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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Although written by the Mexican 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. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

The Lonely Planet helps you get around but this guide to the culture helps you understand what you’re seeing, hearing, smelling. References to this book Social-cultural aspects of mental retardation: Omgosh Miguel this is the detail I was after. It was nice to know their culture more intimately through this book in a way I couldn’t absorb in 9 days there. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Jun 18, Vivienne Kruger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 13, Derek rated it really liked it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

For those who fall in love with Bali, this is the most authoritative book on Bali and Balinese. Published April 15th by Periplus Editions first published January 28th Social-cultural aspects of mental retardation: Either way it’s a trip.

The author includes anecdotes he heard while living there about the culture use of human blood in the dyes of the double ikat of Tenganan and notes about the fruit including snake fruit!


It was written a long time ago in reference to trips he made 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.

Miguel Covarrubias was born in Mexico City and was an author, painter, caricaturist and professor of art history at the National School of Anthropology in Mexico City. Account Options Sign in.


A beautiful gift book — a book for armchair travel — a book for ethnologists. It reads like great anthropology, except for being readable. Petr Chadraba rated it it was amazing May 27, Lists with This Book. Jul 12, Tony Zotti rated it really liked it. Asrul rated it really liked it Mar 25, Jan 01, Peter rated it it was amazing. A must for isoand who wants to know more about the fascinating Balinese life and culture.

I enjoyed this old account of Bali, written in ‘s. Return to Book Page.

Kept as a reference for future trips to Bali. The book is illustrated with extraordinary work by his wife. Sep 10, Harry Chua rated it it was amazing.

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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, and death and cremation. I think I like ancestor worship since it cannot be proselytized as one’s ancestors are specific to one’s covadrubias culture.

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Nov 21, Dean Mermell rated it really liked it. Nominally Hindu, the culture draws as much or more from deep animist and ancestral worship and is a way of living more than an ecclesiastical order.


Some of this od have felt familiar to Covarrubias, as in the Indian Mexican rites, the wearer of the mask was possessed by them. To see what your friends thought of this covarrbias, please sign up. Embellished by half-tone photos and 90 drawings by the author and covarubias Balinese artists, this essential, still-relevant classic consists of twelve chapters on the Balinese people and their civilization in the s.

The best book about Bali. Explore it or just explore this book. This books is really good. Miguel Covarrubias was the least showy of the Mexican muralists. Paperbackpages. One also seeks how comfortable he was with Bali in the grace of his painting there, more enticing actually to his work in Mexico.

What he had — and they lacked — was a generosity of spirit, an interest in the actual people of his country as opposed to the shape they made iisland the canvas and those of Bali, where he spent his honeymoo Mihuel Covarrubias was the least showy of the Mexican muralists. A must-read before you read other books fictions or non-fictions about Bali. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

His drawings and descriptions of dance, ritual, and daily life give a beautiful taste of what things were like in those early days, before Bali changed into the much more commercial post card of itself we find today.

Feb 01, Nick covarrugias it really liked it.

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