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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Nov 21, Dean Mermell rated it really liked it. Although written by the Mexican artist Covarrubias in the s, much of the content is just as relevant today and remains an important reference work despite its lack of an academic pedigree. Read Books- History – pages. I think I like ancestor worship since it cannot be proselytized as one’s ancestors miyuel specific to one’s own culture. Jan 17, Rafael Durba rated it it was amazing.

ISLAND OF BALI by Miguel Covarrubias | Kirkus Reviews

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. First published inIsland of Bali has come to be regarded as a classic work on the Balinese people and their civilization.

Aug 19, Blythe rated it it was amazing. Omgosh Miguel this is the detail I was after.

There was a problem adding your email address. Although written by the Cobarrubias artist Covarrubias in the s, much of the content is just as relevant today and remains Essential reading on the very intricate Balinese culture especially as it relates to religion, art and drama.

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Embellished by nali photos and 90 drawings by the author and other Balinese artists, this essential, still-relevant classic consists of twelve chapters on the Balinese people and their civilization in the s. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. This is a marvelous book. The best book about Bali. Jul 16, Dianne Lange rated it really liked it. Sep 10, Harry Chua rated it it was amazing.

Although many parts of it weren’t applicable to imguel day Bali, there were several parts that were, including the religion and ideas behind certain practices. Bali is rich and so magical you can actually feel the magic. Some of this must have felt familiar to Covarrubias, as in the Indian Mexican rites, the wearer of the mask was possessed by them.

Written with remarkable clarity, Covarrubias describes the geography and nature of the island, along with the history of the people, providing vovarrubias thorough account of the community, family, and individual in all spheres of Balinese life. Account Options Sign in. Jan 01, Peter rated it it was bail.


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A must for anyone going to Bali. It covrrubias my travels feel very personal. Books by Miguel Covarrubias. It was written a long time ago in reference to trips he islaand 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 had 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.

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 mighel Haitian Valley. Covarrubias gali practically forgotten and much under-appreciated as an artist in the current age. He lacked the bravado of Rivera who spent the Revolution in Francethe militance of Siquieros who led a machine gun attack on Trotsky’s housethe spiritual struggle of Orozco.


Nov 23, Steve rated it really liked it. It will give you the overview of the life in Bali. May 02, Yudha Bestari rated it really liked it.

Asrul rated it really liked it Mar 25, No trivia or quizzes yet. Published April 15th by Periplus Editions first published January 28th Miguel Covarrubias was the least showy of the Mexican muralists. Explore it or just explore this book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Island of Bali

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, bxli death and cremation. This, it seems to us, is definitive word on Bali. Covarrubias explored the place of the artist in Balinese life and the development and evolution of Balinese art, crafts, sculpture, and architecture.

Trivia About Island of Bali. Either way it’s a trip. Jul 25, elena rated it really liked it.

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