's multicultural past, other ethnic influences, from ancient Celtic to modern Scandinavian and Asian, combine to produce art works with a rich and diverse heritage. Included also within the words of the artists is invaluable information on tools and techniques of bone and stone carving.
This superbly produced book presents the best carving in stone, bone and jade in New Zealand today and fills an important gap in recording our arts and crafts.
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