Hawaiian Lu'au. R. Francis Sanders.
Hawaiian Lu'au.
Hawaiian Lu'au.
Hawaiian Lu'au.
Hawaiian Lu'au.
Hawaiian Lu'au.
Hawaiian Lu'au.
(Cailliet, Marcel)

Hawaiian Lu'au.

Cailliet, Marcel (illus.)

Waikiki (Honolulu): Fisher Corporation, 1946. Quarto. (126)pp. Illustrated with twenty-nine color plates, which richly depict different aspects of a Hawai'ian luau. Images of the food, dancing, music, and people together evoke the joy and excitement of a traditional luau. Each illustration is preceded by a transparent guard sheet, on which is printed a descriptive lyrical stanza. At the back, Sanders has provided a dictionary of Hawaiian words used in the volume's text. Though Sanders is unknown outside of this present work, Marcel Cailliet spent much of his life as an art instructor, employed by Arizona State Teacher's College, Navy Pacific University, and a private school in Honolulu. He was also an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II, being stationed in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Pearl Harbor. Cailliet's style is reminiscent of the colorful and exaggerated characteristics of other early twentieth-century artists in the western United States, such as Thomas Hart Benton and Milford Zornes. Cailliet's work bears particular similarity to his fellow Californian Millard Sheets, with whom he studied in Pomona, CA. This volume exemplifies the richness and vitality of the work of Cailliet and his peers of western America. Bound in boards and fastened with screw-type rivets, corners slightly bumped, upper board splayed. Scant foxing to first and final pages, else a fine copy of a scarce volume rich in color and culture. Item #27741

Price: $650.00

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