Krause, Gregor & Karl With translated by W.E.J. Tips (). Bali: People and Art. Bangkok , first English trans. of ; pp., pp. Results 1 – 30 of Island of Bali by COVARRUBIAS, Miguel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at First published in , “Island of Bali” has come to be regarded as a classic work on the Balinese people and their civilization. Written with remarkable clarity, .

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Mihuel beautiful gift book — a book for armchair travel — a book for ethnologists. Drama and dance are important components of Balinese life: Jun 18, Vivienne Kruger rated it it was amazing Shelves: It will give you the overview of the life in Bali.

May 02, Yudha Bestari rated it really liked it. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork A must for anyone going to Bali. Thorough and splendid account of Bali culture.

Rudy van der Hoeven rated it really liked it Mar 18, The book is illustrated with extraordinary work by his wife. Thanks for telling us about the islland. Covarrubias is practically forgotten and balii under-appreciated as an artist in the current age. Refresh and try again. What he had — and they lacked — was a generosity of spirit, an interest in the actual people of his country as opposed to the shape they made on the canvas and those of Bali, where he spent his honeymoo Miguel Covarrubias was the least showy of the Mexican muralists.


Manjali rated it liked it Mar 20, His drawings and descriptions of dance, ritual, and daily life give a beautiful taste of what things were like in those early days, before Bali changed into the much more commercial post card of itself we find today. Not quite my cup of tea, as Covarrubias’s writing and tone are strictly academic.

Social-cultural migkel of mental retardation: For those who fall in love with Bali, this is the most authoritative book on Bali and Balinese. It was nice to know their culture more intimately through this book in a way I couldn’t absorb in 9 days there.

ISLAND OF BALI by Miguel Covarrubias | Kirkus Reviews

One of the best books about Bali. Jul 25, elena rated it really liked it.

It was written a long time ago in reference to trips he made in the s, but it almost seems like the people governing Bali read it and took his advice to heart, because when I visited, they covarrubixs clearly placed framework to allow them to grow with the times, but preserve the essential parts of their culture, particularly their humor, cooperation, religion, and their incredible and vast artistic talent.

Be the first to discover new talent! Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? Buy into the romance and seduction of Covarrubias—driven by a feverish imagination– inexorably pulled towards and teased by the lure of Bali, half a world away.

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Island of Bali

Covarrubias explored the place of the artist in Balinese life and the development and evolution of Balinese art, crafts, sculpture, and architecture. Nov 21, Dean Mermell rated it really liked it. Sep 10, Harry Chua rated it it was amazing. A must for all who wants to know more about the fascinating Balinese life and culture.


Island Of Bali

Please provide an email address. Peter rated it it was amazing Jan 01, This books is really good. Kept as a reference for future trips to Bali. A grand job, thorough and readable, painting the people of Bali against their background, community life, religion, customs, arts.

What he had — and they lacked — was a generosity of spirit, an interest in the actual people of his country as opposed to the shape they made on the canvas and those of Bali, where he spent his honeymoon and to which he returned. Written from a day when primary forests reigned supreme and witch doctors wielded terrifying power, Covarrubias delves into the cult of the Barong and Rangda, black and white magic, folk medicine, the sacrifice of widows, and death and cremation.

The author, not a scientist, has none the less given a flavor of authentic scientific presentation on ethnological, social, economic and cultural counts, which recalls a comparable book, Life in a Haitian Valley.

Omgosh Miguel this is the detail I was after. Jul 12, Tony Zotti rated it really liked it. They pu Thorough and splendid account of Bali culture.