In this lavishly illustrated book, author Graeme Lay presents the lives of twenty-three of the finest artists and writers to have been inspired by the South Pacific, and a rich selection of their works. In Search of Paradise is a compilation of memorable visual and literary journeys, covering two hundred years of European contact with the South Pacific islands and the people who inhabited them at a unique period in the region's history. Among the art and writings included are: * The candid chronicles of Joseph Banks * Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's discovery of Tahitian free love * Herman Melville's very first fiction * Robert Louis Stevenson's life and death in Samoa * The radiant paintings of Paul Gauguin * Gottfried Lindauer's depiction of a presumed-dying Maori race * The love affair of Rupert Brooke's life * The inspiration for Somerset Maugham's best-known short story, and * The remarkable literary partnership of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Large and Heavy - extra postage will apply 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: In Search of Paradise: Artists And Writers ...
Publisher: Godwit 2008 Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Mint
Book Description Godwit / Random House New Zealand, New Zealand, 2008. HB. Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition. " In Search of Paradise explores the magnetic attraction of the South Pacific for artists, writers and others who chronicled the European discovery of these islands. It also celebrates the lasting influence of their work." Very clean cover, very faint paper thin sunning to bottom & head of spine, extremely faint tiny smudge and very few only teeny foxing dots to head edge otherwise an immaculate copy. Beautiful glossys pages with an abundance of colour illustrations throughout, binding tight.256p DJ: light rubbing to cover, soft sunning to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 023817
Book Description Godwit 2008, 2008. Square quarto, orange glossy boards with white lettering & white design, frontispiece, 256pp, illus, fine, in fine d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 2f17/25