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It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone.

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses- the ahu, the sculptures' platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture- and the Easter Island Statue Project's inventory of the colossal moai sculptures.

This publication is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

About Kenneth Treister

Kenneth Treister , FAIA, architect, photographer, author, and sculptor of the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida, has published in over fifty professional journals, written six books, and produced four documentaries on architecture, including Mystery of Easter Island (1990). Patricia Vargas Casanova and Claudio Cristino , archaeologists, anthropologists, professors, and founders of the University of Chile's Easter Island and Oceania Studies Centre created the island's archaeology survey of over twenty thousand archaeological sites and were awarded the international Explorers Club prestigious Lowell Thomas Award (2011) for their life's work on Easter Island.

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Author : Kenneth Treister
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Data Published : 15 December 2013
ISBN : 0826352642
EAN : 9780826352644
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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