Phillip S. Roberts - 7" x 5" - 265 pages - color photos - Hardcover
This contemporary landscape-styled book offers a pictorial documentation of the past and present of tiki (and related art forms) throughout Waikiki as well as Hawaii's island of Oahu. This book displays original photographs that document the tiki art culture scene that blossomed after WWII through its modern forms today. A great many of the images captured in these pages no longer exist in real life. Much of the ephemera and archival material pictured reside only in the author's private collection. Filled with color photos on every page.
"Waikiki Tiki is a fascinating and richly illustrated portrait of how the new incarnation of tiki---forever changed by its appropriation into mainland pop culture--has triumphantly returned to its homeland to inspire, entertain, and educate generations of kama'aina and haole alike." James Teitelbaum